Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Homemade Toothpaste Recipe

A few years ago I became aware that fluoride toothpaste wasn't something that I personally wanted to use. So I began looking into fluoride-free alternatives and not only were they pretty expensive they were sub-par and just didn't leave me feeling "fresh." So, I began researching for a way to make toothpaste and this is what I came up with and have been using for years now.

1 part salt
3 parts baking soda
Vegetable glycerin
Peppermint essential oil

Mix salt and baking soda well in a container. Add vegetable glycerin until the consistency is that of tooth paste. Add JUST A DROP OR TWO of essential oil and mix it well.

Note: Please be aware that it is very easy to over do the essential oil! Remember to start with less and give it a test!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Super Zucchini Bread Recipe

Here I'll show you how to make bread - Delicious Super Zucchini Bread to be exact! This recipe for bread can be enjoyed as a desert or a snack. I will always recommend that you use Aluminum-free baking powder in any baked goods for health-conscious reasons.

The Ingredients required for this bread recipe are:

1 cup oil
4 eggs (well beaten) 

2 tsp vanilla
2 cups sugar

2 cups grated zucchini

3-1/2 cups flour

1-1/2 tsp Aluminum free baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp nutmeg

1 tsp cinnamon

3/4 tsp baking soda

Mix together oil, eggs, vanilla, sugar, and zucchini until well blended. Mix in remaining ingredients. Pour batter into two loaf pans. Bake at 350ºF for 50-55 minutes.

Amazing Citrus Cider Recipe

This is a recipe for some delicious home brew Cider. This recipe for cider is simple to throw together in a hurry. This drink is great for holiday gatherings or any sort of get-together - or simply to have around the house for anytime.

The Ingredients for this Cider Recipe are as follows:

3 cinnamon sticks
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1-1/2 tsp whole cloves
1 gallon of cider
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup lemon juice

Mix all ingredients in a large pan; bring contents to a boil. Remove from heat immediately and strain. The resulting beverage may be chilled or served while hot.

Note: This drink can also be spiked with any variety or brand of Citrus Schnapps and remain delicious. Just remember: If you do drink alcohol please do so responsibly.