Organic dried cherries and Sockeye salmon from VitalChoice

I’m sure you have all been losing sleep over how to get organic dried cherries…you will rest well tonight knowing they do exist.  Last month I posted a quinoa recipe that lists dried cherries as an ingredient.  I mentioned that I have been looking for dried cherries that are organic without added sugar because cherries …

Guest blogger: Margo’s crispy gluten-free rice bars

My friend Margo is one of those amazing bakers who can actually create her own recipes.  Anytime I try something new and want to figure out how to bake it, I go to her.  I can improvise fairly well when I’m cooking, but I respect baking as an exact science so I get a little …

Aromatherapy body/bath/ massage oil

Since I started this blog I’ve been asked consistently about body lotion. Here’s my ‘recipe’ for an inexpensive concoction that can be used for body oil, bath oil or massage oil.  I’ve been using the same ‘recycled’ 8 ounce glass bottle with a pump for years.  I just refill it every 2 to 3 months. …

How safe is your sun protection?

Technically, summer isn’t quite upon us but I’ve been receiving alot of emails asking about sun protection.  And considering that skin cancer is the most prevalent type of cancer in the United States, I’m not surprised by the level of concern.  Not only are we inundated with conflicting information about the pros and cons of …

Chocolate banana pops

I know summer hasn’t quite hit in the north but it’s officially hot in Ft. Lauderdale.  So here’s a recipe for one of our favorite ways to cool down.  If you like bananas and chocolate, you’ll love these.  For the moms out there, your kids probably already love bananas which are high in potassium, but …

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 …

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 …

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 …