Beans were a cheap and easy meal for my mom to make when I was growing up. I loved (and still love) salted pinto beans in a crockpot with cornbread. However, when I got married, I quickly realized my husband didn’t feel the same way. For the longest time I couldn’t figure out what recipe… Continue reading The Best Crockpot Pork and Beans Recipe
As a college student, I had a roommate with celiac disease. We would make gluten and dairy-free meals together, and it generally tasted pretty delicious! However, I can honestly say that gluten and dairy-free desserts are generally made of chalk and disappointment. At least, the ones I tried with my friend. But fear not, my… Continue reading Gluten and Dairy-Free Almond Brownies
Where I live, spring is full of chilly days that are asking for a bowl of soup and a cozy blanket. This is a soup that I turn to regularly for dinner when I don’t have time (Or don’t want to cook!). It has a few simple ingredients that make a hearty, and dairy-free, soup.… Continue reading Great Northern Bean and Kielbasa Soup
Soups are a staple for me during the autumn and winter seasons. I particularly love hearty and chunky soups. When I want a bowl of soup on a snowy day, canned soup just doesn’t cut it. If you feel the same way, you might appreciate this list of tips to take your homemade soup to… Continue reading How to Take Your Soups to the Next Level
I’m sure we have all met at least one person that says “Yeah, I’m lactose-intolerant but I eat whatever I want anyway.” Ummm….are y’all ok? For me, the symptoms of lactose intolerance are not easy to ignore. I definitely feel it if I eat something I shouldn’t! For those of you that eat whatever you… Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Lactose Intolerance
Cookies come in so many shapes and sizes- so why not monster size? Jokes aside, these are some seriously delicious cookies. Chocolate chips, allergy-friendly M&Ms (Known as No-No’s!), peanut butter, and oatmeal make up these amazing treats. There are many versions of the monster cookie, but this one just happens to be gluten-free and dairy-free!… Continue reading Dairy-Free Monster Cookies
As we come to a close of 2021 and look to 2022 and all that it will hold, it is easy to become overwhelmed and worried. Did I create too much waste this year? Can we afford that eco-friendly item? Can I quit my job, move into the woods with my husband and dog, have… Continue reading 5 Ways to Make 2022 More Sustainable
Food intolerances and allergies are no fun, especially when it comes to the holidays. All that dairy, gluten, and sugar come together to make such tasty treats- buuut my stomach doesn’t see them as gifts.
It’s so easy to get all wrapped up (ha, get it?) in the hustle and bustle of the holidays. There are so many gifts to get, treats to make (and eat!), and family events to go to.
I don’t know about you, but another worry to add to the list is all the waste during this time. Gift wrap, plastic wrapped toys, and ribbon all end up in the dumpster.
However, I realized that if I take the time to simplify or thrift my decor and reuse what I already have, I don’t have to worry do much! Without further ado, here are five tips to make the holidays a little better for the planet.
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