Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger With all the extra cooking, shopping, gift wrapping, entertaining, and guests during the holiday season, there’s bound to be additional waste. For me, it’s the perfect time to amp up my reduce, reuse, recycle mindset. Kick off your holiday recycling efforts with one of these ideas! 1. Recycle Gift [...]
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Posted by Tania K. Cowling, guest blogger Many people use scented candles and plug-in air fresheners to help make their homes smell inviting. If you have allergies and sensitivities to chemicals, why not try natural fragrance oils as a more natural way to freshen the house. Here are some of the ways I use them in [...]
Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger When I started following a gluten free diet, baking homemade treats challenged me. My pancakes were paper thin. My bread crumbled. And cookies? They were so dry, they weren’t worth eating. I finally learned that you can’t substitute gluten free flour for all-purpose flour in a recipe. It simply [...]
Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger Who doesn’t love a break from cooking and washing dishes? Although I relish my time in the kitchen, a dinner out with my husband, family, or friends is always welcome. But when you’re learning how to eat gluten free, trusting someone else’s food can be an intimidating prospect. You [...]
Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger I am known for being the family member at holiday celebrations that carefully collects and folds used wrapping paper, tissue paper, and gift bags. I tell my family and friends, “You will see that wrapping again—maybe twice!” Recycling has always been part of my everyday life, so why would [...]
Posted by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni, guest blogger When my kids were young, they watched a television show featuring a certain purple dinosaur who sang about turning off the faucet when brushing your teeth. Though the message didn’t sink in with my toddlers at the time, I still use this example; it’s a simple reminder of one [...]
Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger As a parent, it was important that everything my daughter put in her mouth was natural and safe. Choosing all-natural teething remedies can ensure your little one’s safety while minimizing the pain. While it can take trial and error to find the best remedy for your child, here are a [...]
Posted by Deirdre Mundy, guest blogger Revisit American roots and try out the recipes of colonial times this holiday season. Use tried-and-true healthy Thanksgiving recipes to start a new tradition of holiday feasting. You can introduce your family to classic tastes or create your own variations on historical recipes. Corn, Beans, and Squash Native Americans [...]
Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger I have a confession: I can’t throw away greeting cards. After someone took the time to lovingly pick out a card, write a message, and present it to me, it simply can’t land in the trash. Instead, the cards go to my recycle bin. No, not the container in [...]
Posted by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni Preparing gluten-free recipes that satisfy both gluten-free and non-gluten-free diners can be a challenge. Since I started eating gluten-free several years ago, I’ve tried to plan meals everyone enjoys without falling into the role of a short-order cook. Adapting a Traditional Chicken Meal One frequent request in my home is chicken [...]