Sweet, Sweet Sunday

What’s Next?

Every now annd then…usually whenever I finish a big group of posts about the same topic I like to stop and take a break and look backwards and forwards at where I’ve been and where I’m headed as far as content.

The purpose of my blog is supposed to be crawling up the Raw Foods pyramid one tier at a time…going from bottom to top…Yet I just finished posting several recipes containing meat…how dare me, right?!!

Another purpose of my blog is supposed to be learning to cook healthier foods now that my husband has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes…

If you haven[t figured out, I have ADHD…my thoughts wander all over the place constantly…so if you are a regular reader, expect tangents…

Anyway…enough about that…

So let’s look back…

Before I started going up the Pyramid, I decided that it might be wise to look at several different cooking methods…(yeah, I know…so much for raw foods, right?!)

But most of us have spouses and children who would probably not be too content to eat raw veggies, raw fruit, seaweed, and nutritional yeast for the rest of their lives.

So we have taken a look at three different cooking methods—sauteeing, pan frying, and deep frying.

Honestly, I still want to continue my experiments in deep frying…by talking about making such things as onion rings and tempura….

But then I want to move on to other cooking methods..

Here are a list of the different cooking methods that are commonly used…

But first let’s finish deep frying…by learning how to make onion rings…

Join me for the Journey…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Getting Healthy, Sweet, Sweet Sunday

Essential Essential Oil Essentials

Way back in March, I had decided to choose one essential oil per month and discover just exactly what this particular oil is, what it’s used for, and so forth.

Well, this hasn’t happened…

So my goal in these next few posts is to catch up on these oils so that I can hopefully stick with my original goal of highlighting one essential oil per month.

Having written this blog for a short while, it seems like the “Muffins and Magnolias” mission has become…

—to begin living a healthier lifestyle and develop new habits that will simplify and improve your quality of life every single day.

I really believe that this is important, and that everyone—or at least almost everyone—wants to accomplish and learn about how to do this.

I also believe that developing the habit of using the right essential oils for the right purpose can be an important part of achieving this goal.

We began our venture into the world of essential oils with a list of the best essential oils for helping to cure insomnia. These essential oils are…

  1. Bergamot
  2. Cedarwood
  3. Frankincense
  4. Juniper Berry
  5. Lavender
  6. Marjoram
  7. Roman Chamomile
  8. Sandalwood
  9. Vetiver
  10. Ylang Ylang

This last series of posts about sugar substitutes and processed foods is starting to become to academic and serious…I need to take a short break from this topic myself, especially today while I will be preparing desserts for our 4th of July cookout tomorrow, right?!

So join me as we catch up on these essential oils that should have been included in posts from the last four months–cedarwood, frankincense, juniper berry, and lavender…and don’t feel guilty about eating that entire gallon of Blue Bell all by self tomorrow…I won’t…