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Homemade Chia Energy Drink Recipe

Chia seeds come from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, a member of the mint family.  Its origin is believed to be in Central America where the seed was a staple in the ancient Aztec diet. Golden Chia seeds, from a related plant, were used primarily by Native Americans in the southwestern United States. Chia seeds […]

45 Uses for Vinegar

This is an interesting list of different uses for vinegar from AllYou.  There’s a lot of variety.  You’ll find instructions on how to use vinegar for cleaning, gardening, dental care, pet care, food-related, home care And much more. Click on the 45 Uses for Vinegar link below to read the entire post. 45 Uses for Vinegar […]

13 Healthy Condiment Recipes to Make at Home – Sauces, Relishes, Syrups, Dressings

Natalie collected recipes for 13 condiment recipes for picnics and potlucks. There are recipes for homemade sauces, mustard, relishes, and more. In addition to creating condiments with healthy ingredients, you’ll also save money! You’ll find a nice variety of different recipes.  Natalie includes recipes for: Sweet and Smoky BBQ Sauce Salted Caramel Sauce Paleo Mustard […]

Make Your Own Seasoning Mixes

Making your own spice mixes is both healthy and frugal.  You know exactly what you’re including in each mix and the cost is reasonable. In this post, JES shares the six seasonings she uses the most in her home. She includes recipes and printable labels that you can put on your jars.  The labels include […]

How to Make Lavender Hot Chocolate

One good thing about winter is that it almost requires a cup of hot chocolate from time to time.  One of the best hot chocolates I’ve enjoyed is Lavender Hot Chocolate. You’ll find a lot of recipes out there for lavender hot chocolate.   I like this one quite a bit.  It uses whole chocolate instead […]

How to Make Your Own Healthy Flavored Vinegars

This is a recipe for a berry-flavored vinegar that would taste great as part of a vinegar and oil dressing. You can make other infused vinegars with garlic, basil, or other herbs. The recipe explains how to make a fruit and oil infusion.  You can also replace the berries with garlic or fresh herbs. Click […]

How to Grow Ginger at Home

You can grow Ginger indoors in commercially prepared potting soil. This post walks you through all of the steps.  By the end of the post you will know how to: Choose the right type of Ginger Find a suitable place Prepare the soil Plant/Grow Ginger Harvest/Prune Ginger Click on the How to Grow Ginger at Home […]

A Recipe for Homemade, Homegrown Cayenne Pepper Hot Sauce

If you love easy and healthy ways to spice up your meals then I think you’ll like this recipe for homemade, homegrown cayenne pepper hot sauce Cayenne pepper plants grow well in containers as well as in an outdoor garden.  So no matter what your gardening set-up is you can grow cayenne peppers. In addition […]

Fantastic Naturally Flavored Water

I rarely drink plain water.  I like water with fresh-squeezed orange, lemon or lime juice.  When I saw this post by Nancy of NancyCreative I literally jumped up because I was so excited by the variety of flavored waters she shared!  These are great drink ideas for the Spring, Summer and Fall.  And for dedicated […]

Strawberry Mint Herbal Smoothie

I love smoothies and often have one for breakfast or for an afternoon pick-me-up.  What I like is you can quickly combine a lot of healthy ingredients and they end up tasting so good! This is a Strawberry Mint Herbal Smoothie from Healthy Smoothie Headquarters.  Bananas, strawberries, mint, kale or spinach and several other ingredient […]