This past weekend we celebrated Eid al-fitr, the holiday that marks the end of Ramadan. My mother-in-law always makes these yummy Homemade Moroccan Pancakes called Beghrir during Ramadan because they keep well and are easy offer as a snack or as part of Iftar, the break of the day’s fast. My favorite way to make them is with creamy cheese and honey. Moroccan food is very versatile and can be served at many different times of the day….
Slow Cooker Recipes
When it’s summer and the weather is hot, nobody wants to heat up the kitchen cooking food! Taking food out to the beach or park is always a great idea so there is less mess at home. There are so many amazing vegetarian dishes that are perfect for an outdoor picnic, whether it is with you and your significant other or your family here are a few Vegetarian Picnic Food Ideas….
Summer is upon us and the heat is rising! Make sure you are ready for this year’s beach season with this list of amazing Summer Thriller Books! Here are 12 suspenseful thriller books to read for the 12 weeks of summer. I am so excited to work my way through this list. Do you prefer paper book, kindle or audible?…
Lately I’ve been seeing aloe vera for digestion and it’s so intriguing. I’ve never known it to be for anything but skin use. There are many ways to use aloe for digestion that can help with health issues that we only know to cure with medication. I always like to try herbal medicine remedies before medication….
I don’t know about you, but my dad is always impossible to shop for at any holiday. There are things he would like, but don’t you want to give a father’s day gift that will be enjoyed AND used? When I was a kid, I used to make him gifts, a few of which he still has. I love seeing the yarn-covered tin can on his dresser, a catch-all for pencils and loose change. As impractical as it was, I know he has treasured it for more than 30 years (gulp). As a grown-up, I have updated my gift-giving to more useful things. The following list includes some of the best eco-friendly Father’s Day gifts for every budget….
My kids are all under 10 years old so they don’t really understand what Ramadan is yet. These crafts are so helpful to explain to them the timeframe of Ramadan and then their excitement builds as Eid approaches. Eid is such a special holiday when we are thankful for our family and friends and give gifts to the kids. We have a special meal and spend the day relaxing and being together. These Ramadan and Eid Activities for Kids are some good ways to keep the kiddos entertained as they become more and more excited for Eid to arrive!…
I’ve mentioned before that I am not a huge fan of summer. I just don’t like the heat. But growing up, summers were my most favorite time. What kid doesn’t like summer when there are so many activities for kids to do then? A chance to play round the clock, when the day mixes into night and suddenly the fireflies are blinking around you and the smell of sunscreen has long since faded away. I can remember spending my days at the lake, where I could see my feet under the water, so clear and pure. Walking with the silky sand under my feet, until I could no longer stand, the water enveloping me like an air-conditioned blanket. So much time was spent at the lake – I went swimming, lay on the floating dock, took out the rowboat with my best friend, attempting to row out to the island every summer but never quite making it. I think one year we did make it halfway, food and supplies in hand, but lost interest halfway there….
Earaches can be incredibly painful! My kids have never had earaches, thankfully, but I know so many kids that have had them. There isn’t a lot of information about how to treat them at home before resorting to antibiotics, which we all know we don’t want to use unless absolutely necessary due to immunosuppression when taken too often. If you’re looking for a natural remedy to relieve your ear pain, here are some really good home remedies for earaches! Chances are you already have some of the ingredients that can help soothe an achy ear in your home. Herbal Medicine Remedies are always the best line of defense against various ailments because we usually have the ingredients right around the house anyway….
6 Great Apps for Natural Living
Are you trying to live a more environmentally-friendly life? There is no doubt that going green can be challenging at times. Fortunately, you don’t have to go it entirely alone. There are a number of apps that can make it easier to stick to your eco-friendly goals.
Here are 6 great apps for natural living:
1. Smart Gardener.
Are you trying to develop a green thumb? This web-based app is a great option if you’re looking to start growing your own produce. It will help you learn all these is to know about the gardening process, ranging from buying seeds to determining how many plants you need to feed your family.
Are you trying to avoid GMOs? If so, then you need this app! TrueFood by True Food Network will provide you with the most up-to- date information about which of your favorite foods contain GMOs. You can take it to the grocery store with you to make sure you’re only purchasing from non-GMO brands. The app is available for iOS users.
If growing a garden of your own isn’t an option, then you probably want to buy your produce from local farmers. The Farmstand app will help you locate local farmers’ markets. The app is available for iOS and Android users, as well as on the web.
If you’re trying to eat healthier when you go out, then you’ll want to check out this app. You will be able to find local restaurants and eateries that cater to your nutritional needs. If you’re on a gluten-free, lactose-free, vegan, or Paleo Diet, this app will help you find out what meals there are for you to choose from in your area. HealthyOut is available for both Android and iOS users.
5. Think Dirty.
Do you want to know what type of chemicals you might be using in your home and how they might be affecting your household? This app will show you an item’s ingredients and will also provide you with information about how they affect your body. You can learn which items contain allergens, carcinogens, and more just by scanning the product’s barcode. The app is currently available for iOS users and on the web.
If you’re looking to connect with likeminded people, this social networking app may be a great option for you! You’ll get to connect with other users to exchange ideas on sustainable living. This app is only available to iOS users.
These are just 6 great apps for natural living! Although a greener lifestyle isn’t always easy, these apps have got you covered.
As you begin preparing for a healthier diet, you might be a little concerned with how much prep, planning, and actual cooking is involved. A lot of people struggle with cooking their own meals, whether for lack of time, energy, or just because you simply don’t enjoy it. Especially this time of year it’s hard to find time to spend making meals when things are hectic and the weather is nice! This is totally normal but not at all a reason to avoid eating healthy….