Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade

Beautiful and Refreshing!

2 cups water
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
1 cup fresh lemon juice
1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
2 cups cold sparkling water or club soda
Mint sprigs, garnish
Whole strawberries, garnish

Full recipe at

D.I.Y. Friday: Gluten Free Instant Noodle Cups - Gluten Free

Instant Noodle Cups: perfect for a quick lunch and SO much healthier than store-bought.


Bouillon Powder
1/2 cup (40 g) nutritional yeast flakes*

2 tablespoons kosher salt

2 tablespoons onion flakes (can substitute 1 tablespoon onion powder)

1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder

3/4 teaspoon dried thyme

1/2 teaspoon dried sage

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/4 teaspoon turmeric

1/4 teaspoon wasabi powder (if you can’t find it, leave it out)*

1/8 teaspoon ground ginger

1 tablespoon coconut palm sugar (can substitute regular granulated sugar)

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SUPER simple tip great and saves you A LOT of $$$$!!

You’ll need…..

A container with an airtight lid (I use a 2QT food storage bowl w/screw on lid)
4-6 sponges (I use small, thin, cheap ones)
2 cups fabric softener (any brand/’flavor’)
4-5 cups water

Gently stir fabric softener and water together in container ..add sponges and put on lid to leave soak.
To Use: squeeze out 1 sponge and put it in the dryer with your load of wet clothes ..when clothes are dry, put the sponge back into the container of mix.

Results: EXACTLY the same as using the expensive dryer sheets that get thrown away!!!!!


The Best Way to Store Cucumbers

The Best Way to Store Cucumbers: Oops — We've Been Doing It Wrong!

According to a post at Root Simple, cucumbers should be stored at room temperature – not in the refrigerator. We knew this about tomatoes, but cucumbers, too?

Root Simple cites the University of California, Davis, which determined that cucumbers are sensitive to temperatures below 50°F and may develop "chilling injuries" including water-soaked areas, pitting, and accelerated decay. If you must refrigerate your cucumbers, limit it to 1-3 days and eat them as soon as possible. (We'd also suggest keeping them off the bottom shelf, which is usually the coldest part of the fridge.)

In addition, cucumbers are highly sensitive to ethylene and should be kept away from bananas, melons, and tomatoes, in particular.


Skinny" orange chicken recipe.

Orange chicken recipe is made with a heavenly orange chicken sauce, but without all of the calories of traditional Chinese orange chicken. Everyone will love it!


2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
salt and pepper
2 Tbsp. olive oil
orange chicken sauce (ingredients below)
toppings: thinly-sliced green onions, toasted sesame seeds, orange zest

3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
3 Tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. white pepper
zest of one orange
pinch of crushed red pepper flakes

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Homemade Electrolyte Sports Drink--move over Gatorade!

Make a super yummy electrolyte drink, which supports optimal hydration by replacing vital minerals and electrolytes. They’re stocked with easily absorbed simple carbs that help boost energy, too.

Orange Twist Sports Drink

Coconut & Lime Sports Drink

Herbal Cooler

Lemon Sports Drink

All these wonderful recipes right here at

Diy CD Case Greenhouse

Diy CD Case Greenhouse

Brilliant way to repurpose old CD cases. Go to for step by step tutorial...