Offering healthy, homemade alternatives to the typical junk fare is the most important step in hosting a healthy birthday party for your child.   Ideas for making a homemade cake, frosting, drinks, and food were discussed in previous posts. There are other considerations besides food, however, when planning a healthy birthday celebration.  The guests won’t …

In this post, I will cover other food items that are typically served at a child’s birthday party and how to have healthy alternatives to all the junk when you are priviledged to host the party yourself.   Please remember that my personal goal for my child’s birthday is not to have them live in …

As I discussed in my previous post, a healthy birthday party for your child starts with making the cake yourself!    We’ve discussed how to make the cake, now let’s talk frosting!   The secret to making a frosting that is delicious and imparts nutrition is BUTTER!   The more butter, the better. And, if …

My big cooking challenge for this week is planning my son’s birthday party and keeping it fun and treat filled and yet still healthy.   Kind of a tall order, don’t you think?   Typical birthday parties for kids include unlimited soda, chips, tasteless Walmart type cake, and lots of candy in the goodie bags. …

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This post is about how to make the Master Tonic – an amazing, homemade, natural anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-parasitical remedy. Note that the Master Tonic is not to be confused with the Master Cleanse. Who needs Tamiflu with all its dangerous side effects when you have the Master Tonic, with no side effects, in …

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Kombucha tea is a traditional Russian drink that is made from fermenting plain black tea (or a combination of black and green tea) and sugar.     It has been consumed for hundreds of years and, through extensive testing in Russia, proven to be an effective overall body detoxifier through the binding of the organic …

I spent several hours in the kitchen today. Made a huge pot of “from scratch” chili using some homemade tomato puree I made the other day with a big bag of tomatoes given to us by a friend. The beans in the chili were prepared the traditional way .. that is, soaked for 24 hours …