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  • Creamy Baked Pasta Rosa can be made with gluten free or whole wheat noodles. Homemade organic cream sauce, diced tomatoes and raw milk cheese...mmmm!

Recipe: Creamy Baked Pasta Rosa

We've had turkey twice this month, tons of pumpkin and cranberry and all the usual holiday favorites. To be honest, I have to say that I'm ready to move on in the dinner department. It felt like time for a little pasta, so I played around in the kitchen until I found a recipe that [...]

  • This recipe for homemade stock is simple, nourishing, and delicious. Crock-pot chicken broth makes it even easier to store up on this pantry basic.

Recipe: Crock-Pot Chicken Broth

With the beginning of Fall there is a lot more soups and stews being made in our home. Not only is chicken broth delicious, it's one of the most nourishing foods as well. This recipe for homemade crock-pot chicken stock is easy. It's also a great way to stock up so that you always have [...]

  • Are you drinking too much water? Learn why it is possible to over do the H20. www.thankyourbody.com

Drinking too much water? Is it possible?

Are you drinking too much water? Wait... don't you mean "are you getting enough water?" Nope. I really mean: Are you drinking too much water? Didn't think drinking too much water was even possible, did you? That's not surprising in a world that tells us water is king. But did you know that the whole [...]

  • Want to whiten clothes and avoid using bleach? Check out this easy DIY all natural homemade bleach recipe. Brighter whites. Safer home.

Whiten clothes naturally with homemade bleach

I never knew I needed homemade bleach. Truth be told I rarely (if ever) used commercial bleach. So how did I get to this homemade bleach recipe? Let me tell you a story. Once upon a time a certain hippie-dancer-blogger-mom was doing laundry. Nothing new. Unfortunately, this certain hippie-dancer-blogger-mom wasn't paying attention and somehow a [...]

  • This homemade bronzer recipe is super easy. You probably have all the ingredients in your home right now. No toxic chemicals for a bright, beautiful face.

Homemade Bronzer: All natural and so easy.

Ready for a super simple and awesome homemade bronzer? This one of the easiest recipes that you will find in my book, All Natural Living, but that doesn't mean that it's not cool. Using only natural ingredients that you probably already have on hand, you can create your own homemade bronzer that's the perfect shade [...]

  • This recipe for Thai Chicken Curry Soup is a fragrant and delicious meal. With nourishing ingredients it will easily become a favorite.

Recipe: Thai Chicken Curry Soup

I am so ready for fall. Ready for the cozy sweaters, colorful leaves, and cooler weather. I am also so ready to make (and eat) more soups. I love soup. It's so warm and comforting. And when you add in some nourishing homemade broth, it's also an awesome way to thank your body... especially if [...]

  • This recipe for homemade chocolate spread has allergy-friendly options! With no refined sugar or additives, it's a healthy and delicious snack.

Recipe: Homemade Chocolate Spread

Creamy, chocolatey hazelnut spread on a croissant...does it get any better than this? Actually, I have to admit...I really don't remember exactly what that tasted like. I just remember that it was good...really good! There are certain things that I haven't had since going gluten free (bye-bye, croissants) or since my husband became allergic to [...]

  • My lesson in dreams, patience, and timing.

A lesson in dreams, timing, and patience.

Once upon a time I had a dream to change the way women see and use their bodies. And by "once upon a time" I mean 2003. I've always been an entrepreneur at heart. Even as I started my career as a university professor, deep down I wanted to be my own boss. I just love [...]

  • This gluten free sausage and apple stuffing is a healthier alternative to traditional dressing. The apples are subtle, but make it so savory and moist.

Recipe: Gluten Free Sausage and Apple Stuffing

Thanksgiving is full of wonderful food traditions! But when you go gluten free (especially those first few years) the holidays can trigger feelings of loss and even grief. It's easy to find yourself mired in thoughts about all the things you'll never eat again...no more pies, no more dinner rolls, and no more stuffing! If [...]

  • Feeling sick? Studies show that honey fights a cough better than OTC cough syrup. Try these yummy homemade honey lemon cough drops with ginger!

Recipe: Homemade Honey Lemon Cough Drops with Ginger

'Tis the season...it seems like now that Winter is here, everyone is coughing, hacking, sniffling and sneezing.  Sadly, my family is no exception: In the last few weeks, we've been fighting a virus that comes complete with fever, sore throat, and a nasty cough.  There are a ton of products you can buy to medicate [...]

