Super Simple DIY Foaming Hand Soap

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Making your own DIY foaming hand soap is super simple to do!

Why make your own?  My number one reason for making my own hand soap is so that I know exactly what ingredients are in the bottle. Number two, buying in bulk makes it easy to be sure that the items I need are always on hand. Unexpectedly find the hand soap empty?  No worries!  Grab the ingredients and quickly refill the bottle.

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What is a Chaffle anyway? The Low Carb/Keto Craze that Everyone is Talking About!

What is this latest low carb/keto craze, that has exploded all over social media?
It is a CHAFFLE!  But what the heck is a chaffle anyway?

A Chaffle is basically a waffle made of egg and CHeese, hence the name.

I’m unsure who actually came up with the name “Chaffle,” or if there was a specific recipe that started it, but I have seen many variations shared, from egg and cheddar cheese, to egg, cheddar and mozzarella, with additional spices and without.

But wait … there’s more!  Want something a bit heartier?  Add some ground sausage. Maybe some onions and peppers, or how about making a pizza flavored one, with pepperoni and spices? Continue reading “What is a Chaffle anyway? The Low Carb/Keto Craze that Everyone is Talking About!”

Smoked Sausage-Onions-Peppers-Garlic Bake

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This one is super simple!  Pop this low carb dish in the oven, or sun oven and have a quick easy dinner with leftovers.

What you will need:

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1 package (I buy the bulk size) of smoked sausage (could also substitute kielbasa), cut up

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1 yellow onion, sliced

 

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1 Bell Pepper (I used multi colored), sliced

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2 garlic cloves, chopped

 

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Chicken Salad – Low Carb/Keto Friendly

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This is a simple low-carb/keto friendly lunch idea.  I used 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts that once cooked and chopped, weighed 15 ounces before adding the other ingredients. Continue reading “Chicken Salad – Low Carb/Keto Friendly”

DIY – Body Butter

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What is better than a body butter that begins to melt as soon as it touches your skin,  providing moisture and support throughout your day,  helping to prevent chafing, itching and dryness, as well as supporting various “issues” when combined with appropriately chosen essential oils.

This body butter recipe is a combination of many recipes I have found (and used) over the years. I took all the best parts and found the combo that works well me. Continue reading “DIY – Body Butter”

Banana Bread in the Sun Oven

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Who doesn’t love fruit breads?  Apple, blueberry, mixed berry, banana etc., all yummy! Today, we made banana bread, and since it was bright and sunny outside (for the most part), it was a perfect day to use the Sun Oven.

Below is our favorite fruit bread recipe.  Today, I tried the recipe with sugar alternatives.  I did use all purpose flour, so this batch is not a low carb friendly bread.  Maybe I will try it with alternative flours next time. Continue reading “Banana Bread in the Sun Oven”

DIY – Body Powder

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Who has not used body powder at some time in their lives?  As a baby, a child after a bath, or as an adult, to help with chafing, etc.  But is commercial baby powder safe?  Read more about it here.

For the last few years, I have been making a safe, DIY body powder.  So simple to make, with all the benefits of a commercial powder and none of the worries. Continue reading “DIY – Body Powder”

Almond Milk

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Almond Milk is an excellent substitute for use in baking, with morning coffee, or as a general dairy alternative, in a low carb/keto lifestyle.  Do you use it?  It is a fabulous choice!

Many commercial brands are less than ideal though.  One popular brand on the market contains the following ingredients:

ALMONDMILK (FILTERED WATER, ALMONDS), CONTAINS LESS THAN 2% OF: VITAMIN & MINERAL BLEND (CALCIUM CARBONATE, VITAMIN E ACETATE, VITAMIN A PALMITATE, VITAMIN D2), SEA SALT, NATURAL FLAVOR, LOCUST BEAN GUM, GELLAN GUM, ASCORBIC ACID (TO PROTECT FRESHNESS).

CONTAINS ALMOND.

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Low Carb Skillet Chili

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This easy low carb chili can be eaten alone or with hot dogs.  A bunless chili dog topped with cheese would be a yummy quick lunch or dinner. Continue reading “Low Carb Skillet Chili”

Cooking Meat and Veggies in the Sun Oven

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No need to heat the house, make a mess in the oven, worry about burning your food, or paying for yet another appliance that uses electricity.

Plus … it is fun!

As long as you can see a shadow, you can cook in a Sun Oven!

Below is what I made for dinner. Continue reading “Cooking Meat and Veggies in the Sun Oven”