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Easy Strawberry Freezer Jam ~ With 1/2 The Sugar

Every year we make a bunch of strawberry freezer jam to fill our big freezer to last us until next strawberry season. We have now realized the kids will no longer eat store bought jam anymore. I can’t blame them since homemade jam tastes SOOO much better. Plus it doesn’t have any preservatives, dyes, and is all organic!! The first couple of years we made normal freezer jam, following all the regular freezer strawberry jam recipes are made. Last year was the first year we decided to only add 1/2 the amount of sugar to the recipe. The original recipe calls Continue Reading…

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How To Purchase Organic Food That Is Affordable

We have been on a journey the last 6 years to eat organic food. It hasn’t been a process that happened overnight. It has taken us quite a few years to switch our eating habits from what we grew up eating. We never knew that there was anything that was really different about purchasing organic food, versus regular food. Well other than the price. Since we started on this journey here is what we have managed to switch over: Our milk. We own part of a herd and drink raw milk. We have for the last 5 years and NEVER Continue Reading…

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50+ DIY Natural Cleaning Products For A Non Toxic Home

As time goes on we have been slowly working on taking toxic chemicals out of our cleaning supplies and making our own natural cleaning products. Not only is it healthier for our family, often times it saves us money in the long run as well. Depending on what type of cleaners you are using there can be an array of toxic chemicals. Many of these chemicals have been linked to serious health problems such as cancer, hormone disruption, reproductive problems, among others. In studies 90% of dust samples taken from homes have been found to contain toxic chemicals. These chemicals Continue Reading…

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Natural Ways To Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

Most adults get 2-4 cold a year and the average child easily gets 6-10 a year. This equates to consumers spending about $5 billion on over the counter remedies yearly just for the common cold. 20% of people will develop the flu. People are most contagious before they even start feeling symptoms of either illness. Virus’s can survive for 3 hours outside of your body, and up to 48 hours on touchable surfaces including doorknobs, light switches, shopping carts, etc. Just a single virus within a day can have 16 million offspring. Just 1 sneeze can spread 100,000 germs into the Continue Reading…

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50+ Sensational and Outstanding Homemade Pumpkin Recipes

The cool and crisp days of fall are upon us, when we pull out the sweatshirts, sweaters, and celebrate the year’s harvest. It is the time of year when we eat lots of pumpkin recipes and carve pumpkins. The pumpkin industry in the USA brings in $141 million dollars every year which equates to about 1.1 billion pounds of pumpkins. Pumpkin recipes have been made for many, many years around the world not only for food but for medicine too. Colonists would cut the tops off of the pumpkins, scrape out the seeds and fill the pumpkins with milk, spices, and honey Continue Reading…

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40 Sensational and Warm Crock Pot Soup Recipes

In our house we eat a ton of soup recipes, especially during the fall and winter months. They are a great and inexpensive way to feed our big family. Most soup nights our huge crock pot is empty by the time that dinner is done now a days. Let me tell you having teenage boys who workout at the gym regularly, boy can they sure eat A LOT! Not only is it economical to make soup recipes, but cooking in the crock pot is something we do most nights during the month since we have a busy schedule in our Continue Reading…

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Chapul High Protein Energy Bars and Flour Giveaway

Happy Earth Day!! Today I have a great product to introduce to you that is made using sustainable materials and the proceeds help to conserve water in the Colorado River. It is a perfect product to share with you on this Earth Day. My first experience with Chapul was on Shark Tank. Honestly I kind of thought it sounded disgusting to eat energy bars that were made with cricket flour. On that episode of Shark Tank, Mark Cuban signed a deal with the company, because he believed in their product. Since the show they have redesigned the packaging of their product Continue Reading…

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75+ Delicious Main Dish Crock Pot Recipes

Dinnertime used to be a struggle in our house. Getting food on the table during the “witching hour”, after homeschooling and everything else that needs to be done around our house was hard. Things were a struggle until we started making monthly crock pot recipes and freezing them. Now I pull out dinner the night before, put it into the crock pot in the morning, and at dinner time we have a delicious meal to eat. Depending on the meal we are having I might have to make some sides to go with it, but that usually only takes a few Continue Reading…

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Wonderful and Simple Essential Oil Storage

If you have been following our blog for a while now, you would know that we started the path of healthy eating and natural living about 4 years ago now. As anyone can attest who has been through that journey it’s something that doesn’t happen overnight. It has been a long journey to get where we are now, but the results we have seen from doing it have been amazing! Over the years we have found great uses for essential oils. I have shared some of our mixtures of oils we use on a regular basis which also included an essential Continue Reading…

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Crock Pot Chili Recipe

I have been slowly but surely sharing some of our favorite meals we make for our monthly cooking. At this season in our lives, we need to have dinner ready to go because there just isn’t time to sit in the kitchen much to make dinner. Today’s crock pot chili recipe is a perfect recipe for our family. We have made it for many years andeveryone likes it. Even my picky eaters  🙂 ! We make ours when we make our monthly freezer meals put it in the freezer in 2 ziplock gallon freezer bags, pull it out the night before, Continue Reading…

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How We Store our Monthly Food

As I stated the other day I am going to give you a look into just how we store a months worth of food for 8 people. Like I also stated before we do things differently this time of year because we do not get our fruits and veggies from the farmers market anymore which means there is a lot more things in my freezer then normal. We also freeze strawberry jam and cut strawberries every year which equals about 100lbs of strawberries we prepare. We freeze corn and zucchini as well so our freezers are pretty full right now. We Continue Reading…

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Crock Pot Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

One of the families all time favorite recipes is stuffed peppers, once upon a time we made it with rice which is very delicious. This was surprising to me since there are kids in the house that do not like tomatoes one bit, but they will eat stuffed peppers. We decided to try it with quinoa instead of rice once to see how we liked it, and found out that everyone loved it even more with the quinoa! So now we no longer make it with rice we only make it with quinoa. A couple things about this recipe. This Continue Reading…