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Low Carb Blondie Fudge!

What is better than buttery, caramely, soft and fudgey bites of healthy goodness with hints of sweet chocolate bits? We’re not sure. Which is why we are offering you this easy-peasy five minute fudge recipe that calls for some simple yet extremely nutritional ingredients to bring you back to the basics of good eating.

This fudge recipe is decadent and rich. It’s the perfect bite of sweetness for after supper when you don’t want something heavy but just a little something sweet to round out the meal.

Nan_Perrin

Are you aware of the amazing health benefits of butter? If not, you gotta find out! You will be amazed that you never had a good reason to feel guilty for indulging in the delicious spread. If you are one of those people then you gotta know what you are missing out on! However, if you would like these to be made dairy free you have that option too and it is explained in the video! We hope you enjoy these as much as we do!!

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Honey Throat Coat

Natural Sore Throat Fix

What to do when the seasons change and you start to feel under the weather? An achey-scratchy-irritating sore throat that so many of us experience as one of the symptoms of a bad cold can leave us feeling a plethora of emotions as it is not only uncomfortable but can deter us from eating. As a result of not eating enough, our blood sugar tends to drop lower than normal making us much more grumpier than usual.

I don’t think we are alone in looking for the most natural and effective way to beat a bad cold or to heal a sore throat. Our culture is really catching on to natural healing and the wonderful benefits of essential oils.

We have found a great all natural sore throat relief and if you haven’t tried this already than we highly recommend you do! It not only gives your throat relief by numbing the irritating scratch, it also works as an antiseptic, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory aid. So it definitely calm the inflamed throat but it will also fight against the nasty viral infection itself!

What to do:

  1. Add a couple drops of 100% pure therapuetic grade tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) oil to 1/4 cup of warm water. Gargle for a few minutes then spit.
  2. Take a teaspoon of raw honey following which also serves as a great sore throat reliever and will take away the bitter flavor of the tea tree oil.
  3. Repeat this every few hours!

Heads up: the taste is not pleasant. Generally tea tree oil is not for oral consumption. However some do swallow it. We suggest that if you do then use a high quality therapeutic grade essential oil such as Young Living or DoTERRA and use it sparingly.

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Honey Tonic

 

 

Natural Sore Throat Fix

What to do when the seasons change and you start to feel under the weather? An achey-scratchy-irritating sore throat that so many of us experience as one of the symptoms of a bad cold can leave us feeling a plethora of emotions as it is not only uncomfortable but can deter us from eating and thus making cause our blood sugar to drop lower than normal making us much more grumpier than usual.

I don’t think we are alone in looking for the most natural and effective way to beat a bad cold or heal a sore throat. Our culture is really catching on to natural healing and the wonderful benefits of essential oils.

We have found a great symptom relief for a sore throat the all natural way and if you haven’t tried this already than I highly suggest you do! It not only gives your throat relief by numbing the irritating scratch, it also works as an antiseptic, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory aid. Not only will it definitely calm the inflamed throat but it will also fight against the nasty viral infection itself!

So here’s what to do:

  1. Add a couple drops of 100% pure therapuetic grade tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) oil to a 1/4 cup of warm water. Gargle for a few minutes then spit.
  2. Take a teaspoon of raw honey following which also serves as a great sore throat reliever and will take away the bitter flavor of the tea tree oil.
  3. Repeat this every few hours!

Heads up: the taste is not pleasant. Generally tea tree oil is not for oral consumption as it can be toxic to the central nervous system. Use sparingly and never swallow.

 

In the Kitchen: Recipes and More, Superfoods, The Creative Home, Uncategorized

Low Carb Blondie Fudge!

What is better than buttery, caramely, soft and fudgey bites of healthy goodness with hints of sweet chocolate bits? We’re not sure. Which is why we are offering you this easy-peasy five minute fudge recipe that call for some simple yet extremely nutritional ingredients to bring you back to the basics of good eating. This fudge recipe is decadent and rich. It’s the perfect bite of sweetness for after supper when you don’t want something heavy but just a little something sweet to round out the meal.

Nan_Perrin

Are you aware of the amazing health benefits of butter? If not, you gotta find out! You will be amazed that you never had a good reason to feel guilty for indulging in the delicious spread. If you are one of those people then you gotta know what you are missing out on! However, if you would like these to be made dairy free you have that option too and it is explained in the video! We hope you enjoy these as much as we do!!

Iris and Hart Yummiest Creamy Chicken Soup
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Yummiest Creamy Chicken Soup

Soup is a staple in our house as the cool weather is upon us.  For some reason I like to eat warm, comforting food in the fall and winter.  Even smoothies don’t appeal to me as much.  Maybe its because I am cold natured and I like my insides to be warm too!  So here’s another soup recipe for you.

This is an old favorite soup recipe that my sister, Kellie, made for us years ago.  It’s so simple, yet so filling and nourishing. And a bit rich because of the cream cheese, which makes it the perfect soup for company or for pot lucks or to take to a family in need of a good homecooked meal.

Here’s the way I make it.  I cook a whole chicken either by boiling it in a pot full of water or roasting it in the oven.  I know Cate does the latter.  Either way you cook the chicken the soup tastes the same.

While the chicken is cooking, begin to cook the rice.  Then gather soy sauce, 2 or 3 garlic cloves, Jane’s Crazy Salt (found in the spice section at the grocery store), and 8 ounces of cream cheese.  These ingredients you will blend together before adding to the soup.  I use a stick blender and a deep bowl to accomplish this task.

Once you have a pile of cut up chicken, cooked rice and blended cream cheese mixture add all to 3 quarts of chicken broth. Let simmer, do not let it boil.  Sprinkle with chopped chives and enjoy a bowl of upscaled chicken and rice soup!

Jane’s Krazy Salt on Amazon!

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THM Version (E)

My Version: I like to separate my carbs and fats when I eat (most of the time), which keeps it in the E mode if you are a THM!

So I made this same soup for myself but I did not add cream cheese to the blending part. I added a bag of cooked cauliflower rice instead and then I thickened the soup with glucomannan . So follow the same steps as above but substitute cauliflower rice for the cream cheese, adding the seasonings and blending it together. Then add ½ ts of gluccie to the soup in pot. It was just as delicious, I thought, not quite as rich, but very flavorful. Cate said she preferred my way best! Try it and let me know what you think.

P.S. Glucomanan is a water -soluble dietary fiber that is derived from the Konjac root.  It has so many health benefits.  Here are a couple we like.    The high fiber content helps one feel full longer, thus can help with weight loss.  Since it is a water-soluble fiber it also has a beneficial effect on cholesterol.  Gluccie, as THMers call it,   helps relieve constipation and improves the health of your skin. The Japanese and Chinese have used konjac traditionally in their cuisine (ex. jellies) and medicine.  We love it for all  of these reasons. Give it a try! Click image below to be taken to amazon.