It's easy to get into an emotional rut this time of year since staying cooped up inside can often leave us not feeling our best. We already know how a real food diet can positively impact our overall health, and today our sponsor Stacy Paulsen with DiscoverNaturalSolutions.com is going to share how she believes essential oils can provide a quick and easy pick-me-up as…
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It's easy to see why I'm a fan of LÄRABARS. With most of their flavors weighing in with fewer than five ingredients, all of which are natural and things I would cook with at home, it's a snack I feel good about giving my family.
Trans fat is considered to be the worst type of fat in our food supply. It's pretty scary stuff known to increase our risk of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in both men and women in our country. Here's how you can avoid it.
While we're normally all about food on this blog, we also touch on the idea that what you put on your body is just as important. Primal Pit Paste is a natural and safe deodorant that actually works without potentially harmful ingredients.
I am constantly cooking up a storm in my kitchen, and these are some of the items I think any home chef would appreciate.
I'm happy today to share a couple of germ fighter recipes from our friend and sponsor, Plant Therapy. Think of them as home remedies for staying sick-free (or trying to!) this season.
Fruit flies can lay about 500 eggs, and the entire lifecycle from egg to adult can be completed in a week. EEEEK! Here are 3 ways to get rid of fruit flies.
My family loves Halloween, but it's not just "one night" if you're chowing down on candy for weeks or months to come. So I've got some fun ideas for how to get rid of all that candy!
You likely already know that ingredients in personal care products are just as important as the foods you eat. With your skin being your largest organ, the products you put on your body are immediately absorbed through your pores and into your bloodstream.
If you've never milled your own wheat or even heard of it, I promise it's not as crazy as it sounds! With a NutriMill it's actually fairly simple (kind of like grinding your own coffee).
I put together a post a few years ago with some of my favorite school lunch supplies, but we've since discovered some new favorites I'd love to share.
Of course, you all know that getting rid of processed food holds great importance to me, but building our entire home into a safe and healthy one is something else I've gotten passionate about over the years.
When I see something in our fridge with an expiration date that claims the product is old, I'm very leery of eating it (and sometimes even smelling it!). So when I saw an article stating that "expiration date confusion leads nine out of 10 Americans to throw away food that's perfectly good," it caught my eye.
Canning your own fresh produce can sound like a daunting task, but it's really not as overwhelming as you might think! Kiran and I got together recently to practice and show you how to can tomatoes.
I personally started adopting the real food initiative a few years ago but recently, thanks to bugs in my organic food, I became aware of a shortfall on my part.
Essential oils seem to be all the rage these days. If you're wondering what they do and how to use them, this is for you! Today we're partnering with our sponsor Plant Therapy to give away some free essential oil sets and share their top 5 oils and kid safe synergies for summer.
It's no secret that recipe kit delivery services are all the rage right now, but how in the world do they work exactly? To help solve this mystery, I am here today with a video of me and my daughters opening a HelloFresh box that includes a picture of what we ended up making.
In today's post, I'm sharing all the reasons why I love kitchen shears so much (i.e., how they help me make real food)! I seriously don't know if I could function in the kitchen without them.
A few years ago we published a guest post that explained the process for dyeing Easter eggs naturally. The outcome in that post was a pretty rainbow of pastel colors, and today I wanted to set out to see exactly what it took to result in bright, vibrant colors.
I am so excited to FINALLY be sharing our brand new website design with you! Believe it or not, my husband and I started this process over a year and a half ago.
Heard of this fantastic newish way for foodies (and those just looking to get together with the gals - or guys!) to connect? It's called a Soup Swap.
My good friend Vani Hari (who also lives here in Charlotte, NC) is celebrating the release of her brand new book today, The Food Babe Way!
If you don't already own a hand immersion blender ...you are really missing out!
Whether you love to cook or do it out of duty, a well organized kitchen will make the task easier and faster and more pleasant for everyone. As pretty as you want your kitchen to be, first and foremost you need to think of it as a food shop. These tips will help you organize your kitchen like a pro.
I'm proud to be partnering with Organic Valley this year because it's a company that truly has its heart in the right place. And there's no better way to see that than to spend the day with one of their very own farmers, George Teague and Family.
I grew up drinking tea from a very young age. My father is Indian, and it’s custom to drink “Indian tea,” as we called it, or chai to others, a few times a day.
As you hop from party to party this month I do think it's nice to bring along a little something extra for the party host - entertaining is a lot of work after all!
I have a little gift for you today. It’s all the recipes in my cookbook organized by dietary need in chart form. Most of this info is already listed in the back of the book, but it’s not in a chart, which I think makes things a little easier when it comes to families with more than one …
Before you head out with your shopping list, we'd love to touch on what can be lurking in some of today's kitchen and toy products. Hannah Helsabeck of Wild Mint has partnered up with us to share some of her knowledge on toxins and what to avoid. (And a special hint—read on down below for a great giveaway!)
It's officially the biggest shopping day of the year! So we figured why not offer you a few Black Friday "real" deals for the loved ones on your list (or hey, even for yourself—no judging here!)?
Welcome to the 2014 version of My Favorite Kitchen Tools for Stockings (slightly renamed for this year)! I've thought long and hard about what to put on this stocking stuffer list so, with a practical theme in mind, here we go...
I don't know about you, but I've been working hard these past few years to improve the materials I cook with in my kitchen.
I've been on my soapbox recently about kids and snacks. And before I step off, I need to address one more issue: rewarding kids with junk food. It is our responsibility, as adults and caregivers/parents, to offer kids the right options.
I'd love to feature some of your new and creative (non-candy) ideas on the Charlotte Today show later this week!
Getting my new cookbook off the ground last month meant having to reach out to others and ask for help. As many of you know, that's not always an easy thing to do, but these wonderful bloggers (listed below) accepted my request with open arms.
The Fresh 20, started by my friend (and fellow mother) Melissa, is a meal planning service that helps take the guesswork out of what to have for dinner.