Jul 31, 2015

Strawberry Chia Seed Jam Recipe (low sugar)

Every June we have a huge abundance of strawberries from our extensive strawberry plants we have as ground cover.  We often pig out on our strawberries fresh with a chocolate dip  I make by adding milk with chocolate chips melted in the microwave.  What we don't eat fresh we freeze and use in smoothies and preserves.  So I make jam once a year.  My husband has peanut butter jelly sandwiches for lunch every day, so we go through a lot of jam!

Jul 21, 2015

Healthy Sweet Potato Fudgy Brownies (GF, Flourless, Low Sugar, Low Fat, Paleo)

My husband and I were invited to a cook out at our friends house.  They were making burgers on the grill and a salad.  While they didn't ask us to bring anything I thought it would be nice to make something.  The tricky thing is the couple hosting follows the Paleo diet and one of them hates all veggies and fruit.   Hummmm...   So I had to think what would be Paleo that most people would like, that wouldn't need to be refrigerated, and doesn't have veggies or fruit?   I scoured through my pinterest boards, (finally all my time putzing around on pinterest has paid off), and then I had it, brownies.  Who doesn't like brownies? They're always great for a picnic or pot luck!

Jul 15, 2015

DIY All Natural Hair Lightening Spray

Last winter I started to dream or tan skin with sun-kissed highlights in my brown hair, and bronze toned makeup, hidden behind sunglasses of course.  Well the time is finally here when I can get those sun kissed locks.  I knew that Sun in and lemon juice works (I've tried it straight with nothing else just hung out in the sun and it worked great), from some hair experimentations I did as a teen, but what else works?  I did a bunch of research, created what I thought would be the most simplest and hopefully least damaging lightening spray that would really work, but not work so well that us brunettes will be horrified after emerging from our leisure in the sun.

Jun 25, 2015

Banana Cream Chia Seed Pudding: No Cook, High Protein, GF

Finally a pudding so healthy you can have it for breakfast!  I love pudding because it feels like a truly decadent dessert but really is rather light.   The only reason I don't make it all the time is I hate having to constantly stir pudding while it cooks.  And I can't find an instant organic pudding in the store.  I'm so excited to finally have a healthy alternative.  The key is to use chia seeds instead of corn starch (which is GMO and spikes your blood sugar). 

Jun 23, 2015

One Minute Chocolate Fruit Dip: Only 2 Ingredients!

  This time of the year we have as many strawberries as we can eat (we harvest about  1-2 lbs a day in June).  I try to eat as many fresh as I can because really they are best fresh.  I also like to eat them fresh by holding the stems and eating around them, so it's also less work for me to eat them fresh since I don't need to hull (take the stems and green leaves off) them then.