14 Household Uses For Soda Ash

Soda ash is baking soda’s older, gruntier brother. It’s a powerful natural cleaner but unlike its counterpart, it cannot be eaten. Soda ash, other wise known as sodium carbonate, is fine with a powdery consistency where as washing soda (often called soda ash) is gritty and harder to work with. We only use Wendyl’s Green Goddess Premium Soda Ash in our natural …

 

 

DIY Natural Baby Bath Wash

A lot of commercial baby bath washes contain an array of toxins, be very careful when buying and make sure you go over labels with a fine-toothed comb. One of the most popular commercial washes is Head to Toe Wash by Nivea; here are a few of the ingredients that I wouldn’t like to bath in myself let alone put on baby: Cocamidopropyl …

 

 

Feed The Birds!

In winter give the wild birds on your property a helping hand when it comes to finding food with these tips and recipes. They’ll love you for it and you’ll love seeing the bird life increase in your garden, this is especially helpful when we head into the warmer months and bug season arrives. Birds are great bug catchers. To …

 

squash

 

Raw Squash & Pomegranate Salad

  This season our butternut squash did very well, which left me thinking of different ways to eat it. A friend of a friend put me onto this delicious salad made with raw grated butternut squash; I had never heard of eating squash raw before and was delighted to discover it tastes great: a bit like melon when combined with persimmon, olive …

 

Seedy Choc Chip Muesli Bar

 

Natalie’s Seedy Chocolate Muesli Bars

These muesli bars are the best ever! Holistic Nutritionist and Health Coach Natalie Brady has offered to share her recipe with our readers … Loaded with good-for-you ingredients these seedy chocolate muesli bars are not only ridiculously delicious, they are loaded with fibre and healthy fats to give you lasting energy. Most people are now well aware that store bought …

 

chia seed porridge with berries

 

Warm Chia Seed Porridge

Now that winter is in full swing an ice cold smoothie for breakfast is not sounding quite so appealing! I’ve been on the search for a yummy, healthy, hot alternative, that’s easy to make and is hearty and satisfying, seems almost impossible right? After trying a few variations I came up with this recipe for Warm Chia Porridge, you can …

 

vegan pesto

 

Vegan Pesto

I like this more than pesto you make using parmesan cheese. You’ll need to get hold of some nutritional yeast or yeast flakes. Most health food stores will stock it. I really encourage you to try this, it is absolutely delicious. I serve it mixed in with pasta, a handful of toasted walnuts and a little bit of the pasta …

 

tamari tossed seeds

 

Tamari Tossed Seeds

This lightly toasted seed mix is my absolute favourite on top of my version of Asian Slaw and they’re also a great energy filled snack, packed full of flavour and crunch. They keep well stored in an airtight jar for several weeks however every time I make these they don’t last that long! Tamari Tossed Seeds 1 cup pumpkin seeds 3/4 cup …

 

owl of tomatoes and greens

 

Split Roast Tomatoes

At the end of last year, the lovely people at Awapuni Nurseries sent me a bunch of seedlings for my garden. As most of you know, they give our readers seedlings as gifts several times a year which is just awesome. I was thrilled to have some arrive at home and see for myself how healthy and vibrant their plants …

 

Rhubarb & Berry Chia Pudding

 

Rhubarb & Berry Chia Pud

  I am absolutely loving this Rhubarb and Berry Chia Pudding – so much so that I’m having it for breakfast and desert – and sometimes for a pick me up snack in the afternoon with LSA sprinkled on top when I need an energy boost.  It’s fair to say I’m a little addicted! Luckily it’s a healthy addiction as …