Homemade Sauerkraut 101

Homemade sauerkraut is so easy! thesproutingseed.com

It all started with a quick trip to Vienna... One of the many perks of living in Budapest, Hungary included quick getaways to many a foodie's paradise. We sampled risotto in Rome, and chocolate eclairs in Paris and sauerkraut in Vienna. Of all the culinary delights in Europe, you're probably wondering why in the world I'd list sauerkraut as a contender for paradise. It's just rotted cabbage, … [Read more...]

Homemade Natural Toothpaste

I love this homemade natural toothpaste from thesproutingseed.com

For a whiter smile, brush your teeth with dirt. Said no one ever. Until now. Seriously. Homemade toothpaste--made with bentonite clay (aka dirt) is way better for you than the regular ol’ stuff in a tube. It helps whiten teeth, freshen breath and allows you to steer clear of a few toxic ingredients. Why You Should Make the Switch Regular toothpaste contains toxic ingredients that are harmful … [Read more...]

Make-Ahead Freezer Meals: The Plan

Make-ahead freezer meals make weeknights a breeze! thesproutingseed.com

Got tons of groceries and nothing to eat? A friend and I were laughing the other day after we each arrived home from the grocery store. We both spent hours shopping for a week's worth of groceries and yet, after unloading them into the fridge felt like there was nothing to eat! Do you ever feel like that? Me too. Well, that's where a plan comes in. With a plan, we can turn all those lonely … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Lactation Cookies: Eat Your Way to More Milk

I LOVE these laction cookies! They even helped increase my milk supply and quality! thesproutingseed.com

It might be easier if breasts were clear... Then you could see the milk coming out--the milk that's meant to nourish your tiny, little newborn. Actually, it might be easier if breasts were not only clear, but also had convenient markings for ounces...but maybe that's just me. When I first became a mama, I was so worried about everything--especially whether my son was getting enough … [Read more...]

Asparagus with Lemon Miso Dressing

I LOVE this asparagus with lemon miso dressing from thesproutingseed.com

Lunch time snuck up on me. After a morning filled with breakfast, time at the gym, tinkering around outside in the backyard garden, and reading Firefighter's Busy Day at least 3 times, I was a little caught off guard by our gurgling bellies. Was it already time to go back to the kitchen again? It's things like hungry tummies that make me realize how small and finite I am. Tied to food. In need … [Read more...]

DIY Natural Dry Shampoo

I LOVE this natural dry shampoo! No more toxic store-bought version! thesproutingseed.com

Nobody ever has to know... Go ahead. Push that snooze button one more time. You don't have to wash your hair today and nobody ever has to know. Dry shampoo to the rescue! You can count a few more sheep without the worry of greasy, oily hair. Just spray on some dry shampoo and you're good to go. In case you haven't used it, it is a powder that basically soaks up excess oil.  Without washing … [Read more...]

Rosemary Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan

I love these rosemary roasted brussels sprouts from thesproutingseed.com!!

“Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away, for behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. The fig tree ripens its figs, and the vines are in blossom; they give forth fragrance. Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away. Song of Solomon 2:10-13 Rain … [Read more...]

Bloom Where You’re Planted

bloom where you've been planted thesproutingseed.com

Ezra began piling dirt onto the newly planted flowers. A look of wonder filled his eyes as his fingers squished through the moist soil. Longing filled my heart. Longing for more land, more fresh air. A place where Ezra can see daily miracles in nature and a place to call our own. We moved back from Budapest, Hungary two years ago. We settled into the heart of a new city, not really knowing … [Read more...]

Homemade Wood Polish

I use this homemade wood polish on all of my furniture! I love that it's natural and toxin-free! thesproutingseed.com

It's happened more than a few times... You know in the movies when some very important inspector with a white glove glides his hand across the mantle of a sweet woman's home and finds what he suspected all along? Well, I feel like I keep living out that scene in real life. Thankfully, the scene doesn't end in the inspector glaring at me with dirty fingertips...but it does end with dust flying … [Read more...]

Crab, Shrimp and Avocado Salad with Miso Dressing

I love this crab, shrimp and avocado salad! It's so refreshing! thesproutingseed.com

I love a good salad full of crisp, raw veggies and a delicious dressing. Since dressings are usually full of inflammation-promoting vegetable oils, I opt to make quick homemade versions. After finding this recipe, I tried my first white miso dressing. It knocked my socks off--especially in combination with the salad. This salad is a great mix of textures and the spicy seafood, creamy avocado and … [Read more...]

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