Category Archives: Healthy Living

Roasted Veggie and Kale Salad

On a chilly day a few weeks ago, roasted veggies sounded really good to me! When I was buying the veggies, I also spotted a large bag of chopped kale that was reasonably priced, so I thought I’d make a Roasted Veggie and Kale Salad! It’s a great salad to make, not only on those chilly end-of-winter and early spring days, but all spring and summer long. It’s a wonderful way to use your garden veggies or veggies you buy from your local farmers’ market! If you don’t grow your own kale, I recommend using a bag of pre-chopped kale for this salad, just to save some time in your prep work.

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Book Review: The Rooted Life

I received a review copy of this book; all opinions expressed are mine.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about homesteading and growing your own healthy organic food, this is a great book to learn from! The Rooted Life: Cultivating Health & Wholeness Through Growing Your Own Food (hardcover, Worthy Publishing) is authored by permaculture expert Justin Rhodes, the popular You Tube Homesteader of The Justin Rhodes Show.

Justin Rhodes started his homesteading lifestyle out of a desire to provide healthy, wholesome food for his family. Purchasing organic food was really becoming a strain on their budget, so he bought some seed packets on one visit to the grocery store. “That’s really how it started,” he writes. “We bought those lettuce seeds, plus a few other packets. We got some advice from a neighbor who had a garden, and we planted. Then we harvested. And our lives have never been the same.” Neither Justin or his wife Rebekah knew anything about growing their own food. “We started from scratch, made mistakes, and learned by doing. And the results have been way beyond our wildest dreams!”

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Desert Essence® Bath & Body Products

I received samples of the Desert Essence® natural skin care products shown above and am sharing about them in this post!

If you like using personal care products made with all-natural, organic ingredients, the Desert Essence® brand may just be what you’re looking for! Dessert Essence® creates quality products that not only feel great while you use them, but are filled with lots of nourishing goodness and free of artificial colors and fragrances. All ingredients are Continue reading

A New E-zine: Bard & Muse

Happy Monday evening to all of you! I wanted to tell you about a new E-zine a friend of mine is publishing, and this is her first issue! It’s called Bard & Muse. An intro message from the editor explains that the heart of this e-zine is to “sow seeds of inspiration that yield a bountiful harvest…when you come and see here, we want you to leave fuller for it.” So you’ll find inspiration for your soul as well as your garden, kitchen, and home!

You’ll have to check this issue out when you get a chance! I hope you enjoy looking through it—let me know what you think! You’ll find the first issue here.

Tropical Breakfast Parfait

Fruit and yogurt parfaits are perfect for a summer breakfast—it’s nice to have something that’s cool, refreshing, and easy to make! I had come up with this Tropical Breakfast Parfait recipe a few years ago and made it a little fancy by serving it in a vintage glass. If Continue reading