Chickpeas, also known as garbanzos, are hearty legumes that stand up to heat better than many other beans. Enjoy their perfect texture (and the seven grams of protein one half-cup supplies!) in this slightly spicy, tomato-based soup. Sprinkle with crushed blue corn tortilla chips as a gluten-free alternative to croutons!
While you’re waiting for the temperatures to warm up outside, why not turn up the heat in your kitchen? These spicy, homemade tortilla chips are perfect for your favorite salsa or dip. All you need is an oven, a sprinkling of spices, plain corn tortillas and a few minutes.
Tired of conventional mouthwashes that dry out your mouth and expose you to hazardous ingredients? Make your own natural mouthwash instead – it’s quick, easy and chemical-free! Read more →
Ahhh, a day at the spa. We could all use one, and we certainly deserve one. But tight budgets and busy schedules often keep dreamy, pampering retreats out of reach.
Luckily, you can mix up your own spa treatments right at home with ingredients already stocked in your refrigerator and kitchen cabinets. Escape from stress—even if only for a short time—and nourish your skin and hair with healthy, natural treatments that cost next to nothing to make. Read more →
If your go-to gift for Father’s Day is a tie, socks, a shirt or other some other article of apparel, on behalf of dads everywhere, please try something new! If your dad loves spicy foods, a signature, homemade hot sauce is the perfect gift.
The trick for the perfect hot sauce is using a combination of peppers with a balance of sweetness, fruit and heat. Certain types of peppers, like the Caribbean Red Pepper and Scotch Bonnets, add the heat to the hot sauce that will make your dad’s mouth water, his ears pop and his body temperature rise. Combining different types of peppers with vegetables will add sweet, fruity and flavorful notes to your hot sauce.
Place into an inexpensive, decorative bottle and you’ve got the perfect gift for the zesty men in your life.
Dad’s Homemade Hot Sauce
Makes 1 pint
Want to know exactly what’s in the food your baby eats? Whip it up right in your own kitchen! It’s a lot easier than you think.
Homemade baby food is a great idea for those on a budget, and for picky babies (or those with allergies) who prefer specific fruits and veggies. Plus, when you make your own baby food, you’ll know the ingredients are fresh, healthy and nutritious – with no fillers or questionable additives.
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