banana caramel sauce
My new breakfast obsession was inspired by a picture on RamshackleGlam of a bowl of oatmeal, with perfectly caramelized slices of bananas on top. Aesthetically chic, totally decadent, and not hard to copy, albeit in a healthier way. This caramel sauce focuses on the sweetness of the banana, and replaces traditional sugar with brown rice syrup. You could definitely sub sugar back in if that’s...
A Green Makeover for Your Bathroom
One easy way to reduce toxic chemicals in your home is to take a room by room survey. What products do you use in each room? What items may need to be replaced soon? Where do you have the most product turn-around? A good place to start is the bathroom. While you’re not buying a new couch every month (or every year, or even every ten years), your family probably routinely goes through items like...
A Non-toxic Kitchen Makeover
When I first started writing about toxic chemicals, a funny thing would happen. Every few weeks, after devouring a new study or article, I would race through my apartment, bagging up the series of surprisingly toxic products that lived in each room. At the end of this mad dash, my sense of accomplishment quickly turned into a sense of doom: There was no way I could afford to replace everything....
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.– Martin Luther King, Jr. (via fyahblaze)
What is a Musical Hangover, you ask? →
Lots of new stuff over on Charm City Jukebox. Head over there for musical hangover definitions, Frank Zappa and Katy Perry mixes, and the top 30 songs for January.
Mad Libs for Mad Moms
If there was a Hall of Fame for road trip games, Mad Libs would be number one. A word nerd from the get-go, I loved these books of swiss-cheesed sentences, blank spaces waiting to be filled with the comedic stylings of my easily amused backseat gang (“The Hippo ate a copy machine and walked into a punch bowl.” Can you believe it?! Hilarious!). Vintage kids games are fun; but vintage legislation...
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Top 5 Tools for a Non-toxic Year
Happy new year! How are your new years resolutions going? Last week, we talked about a few ideas for non-toxic New Years resolutions. If you’re trying one of these resolutions, testing a non-toxic resolution of your own, or just recommitting yourself to detoxing your life in the new year, these simple (and inexpensive!) tools will make your new non-toxic life a little easier. Here are our top 5...