Here are a few things I’ve found lately that have inspired me, and I wanted to share them with you, too! (And just so we’re all on the same page, I am not paid to endorse any of the following, I just want to high-five these people and things.)
Who’s tired of buying shampoo? ME, that’s who. Check out Liz’s post over at Cave Girl Eats on how to use simple pantry ingredients to cleanse and condition your hair. Check out her other posts while you’re there – lots of info on how to nourish yourself, and lots of wit, too. You’ll come away laughing and better informed. Thanks, Liz!
Last month I attended the Take Back Your Health Conference, and was introduced to Bausc body care products. As their brochure states, there are no laws that require cosmetics or personal care companies to test ingredients or products for safety before they are sold. Lucky for us, Bausc has some great products that have straightforward ingredients (even GMO-free!) and are clean, clean, clean. Check them out here.
I am probably the absolute last person on the planet to discover Anne Marie and her blog Cheeseslave…but in case there is another person out there who has not yet stumbled upon her incredibly informative and encouraging site on how you can heal yourself with good food, well, now you know!
Nut butters. Been givin’ them a spin in my new Cuisinart that a group of friends got me for my birthday (thanks again, guys!), and they are ridiculously easy and fun to make. Here’s a video from Gluten Free Girl and the Chef to show you how. Give me a shout in the comments if anybody has good ideas for combinations and how to spice them up.
Homemade corn tortillas. Not only are the easy-peasy, they taste so darn much better than store-bought and don’t have all the unpronounceable ingredients at the end. You will never regret buying a tortilla press! (Thanks to my sister and brother-in-law for getting me started!)
My predecessor – last year’s farm cook – just sent me the book From Asparagus to Zucchini. Please, do yourself a favor and get it too. Inspiring, simple, why-didn’t-I-think-of-that recipes for your home-grown or farmer’s market produce.
Another blog that reminds us that special diets do not have to be limiting or lacking in beauty. For a little reading that’s like taking in a breath of fresh air, check out the Roost blog.
Are there any resources or a-ha! moments you’ve come across lately that you think would be helpful and inspiring to our community here on the blog? Please share them with us all in the comments!