Monday, June 29, 2015

Organic Places to Eat While Traveling


Are you going to be traveling this summer? Do you desire to eat only organic, vegan, or do you love juice bars? It's Your Life magazine has compiled a list of organic, vegan, and juice bars from around the country. We have personally called each one to verify that they do indeed carry organic food. One thing we came across was that alot of the restaurants listed on the web and Happy Cow are not organic. Personally I want to be able to go into a restaurant and know for sure that the food is organic.

During this process we learned that the small restaurants are transparent with their ingredients. Those are the ones which we have chosen to list on the "Places to Eat" page on the web site for the magazine. It is fair to tell you that you should ask the server which dishes are organic because we found that many of them are not 100% organic, but are willing to disclose which foods are not. Even with this being said it is better than having no organic option at all.

There are alot of restaurants yet to be contacted you could help us know which are worth calling by supplying the name and location. With all this said happy, healthy, natural living travels.

Organic Places to Eat in the United States

Where are you traveling to this summer? Let us know and we will get busy finding organic restaurants for the area.




Thursday, June 25, 2015

Real Food Fridays #94 Link Up

DO NOT LINK UP UNTIL YOU HAVE READ THE RULES.
Rule #1  If your ingredients do not have the following labels on it, or the ingredients are not listed as organic, filtered water, or cane sugar, you are using genetically mutant ingredients, sorry to burst your bubble.


Rule #2 However, if you list your ingredients as just sugar, pepper, flour that is exceptable.  Images that include non-organic brands will be deleted. That means if you have a picture of what you used, and I see Kraft, McCormick, etc the post will be deleted.

Rule #3 Bloggers only.

Notice
By submitting your email address you give your permission to receive emails informing you the link up is live. 

The purpose of this link up is to help others change from genetically mutant foods to real foods. If you are not eating organic, you are consuming GMOs that are void of vitamins and minerals.

It’s Your Life

Your host are Mary from Back to the Basics, and Mary's Kitchen.
                     Your co-hosts are

Thanks to all the awesome real food bloggers who link up each week. Let's support each other by checking out at least one other blog posts, and let them know you found them at the Real Food link up.

Check out the new Facebook group for Real Food Bloggers, join us and share your posts. Any and all posts I view will be shared on all social media including the Facebook group and the  Real Food Fridays board on Pintrest.

Feel free to link up your real food posts, bloggers only please, family friendly posts pertaining to anything related to real food, or health related link ups/blog hops.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Real Food Fridays #93 Link Up

DO NOT LINK UP UNTIL YOU HAVE READ THE RULES.
Rule #1  If your ingredients do not have the following labels on it, or the ingredients are not listed as organic, filtered water, or cane sugar, you are using genetically mutant ingredients, sorry to burst your bubble.


Rule #2 However, if you list your ingredients as just sugar, pepper, flour that is exceptable.  Images that include non-organic brands will be deleted. That means if you have a picture of what you used, and I see Kraft, McCormick, etc the post will be deleted.

Rule #3 Bloggers only.

Notice
By submitting your email address you give your permission to receive emails informing you the link up is live. 

The purpose of this link up is to help others change from genetically mutant foods to real foods. If you are not eating organic, you are consuming GMOs that are void of vitamins and minerals.

It’s Your Life

Your host are Mary from Back to the Basics, and Mary's Kitchen.
                     Your co-hosts are

Thanks to all the awesome real food bloggers who link up each week. Let's support each other by checking out at least one other blog posts, and let them know you found them at the Real Food link up.

Check out the new Facebook group for Real Food Bloggers, join us and share your posts. Any and all posts I view will be shared on all social media including the Facebook group and the  Real Food Fridays board on Pintrest.

Feel free to link up your real food posts, bloggers only please, family friendly posts pertaining to anything related to real food, or health related link ups/blog hops.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Sweet Potato, Pumpkin, Coconut Pudding GF DF Vegan

I have a strong desire these day to create sweet treats with sweet potatoes. My first creation was sweet potato cookies which turned out too mushy, but tasted amazing. I will be making these again, but revamping the recipe more than what I did.

After the cookie episode I decided to create a pudding using sweet potatoes. I figured if it turned out too mushy it would not matter, hey it's pudding. Sooo, I set out to find a recipe and settled on one to revamp.

Sweet Potato, Pumpkin, Coconut Pudding

Potato, Pumpkin, Coconut Pudding
2 Cups cooked sweet potatoes
1 - 15 oz can of pumpkin
1/4 Cup can sugar
2 tsp Ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp Clove
4 Eggs
1 Can coconut milk
1/4 Cup coconut flakes
1 Package of graham crackers

Preheat oven at 350 degrees

Take the sweet potatoes, place them in a baking dish and bake until soft. Peel the skin off the potatoes and place in a food processor, add pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon, and clove mix well. Pour into a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.

