Whether it's this cauliflower pizza crust, this zucchini one, or this cassava flour version, Friday nights at my house almost always mean pizza and a game or movie with my littles. The goal is to relax, have some fun, and then send the kids off to bed on time so my husband and I can gush over how much we love them while crossing our fingers that no [...] Continue Reading
"Table for one trillion, please." It may seem like a funny way to request a spot at your favorite healthy restaurant, but it's actually pretty accurate.In this New York Times article, Michael Pollan describes the one trillion, er, one-hundred trillion, microbes that sit down to dine with us at each meal. More than just creepy freeloaders, these [...] Continue Reading
If you could see the ring left on my tub after a bath in the spring/summer after my kids play outside, you'd know that I can't settle for so-so when it comes to surface cleaners. Although I love my homemade soft scrub recipe and use it often, this easy scouring powder is perfect for a quick cleaning session on busy days. It works incredibly well, [...] Continue Reading
Some days, after we've plowed through some leftover chicken tortilla soup, Mexican-style chopped salad and cauliflower fried rice, my kids look at me with a "What else ya got?" expression. That's when I grab ingredients for something quick and easy, like resistant starch cookie dough bites or this strawberry smoothie recipe.Both are naturally [...] Continue Reading
Let's play a game. I'll say superfood, and you yell the first word that comes to mind. Ready? SUPERFOOD! Hmmm, you didn't say beans. Okay, I see where you're coming from. Although they're a staple in many parts of the world, beans aren't really considered a superfood. However, they do have a surprising upside: When cooked and cooled, beans contain [...] Continue Reading
Cherokee Indians considered it the chief of the medicine plants, and "Daniel Boone, in Kentucky, made his fortune trading [American] ginseng, although he is remembered as a fur trader." (Source: Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina and Stress Relief)American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) is an adaptogen - or herb that helps the body adapt to [...] Continue Reading
You know what goes well with a preschooler meltdown, the discovery of an unidentifiable squishy substance on the living room floor, and the realization that dinner is in T minus 30 minutes and you're not sure what it's going to be yet?The crisp, clean "fresh laundry" scent of this homemade air freshener and linen spray recipe, because [...] Continue Reading
((Happy Dance)) < --- That's what I used to do every time a few of my friends tried to talk me into doing a "detox" and I couldn't participate because I was pregnant or nursing. Although there are circumstances where I would consider a more intense protocol, the reality is that I really love food. Like . . . a lot.That said, I do make an [...] 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.