  • Homemade powdered sugar is super easy to make, and if you choose a quality sweetener it's also a lot better for you. Learn how to make it!

Recipe: Homemade Powdered Sugar

When we made the switch over to real food and real sweeteners, I thought my day of using powdered sugar were over. I mean, nothing seems more processed that that white powdery dust, void of all nutritional value but perfect for delightfully light and delicate baking. Thankfully, I was wrong. Enter: Homemade powdered sugar. Homemade [...]

  • Want to reduce home toxins by 60% Did you know there is a simple solution to do it? One that has a whole bunch of other benefits? Read more!

Reduce home toxins by 60% (and you’ll never guess how easy it is!)

Ready to reduce home toxins by 60%? Yeah, I thought so. And you'll love how simple the solution is. Ready for it? I'm going to tell you right here in the first paragraph: Take your shoes off. That's it! Reduce home toxins that easily. Seems to good to be true, right? But it is. The [...]

  • Crab apples are safe to eat, and are a great fruit to use in desserts. Learn to make crab apple crisp from all the fruit you didn't know you could use!

Crab Apple Crisp

The other day I caught myself admiring the gorgeous crab apple tree sitting outside the window.  The color of the tiny bright red fruits was stunning against the turning of the autumn leaves and blue sky.  It is the season for apple crisp, but my apple tree is too young to produce.  So I started [...]

  • Looking for natural cold remedies? You've come to the right place. Here are several effective ways to kick a cold naturally and safely.

10 All Natural Cold Bustin’ Remedies

Natural cold remedies were not something I looked into growing up. When I felt bad I reached into our medicine cabinet and choked down some awfully tasting and artificially colored concoction. Sadly, I had many bad colds in my teens and early twenties... I even broke a rib once from a bad cough that took [...]

  • Healthy peach crisp...make it gluten free and vegan with organic peaches, oats, coconut and almond flour. Delicious with ice cream or whipped coconut cream!

Recipe: Healthy Peach Crisp

We're coming up on the end of the peach season here, and that means fewer perfect, ripe peaches and more...less than perfect peaches. But there's no need to let the "factory seconds" go to waste! Healthy Peach Crisp is a great way to use bruised, funny-looking, or just-past-its-prime fruit. At the peak of the season [...]

  • Finding real food in New Zealand: Our epic failure of a first meal.

Adventures in New Zealand: Our epic first meal.

When I first started my journey toward healthier living, finding real food was really exciting--and pretty convenient. I had access to delicious grass fed meats, organic raw milk, and several organic farms all within a short distance. I was able to accomplish my weekly grocery shopping with ease (and on a budget, too). I can so [...]

  • 3 simple stretches for better posture. Good to know!

3 Simple stretches for better posture: Takes less than five minutes.

Stretches for better posture? Is it really that easy?  Yes! It seems that whenever I tell people that I am a movement analyst that they immediately sit up taller, pull their shoulders back, and then sheepishly tell me that they know they have bad posture. Rest assured, I'm not judging your posture. But I do know [...]

  • Wondering what it's like to move to New Zealand? Learn why my family moved to New Zealand and what's next for us.

Hey, why not move to New Zealand?

Hello from New Zealand! Wow. I feel like it's been a while since I've sat down and put my thoughts into the blogosphere. I've had a lot of people ask me about our experiences coming to and living in New Zealand. So I figured it was time to share some of our adventure with all of [...]

  • Delicious gluten free pumpkin cream cheese bars are a cross between a bar cookie and a cheesecake. Creamy, rich, decadent but full of vitamins and minerals!

Recipe: Gluten Free Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars

It’s here…pumpkin season! There are so many delicious recipes that involve pumpkin, it’s hard to know where to start. If you’re ready for a new favorite pumpkin dessert, you’ll want to try these gluten free pumpkin cream cheese bars! A perfect blend of creamy pumpkin, warm spice, and rich cream cheese, these bars have a [...]

  • Chewing gum is bad? Well actually, yes. Learn seven reasons why you might want to consider giving up your gum habit.

Chewing Gum is Bad: 7 Reasons to Quit

Hello. My name is Robin and I'm a recovered gum addict. I was the girl that had at least two packages of different flavors of gum in her purse at all times. I was the girl that popped a piece in anytime I was going to meet anyone new, go out with friends, after finishing [...]