Bake in the oven for 45 minutes let cool and top with coconut milk whip cream.

I baked the sweet potatoes the night  and peeled them because they take an hour and a half to two hours depending on the size.

Coconut Whip Cream

1 Can of coconut milk that has been refrigerated over night very important
Maple syrup to taste
1/2 tsp Vanilla

Five minutes before you make the whip cream place a bowl (I use glass) in the freezer for five minutes. Drain the liquid from the coconut milk into a bowl and save for smoothies. Using only the thick cream put into a bowl with the other ingredients and mix with a hand mixer until peaks form.

This whip  cream is fantastic and does not taste like coconut making it great for hot cocoa, frosting, and on other desserts.


Thursday, June 11, 2015

Real Food Fridays #92 Link Up

DO NOT LINK UP UNTIL YOU HAVE READ THE RULES.
Rule #1  If your ingredients do not have the following labels on it, or the ingredients are not listed as organic, filtered water, or cane sugar, you are using genetically mutant ingredients, sorry to burst your bubble.


Rule #2 However, if you list your ingredients as just sugar, pepper, flour that is exceptable.  Images that include non-organic brands will be deleted. That means if you have a picture of what you used, and I see Kraft, McCormick, etc the post will be deleted.

Rule #3 Bloggers only.

Notice
By submitting your email address you give your permission to receive emails informing you the link up is live. 

The purpose of this link up is to help others change from genetically mutant foods to real foods. If you are not eating organic, you are consuming GMOs that are void of vitamins and minerals.

It’s Your Life

Your host are Mary from Back to the Basics, and Mary's Kitchen.
                     Your co-hosts are

Thanks to all the awesome real food bloggers who link up each week. Let's support each other by checking out at least one other blog posts, and let them know you found them at the Real Food link up.

Check out the new Facebook group for Real Food Bloggers, join us and share your posts. Any and all posts I view will be shared on all social media including the Facebook group and the  Real Food Fridays board on Pintrest.

Feel free to link up your real food posts, bloggers only please, family friendly posts pertaining to anything related to real food, or health related link ups/blog hops.

DO NOT LINK UP UNTIL YOU HAVE READ THE RULES.
Rule #1  If your ingredients do not have the following labels on it, or the ingredients are not listed as organic, filtered water, or cane sugar, you are using genetically mutant ingredients, sorry to burst your bubble.


Rule #2 However, if you list your ingredients as just sugar, pepper, flour that is exceptable.  Images that include non-organic brands will be deleted. That means if you have a picture of what you used, and I see Kraft, McCormick, etc the post will be deleted.

Rule #3 Bloggers only.

Notice
By submitting your email address you give your permission to receive emails informing you the link up is live. 

The purpose of this link up is to help others change from genetically mutant foods to real foods. If you are not eating organic, you are consuming GMOs that are void of vitamins and minerals.

It’s Your Life

Your host are Mary from Back to the Basics, and Mary's Kitchen.
                     Your co-hosts are

Thanks to all the awesome real food bloggers who link up each week. Let's support each other by checking out at least one other blog posts, and let them know you found them at the Real Food link up.

Check out the new Facebook group for Real Food Bloggers, join us and share your posts. Any and all posts I view will be shared on all social media including the Facebook group and the  Real Food Fridays board on Pintrest.

Feel free to link up your real food posts, bloggers only please, family friendly posts pertaining to anything related to real food, or health related link ups/blog hops.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Real Food Fridays #91 Link Up

DO NOT LINK UP UNTIL YOU HAVE READ THE RULES.
Rule #1  If your ingredients do not have the following labels on it, or the ingredients are not listed as organic, filtered water, or cane sugar, you are using genetically mutant ingredients, sorry to burst your bubble.


Rule #2 However, if you list your ingredients as just sugar, pepper, flour that is exceptable.  Images that include non-organic brands will be deleted. That means if you have a picture of what you used, and I see Kraft, McCormick, etc the post will be deleted.

Rule #3 Bloggers only.

Notice
By submitting your email address you give your permission to receive emails informing you the link up is live. 

The purpose of this link up is to help others change from genetically mutant foods to real foods. If you are not eating organic, you are consuming GMOs that are void of vitamins and minerals.

It’s Your Life

Your host are Mary from Back to the Basics, and Mary's Kitchen.
                     Your co-hosts are

Thanks to all the awesome real food bloggers who link up each week. Let's support each other by checking out at least one other blog posts, and let them know you found them at the Real Food link up.

