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Homemade Turmeric Tincture
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Homemade Turmeric Tincture

Enjoy the health benefits of turmeric with homemade tincture. Just two ingredients and a few minutes of prep time! The health benefits of turmeric Curcuma longa, better known as turmeric, has become the goldenrod darling of the supplement world. This root plant, related to ginger, is bright yellow-orange in color, is a primary ingredient in...

Throw Out Your Shampoo – 1 Year ‘Poo Free
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Throw Out Your Shampoo – 1 Year ‘Poo Free

I confess. I quit shampooing a year ago. Yes, I too have gone No-Poo. No-Poo is the growing movement (it even has a Wiki page!) of people going shampoo-free by using two simple household items to clean hair, Baking soda and Apple Cider Vinegar. The Baking Soda de-greases the hair, the Apple Cider Vinegar sanitizes...

Purple Potato Sprouting
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Purple Potato Sprouting

I am so proud of my little sprouts I just had to share a growth photo!

I have been working on plans to do a couple potato bins with one of my favorite staple foods, the Purple Sweet Potato.

The Joy of Cooking with Coconut Sugar
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The Joy of Cooking with Coconut Sugar

Moving to an organic lifestyle does not mean sacrificing taste, in fact, quite the contrary. Organic foods are healthier and actually taste much better than their preservative-filled, highly refined counterparts. After recently writing about Refined Sugar and the reasons to avoid it, I am excited to now talk about my favorite sugar alternative, Coconut Sugar. Replacing Granulated White Sugar...

Island Life: This Week in Pics
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Island Life: This Week in Pics

Welcome to This Week in Pics, a somewhat weekly field journal of shots from around the Big Island of Hawaii This lovely tree spoke to me and asked me to take its picture. This photo was not adjusted, this color is as shot. A truck load of Cacoa. Welcome to Punalu’u Black Sand Beach. A...

Product Spotlight: Native Forest Organic Coconut Milk
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Product Spotlight: Native Forest Organic Coconut Milk

Product of the Week: Native Forest Organic Coconut Milk. Those of you who read my blog regularly already know about my love of the coconut. If you are new in these parts, you will find that some form of coconut is used in nearly every recipe that I make. This is not because I love the taste of coconut, in fact, I rarely make anything that is coconut flavored. Coconut just happens to be one of the healthiest, most versatile nuts around. Today we will talk about Coconut Milk and why I heart it so very much.