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Healthier Pumpkin Seed Recipe

Every Halloween, we carve pumpkins and bake the seeds. And every year we taste a few and throw the rest out. They just never taste that good. Well, not this year! I decided it was time to change up the recipe and see if I could make something that actually tastes good and is a […]

POSTED BY ON September 25, 2012         |           Comments { 4 }
homemade toothpaste

Homemade Toothpaste with Coconut Oil

I have been on a coconut oil kick for awhile now and am constantly trying out new recipes. Recently, I have come across a lot of info about toothpaste ingredients and the issues they can actually cause rather than prevent— and it startled me. Two ingredients that have some pretty bad wrap are: 1. Glycerin: […]

POSTED BY ON September 20, 2012         |           Comments { 174 }
how to make deodorant

Homemade deodorant with coconut oil

Ditch the TV. Check. Make my own toothpaste. Check. Go poo-free. Sorta check (I tried it for a month, but went back to Yes to). Next on the list: make my own deodorant…and not be smelly. It’s so not worth it if I stink, right?! Well, the recipe below is a winner. After we have put […]

POSTED BY ON August 28, 2012         |           Comments { 275 }
Berry Tropical Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie: Pineapple, Kale, Coconut Oil

I finally decided to add coconut oil to my green smoothies…it’s delicious. Coconut oil is also a healthy fat which is awesome. Some people take a tablespoon a day to help with weight loss. According to Dr. Oz, “Coconut oil improves calcium and magnesium absorption in the body, which in turn is greatly beneficial to […]

POSTED BY ON August 17, 2012         |           Comments { 20 }
coconut granola

Coconut Granola Recipe

There aren’t many things that make a home smell better than baking granola. Cinnamon, vanilla, maple syrup baking together into a heavenly bliss— oh it’s incredible. So good, I can never go back to the box now that I’ve made it from scratch. SO. MUCH. BETTER. And this recipe uses real maple syrup and unrefined […]

POSTED BY ON August 9, 2012         |           Comments { 15 }
using coconut oil

Why I love using coconut oil

My family has been on a “simple living” journey for five years— out went the TV, new clothes,  cluttered closets, harsh cleaning products, processed foods, and anything with corn syrup. Sounds intense and a little extreme, huh? Well, the Jen Hansard of 2007 would have totally agreed with you. But in 2012, I couldn’t be […]

POSTED BY ON March 23, 2012         |           Comments { 225 }
using coconut oil

6 Quick tips on using coconut oil

Whenever I am about to try something new, I like to do some research and find out what works for other people. After using coconut oil for 9 months, I wanted to share some coconut oil tips that work for me. Enjoy and feel free to leave a comment and add to the list to […]

POSTED BY ON March 18, 2012         |           Comments { 5 }

Maple muffins with granola and coconut oil

Start your autumn morning with some delicious Maple Granola Muffins. They taste great with a cup of coffee and are devoured by bushy-eyed kids. Best part: they use real maple syrup instead of sugar.

POSTED BY ON November 5, 2011         |           Comments { 42 }