When was the last time you opened a book on DIY household products and couldn’t put it down?
Almost too ridiculous a question to ask, I know. Doesn’t sound like riveting reading.
Except that’s exactly what happened to me last night. I opened up Heather Dessinger’s (of Mommypotamus fame) ebook, DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning Recipes, intending to just look at some pictures and see what kind of stuff she included, and didn’t look up again until I’d finished reading the entire thing, cover to cover.
It all started here, on page 7:
Right now as …
Written by Margaret Floyd on 07/03/14 am31 05:00 AM
(a) to excite to excessive or uncontrollable action or feeling
(b) to make more heated or violent
(c) to set on fire
(d) to cause to redden or grow hot (1)
Inflammation. It’s a hot word these days (sorry, I couldn’t help it). Seems like everyone’s got it. And indeed, it is the sign of an immune system working hard. Here’s the formal definition:
a local response to cellular injury that is marked by capillary dilatation, leukocytic infiltration, redness, heat, and pain and that serves as a mechanism initiating the elimination of noxious …
Written by Margaret Floyd on 04/03/14 pm31 08:03 PM
I love me some molasses cookies, so how thrilled was I when Chef James perfected this gluten-free version of such a classic? Here’s what you’ll need:
1/2 cup coconut oil (buy here)
1/2 cup rapadura (buy here) or coconut sugar (buy here)
1/2 cup blackstrap molasses (buy here)
1 cup almond flour (buy here)
3/4 cup sorghum flour (buy here)
1 tsp cinnamon (buy here)
1 tsp fresh grated ginger (it is SO much better to have fresh ginger!)
1/8 tsp nutmeg (buy here)
A good food processor (this is the one we use)
Flexible spatula (like this)
Mixing bowl …
Written by Margaret Floyd on 28/02/14 pm28 02:59 PM
Ah the little joys no one tells you about pregnancy until you’re in it: deep fatigue, constipation, hemorrhoids, acid reflux, edema, insomnia, sciatica… just to list a few.
I’m a pretty healthy gal. I take good care of myself and for the most part, I have no complaints. Sure, there are a few “last frontiers” to conquer (hello Mama Migraine), but overall I’m doing great.
So I was expecting a smooth and easy pregnancy with zero complications and general well-being. Maybe a little back-ache when I got into my third trimester, a …
Written by Margaret Floyd on 18/02/14 am28 06:06 AM
We recently polled readers on our Facebook page about what comfort food recipes they’d love to see made “naked”. One of the requests was meatloaf. A classic.
Here’s a veggie-packed version made with wild or grass-fed ground meat, without any grains or other gnarly fillers. We like to enjoy this with a hearty green side salad, a roasted root or squash mash of some sort (we’ve recently been making Kabocha squash mash, which is delicious), and a heaping spoonful of cultured veggies.
2 tablespoons ghee (buy here)
1 medium …
Written by Margaret Floyd on 17/02/14 pm28 01:22 PM