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Homemade Heating Pad

I work at a computer and I get occasional neck strain. I don’t have a heating pad. I found this instructional post that helped me whip up a heating pad for my neck in minutes. All you need is a pair of socks and 1

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Using Herbs and Spices in Cooking

Since I have been cooking with more whole foods. I needed to learn more about using herbs and spices. I am trying to eliminate as much sodium as I can  so using herbs makes sense. It is a healthier way to flavor our food. I grow

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Feels like Spring in January!

  The last few day here in Ohio we have been blessed with temperatures in the mid 50’s. Feels wonderful! Makes me want to work outside in the garden. It surely won’t last long, but I’m enjoying it while it does last. After Christmas I

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Baked Meatballs

I used to buy pre-made meatballs in the frozen section of the grocery store. They were so easy to prepare. Just put into a sauce, heat em up and they were ready to go. They taste pretty good…until you taste homemade meatballs. No comparison. So I figured it

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Kale Chips

Kale Chips 1 bunch kale olive oil sea salt Preheat oven 350 F Wash and trim the kale. Removing the stems. I used kitchen shears, made it pretty easy. Tear into small bite size pieces. Make sure the kale is dry. You can use a

Kale is it Edible?

A friend of mine gets a delivery once a week of organic fruits and vegetables. One of the vegetables she was getting was kale. She asked me if I had ever eaten any. I told her I hadn’t. Honestly, I didn’t know people ate kale.

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The Dirty Dozen

I have always wondered if buying organic is really that much more beneficial for you. I have been buying less processed foods. Buying more locally grown fruits and vegetables. Last summer I bought corn, green beans, and green peppers to freeze for the winter. The

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Whole-Grain Wheat Flour

I love bread! Especially white bread. I know it’s not good for you so I decided to explore whole-grain flour vs white flour. White flour makes light and tender baked goods. There is something else white flour does in the process. It creates inflammation inside

Sucanat

I love sugar! No denying it. I have tried to live without it. But really…who wants to live without the sweet deliciousness of sugar? So I went on a quest to find something better than white processed sugar. Sucanat which stands for Sugar Cane Natural.