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 stickContinue reading “Essential Essential Oil Essentials”

Acacia Honey—The What?! Why?! Which?! and How?!—July 2018 Honey of the Month

Acacia honey is one of the most popular honey varieties. It is widely considered one of the best kinds of honey in the world, provided it is authentic….and is.highly sought after around the world. Acacia honey is made from the nectar of Robinia pseudoacacia, what we here in America know as the black locust tree, orContinue reading “Acacia Honey—The What?! Why?! Which?! and How?!—July 2018 Honey of the Month”

Monofloral Honey—The Which?!

  Oh my goodness!!! Before I started reading up on honey, I had no clue that there are SO, SO, SO many varieties…I thought honey was just something you picked up in a bear-shaped container found on the very top shelf at Walmart. By the way, that top shelf at Walmart can be a veryContinue reading “Monofloral Honey—The Which?!”

Honey—The Why?!

Now for the most important question about monofloral honey—or at least to me and my family at this time as we rethink our diet and learn more about nutrition… Do we add/keep monofloral honey on our Grocery IQ app or not?! Just like I did in previous posts on why we should all be eatingContinue reading “Honey—The Why?!”

Honey—The What?!

Honey is so familiar to almost all of us as Americans, that there’s really no reason to go into a in-depth explanation of what honey actually is…most of us already know that honey is primarily produced by bees gathering nectar from nearby flowers and storing it in wax structures called honeycombs. And the 20,000 to 40,000Continue reading “Honey—The What?!”

Date-Sugar Sugar Cookies

Now that we know that date sugar is a healthy sweetener alternative for diabetics than standard granulated sugar…where do we find it?…how do we make it ourselves?…how do we use it in a recipe? What are the benefits of using date sugar instead of regular granulated sugar? Antioxidants…Dates contain the highest concentration of antioxidants ofContinue reading “Date-Sugar Sugar Cookies”

Date Sugar—What?! Why?! How?!

The What?! Another natural sugar substitute that’s popular among raw food enthusiasts. Date sugar is simply made by dehydrating and finely grinding whole dates into a granular powder and requires no processing whatsoever. Date sugar has a lightly sweet, caramel-like flavor and the consistency of brown sugar.   The Why?! Even though dates contain tons ofContinue reading “Date Sugar—What?! Why?! How?!”

Blackstrap Molasses—The How?!

So these last few posts have been about blackstrap molasses—what blackstrap molasses are and why we need to consider adding blackstrap molasses to our family grocery lists. But I thought it would be more fun to start talking about a few ways to use these blackstrap molasses once we do purchase them. One way toContinue reading “Blackstrap Molasses—The How?!”

Black Strap Molasses—The Why?!

Since I started this journey toward creating a healthier lifestyle for my family, I have begun actually looking at nutrition labels before chunking anything and everything into my grocery cart, especially processed foods. My goal has been to create a Master Grocery List based on what I have learned as I go along. Just likeContinue reading “Black Strap Molasses—The Why?!”

Barley Malt Syrup

Barley Malt Syrup—The What?! Barley malt syrup is an all-natural dark brown, thick and sticky liquid sweetening product that is only half as sweet as sugar and with its own strong distinctive flavor. The consistency of barley malt syrup is similar to molasses and golden syrup. Barley malt syrup is made by drying and then cooking sproutedContinue reading “Barley Malt Syrup”