Lotions. Potions. Elixirs. Oh my!
Do you love the idea of homemade beauty products but think they are "too much trouble" to make? Or maybe it worries you that the exact form of sodium laurel sulphate in your bottle of suds is used to degrease car engines. (Don't see it listed? It has about 150 aliases and is often used in "natural" and "herbal" [...] Continue Reading
When summer rolls around my family like to make a bucket list of things to do. One of the things to do in the summer that we can’t do any other time is to enjoy truly fresh peaches. We only ever eat peaches when they’re in season (and tasty!) so we eat lots of them in the summer. That’s why we create so many peach recipes! This peach freezer jam is [...] Continue Reading
Traditional Nut and Seed Preparation Methods
In her book, Nourishing Traditions, Sally Fallon Morell explains how soaking nuts/seeds in a saltwater solution reduces the naturally occurring enzyme inhibitors and phytates that can cause digestive issues. This process of improving the digestibility of nuts and seeds is called making “crispy nuts,” a [...] Continue Reading
Legend has it that Jimmy Curry - a meat importer - became obsessed with traditional criollo Argentine barbecues during his travels, even to the point of creating a special sauce that took off like wildfire in popularity. Long after he'd made his fortune and returned home locals were still eating Jimmy's curry, or as it came to be known, [...] Continue Reading
When I first started my real food journey I was overwhelmed by how understocked I was on kitchen appliances and gadgets. Now that I’m getting married I’m trying to register for my *reasonable* dream real food kitchen. Suggestions?? If you could start fresh from the beginning what would you start with? I often come across a receipe that I would love [...] Continue Reading
Yesterday I smiled at a green-eyed blonde in gorgeous leather riding boots while wiping a Charlie Chaplin-style snot mustache from Micah's lip. Wait! I forgot to tell you the best part: I wiped the snot blob with my sleeve. Oh yes, I am one of THOSE moms. The one who does NOT have a bandaid, wet wipe or [insert responsible mom paraphernalia] when [...] Continue Reading
Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
~Dr. Benjamin Spock
I don't know about you, but I think this quote is a tad more compelling than a 1950's era Similac Ash tray touting the disease preventing capabilities of formula. But maybe you had to be there.Indeed, if you were you'd know that the Golden Age considered breastfeeding a [...] Continue Reading
Do You Love Grass-Fed Butter?
How about almond butter. Or peanut. Or almond-sunflower-pumpkin seed with a touch of hazlenut? DO YOU JUST LOVE BUTTER?Well then, scoot right up next to me. Today we're going to make a creamy, dreamy coconut butter that is infused with brain building fats, immune boosters and micronutrients for radiant skin, [...] Continue Reading
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I'm Heather, aka The Mommypotamus. I’m a wife, mom, real food lover, research geek, and amateur homesteader. And potamus... obviously.