Not everything about the links I share are going to be things I necessarily agree with or endorse, but they all have some valuable things to glean from! Take what you can use :)

Friday, July 14, 2017

Creamy Greek Salad Dressing

Store-bought salad dressings are pretty devoid of nutritional value but salad dressings are one of the EASIEST things to make much healthier yourself. My family prefers creamy dressings over plain oil & vinegar ones. I will eventually show you how I make ranch, caesar, and poppyseed dressing but today I'll show you how I make a killer creamy greek salad dressing that is fast and easy!


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Instant Pot Chicken & Rice

One of my ultimate comfort foods that I adapted to my Instant Pot! Not the prettiest food, but soooooooo yummy!

Instant Pot Chicken and Rice


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Instant Pot Nikujaga

We love Japanese food in the house (well, my husband doesn't like rice, but he's weird lol) and nikujaga (meat and potatoes) is one of our favourite meals. Today I decided to try making it in my Instant Pot! It turned out really yummy but next time I'll change just a few things;

1) I'll brown the meat and onions with the sauté function first.

2) I'll shave the edges of the potatoes to help keep them from breaking up.

3) I'll cook the meat for about 30 minutes, natural release, then add the veggies and cook 5 minutes.

With those changes, I think the dish will be perfect, but we were HUNGRY and needed it done ASAP and it was still absolutely delicious!

Instant Pot Nikujaga


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Washing Hair with Herbs

I love using natural products for skin/hair care. Since we absorb what we put on our skin, I like to avoid as many chemicals as possible. One of the methods I like using to wash my hair is very common in India, it's using herbs and oils to wash and condition my hair. Here is how I mix up a basic herbal hair wash.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Soaked Grain Einkorn Bubbat

Today's post is about the quintessential Mennonite Brethren raisin-studded side dish with a funny name! That's right, I'm talking about bubbat! One of my husband's, who grew up in the MB church, favourite dishes, I learned pretty quick how to make it. This time I decided to experiment a little and make a healthier version. It turned out delicious, though a little more like a dessert than a side dish!