It’s time to stock up on natural skin care and pure makeup–these goodies make perfect stocking stuffers and hostess gifts! It’s also time to restock the pantry with gluten-free baking goods and the hall closet with nontoxic household goods.Read More
My Quest for the Perfect Travel Mug
Some time ago, I began a quest to rid our kitchen of plastic. Currently we’re at about 95%, having held onto just a few last pieces of plastic ware–mostly for freezer purposes.
Earlier this year, I was determined to replace our leaky, plastic travel mugs with higher quality, non-plastic cups. Mr. Native Texan drinks coffee on his way to the office every day, and I drink hot decaf tea every morning.
At home, I was using my favorite, huge, curvy, blue ceramic mug. When out and about, we were both using those pesky cups that leaked, and that I knew were leaching plastic into our hot drinks.
One day, Mr. Native Texan came home from work and surprised me with a new, stainless steel travel mug. I didn’t have to do a lick of research! He’d visited the Bed Bath and Beyond near his office, and asked for their best travel mug.
I’m happy to report that this awesome stainless steel travel mug has been going strong ever since. Here’s what I love about it…Read More
This gluten and dairy-free pizza recipe was a big hit with my Yankee Homestead family, all the way down to our last little pickiest eater. Little Brother is four, and will not eat cheese or tomatoes. Which sort of rules out traditional pizza.
So we’ve been experimenting with slightly non-conventional pizza toppings, like this Thai pizza, in an effort to slowly acclimate him to the idea of eating pizza. My hope is that once we accomplish that, we can work on getting him to eat pizza with tomato sauce, and maybe even cheese!
Until then, I’ll be relying on this recipe for our easy pizza nights. Enjoy!Read More
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My Yankee Homestead family took advantage of the Buy One, Get One sale on Whey Too Yummy ABBA Bars last month, which allowed us to enjoy the protein bars on our week-long trip to the beach last week. Hooray for easy, healthy snacks!
Last week, I shared a few recipes for Healthy Gummy Treats. They’re a new favorite around here–easy to make, fun to eat and good for you, too.
I’m guessing, however, that the average American family doesn’t just happen to have a canister of gelatin–a key ingredient in Healthy Gummy Treats as well as Homemade Marshmallows–hanging around in the pantry.
At least we didn’t, until I read Yet Another Recipe for DIY Gummy Snacks, and decided it was finally time to give it a shot myself.
Which meant purchasing gelatin.Read More
Let me tell you, it is nigh unto impossible to find prepackaged protein snacks suitable for a gluten-free, sugar-free, Real Food diet. There are a few bars out there that we do eat here at the Yankee Homestead, but they all contain at least one ingredient that I’d rather not feed my family.
Until now. (Drum roll, please.)Read More