Check out the new Facebook group for Real Food Bloggers, join us and share your posts. Any and all posts I view will be shared on all social media including the Facebook group and the  Real Food Fridays board on Pintrest.

Feel free to link up your real food posts, bloggers only please, family friendly posts pertaining to anything related to real food, or health related link ups/blog hops.

DO NOT LINK UP UNTIL YOU HAVE READ THE RULES.
Rule #1  If your ingredients do not have the following labels on it, or the ingredients are not listed as organic, filtered water, or cane sugar, you are using genetically mutant ingredients, sorry to burst your bubble.


Rule #2 However, if you list your ingredients as just sugar, pepper, flour that is exceptable.  Images that include non-organic brands will be deleted. That means if you have a picture of what you used, and I see Kraft, McCormick, etc the post will be deleted.

Rule #3 Bloggers only.

Notice
By submitting your email address you give your permission to receive emails informing you the link up is live. 

The purpose of this link up is to help others change from genetically mutant foods to real foods. If you are not eating organic, you are consuming GMOs that are void of vitamins and minerals.

It’s Your Life

Your host are Mary from Back to the Basics, and Mary's Kitchen.
                     Your co-hosts are

Thanks to all the awesome real food bloggers who link up each week. Let's support each other by checking out at least one other blog posts, and let them know you found them at the Real Food link up.

Check out the new Facebook group for Real Food Bloggers, join us and share your posts. Any and all posts I view will be shared on all social media including the Facebook group and the  Real Food Fridays board on Pintrest.

Feel free to link up your real food posts, bloggers only please, family friendly posts pertaining to anything related to real food, or health related link ups/blog hops.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

It's Your Life Natural Living Magazine

It's Your Life June/July 2015
Late last night my awesome dream life coach and creative designer Krista Nelson from Just Get it Done Now made this happen. Running a magazine is no easy task even before this issue was published I have articles coming in for August/September issue. At the same time I would not want to do anything else. I love all of our contributors who share the same passion that I do, to help others live happy, healthy, natural lives.

I want to thank all those who read, subscribed, and shared our first issue. We had over 15,000 views and it is still climbing, thank you for your support. I also want to say that we have decided to keep this as a free magazine. However, you can subscribe to be notified when a new issue is released. If you want to know when the next issue is released receive a free monthly unique article on natural living go to the Updates page on our web site.We have also set up a Blog Talk Radio account and once that gets going you will be updated along with receiving when new shows are recorded, guests, and the topic they will be discussing.

So, what can you expect to see in this issue? We have alot, but our focus is on dairy month.

Awesome Photography Spread

Once again Krista Nelson my dream life coach and creative designer for the magazine is a woman of many talents take a look at her spread on the inside cover and first page.

Organic Cooking with a Teen

Alexia a 15 year old homeschooler share her joy for cooking organic meals page 9

Dairy Alternatives & Recipes

Dr Jennifer Weinberg MD, MPH, MBE is a lifestyle, wellness, and environmental health consultant and certified health coach article on page 12.

The Three P's of Successful Homeschooling 

Lynda Ackert founder of Christian Homeschool Hub a place to meet other homeschoolers her article is on page 15

What it Means to be Organic: USDA Organic Standards Explained

This article is a reprint from the Botanie/Soap blog for organic soap making supplies or personal label which can be found on page 19

Blacksmith Class for High School Homeschoolers

Joyce Wheeler from It's Your Life blog and publisher of It's Your Life Magazine page 20

DIY Ginger Tincture

Mary Smith from Mary's Heirloom Seeds GMO free seeds article on page 23 

Cooking With Carob

Diane Hurst from the Gentle Shepherd  homeschool curriculum site & more article is on page 25

6 Ways to Make Fitness a Family Affair 

Aimee Shilling from the blog Forty by Forty Fitness is a marathon who shared this article on page 28


Developing Language Skills in Children Naturally

Katie Glennon from Katie's Homeschool Cottage Charlotte Mason & unit studies article on page 30



Benefits of Raw Milk

Marla Gates from Organic 4 Greenlivings is a natural living blog find her article on page 33.


Purification  

Gonzalez blogs at Rehab to Riches is a homeschool mom and Living Young distributor see her article on page 35


How to get your Kids to Eat Veggies without Losing your Cool (or your mind) 

Lindajean Luca CNHP helps others live natural lives through the use of foods and His--n-Herbs supplements her article is on page 38



Be sure to visit the It's Your Life web site where you can submit a question for Mary about gardening or Dr Weinberg about natural health. Select questions will appear in the magazine and web site. If you are interested in being a contributor visit the Contributor's Guidelines page.