While I always try to get nutrients from food whenever possible, there are some supplements I take regularly. One of those supplements is probiotics. Probiotics are important for gut health (and overall health) and many of us don’t get enough of them. Getting them naturally is much harder than it used to be since we have to wash produce [...] Continue Reading
Freezer meal cooking is my answer to getting a real vacation without resorting to junk food. But freezer meal cooking can also make for easier weeknights or can give you a day off from cooking once in a while. A freezer meal party is one way to fill the freezer with delicious and healthy meals that can be ready to serve quickly.
What is a Freezer [...] Continue Reading
Things I just pulled out of my purse:
One toddler shoe, vanilla beans, Dermabond (because, boys!), and foundation powder that doubles as dry shampoo for days when grabbing a shower just doesn't happen. And of course, essential oils, because they're the Swiss army knife of my portable mommy-survival-kit.Take lavender for example. It's perfect [...] Continue Reading
So there you are, standing like Indiana Jones in a cave full of choices - I mean the grocery aisle - as you reach out for the lotion "made with natural ingredients" on the left. Sucking in your breath, you flip the label.Water. So far, so good.Sweet almond oil. You exhale cautiously.Then just as your eyes scan the words iodopropynyl [...] Continue Reading
We all know about the rock stars of cold and flu season - elderberry syrup and fire cider - but have you ever heard of their less famous band mate, ginger syrup?This member of the Zingiberaceae family (to which turmeric also belongs) has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years to soothe tummy complaints such as nausea, morning [...] Continue Reading
Did you know that the Pumpkin Spice Latte is the official beverage of Autumn? Okay, maybe not *official,* but considering the fact that Forbes and other sites are actually covering the release date of the you-know-who-bucks version, I'd say it's pretty close.Personally, I prefer to make my pumpkin spice lattes at home, both because it's more [...] Continue Reading
So, one moment you're . . .
Covered in flour and kisses from your littles with the aroma of freshly baked cookies in the air, and the next you're silently praying that the sitter doesn't freak out over the chicken feet in your stock pot because you are **this** close to getting away for a date night.This is not just me, right? RIGHT. Okay, [...] Continue Reading
I love beets like I love email spamWhich is to say I don't. There are some exceptions, though - I adore the salty/crunchy goodness of these rosemary beet chips, and at least a few times a year I crave the unmistakable, earthy tang of this beet kvass recipe.Ruby red and rich in gut-friendly probiotics, it has long been revered in Russia as a [...] 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.