DIY – Whipped Body Butter: Easy, just 4 ingredients!

Winter is here and our skin is getting chapped and dry. To combat this, we made this quick and easy recipe for whipped body butter with just 4 ingredients and takes just minutes to make!

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While I used a Blendtec for this, it couldn’t be easier to make your own with a blender and hand mixer.

INGREDIENTS:

1 C. Pure Unrefined Shea Butter
1 C. Organic Cold Pressed Coconut Oil
1 Tbsp. Jojoba Oil
2 Tbsp. Vegetable Glycerin (optional)

Note: I used vegetable glycerine as our family’s skin is notoriously dry in the winter. You can opt to leave this out.

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H2mojO: A New Probiotic Drink

mojo logoH2mojO, a non-dairy water kefir beverage, is now available for purchase in its first retail store, in New Hope. The fermented beverage is non-alcoholic, made from organic raw sugar, apple juice, natural fruits, spices and kefir—a bacteria yeast combination full of bioavailable vitamins and live probiotics.

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Nothing like pick-your-own

Pick-Your-Own season has started. Why should you consider this form of grocery shopping? Scroll down for our top 5 reasons.

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Homemade Iced Tea with Fresh Mint Ice Cubes

Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free
YIELDS: 8 servings

This recipe is healthful and refreshing, with an impressive presentation. It is easy to brew all summer long, using only loose, organic tea and common household items (no fancy gadgets needed).

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2-quart mason jar, with lid and ring
  • Cheesecloth (1 layer about 5”x 5” square)
  • Loose tea—herbals, rooibos and white blends work best for this method
  • Ice cube tray -a few sprigs of fresh mint from the herb garden

PREPARATION:

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Fun and practical Kids’ Project with Fuse Beads (aka Perler Beads)

ImageEver buy one of those econo-packs of Perler/Fuse beads that have 20,000 beads in them and wonder how many flowers, horses, and dogs you’ll have to iron before you get through them all? Well, here’s a project that will allow you to use a lot of beads all at once and make something useful as well. We just gave ours to the kids’ teachers and they       L-O-V-E-D them!

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Drink Recipe: Piña Colada in the MORNING?!

YES!

Our good friend Leah Dillon Personal Training and Wellness has set forth a personal 100 day challenge that started yesterday. The goal is to do 100 days of… something, anything that is a bit a of a challenge for you to do. 100 days takes us right to New Year’s Eve, which if completed, leaves us with one less resolution for 2013. By the way, it’s not too late to join in! You can also find her on Facebook.

Here’s my accountability for this morning: 6am gym, and this yummy kale-filled piña colada juice!

The recipe is as follows, everything to personal taste.

INGREDIENTS:

  • kale
  • coconut water (I got mine straight out of the coconut)
  • honey crisp apple
  • pineapple chunks

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Kid Friendly Recipe: Sweet Potato and Tofu Skewers with Lemon-Garlic Mayo

YIELDS: 4 servings

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Sweet Potato and Tofu Skewers

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 lb sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½- to 1-inch piece tofu cubes
  • Wooden toothpicks or small skewers

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