If you're like me, there's probably no love lost between you and plastic. Most food-related plastics - including cling wrap and so-called "BPA-free" containers - "can release chemicals that act like the sex hormone estrogen," concluded a study published in Environmental Health Perspectives. (source 1, source 2)
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So, you've fallen in love with essential oils for everything from brushing your teeth and making citronella candles to relaxing tense muscles, soothing bug bites, lifting your mood and more? I totally get it. Personally, all I need now is one that washes dishes and I'm pretty much set.Figuring how to use them SAFELY, though . . . well, that was [...] Continue Reading
Note from Mommypotamus: You know I'm a huge fan of recipes that take just five minutes of hands-on time - sour gummy snacks, resistant starch cookie dough bites, ketchup, to name a few. Today I'm thrilled to be sharing a delicious addition to our five minute collection from Alyssa of Everyday Maven. Thank you for sharing with us, Alyssa!A [...] Continue Reading
Note from Heather: Last weekend the potamus clan packed up some hoodies, left our goats and chickens in good hands, and headed for the mountains. While we're gawking at the elk strolling right up to our lodge, Andrea of Forest and Fauna has graciously agreed to share her delicious recipe for zucchini pasta with us. Andrea is the author of Pure and [...] Continue Reading
Note from Mommypotamus: Goat sitters - check! The potamus clan is thankful for the capable hands caring for our homestead while we have a little adventure in the mountains. While I'm breathing in the crisp, fresh air, Jennifer of Predominantly Paleo has graciously agreed to share a sneak peek from her upcoming Paleo Kids Cookbook. You know I'm all [...] Continue Reading
Natural bleach alternative (noun) - Various concoctions that are said to whiten and brighten clothes, but rarely work in real life. See also: Laundry unicorns.If that's how you feel after trying a few bleach alternative recipes, I get it. I've tested everything from citric acid and lemon juice to vinegar and peroxide to whiten my clothes. [...] Continue Reading
Fortune cookies?They're based on a traditional Japanese cracker. Crab rangoon was "first served by a French dude running a Polynesian restaurant in San Francisco in the 1950s. He also would go on to invent the Mai Tai." (source) Authentic might not be the right word for every dish served in an American Chinese restaurant, but delicious is a [...] Continue Reading
Sunscreen lotion bars? Check! Long-sleeved swim shirts, hats, and a shady place to rest? Check, check and check!Whether it's our annual trip to the beach or a more local adventure, I'm very conscious about making sure my family avoids sunburns. That's not to say I think appropriate sun exposure is a bad thing - in fact Dr. Pelle Lindqvist, lead [...] 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.