Healthy recipes for busy lives & my 3 steps to success

Yes, we are busy, but we can still eat healthy! I know first hand that cooking healthy meals can be difficult on a busy schedule, reason why I dedicate my work to this very cause and I am happy to say that I have cracked the code of being healthy while busy and I want to share it with you, so you can also experience the same level of success. 

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More from Less - the Abundant Minimalism experiment

It is interesting to me that we can overfill our lives with stuff and not even realize it. My husband and I have faced some financial changes in the last few years together. The intuitive part of me knows we will always be provided, but the logical part of my mind does not want to take any chances. The funny thing is that my need to control my environment is often what makes the process seem hard, when in fact, it is not.  

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How to make Kombucha - fermented goodness

Kombucha is a fermented tea drink near and dear to my heart. It is a source of probiotics (if fermented correctly) and it is a great replacement for sparkling sugary drinks. I brew mine at home, usually let it go a little longer than most to make it stronger and I consume about 1/4 to 1/2 cup a day for its benefits to healthy digestion. Like every new trend, there is already some contradictions when it comes to Kombucha, so here is my take on this awesome drink. 

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Minimalism - a simpler life

Minimalism is now a trend, but the principle had a place in my heart even before it was cool. Stuff (the best way to simply define the accumulation of material things) has energy and very quickly it can make a room feel heavy, cluttered and uncomfortable. I am particularly sensitive to messy spaces and unused things not fulfilling their purpose, so one day I decided to go on a 3-day journey that changed the way I shopped, organized and felt around my home.  

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3-Ingredient Natural Bug Spray for Busy Lives

I love summer time, but  mosquitoes love me too. I am usually that one person that gets all the love, while no one else seems to have a single mosquito bite. I need to wear a god bug spray to even go out to my deck for 5 minutes!! So yes, this is something I take very seriously.

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Why to wear menstrual cups – my personal experience

I decided to write this article after talking to a few friends about menstrual cups. I have been using one for almost half a year now (wish I had discovered them sooner!), and after asking friends if they had tried one, to my surprise, I got 2 types of responses. They either said no because they were somehow intimidated by the concept or yes after a long period of anxiety. The “no” people were curious and the yes people were very pleased once they actually went through the process.  

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Making broth - soup from the heart

I love making broth and even though I have made both broth before, veggie broths are my go to. I love how much flavour they add to sauces and soups and how many nutrients it can add to a dish. One of the ways I love to enjoy it is as a starter to a nice meal. Simply add some chopped sea weed for some extra iodine, some tilted greens and grated veggies and you got yourself a nice treat. 

This Liquid Gold, as some like to call it, is a lot easier to make than one may think.

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Did you know you could use coconut for that?!!

Fractionated coconut oil has may uses and applications, from clean-beauty to natural bug sprays. But its benefits go well beyond personal body care. Coconut oil can also be used around the house, proving to be one of the most versatile ingredients of all times.  

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Washing produce the natural way

This is a super simple solution to unnecessary chemicals and makes food prep a lot quicker. I have been using this recipe for many years now and the addition of essential oils started to happen in 2015. If you don't have high grade essential oils, I recommend using an actual lemon (1/2 freshly squeezed) as it will also do the job.

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Green cleaning with citrus essential oils

Green Cleaning has become the norm in our homes for many years. One day, after walking into a local store and seeing all the (real) green options available, I remember coming back to the car feeling overwhelmed (and almost angry for not knowing such a world existed!). After going home and doing tons of research, I started to change everything to more natural options. Today, I am proud to say I took it a step further and started making my own cleaning products, mostly using the ingredients below and DoTerra citrus essential oils. I know they are safe for my family, inexpensive, effective and good for the planet.

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