On Life Without a Microwave

My sister was shocked when she realized we no longer have a microwave...and that we chose to get rid of it and aren't planning on replacing it! "But...why?!" Although I've read a fair amount about the dangers of microwaves -- and at times have wondered if the very aggressive cancer that took my grandmother suddenly…

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What You Need to Know About Preserving

The following post is from Kate of Modern Alternative Mama: Three years ago, I was about to preserve my own food for the first time. It was an exciting adventure.  And I was nervous.  I didn't want to get burned, or break any glass, or mess anything up and make someone sick! But, I wanted…

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5 Easy Ways to Make Your Favorite Desserts Healthier

The following post is from Amy of Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free: Summer is right around the corner, which means summer clothing and yes, bathing suits. I don't know about you, but looking fabulous in a bathing suit has never been able to motivate to me to give up dessert entirely. There's just too much really good…

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5 Tips for Getting an Allergy-Friendly, Real Food Meal on the Table Fast

The following post is from Amy of Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free: One of the biggest obstacles for anyone switching to a gluten-free, allergy-friendly diet is time. At first, searching for ingredients takes time. Figuring out what to cook takes time. Preparing the meal takes lots of time. And if you're like most of us, you…

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Giveaway: Good Cook Touch Treasure Hunt (More Than $1000 in Prizes!)

This giveaway is now closed! The winners are Jamie ([email protected]), Dawn ([email protected]), Melinda ([email protected]) and CORDELIA ([email protected])! I mentioned the Good Cook Touch Treasure Hunt a few weeks ago, and today I'm excited to help kick it off! Over the next 5 weeks, you'll have the opportunity to find and collect up to 115 Good…

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Giveaway: Good Cook Touch Prize Pack (2 Winners!)

This giveaway is now closed! The winners are Faith ([email protected]) and Hannah ([email protected])! I'm excited to share with you that I'm working with Good Cook, a leading kitchenware brand, to bring you all kinds of fun kitchen tips, giveaways and contests in the coming months: We'll have a fun non-stick knife giveaway next week, and…

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Tutorial: How to Make Reusable Snack & Sandwich Bags

The following post is from Micaela of Mindful Momma: Reusable food bags are indispensable in my life. Whether I am packing a lunch for my kids or grabbing a snack for an afternoon on the run, I am always reaching for my stash of handy snack and sandwich bags. You can find snack bags in…

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Quick Tip: The Easy Way to Slice a Banana

Today I'm sharing a quick tip over at Easy Homemade -- my simple method for slicing bananas: Have you seen this handy dandy banana slicer? The gadget itself may seem a little silly since people have been slicing bananas with a simple knife for centuries, but the reviews on it are well worth your time!…

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Quick Tip: The Easy Way to Slice a Banana

Have you seen this handy dandy banana slicer? The gadget itself may seem a little silly since people have been slicing bananas with a simple knife for centuries, but the reviews on it are well worth your time! In our house, we add banana slices to pretty much everything -- oatmeal, yogurt, granola, cereal, french…

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