Good For You, In The Kitchen

Cooking And Baking with Spelt

Spelt

What Is It Spelt is an ancient grain which originated in the Middle East. It gained popularity in Europa in 750-15 B.C. Spelt is also known as dinkel wheat or hulled wheat. Spelt gained popularity as a wheat substitute for making textured and nutrient-rich artisan breads, pasta and cereals between 2004 and 2014. It contains some gluten, which makes it suitable for baking, but unsuitable for people with gluten-related disorders such as celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, and wheat allergy.…

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Beauty

Fall Inspired Body Scrubs

Fall Inspired Body Scrub

There is nothing like a moisturizing body scrub for those cold, drying fall/winter months. For me, dry skin on my body is a year round thing. I am sharing three body scrub recipes below that are yummy (not “I should eat” yummy) and moisturizing. So let’s dive right in. Use my Sugar Scrub Base to customize your fall inspired body scrubs.  Pumpkin Spice Latte Sugar Scrub Sugar Scrub Base  1/2 – 1 cup Coffee Grounds 3 – 4 teaspoons Pumpkin…

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Beauty

Sugar Scrub Base

Body Scrub Base

All you need is a good body scrub base to get you started. I am sharing my base and I hope you enjoy it. Check out this post for ideas on customizing this body scrub base. Body Scrub Base   Save Print Author: Glenda Hodge Ingredients ½ cup sugar ⅛ cup safflower oil ¼ cup fractionated coconut oil Instructions Combine all ingredients and mix until combined. Notes You can customize this recipe. 3.5.3228 Please tag me on Instagram @glendahodge and…

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The Anniversary of My Last Chemo Treatment

My Last Chemo Anniversary1

As I sit here typing I can’t believe today is my 3rd anniversary of my chemo treatment (a year of chemotherapy and radiation after surgery). There are days when I feel like it was just yesterday that I was going to my chemo treatments. Last month was my 4th anniversary of being cancer free (surgery in 2013 to remove the tumor and 2 lymph nodes). And that is hard to believe as well. As happy as I am that I…

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Good For You, In The Kitchen

Ingredient Spotlight: Hemp

bowl-of-hemp-seeds

Hemp seems to be the perfect introduction to a new series on my blog called “Ingredient Spotlight.” What Is It First, let me be clear hemp is not marijuana, even though they both come from the same cannibus family plant. It is a non-drug variety of the Cannibus Sativa L plant. There are many uses for hemp, like clothing, food, rope, construction material, plastics, animal bedding, etc.  Hemp seeds are rich in protein and omega acids. It has all 10 essential…

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In The Kitchen, Recipes

Homemade Granola Recipe

Granola with yogurt and berries

3 cups oats 1/2 cup dried cranberry 1/2 cup nuts, chopped 1/4 cup coconut flakes 2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 3 tablespoon hemp seed hearts 1/2 cup chocolate chips, mini 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup 3 tablespoons unsalted butter or canola oil, melted Preheat oven to 325° F. Line a baking sheet with foil paper or parchment paper. Combine oats, nuts, honey, salt coconut flakes and butter and mix to make sure the…

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Beauty

Homemade Masks for Oily Acne Prone Skin

homemade masks for oily acne prone skin

When it comes to making masks for oily acne prone skin at home, you can get creative. Oily skin is difficult to manage. You need all around, balance care to keep your oily skin under control. It is believed that genes influence acne. Genes are not causing acne but, makes the skin extra-sensitive to hormones and inflammation. Allow the mask to stay on your face for 10-20 minutes. Sit back relax and read a book or sip on some spa…

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