Laura: I love to eat! This may not come as a surprise to some, but for me I've definitely been thrown for a loop by such a realization. Most of my growing up years my mother would say to me, "you're the type of person that eats to live, not lives to eat." And … Continue reading Juice Fast – Day 4
This is Day 3 and this juice fast is HARD!! We made a yummy juice this morning - carrot, apple, orange, lime, blackberry and blended it with banana. I (Laura) had saved some for a mid-morning snack. Then we had to make dinner for our children. One of our favorite chicken dishes with oven-fried potatoes … Continue reading Juice Fasting – Day 3
Even though we're just today starting our 10-30 day juice fast, we've been juicing for quite a while now. We've never really blogged about it before but thought it would be fun to document our juice fast journey as we're going along. One might ask "what does juicing have to do with living simply? Good … Continue reading What does juicing have to do with simple living?
My husband has been asking me to add my thoughts to this blog for awhile now. (I'm sorry, honey, that it has taken so long!) So why now? Well, I am about to embark on something that I never thought I would - a juice fast. I have never fasted. I know many followers of … Continue reading Let the juice fasting begin!
Sprouts: Fresh produce all year long - no garden required! Many people (ourselves included) who value eating healthy, organic, nutritious foods and who also concern themselves with securing a sustainable food supply will eventually ask themselves the question "How will we continue to eat healthy foods when we cannot harvest from the garden?". There are … Continue reading Sprouts – add this tasty super food to your emergency meal planning
We're constantly surprised just how much disposable razors cost. They must be made of gold and silver given the prices of the blade refill packs! In our opinion, the pricing structure really encourages consumers to keep buying the razors anew since it's usually less expensive than buying the refill packs. So much for re-use! On … Continue reading Preserve Razors: Good for the environment and cheap too!
What is Kombucha? Kombucha is a fermented tea drink thought to have originated in eastern Europe or the far-east. It's very popular in natural-health and medicine circles and for good reason! Why would we want to drink it? Kombucha is full or all sorts of nutrients and helpful nutrition. It contains the range of B … Continue reading Making your own Kombucha
One if the things we're interested in doing is maintaining a good variety of healthy foods, but in a way that is affordable and sustainable. At this time, due to where we live, we cannot get a cow or goats for milk. Despite this, we still want to be able to produce simple dairy products … Continue reading Kefir: The dairy “swiss army knife”