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Black Bean, Corn and Avocado Salsa

Black Bean, Corn and Avocado Salsa

This fresh and colorful salsa is perfect to make for your next BBQ or social gathering. It’s incredibly tasty, and also very easy to make. I get lots of compliments on this one, and I know you will too! (Note: This is a very mild […]

Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes

The added pumpkin and spices make these grain-free pancakes over-the-top delicious!  I love making these all year long, but especially during pumpkin season.  My 2 year old repeatedly says, “mmmm, yummy pancakes,” while devouring them.              

Oven Baked Salmon

Oven Baked Salmon

Oven-Baked-Salmon

Salmon is a wonderful source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamins A, D, B6, B, E, and it also has significant amounts of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc!

It is, however, very important to consume only wild salmon, and not farmed, to avoid potential antibiotics, growth hormones, pesticides and/or GMOs.  Good news, Alaskan Sockeye salmon is not allowed to be farmed.

I love cooking my salmon this way, because it is loaded with delicious flavor, and is never overcooked.  It’s by far my most favorite way of consuming the healthiest fish on the planet.  My kids really love it too!

 

 

 

 

 

Creamy Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Creamy Strawberry Banana Smoothie

This extra-creamy strawberry smoothie is wonderful for when you need a refreshing and delicious pick-me-up. The secret ingredient (sour cream) is key in this one. It may seem strange, but actually adds a delicious flavor, creamy texture, and live and active cultures to your smoothie. […]

DIY Lip Balm With Essential Oils

DIY Lip Balm With Essential Oils

I love lip balm! I do not however love the price of one tube or the ingredients that are used in so many of them.  I’m not a super crafty, DIY person but this recipe is SO simple I figured even I could do it and […]

Squash Medley

Squash Medley

Squash-Medley

I love butternut squash so much. It’s a healthy, versatile vegetable that has fantastic shelf life. When I was a kid, my parents would often cook up a butternut squash with some potatoes and carrots, gave it a little mash, seasoned it up a bit, and yummo!  It hit the spot every time.

So I bring to you, a favorite childhood recipe that is great to make when you want something simple, satisfying, and very easy on the digestive tract.  

My family enjoys this as a main dish, a side dish, and for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

 

 

 

 

Top 5 Essential Oils for Sleep

Top 5 Essential Oils for Sleep

There is nothing like a good night’s sleep…especially if you’re a parent. I know that if I don’t get enough or good quality sleep my whole family ends up paying the price. Either I’m impatient, lack energy, or can’t focus. There are a few oils […]

Our Review of Dr. Mercola Silver Solution – Colloidal Silver

Since diving into natural living there have been a lot of things for us to learn about. Colloidal Silver is one of them. I remember several years ago being sick and a friend giving me some colloidal silver. I had no idea what it was […]

Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil

Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender has been used and cherished for centuries for its unmistakable aroma and myriad of benefits. In ancient times, the Egyptians and Romans used Lavender for bathing, relaxation, cooking, and as a perfume; it is widely used for its calming and relaxing qualities which continue to be Lavender’s most notable qualities. Lavender is frequently used to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections.  Due to Lavender’s versatile properties, it is considered the must-have oil to have on hand at all times.

Lavender Essential Oils Primary Benefits:

  • Soothes occasional skin irritations 
  • Lavender reduces anxious feeling and promotes peaceful sleep* 
  • Helps ease feelings of tension.*

Top Uses for Lavender Essential Oil: 

  1. Diffuse alone or combine with citrus oils to promote calm feelings.
  2. Add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet at bedtime.
  3. Reduces appearance of skin imperfections.
  4. Keep a bottle of Lavender on hand to soothe occasional skin irritations.
  5. Freshen your linen closet, mattress, car, or the air by combining Lavender with water in a spray bottle
  6. Add a few drops to dryer balls.
  7. Add to bath water to soak away stress or apply to the temples and the back of the neck.
  8. Use in cooking to soften citrus flavors and add a flavorful twist to marinades, baked goods, and desserts

How to Use Lavender Safely:

  • Never put in the eyes, ears or nose.
  • When applying topically dilute with a carrier oil such as coconut or fractionated coconut oil.

Used In These Favorite Recipes:

The key to essential oils is Quality. Not all essential oils are created equally. In fact, most of them are not beneficial to you and are often synthetic. When buying essential oils make sure they are absolutely pure. If you want to order the brand I trust and personally use, email oils@modern-wellness.com to learn how to get started with them in your home. 

Top Uses For Lavender Essential Oil

Our Review of Juicers

Four years ago we watched a documentary called Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. Uplifting title I know but seriously I love this show. I also love what it taught us! My husband was diagnosed with non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease three years ago. When the doctors told […]