Have You Resigned Yourself To Those Sad Little Imposters . . .
We call "bunless burgers"? Do you secretly want to throw spitballs at the ice cream truck driver when he drives by? Do you dread going to family cookouts because you'll be drowning in a sea of food that's off limits? Well then, this post is for you!Today I'm sharing my absolute [...] Continue Reading
There are so many ways to use coconut (here are 101 ways). I use coconut products on a daily basis in my home, whether it’s in a beauty product or in the kitchen. These vanilla coconut macaroons are just another (delicious!) way my family enjoys the health benefits of my beloved coconut.
Is Coconut Healthy?
You bet it is! Coconut is high in [...] Continue Reading
The Deep, Rich Hues . . .
Of wild-caught salmon come from astaxanthin, a potent antioxidant known to reduce inflammation, nourish the skin, and support healthy nervous system, brain and immune function. Like omega 3 fatty acids - also found in abundance in wild salmon - astaxanthin degrades when exposed to heat.No fear, though! Today Jenny [...] Continue Reading
My Dirty Little Secret
I like bacteria. I let my kids eat dirt. Sometimes (okay most of the time) I forget to ask them to wash their hands before dinner.And I'm okay with that.In this world of antibiotics, antibacterial soap and antimicrobial clothing most people think I'm snuggled up in a nice, warm petri dish full of the enemy. All I [...] Continue Reading
If you have ever grown a garden, tomatoes were probably in it. They are easy to grow, delicious, and versatile. They can be used in a lot of different recipes, from homemade pasta sauce to these oven-dried tomatoes.
What Kind of Tomatoes Should I Use?
This recipe calls for cherry tomatoes because they require the least amount of work.They're also [...] Continue Reading
Chemical Sunscreens Can Be Really Scary . . .
Most of the active chemical ingredients contain potent endocrine disruptors, and experts believe exposure to them is changing us for the worse. And as we talked about yesterday, many "healthy" mineral sunscreens contain nanoparticles which have been linked to accelerated skin aging, cancer and [...] Continue Reading
It May Be Hard To Tell . . .
Given my mystery-ingredient spattered shirt and 3 day ponytail, but I actually care about the way I look. Okay, maybe not TODAY, but at least on Sundays, holidays, my wedding anniversary, annnnnnd a few days in between. What can I say? I want my husband to look at me and say "wow" every once in awhile.Back when I [...] Continue Reading
Pressing the "Publish" button has been pretty difficult this week, but we are finally to the part of the series where I think everyone can find some common ground. While it's true that sunlight improves mood and helps us sleep better, prevents cancer, and cannot be replaced by supplements something else is also true: reckless sun exposure is [...] 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.