Posts Categorized: DIY

Grow Veggies From Scraps, Part 2

I’m passionate about living and promoting vibrant health.  I’m also rabidly green when it comes to reducing waste and “using everything up”, as my grandma used to say.  This is particularly true of food, resulting in lots of tricks and practices I do to minimize useable food scraps going to compost. Vegetable peelings, inedible stalks… Read more »

A Magical, Easy to Make, Protein-Rich Snack

Who isn’t looking for a delicious, protein-rich, snack?  And it’s easy to make?  Now there’s a winning combo. There’s just one problem: this nut and seed mix disappears, just like magic, because it’s so addictive with its crunch and savory-sweetness. The Rosemary leaves may surprise you at seeing them in this recipe, but trust me,… Read more »

Please Pass the Homemade Mustard!

There are probably more mustards available these days than French’s ever thought possible, back in the day of their neon yellow spread. You can still buy that – in a plastic bottle of course.  But why not make your own with 5 ingredients and less than 10 minutes of your precious time? Because you didn’t… Read more »

DIY Toothpaste: Great for You, Super for the Planet!

Simple is good.  Homemade is better.  Waste-free is supreme! Now combine all three of those in one effective personal hygiene product and you’ve got a winner. Enter DIY Toothpaste. You’ve most likely got each of the ingredients and tools to whip this up in your kitchen.  Lord knows you’ve got a small glass jar with… Read more »

DIY Chai, the Traditional Way

Chai is a traditional Indian drink that has become a familiar beverage in the U.S. Using several (healing) spices to create the classic cup of chai is not difficult, nor very time consuming, especially when you consider the delightful end result! Making your own allows you to adjust the ingredients to suit your preferred flavors… Read more »

Skip the Salt, Shake on the Herbs, and Feel Your Heart Do a Happy Dance

It’s no news flash that reducing your salt intake can offer many health benefits, especially for your heart.  But how many people want to give up the full-bodied flavor that salt (sometimes) brings out in foods?  Nobody. Good news!  Passing up the salt shaker doesn’t mean you have to endure a bland food diet that’s… Read more »