Healthy Home Remedies, Episode 06

Sometimes a home remedy can be just as effective as a doctor prescribed solution.  Next time you’ve got a case of the sniffles or an upset stomach, give these tried and true home remedies a try!  As a bonus, find out what Larisa’s doing in this picture that her husband calls her “weirdest thing yet.” […]

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Home Remedies and Natural Cures

As conventional healthcare costs continue to rise and as the idea of being more mindful when taking medication becomes more widespread, home remedies have become more appealing.  What if you could use ingredients you already have on hand to tackle a common issue?  You can!  Read on for my recommendations on how to treat a […]

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Apple Cinnamon Hot Toddy

Ingredients 1 Apple Chopped 3 Cups water 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon 2 Cinnamon Sticks 2 Tablespoons Honey or Maple Syrup More if you prefer a sweeter hot toddy 2 Tea Bags Earl Grey Tea 4 Ounces Whiskey 1 Lemon Instructions In a medium saucepan, combine water, chopped apples, cinnamon, cinnamon sticks, and honey. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the apples have softened. Remove from heat and add […]

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Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving, Episode 05

Thanksgiving doesn’t mean you have to let all healthy habits go.  Spice up the holidays with new traditions and get the whole family involved!  Find out how us foreigners (Canadian and Russian) have adapted to American Thanksgiving and hear our best tips for keeping the ultimate food-focused holiday just a tad healthier. Links mentioned in […]

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Plum Thyme Prosseco

Ingredients 1 Plum 2 Tablespoons Thyme Simple Syrup 2 Teaspoons Lime or lemon Juice 1 Tablespoon club soda Dry Prosecco Instructions Add the Thyme Simple Syrup, plum slices, lime juice and club soda to a cocktail shaker or glass. Muddle the simple syrup, plum, juice and club soda until well blended Add ice and shake Pour evenly between two champagne flutes *strain […]

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Healthy Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Looking for a healthy spin on your gifts this year?  Look no further!  Here are my favorite healthy-focused (mind and body) products to get your holiday gift planning started. Children NogginStik – This is the best baby rattle you’ve never heard of!  This developmentally-friendly rattle does it all; lights up with different colors, has a soft […]

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Ladycamp and the Importance of Female Friendships, Episode 04

Coming to you straight from Cape May, NJ during one of our “ladycamp” trips, we are joined by our besties Karen and Laura to discuss how “ladycamp” came to be, the importance of female friendships, and our best tips for making new bonds and fostering old ones.  Join us for our first episode in our […]

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Grapefruit Sage Mimosa

Ingredients 2 grapefruits 4 leaves fresh sage Add 4 if using for garnish Brut Rose Champagne or Sparkling Wine Instructions Rip the sage leaves into pieces and place at the bottom of a glass Juice the grapefruit and add to the glass with the sage Muddle the sage with the grapefruit Strain the muddled sage/grapefruit mixture and divide evenly […]

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What Kind of Crunchy Mom Are You?, Episode 03

What kind of crunchy mom are you?  Take the quiz with us to find out! Crunchy: A crunchy mom practices natural living. She is an advocate of natural birth, selective circumcision, not vaccinating, baby wearing, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, cloth diapering, attachment parenting, homeschooling, and organic and green living, etc. Scrunchy: A scrunchy mom wants their child to live […]

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Pineapple Rum Punch

Ingredients 4 ounces rum 2 ounce orange juice fresh squeezed 2 ounce lime juice fresh squeezed 1 cup pineapple juice Instructions Fill a cocktail shaker with ice Add the rum and pineapple juice to the shaker Juice the oranges and limes into the shaker Shake until well mixed Serve up or on the rocks Garnish with pineapple chunks, orange slices or lime slices

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