Simple Strawberry Salsa

One of our family’s favorite foods for summer is a fresh salsa and this summer I was introduced to this gem: a simple strawberry salsa. Hello summer! Wow- that is good! The whole family enjoys this one, even my I-never-eat-salsa daughter loves it! This is a mild salsa, so if you like spice- definitely leave the seeds in…

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How to Make a Real Food Pantry

The nice thing about being a real foodie, is that it takes up so much less pantry space! And a pantry filled with jars of ingredients is quite beautiful. A Pantry should be a place that when you look into it, your imagination takes off. It should inspire you to cook Your pantry should be uplifting. Let’s make…

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3 Super Simple Red, White and Blue Fruit Treats

When our family comes together to celebrate Memorial Day or Independence Day, I think it’s important to think about the reason we are celebrating. One way to do that is to serve patriotic colored treats to the kids and talk about the reasons we’re thankful for the freedoms we have in the U.S. My kids love…

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Patriotic Fruit Salad with Spiced Rum and Honey

Our family is big on traditions. Instead of having a bunch of stuff, we bring simple traditions into our lives. On Memorial Day we try to remember those who sacrificed so much so we could have the freedoms we do. We do have a BBQ and enjoy family time. We try to always serve some sort…

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Chocolate Pudding, A Simple Dessert

  I just got Sylvie McCracken’s new book: The Gelatin Secret. And let me tell you, I am in love! First, I already loved gelatin (such a beautiful, amazing super food!) and the benefits of it. But Sylvie did such a great job making all the pictures so appetizing and really, quite easy, I want to make every…

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DIY Deodorant Spray- That Works!

About 6 months ago a post from DIY Natural in my facebook newsfeed: a homemade spray deodorant. I read through it, read the comments and was very curious! I’ve been making my own homemade deodorant for years. It’s worked wonderfully and is very effective. But my husband started reacting to it. He got a sensitive…

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Tour My Minimalist Kitchen

 Welcome to my kitchen! Sit down, have a cup of coffee and browse a little.   On the sink: Foam Soap Dispenser, and I use this dish soap. I love these strainers in the sink. Microfiber dish cloths for handwashing and cleaning. Under the sink, I have this dishwasher detergent, garbage bags and rubber gloves. Hanging on the stove…

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Materialism: Stealing Our Wealth

In our current culture, wealth is defined by the amount of things that we have, the house we live in, car we drive, furniture we sit on, and what type of birthday parties we have for our children. But really, what is wealth? What does it mean to ‘be successful’? We need to change our…

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