Detox baby steps: dry brushing & hot/cold plunges

Chances are you don’t necessarily have the time or the fortitude to do a hardcore ‘cleanse’ (which seems to be the latest buzzword) but keep in mind that doing just one or two extra little things a day can really add up and the cumulative effect of all those ‘little things’ can be quite significant. …

GOOD soap, bad soap

OK…so by now, most of you probably, at the very least, suspect that all the lotions & potions you use on a daily basis MAY be, at least, SLIGHTLY toxic in some way, shape or form but, you are so busy that you are just lucky to shower, brush your teeth, apply deodorant and get …

Going gluten-free?

After the granola recipe post, I received several emails asking about gluten-free options.  If this is something that concerns you because you truly need to be gluten-free (perhaps you have Celiac disease) or you have just noticed that limiting your intake of gluten makes you feel better, then the following information should be GOOD for …

Margo’s goodstuff granola

My husband and I love granola but even most of the ‘organic’ and ‘natural’ varieties still have more ingredients than I would like.  Not to mention they are always sold in boxes the size of toy kitchen food that then need to be recycled and the granola itself is in a plastic bag that can’t …

Choose better water

When we moved to Florida about 3 years ago, we noticed that our tubs and showers were developing this gross film of pink residue.  It will probably not shock you to learn that I long ago banned Soft Scrub from the premises, so what to do?  Worse, what were our bodies doing with the gross …

More dates!

The response to the snowballs recipe was so terrific that I decided to include another variation that’s definitely much less involved.  And if you are a Larabar fan, you’ll really like these and will appreciate not having to recycle those little foil wrappers.  Just like the snowballs, these are high in fiber and potassium.  One …

Snowballs…mmmm GOOD

I figure spring has sprung for my loved ones in the northeast so it’s ok to use the word ‘snow’ now.  Especially since the snow in this recipe is coconut.  These are my husband’s favorite ‘legal’ sweet tooth fix. These little date balls rolled in coconut are relatively easy to make and keep well in …

SKOY cloths…no more paper towels

These little alternatives to paper towels are wonderful.  We use old dish towels for rags in our house and have just about eliminated the need for paper towels, but sometimes you ‘just need a paper towel’, as my husband is so fond of reminding me.  Even buying rolls of paper towels from seventh generation or …

Organic ‘hummus’

We make this about every other day in our house; my middle son literally eats it by the spoonful.  It’s technically not hummus because it doesn’t contain tahini, but ‘hummus’ rolls off the tongue of a 2 yr. old much more easily than ‘Mediterranean garbanzo spread’.  It’s a nice ego boost; someone requests this recipe …