Quicksilver, atomic number 80, hydrargyrum . . . Mercury. It's been described in lots of ways throughout history, but these days just about everyone from the CDC to the World Health Organization seems to be on the same page about one thing – it’s highly toxic.Though it’s a naturally occurring element (oddly, the only metal that is liquid at [...] Continue Reading
Radioactive chocolate and toothpaste <<-- I'm going to go out on a limb and say that neither of these products are on your birthday wish list this year, but if you'd been born in the early 1900's they might have been. Shortly after Marie and Pierre Curie's discovered radium, it became a popular additive due to its supposed health benefits. [...] Continue Reading
Winning at cauliflower crust pizza one day and burning stew the next? One dropperful. Googling "foreign object nasal obstruction" while checking appointment availability with your local pedi? One dropperful and possibly a few blood-sugar stabilizing raspberry lime meltaways. (Recipe coming soon!) Though the details are different for each of us, [...] Continue Reading
So, you LOVE pizza, but not all the complicated steps usually needed to make a healthy, gluten-free version? Oh, and you especially don't love scalding your hands while trying to wring water out of steamed cauliflower over the sink? I get it. Skipping recipe steps is practically an art form in my kitchen. Sometimes it works out - like with these [...] Continue Reading
Have You Been Lifting Cars . . .
To save trapped kittens again? Bench pressing two year-olds who keep flinging themselves onto you while you read a book? Or maybe you just exercised a little more than usual and discovered a muscle (or ten) you hadn't noticed in awhile? Well then, I have just the thing for you. This homemade rub is a relaxing treat [...] Continue Reading
Low and slow. When it comes to bringing out the flavor of barbecue pulled pork, that's the way to go. Unless you have an Instant Pot that defies the laws of physics, that is. Either way, I've got you covered with this recipe, because I've included bonus instructions for the Instant Pot along with the slow cooker recipe.Now, if you love [...] Continue Reading
Growing up, the only coleslaw I ever tried was soggy, super-sweet and drowning in sauce. I almost swore it off forever, but my husband's love for Southern comfort foods - like this grain-free chicken fried steak and homestyle gravy - inspired me to give it another shot.Crisp, fresh and tossed in a sauce that is sweet, creamy and light, this [...] Continue Reading
"Kids won’t remember their best day of television." ~ UnknownIf you happen to stop by and see an open bottle of vodka next to my morning omelette, it's because it's the base ingredient for something my potami go through A LOT of this time of year homemade bug spray. And that's just fine with me, because I know that the time they spend [...] 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.