Essential Oils 101: How to Clean with Purification Essential Oil and Avoid Harsh Chemicals



This year is my year for essential oils.  I have declared it to be so.  And I am soaking it up and enjoying every minute!

I have been reading, testing, and trying them out like crazy, and I have completely fallen in love.  Some of you might already know a lot about them, so I hope we can all share our knowledge and come up with some great ways to utilize what Mother Nature has given us in the natural world.  Essential oils are powerful! [Read more…]

WINNERS of Traditional Medicinals Wellness Tea Kit (Do You Have an Inner Herb Nerd?) — $50 value!

GIVEAWAY!  Traditional Medicinals Wellness Tea Kit | OUR NOURISHING ROOTS

Hooray!  The 2 winners of the Traditional Medicinals Wellness Tea Kits are announced!  Drumroll please….

The winners are:

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Grass-Fed Meatloaf Muffins

Grass-fed Meatloaf Muffins | OUR NOURISHING ROOTS

This simple and nutrient-dense dinner is whipped up in a one bowl in a matter of minutes, and baked in easy-to-eat individual muffin tins that are very popular with grown-ups and kids alike.

These are perfect for a quick dinner, or a make ahead dinner.  You can also freeze them in bulk after they are cooked, and pull them out one at a time for a homemade frozen dinner item! [Read more…]

GIVEAWAY: Traditional Medicinals Wellness Tea Kit (Do You Have an Inner Herb Nerd?) — $50 value!

GIVEAWAY!  Traditional Medicinals Wellness Tea Kit | OUR NOURISHING ROOTS

I know I do.  I am totally an herb nerd.  Can you relate?

I nerd it up all the time about how much I love my herbs and their healing properties and endless combinations.  I let medicine be my food and food be my medicine, and herbal tea blends are a powerful part of my home remedy collection.

And so I have good news!  Traditional Medicinals makes some of the best herbal tea around, and they have agreed to give away a Wellness Tea Kit to TWO of my readers.  Yay!

It’s simple to enter the giveaway.  Let’s see what you need to do to enter!

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Real Cocktails: Mimosa

Real Cocktails: Mimosa | OUR NOURISHING ROOTS

Mimosa is the hallmark of fancy brunch drinks.  Who doesn’t want an excuse to sip on champagne in the late morning?  And it doesn’t hurt anything that it’s so delectable.  Sweet, slightly effervescent, and refreshing. [Read more…]

REAL FOOD 101: How to Make Graham Crackers

Honey Graham Crackers (whole grain, handmade, better than storebought) | OUR NOURISHING ROOTS

Delicate, crumbly, sweetened with a touch of mild clover honey: these are graham crackers elevated.

 Some might say they are too good to be crunched up into a pie crust, but I think they are simple enough to whip up…so why not? [Read more…]

180 Radio: The Future of Radio

180 Radio: The Future of Radio is Here! | OUR NOURISHING ROOTS180 Radio is the most fun I have had listening to podcasts in years!  180 Radio is out-of-the-box internet radio featuring exclusive musical performances, talk shows on health, education, parenting, economics, and tons more.  And have I mentioned that it’s very, very entertaining?

Let me put it this way: you know all those controversial health ideas I talk about all the time?  Like how you should sleep instead of go to the gym, or drink less water to facilitate heat, or that sugar isn’t the devil, or that widespread celiac disease is bunk?

Those kinds of ideas germinate in the rich soil of rigorous study-reading, spirited debates, and getting your brain working with interesting questions!  And 180 Radio is the place where that happens.  Take note!  This is worth it!

CLICK HERE to start listening now.

I love the variety that is inherent in the 180 Radio lineup.  It’s truly cutting edge, where ideas are born and nourished to health in a 100% advertisement-free environment.  You gotta love no commercials! [Read more…]

Rustic Chicken Pot Pie with Pastured Butter Pie Crust

Rustic Chicken Pot Pie with Pastured Butter Pie Crust | OUR NOURISHING ROOTS

Chicken pot pie is the ultimate comfort food, and nutrient-dense to boot.  There’s nothing better than tucking in to a savory and flaky pie full of tender morsels.

The vitamin K2 in the deep yellow pastured butter, the mineral-rich chicken stock made from long-simmered vegetables and pastured chicken bones, the fresh, colorful vegetables: they all combine to make a complete meal that satisfies and nourishes your whole body.   [Read more…]

Real Cocktails: The Perfect Margarita

Real Cocktails: The Perfect Margarita | OUR NOURISHING ROOTS

There is nothing quite like drinking a margarita with fresh lime.  Perhaps it’s because I grew up in California, and now I live in Arizona, or perhaps it’s because I have always loved Mexican food, but a margarita might be my favorite drink of all time.

Well, at least today it is.  Or at least, in the summertime that’s usually the case!

A margarita is a simple and delicious as it gets.  All you need on hand are limes, tequila, and homemade orange liqueur.  The orange liqueur takes a little thinking ahead, but I promise you that it is so worth it.  Orange peels steeping in rich Cognac, then sweetened with honey or coconut sugaryum!

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REAL FOOD 101: How to Make Root Beer

Healing Herbal Root Beer | OUR NOURISHING ROOTS

Handcrafted root beer is almost a lost art these days, which is a shame.  Complex and layered, these earthy flavors combine with whey to create a naturally fizzy drink that is good for your well-being and your gut.  Homemade root beers are probiotic by nature, and have been revered for their beneficial powers for centuries. (source)

Fermenting your own drinks is a wonderful way to incorporate good bacteria into your diet.  Plus, kids love it.  They love to help make it, and they love to help drink it when it’s done.  What’s not to love about homemade soda?!  Root beer has always been my favorite, and now I feel quite justified in preferring it above all else!

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