Do-It-Yourself: Life Off the Label

Homemade Deodorant [Video]

Homemade Deodorant [Video]

  Learn why I don't race for the cure, I run from the cancer. Seriously, get rid of the Secret if you want to be Sure . . . This recipe is better than any store-bought all natural version. It works,       

DIY Sauerkraut Recipe

DIY Sauerkraut Recipe

Fermented foods like yogurt and sauerkraut are essential to gut health. Commercial brands are pasteurized, which kills the probiotic microbes. In less than 30 minutes, you can make a supply that lasts up to six months.

Homemade Almond Milk

Homemade Almond Milk

Almond milk is the easiest of all the plant milks to make. And honestly, it’s my favorite. No tedious advance preparations are necessary, though *soaking is beneficial. The flavor is so good it needs no additional ingredients.

How to Make Homemade Soy Milk

How to Make Homemade Soy Milk

Learning how to make homemade soy milk is simple, and easily lends itself to a “system”. Whether you drink it daily or use it occasionally for baking, spending $2+/box is not necessary.

What’s the Easiest Way to Make Nut Milk? Ditch the Nut Bag…

What’s the Easiest Way to Make Nut Milk? Ditch the Nut Bag…

No matter which milk you are preparing, it will need to be strained. And every recipe I read calls for using a nut bag. Either I’m doing it wrong (likely) or they left out the part where working the milk through the nut bag is akin to doing laundry on a wash board down in the creek.

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

Deciding to make homemade dishwashing detergent took months of consideration. Actually making it took less than 15 minutes.

How to Dry Herbs

How to Dry Herbs

While I ran around the kitchen trying to decide which blender or chopper would get the leaves off the stems, my daughter sat on her stool, playing with the parsley. I asked her to please “play” over a bowl. Once I’d assembled my tools, I realized I didn’t need them.

What to Do with Green Tomatoes? Make Pickles!

What to Do with Green Tomatoes? Make Pickles!

Every year as I prepare my garden for winter, I wonder what to do with green tomatoes. There is a special place in my heart for the little guys that work hard till the end, only to be defeated when the first frost declares “times up!”

How to Make Homemade Hot Pepper Sauce

How to Make Homemade Hot Pepper Sauce

End of season peppers are a dime a dozen. Found in your own garden or local farmer’s market, there are enough hot peppers this time of year to set the roof (of your mouth) on fire. Here’s a simple recipe for homemade hot pepper sauce.

How to Make Homemade Laundry Detergent

How to Make Homemade Laundry Detergent

Learning how to make homemade laundry detergent is the easiest thing since sliced bread. And it's cheaper. My faithful brand-name (Tide) costs over $.50/load (the estimated load/box is for a small scoop, but if you wash a full load, it amounts to half of that! Like...

Easy Homemade Vegan Yogurt: No Equipment Required

Easy Homemade Vegan Yogurt: No Equipment Required

Make your own non-dairy, gluten-free (even soy-free!) vegan yogurt without a machine, thermometer or hard-to-find ingredients. This inexpensive and simple technique will bring yogurt back into your diet.   I haven't eaten much yogurt since we went vegan several years...

Three Delicious Varieties for Homemade Vegan Whipped Cream

Three Delicious Varieties for Homemade Vegan Whipped Cream

Three Delicious Varieties for Homemade Vegan Whipped Cream Homemade vegan whipped cream is so easy. No need to purchase processed food filled with fooling chemical flavors! Take your pick of my favorite recipes! Store-bought whipped creams, vegan, dairy or otherwise,...

Why and How to Grow Sprouts in Your Kitchen

Why and How to Grow Sprouts in Your Kitchen

Learn how to grow sprouts in your kitchen. One of the cleanest  and highest quality sources of protein are sprouts. With high amounts vitamins A, B, C, E, K, they contain more calcium than cow's milk and all of the essential amino acids. Like the "incredible, edible...

Preserve Garden Herbs for Fresh Summer Flavor All Year Round

Preserve Garden Herbs for Fresh Summer Flavor All Year Round

Gardening is a metaphor. You take the time to roll up your sleeves, get a little dirty, tend, water, and nurture your investment, wait patiently for Mother Nature to do her thing, and she will (usually) give back ten-fold. As the summer draws to a close, now is the...

Do I Need a Vitamix? A Tale of Four Appliances

Do I Need a Vitamix? A Tale of Four Appliances

I've only heard about juicing through my yoga practice. It is widely believed that going on a juice fast delivers macro-amounts of micronutrients directly to your bloodstream, while letting your digestive tract take a rest. But my digestive system doesn't get tired...

Homemade Peanut Butter

Homemade Peanut Butter

Things got a little crazy today at lunch when we ran out of peanut butter.  As I am sure you know, it’s a never-ending chore keeping the pantry and refrigerator stocked with the daily “necessities.”  Peanut butter is a big one in our house, so I...

Why and How to Grow Sprouts at Home

Why and How to Grow Sprouts at Home

How to Grow Sprouts at Home...From hair dressers to lawyers, dietitians and doctors, when I admit to being a vegan, the standard response is a furrowed brow, concerned eye contact and the question "What do you do about protein?" If I'm lucky, I might even get a pat on...

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