How to Remove Pesticides from Fruits and Vegetables

Are you unable to buy organic produce? Find out how to use a natural vinegar wash to reduce the amount of pesticides on your fruits and vegetables!

I try to buy organic produce as much as I can. It is my hope to reduce the amount of harmful, carcinogenic pesticides my family is ingesting when they eat.  Plain and simple.  Unfortunately, buying organic produce isn’t always plain and simple.  There are times when certain things stop me from getting the organic produce…

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5 Simple Tips to Transition to a Paperless Kitchen

5 Simple Tips for Going Paperless in your Kitchen. It's much easier and more convenient than you think!

Happy Earth Day!  I thought today was the perfect day to tell you about my family’s transition to a paperless kitchen.  Over the years, I’ve been on a slow journey towards a greener lifestyle.  Certain things were easy, like ditching plastic water bottles, because not only was that a good choice for the Earth, but…

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Vegan Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

Vegan. Whole grains. No refined sugar. Delicious. A perfect healthy muffin recipe!

I hope you won’t get too sick of strawberry recipes if I go overboard this spring.  Strawberries are my favorite fruit and when they’re in season, I can’t help but put them in everything!  Yes, this I have other strawberry muffin recipes on this site (like this Yogurt Strawberry Banana Muffin recipe and this Double…

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Spring Cleaning Challenge: The Clothes Closet

Spring Cleaning Challenge: The Clothes Closet . How to decide what to keep and what to toss! Get your clothes under control once and for all.

I am a product of two parents who sit on opposite ends of the pack rack spectrum. There’s my dad, who is literally pained to throw anything away.  Things hold meaning and sentimental value in his eyes, and he believes that wastefulness is a sin.  Then there’s my mom, who hates clutter and doesn’t have…

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Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chunk Granola

This Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Granola recipe is super crunchy and has big chunks! No refined sugar with intense peanut butter flavor. Great homemade granola recipe!

Good morning! What a week.  Posting a recipe on Saturday morning isn’t the norm for me, but my blogging schedule (that I at least loosely try to stick to) was thrown all out of whack.  If you follow me on Facebook, you may have seen that my blog was hacked early in the week.  If…

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Easy Homemade Whole Wheat Pizza Crust + Spring Pizza Ideas

Homemade Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

Today I’m on a mission.  My mission is to convince you how easy it is to make a healthy, homemade, whole wheat pizza crust.  I know what you’re thinking.  Easy is putting a pre-made crust into your grocery cart. Easy is opening a package and popping it into the oven. That’s easy, Maryea.  Okay, yes, that…

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Spring Cleaning Challenge: An Organized Workspace

How to Organize Your Workspace--get inspired to give your workspace organized. Lots of ideas here!

Did you think I ditched the Spring Clean Challenge?  I didn’t!  I took last week off because of Holy Week.  I thought it’d be better to focus on fasting and praying rather than cleaning.  You see?  I was just keeping my priorities straight.  Totally not an excuse.  This week I was back in full force,…

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