10 Incredible Buddha Bowls to Update Your Diet

Buddha bowls are typically viewed as a complicated meal that only professional nutritionists are able to make. But in reality, even the laziest girl in the world can make it herself. Buddha bowls are known for their versatility, healthy nutrients, and variety. One bowl can keep your energy going all day long and boost your overall wellness. While Buddha bowls are easy to make, perhaps you find yourself confusing about what to put into your bowl. 1. Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl Sweet Read more [...]

10 Tricks to Save Money on Groceries in Winter

Groceries can be a big part of your budget any time of year, but the winter months are often more expensive. The rise in cost is often due to the need to eat richer food in colder months. Holiday feasts also contribute to rising grocery costs in the winter. You can save money without skimping on nutrition if you just take some time to plan ahead. Here are a few tricks to save money on groceries during the winter season. 1. Take advantage of deals Take advantage of deals Watch for sales on Read more [...]

7 Must-Read Fall and Winter Tips for Pregnant Women

For most of us autumn and winter are challenging seasons since we have to deal with the rainy and snowy weather, overcome seasonal depression and be ready to resist numerous illnesses. But what should you do if you are pregnant during the fall-winter season? Surely, this pregnancy will bring you certain discomfort, though it isn’t going to be a tough one. Just keep in mind that baby expectation in the cold season has its peculiarities and requires extra attention and special care about your health. I Read more [...]

7 Best Ways to Cope with the Winter Blues

If you suffer a downer during the winter months, there are a few ways to cope with the winter blues. No matter what the weather is doing and how gloomy your family, friends and coworkers may be, try to stay positive and enjoy this wonderful season to the fullest. If you have trouble dealing with the winter blues, here are a few effective tips to try. You can be happy in any sorts of weather. If you can’t avoid the cold winter months, relax and enjoy all the things the winter offers you. 1. Get Read more [...]

5 Unbearably Delicious Winter Coffee Ideas

As the weather becomes dreary and snow begins to fall, you might find yourself craving a cup of something hot and festive. Rather than wasting your money on overpriced, played-out specialty coffees from the local cafe or grocery store, consider making your own at home. It’s faster, cheaper and more satisfying. Plus, they make excellent refreshments for your holiday guests. Here are a few winter coffee ideas to die for. 1. Coffee grog Although the name sounds funny, coffee grog has a serious Read more [...]

How to Preserve Winter Squash Without Cooking It

Early fall is one of my favorite times of year. The weather is perfect, the leaves are changing and winter squash is in (inexpensive) abundance at local farms and farmers markets so I buy in bulk and save it to help our food budget all year. I take the kids to several local “pick your own” type farms where you can pick your own pumpkins, apples and winter squash. We stock up on all of the above, but one of my favorites is large winter squashes like Cushaw squash. Never heard of it? Read more [...]

Goldfish ‘get drunk for three months’ to survive winter

Is this fish drunk?Omer Wazir Alcohol might seem like an understandable way to survive long winters. But for goldfish, getting drunk is a matter of life and death. The fish at the bottom of icy ponds have no access to oxygen but manage to survive thanks to a unique metabolic pathway that floods their blood with alcohol. By making ethanol, the fish can sustain anaerobic respiration, which uses no oxygen, for months at a stretch. Scientists have now discovered how goldfish and crucian carp Read more [...]

7 Natural Remedies for Winter

My Amish friends are predicting a really cold winter based on the fuzz on caterpillars, the shells on acorns, the movement of squirrels, the size of pinecones and the bird migrations. Who knows if any of these predictions are accurate, but I’m actually excited at the prospect of a cold winter this year and hopefully even some snow (as all of you from north of us roll your eyes at this southern girl!). With the onset of cold weather, the common cold, flu, and general sniffles can become a regular Read more [...]

Winter Bliss Lotion Bars

I’m still learning to love winter. As a southern girl originally from Texas, I’ve had to adjust to cold weather, but I’m finally starting to love it. This new recipe is one of the reasons why. To me, winter conjures up memories of hot chocolate and peppermints, wassail and warm baths. Winter Bliss Lotion Bars I wanted to find a lotion recipe that tied in my favorite smells and flavors of winter while nourishing my skin. I’d made many variations of lotion bars before but Read more [...]

How to Roast Winter Squash Seeds

Winter squash is a wonderfully versatile food that is easy to grow, easy to store and easy to cook. The whole squash can be used, including the seeds, and often winter squashes are available at great prices, making them an amazing budget friendly food. In the Fall, I’ll often plan our family’s meals for the week around a large winter squash since one large squash (like a cushaw) since it can be a side dish on its own, a base for soups, pureed in smoothies and even the seeds can be Read more [...]