Category Archives: Recipes

Hints for Easy Peasy Water Kefir

Water kefir is an easy to brew carbonated drink you can make at home. It is rich in probiotics and minerals and good for your immune system and gut. This post isn’t about the wondrous health benefits of water kefir … Continue reading

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My three favourite uses for a dehydrator

A dehydrator is one of those kitchen appliances that some people use once or twice after purchasing, and then it sits tucked away in a cupboard forevermore.  Not in my house!  My dehydrator has proven itself indispensable in the preparation … Continue reading

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Homemade Vanilla Extract

Informed Papa was given a couple of bottles of alcohol as corporate gifts for Christmas last year. We aren’t big drinkers so I repurposed the grog into something more useful for us. I made vanilla extract. Here is how to … Continue reading

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Homemade Sun Cream

I dislike using sun cream. It blocks absorption of UV radiation, which produces Vitamin D in the skin. Vitamin D is a cancer-preventer and has innumerous benefits to human health. Many people are Vitamin D deficient because we’ve been raised on a … Continue reading

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Healing green soup

I found this yummy recipe in the fabulous book Cure Tooth Decay by Ramiel Nagel.  I seem to have made it weekly or thereabouts for the past few months – it is simple and delicious and packed with goodness. The original … Continue reading

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Homemade lemon enzyme cleaner

One day last year I had been making something in the kitchen that required lots of lemons. I had a bunch of lemon peels laying on the bench and I didn’t know what to do with them. I would love … Continue reading

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Raw onion bread

I’m always on the lookout for snack food ideas and I enjoy making new things in my dehydrator. This raw onion bread has become a staple around here and I’ve made it probably monthly for the past six months or … Continue reading

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Homemade Lip Balms – Frankincense and Chocolate Mint (so delicious you’ll want to eat them!)

I recently tried my hand at making my own lip balm. Guess what – it’s super easy! If you have the ingredients, all that is required is to gently melt them together and pour into empty tubes.  I am fortunate … Continue reading

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More healthy party food (AKA a party without packets)

Last year I shared some pics from Boy Wonder’s 2nd birthday party with healthier food options. Remember the watermelon shark? When Sunshine Girl turned one last September we had a little party in a park for her, and my goal … Continue reading

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The best little un-granola bars ever

I had some puffed spelt that had been in the pantry for a few months and I wasn’t sure what to do with it, so was looking for ways to get rid of it quickly. My plan didn’t entirely work … Continue reading

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