Easy Homemade Honey Cough Drops

The season of coughs and colds is here, and cough drops are a handy remedy to have around the house. However, store-bought cough drops often contain sugar, flavorings, and dyes, which are ingredients many of us want to avoid. On the other hand, homemade honey cough drops contain only whole food ingredients. And unlike many store-bought cough …

4 Ideas For More Sustainable Presents

The holidays are in full swing and that means buying presents. Humans have exchanged gifts since prehistoric times, and gifts have been used to show love, grant luck, and in negotiations. Presents are an important way that humans connect with one another. In modern culture, we often give gifts for important rites of passage (such …

Planning Is Key To Natural Living

Planning has never been my strong suit. However, I recently discovered that planning is a necessary skill to have to live naturally on a budget. Without planning, the thought of cooking meals, making many of our own household products, and living more sustainably seemed overwhelming. I felt like there was never enough time in the day …

Gluten-Free Panko Chicken And Vegetables

I’m always searching for new gluten-free dinner ideas, and I found a recipe for chicken bruschetta that we had intended to make. However, my husband has a creative cooking streak and used the bruschetta idea as a starting place for an entirely different dish. What we ended up with was a gluten-free panko chicken and …

Canning: Save Money And Eat Whole Food

Canning is a great method for eating real food on a budget. When we began this whole food journey, part of the goal was to reduce our grocery budget, which had spiraled out of control. We regularly bought fast food that no one enjoyed, and our grocery shopping consisted of processed foods because that was all …