Fermented Food Guide: the basics + 19 beginner recipes

5 Ingredients to Keep Out of Your Diaper Bag

From the moment we find out we’re going to be parents, whether it be our first child or our last, there’s always an overwhelming amount of emotions that flood us. The love we have for our children from the moment we hear they will be in our lives is almost instant. We as parents will do almost anything to keep our little ones safe. Yet sometimes it can be a little tricky when deciding what products to use and to keep around, especially in the diaper bag.

Quick and Easy Pizza Crust Recipe

I often envy those “meal planner moms” who have the week’s dinner all mapped out by Sunday. I’ve tried that route a few times, and even made it my New Year’s resolution last year, but for whatever reason, meal planning just never sticks. The times that I did meal plan, I’ll admit – it was really great! I shopped with a detailed, meals-for-the-week ingredient list, and felt organised once dinner rolled around. But unfortunately, meal planning only ever lasts a week or two in our house. All of the other 50 weeks a year consist of last-minute dinner ideas, inspired by whatever…
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Probiotic Melon Popsicles

Why does summer bring out that urge to consume high calorie, surgar filled foods that we would otherwise steer clear of in the winter? Ice-cream, freezies, cold beer, margaritas–all high in sugar and guilt. All the while, we’re trying to rock our best bathing suite bods. It just doesn’t seem fair. But, today is your lucky day, because I’ve created a guilt-free, healthy, ice-cold treat, that will satisfy your sinful cravings (maybe not for a margarita, though…you’ll still probably want that.) What makes this popsicle heathy? Let me introduce you to some of the ingredients: homemade yogurt, organic gelatin, honey and…
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Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade

As warm and wonderful as it is, summer certainly tests our will-power at every level. Although it’s both convenient and satisfying to slam back a cold, cola, sports drink or beer on a hot, summer day (speaking from experience here), they’re not good for your bikini-bod or health. Thankfully, there is an alternative, and it’s just as thirst-quenching – there really won’t be anything more refreshing and nourishing than naturally fermented, homemade, Raspberry Lemonade for your August long-weekend. The Benefits of a Naturally Fermented Beverage Fermentation is a beautiful thing. I can be seen talking about it at social events, parties…
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DIY Therapeutic Bath Bombs

A great part about owning your own skin care business is that you basically have gifts on-hand all the time. I don’t know how many times we’ve been running out the door for a party or event and my husband or I say to one another… “Should we bring something?” “I don’t know, grab some soap to be safe!”

DIY Bath Bombs

Pumpkin Spice Coconut Oil Coffee Creamer

Okay, put your hand up if you love a good pumpkin spice coffee or latte in the fall and winter months… I’m guessing you didn’t actually put up your hand, because that would be weird, but you’re already a total fan because you’re reading this post!  But let me tell you… I have an awesome recipe for pumpkin spice coffee creamer that’s healthy, delicious and simple and I’m pumped to share it with you!

Pumpkin Spice Coconut Oil Coffee Creamer

6 Reasons to Feed Your Pet Open Farm Pet Food

There’s no questioning the bond between pet and owner. Our little fur-babies become our most reliable friend, softest shoulder to cry on, buddy to play with, and they love us unconditionally. When I got Charles, a miniature Daschund (@sausagedogcharles), I was going through a bit of a rough patch in my life. It was my last semester at University and I was in the middle of exams, when my long-term boyfriend broke up with me and I was forced to move out, which left me couch-surfing. During that same week, my Grandad, whom I was very close with, past away suddenly….
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6 Reasons to Feed Your Pet Open Farm Pet Food

5 Fabulous Essential Oil Blends for Fall

Fall is a stunning time of year – leaves are changing colour, the air is cool and feels purified, pumpkin spice is back in every form, and I can start burning my favourite fall essential oil blends, which, for whatever reason, only seems appropriate during this time of year.

Essential Oil Blends for Fall

Morning Glory Muffins with Sprouted Spelt Flour

This post has been sponsored by Anita’s Organic Mill. I received some product in exchange for this post, however, all opinions are my own and I would never promote a product that I wouldn’t use myself! Actually, I have been using Anita’s Flours for years 🙂 Today’s post is inspired by my four-year-old, Scarlett. For whatever reason, when she woke up this morning, she was determined to make muffins! So, at 8 am, we pre-heated the oven, and the three of us got busy making Morning Glory Muffins with Sprouted Spelt Flour! I really enjoy cooking with my kiddos. By doing…
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Morning Glory Muffins with Sprouted Spelt Flour

How to Make Iced Coffee Using Coconut Oil Coffee Creamer

When it comes to coffee, I’m a bit of a snob – there’s only one way I like it, and it’s in no way conventional. Yes, coffee with Coconut Oil Coffee Creamer takes a few extra steps, and when I’ve been up all night feeding the baby, those extra steps in the morning can be annoying, but once that frothy goodness that is coconut oil coffee hits my lips, it all becomes worth it. Last week we came home from a week-long vacation from visiting the in-laws in Manitoba. Knowing that I couldn’t go a morning without my coconut oil…
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