pineapple

  Pineapples are one of my families favorite fruits to eat especially when they are in season.  I always dreaded buying a fresh pineapple because I always had such a challenge cutting it into pieces.  So today I wanted to show you how I learned how to cut a pineapple so that it is simple and easy!  Once you cut a pineapple this way, you will never go back to any other way, it really is that easy.  So the…

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Strawberries

Picking Strawberries   Welcome to Family Friendly Fridays!  This week my girls and I set out to pick some strawberries!  Oh my how wonderful fresh strawberries are, we absolutely love them!  We ended up picking a little over 10 pounds which might seem like a lot, but in our family that last us about a week    I have several amazing recipes that we love to use fresh strawberries in.  Here are 3 of our favorites: Fresh Organic Berry Dressing…

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ice cream

  In this video, you will learn how to make homemade ice cream in less than 10 minutes with no extra equipment needed!  That is right, you do not need an ice cream maker or a freezer to make this ice cream and I promise it will be ready in 10 minutes!  Peak your curiosity?  Watch this video to learn how!  If you want the written recipe, you can view that recipe here.   This post is featured on Melt…

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Stevia

   Is Your Stevia Real?   Today I want to expand a little on a post I did 6 months ago.  In this video, featured below, I show you how to make your own pure stevia and liquid stevia.  Making and growing your own stevia is very simple.  You can save a lot of money by making your own stevia and take comfort in knowing that this is the “real” thing and not the fake stevia that is all over…

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How To Season A Stainless Steel Pan To Create A Non Stick Surface | WholeLifestyleNutrition.com

Why I Season A Stainless Steel Pan Part 2   I love cooking on stainless steel pans, but it took some practice and some tips and tricks to get the hang of using these wonderful pans.   A few months ago, I posted a video and post about Buying and Cooking Tips For Stainless Steel Pans.  In this video I showed you how to preheat your pan and then I added some coconut oil followed by adding my egg mixture…

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Spring Planting, Sowing Seeds, & Sprouting Seeds

Last week I did a post on Planting Seeds Has Never Been So Easy!  It has been 1 week since I planted my sugar snap peas in that post and I wanted to do an update showing you how quickly my seeds have sprouted and how easy it is to grow your own plants from seeds. My daughter and I planted my seeds last weekend and in 1 week they have already started to sprout out of the soil.  I…

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coconut-butter

   Coconut butter is my new favorite snack.  So just what is coconut butter or coconut cream?  Coconut butter/cream is dehydrated coconut, preferably freshly dehydrated coconut flakes, that is put into the food processor/vita mix and blended to form a liquid cream.  It can be used on so many different foods.  Coconut butter is like coconut oil.  It is solid in cooler temperatures and in warmer temperatures it is liquid.  It can be stored in a pantry.  If you would…

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Coconut Flour

Coconut flour can be a pricey item, especially when you use it as much as I do.  Coconut flour is a great flour to use if you follow a grain free or gluten free diet.  It is high in fiber, has a slight sweetness to it and taste really great.  You do not substitute coconut flour one for one in recipes and there are a few adaptations to consider when cooking with coconut flour.  You can read my article How…

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coconut milk

Coconut milk has become on of my favorite things to cook with and to drink.  Canned coconut milk taste totally different then fresh homemade coconut milk.  I think you will be surprised how easy it is to make your own coconut milk and it taste so much better then canned coconut milk!  In addition, I will show you how to make and dehydrate your own coconut flakes.  Again, there is no comparison to store bought coconut flakes.  Fresh coconut flakes…

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Coconut

For years I have walked through the produce center and walked right by the coconuts.  I have always wanted to buy a coconut, but I had no idea how to open them or what to do with it once I got it open!  So awhile back, I set out to conquer  my fear of a coconut  To my surprise, it wasn’t that bad after all and was actually quite easy.  Yes it will take about 5 minutes to open and…

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