Plantain: First Aid Use for this Common Weed

The next time you get a mosquito bite, the secret to stopping your itch may be as close as your backyard. You may have even assumed it was just a weed! Plantain leaves are actually a great medicinal plant that, along with soothing a bug bite, will also take away the pain from a bee sting, and aid in healing to minor scrapes.

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Healing Aloe Vera Plant for Added Health & Beauty

When my kids were growing up, I often had an aloe vera plant decorating a table or a window sill. This easy-to-grow succulent is best known to relieve sunburn. It’s cooling effect and healing properties relieve sunburn pain and minimize skin from peeling.

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1 Recipe 3 Ways: Cauliflower “Fried Rice”- Plant-based, Meat, or Quick & Easy

1 Recipe 3 Ways are staple meals in our family since we have both plant-based and meat eaters. I developed a plant-based recipe with a meat option plus a simple version using pre-made ingredients from the grocery store.

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Lentil-stuffed Squash with Herbs & Mushrooms: A Thanksgiving Dish or Meal on It’s Own

This recipe is a favorite Thanksgiving dish for our plant-based family members!  Satisfying mushrooms plus sage, oregano and thyme adds nutrition and flavor to the lentils. 

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DIY Lemon Vinegar and Household Cleaner – Safe, Inexpensive & Easy to Make

Make your own eco-friendly cleaner and reduce your family’s exposure to toxic chemicals in many store-bought cleaners. It’s easy… all you need is vinegar, water and a squeeze of soap.

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Teresa’s Top 5 Healthy Tips

It’s easy to get confused when it comes to health and wellness. Depending on your goals, your list of healthy tips could look a little different than mine. My goal is healing, so I choose to eat an abundance of fruits and vegetables full of healing flavonoids and antioxidants.  

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1 Recipe 3 Ways: Nacho Potatoes – Plant-based, Meat, or Quick & Easy

In our home,  we have both plant-based and meat eaters, which can make meal planning a challenge. Even if you eat meat, adding a few more plant-based meals can both save you money and support your health with more vegetables and less fat.

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Healing Broth: Adding Flavor and Nutrition to Your Recipes

We’ve all been there: you buy veggies with the best intentions, but they start to get old or wilted before you can finish them. When this happens to me, I know it’s time to make healing broth!

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Pumpkin-Spiced Apple Smoothie: Sugar-Free Guilt-Free Treat

Pumpkin-spiced treats are a fall favorite!  This flavorful pumpkin-spiced apple smoothie is a sugar-free, guilt-free immune boosting treat you can enjoy as often as you like! 

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Homemade Immune Boosting Root Beer Recipe

When you think of root beer, “healthy” probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But this homemade root beer isn’t your average sugary soda. It’s immune-boosting and full of medicinal roots and mushrooms.

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Apples with “Caramel Dip”: a Delicious Healthy Snack

This sugar-free healing treat will leave you satisfied and nourished.  It is a perfect afternoon healthy snack for kids and an impressive treat for company. 

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Make Your Own Dandelion Root Latte – with Great Health Benefits

Drinking a dandelion root latte is one of my favorite ways to consume this medicinal plant. I have a special attraction and amazement towards this abundant NW plant. Dandelion reminds me that even when we try to push nature away, like when people try to kill dandelions as a weed, nature still loves us and provides medicine for us just about everywhere.

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