30 Real Food Strawberry Recipes

30 Real Food Strawberry Recipes

Are you overloaded with delicious, in-season strawberries? It’s not a terrible problem to have! If you’re in need of some inspiration for enjoying strawberries (any time of day) check out all these ahhhh-mazing recipes from around the real food blog community, including many of our wonderful contributors. You’re bound to find something you’ll love. Strawberry and vanilla team up sweetly …

Lemony One-Pot Chicken & Roasted Potato Recipe

Lemony One-Pot Chicken and Roasted Potatoes Recipe

Weekends are made for relaxation. Rejuvenation. Late nights and lazy mornings. Big, hot mugs of coffee and long, drawn out breakfasts. This isn’t just about leisure. This is about what is essential to making the upcoming, possible. Monday. Ugh. Just the word leaves you with a chill, doesn’t it? Lucky for us, we’re given the amazing gift of Saturdays. But …

DIY Flea And Tick Repellent: A Powder Recipe For Dogs (Organic, Natural, Non-Toxic, Effective)

Hey friend, it’s Jess…the original Scratch Mommy. I am SO excited to share this DIY recipe with you today. I’m sure many of you are dog lovers and have been searching for the best and most effective non-toxic DIY flea and tick repellent solution. Well, THIS is IT! The newest member of our family was born February 28th of this year, so …

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The Truth About Sweeteners {and How to Substitute for Sugar}

Most packaged and processed foods contain sugar and/or corn syrup. They may be convenient, but at what cost? Our bodies deserve whole foods. By learning a few new recipes (such as sugar-free bars and muffins that can travel and freeze well) or by learning to substitute natural sweeteners in favorite recipes, we can ditch the packaged convenience foods and embrace …

Wonder which butter is best to use in skincare creations? This post is about understanding body butters; discussing the different kinds, what they do, & more.

Understanding Body Butters and How to Use Them in Skincare

Ahhh, butter. Sweet butter. Creamy, delicious, and nutritious, it is perfect for spreading on… your body! Glorious raw pasture butter is not our topic of conversation today, but although I DO love that kind of butter, that will need to be a completely different post for some other time :). Today we are delving into understanding body butters; Discussing the …

Balms & salves. Ointments & unguents. Why are there so many words that seem to mean exactly the same thing? Get the low down on balms vs. salves so you can start making your own healing skincare products!

Balms vs. Salves: Is There Really A Difference?

Balms and salves. Ointments and unguents. Why are there so many words that seem to mean exactly the same thing? Is there really a difference between a balm and a salve? It is certainly a confusing subject! I have recently spent a great deal of time researching, reading other blogs, and even talking to an herbalist friend of mine to …

You don't have to be a Martha to whip up a batch of this homemade lip balm with peppermint oil. Anyone can do it, seriously. Your lips will love you for it!

Homemade Lip Balm with Peppermint Oil

I’m sure we all know by now, homemade lip balms are WAY better than store bought. Yes, you can find a huge variety of styles and flavors at the store; some come with glitter and some have a pretty in-pink tint. But do you actually know what that cute little tube is filled with? It’s not pretty… Most of then …