No Cook Playdough

No Cook Play Dough 2 c flour, 1/2c salt, 2T cream of tarter (or vinegar/lemon juice), 2T oil (olive, vegetable, coconut)  Optional: food coloring, essential oils1-1 1/2 c boiling water Boil water on stove or in microwave and set aside to cool for a few minutes. While...

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Moon and Sensory Dough 1/2 c corn starch 3 T water2 T lotion or dish soap Food dye-optionalessential oil- optional Mindfulness Dough 1/2 c corn starch4-5 T wateroptional-food coloring and essential oils Mix together and knead with hands until a soft stretch dough...

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Baby Led Feeding Starter Foods

  This is the time for experimentation and do not worry about calories or if your baby is actually eating the food.  His/her nutrition comes from the breast or bottle still.  There is not an exact age when your baby is ready to start eating, some are...

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Homemade Toothpaste

Homemade Toothpaste

Save money on expensive “natural” toothpastes by making your own using ingredients already in your kitchen.

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Beyond the Kitchen – Time to Save Money

Eating cleaner foods from local and organic sources is fantastic.  But what are you doing beyond your kitchen?  Not only do I keep all processed foods out of my kitchen, but the same philosophy extends to my cleaning products.  I make all of my own hand...

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Local Raw Honey

Now selling Local Raw Organic Honey! A simple google search of 'raw honey' will provide endless sources of how beneficial raw honey is.  Here is a link to a website and information from Sally Fallon, from the Weston Price foundation on the benefits of raw honey...

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Salt Fork Farms

  Quality of produce: A Price: B (chickens are priced on the high end, cannot speak to the produce price yet) Ease of communication: A Treatment of animals: A+ Treatment of land: A Salt Fork Farms 4824 Sutliff Rd. NE, Solon, Iowa USA If you want to feel lazy,...

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Galen Bontrager Farm

Galen Bontrager Farm 1840 500th St SW, Kalona, Iowa 52247 (319) 683-3199 Rating: Treatment of animals: A+ Price: A- Ease of Communication: A- Quality of meat: A+ Treatment of land: A+ Have you read "Omnivore's Dilemma"? Heard of Joel Salatin and his amazing farm? Wish...

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Preferred Farm Status Criteria

Want to get your farm listed and recommended as a preferred farm by Becky's Mindful Kitchen? Here is a list of my criteria- feel free to contact me with any questions!   ~No Hormones ~No antibiotics unless the animal is ill or injured.  If treated with...

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Hinterland Farms- Pork

email: [email protected] Like on Facebook Rating: As I haven't been able to visit the farm yet, I can only partially rate this farm. I will be trying a variety of their cuts of meat soon and will add that rating as well. Price: A Ease of communication with...

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Salt Fork Kitchen

Salt Fork Kitchen Review January 4, 2014Misc Edit Salt Fork Kitchen Review Waitstaff: A Decor: A- Menu Size: A Quality of ingredients: A++ Local Sources: A++ Taste of food: A Price vs quality of food: A+ Overall rating: A+   Vivi and I took advantage of the warm...

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Reallocate Your Money to Where it Matters

This post is about money.  The "M" word.  Most of us think about money  or lack of money multiple times a day.  In fact as I sit here typing this, I just remembered that I need to get a bill in the mail by tomorrow... When I start talking to...

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Why I Don’t Follow Recipes & Neither Should You

I don't follow recipes.  Let me rephrase, I very rarely follow recipes.  There are some sauces and dishes that I know not to deviate from.  But usually I glance at a recipe and get a gist of what it is suggesting to do and then make it my own.  My...

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