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Migraines - Stop The Pain!!

Have you ever had a headache that just won't  go away??? It just gets worse and worse!!! The pain shoots from the back of the eyes to the temples, down the jaw and around the ear - spreading down the neck and into the shoulders. Now the whole head is pounding!!! Even the slightest noise feels like the sound of a gong in your head - and then the nausea starts!!!! Oh, and heaven forbid we turn on any lights - the pounding just gets harder!!!!!

Traveling With Allergies

Have you ever hated traveling because it's just way too much trouble to get ready?? That's where I've been for several years. I would just cringe when my husband even mentioned anything about spending a night away from our home.

Cross-contamination, allergy-friendly pots & pans, gluten-free food, dairy-free food, sugar-free food, egg-free food, allergy-friendly spices -- all of that would pop into my head all at once!!! It would freak me out!!! Oh, and that doesn't count any medicines we would need to take that are allergy-friendly just in case the kids get sick. This is why I resorted to essential oils, homeopathic medicines, and Colloidal Silver. Those three things takes care of about all the medicine anyone would ever need. Heaven forbid anyone try to research every possible side effect of a prescription medicine and how it would affect kids with allergies, digestive issues and possible autoimmune problems. Forget it!! It's impossible!! I tried it!!!

Fall Weather Favorites

We're finally back from vacation and I've been looking for some good Fall recipes. This time of the year, I like to cook with the cool-weather veggies like pumpkin and squash.  For our family, these are harder vegetables for me to incorporate into the meals since our kids aren't crazy about the taste. I also found some soup recipes that are great for the winter months as well. And, by the way, I didn't forget to include a very important aspect of fall weather - bone broth!!! Bone broth puts the pizzazz in soup!!! Anyway, let's move on where you can enjoy these recipes as well.

Susannah at HealthyGreenSavvy is great with cooking Spaghetti Squash!! Her Spaghetti Squash Yakisoba is amazing!! It's completely gluten-free!!! Oh, and did you know that you can roast Squash seeds? Yep, they're edible!! She has a lot more tasty ideas right here.

Oh, and talking about pumpkins - did you know there are dozens and dozens of things you can make with pumpkin? Susannah at HealthyGreenSavvy shares 75 different recipes for using pumpkin. Did you know you can make cheese and fudge from a pumpkin? Yes, it sounds crazy but it can be done. And, for those of us who can't eat cheese or dairy, this is great!!! It's totally vegan so it's perfect!! There's too many recipes to list so you'll have to check out the rest of the recipes here at HeathyGreenSavvy.

On top of that, I found a great recipe for Sausage Kale Soup. It includes potatoes as well. Kale is so healthy for us that I like to incorporate it into a lot of foods I cook during the winter. It's a great way to encourage our kids to eat healthy. This way they don't have to eat straight Kale - Kale Chips. If it's mixed up in soup with a few other ingredients it's much easier for them them to eat. Meghan Slocum at WholeNaturalLife prepares it perfectly with this tasty Sausage Kale Soup.

Another soup our kids love is Bone Broth Soup. It's not winter without a little bit of Chicken Noodle Soup!!! Plus, this type of soup is great for anyone that has a cold or has been sick. We found that Bone Broth is wonderful in healing the digestive tract- especially those who have a Leaky Gut. Victoria from A Modern Homestead shares her Chicken Soup recipe. She also includes her canning instructions so you can enjoy soup throughout the winter.

And then, top it all off, I added a bit of a dessert - Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes!!! Most kids loves these and they're so easy to throw together!! Even adults like them and they're so healthy - everybody can eat them!! Meghan from Whole Natural Life shares with us this simple yet delicious Cinnamon Sweet Potato recipe.

I'm so excited about these new ways of cooking with Spaghetti Squash and Pumpkin. It's so much fun trying new recipes that help our families stay healthy - especially during the fall and winter seasons. I hope they help ease some of the stress of searching for recipes that are allergy-friendly. These are some of the best cooks I've found and they have such a passion for helping others make healthy choices for their families. I hope you enjoy cooking these meals!!! Have fun!!!

What is your favorite meal to cook during the fall/winter?

Do you like cooking with Pumpkin and Squash?

How about Bone Broth?

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Simple Salmon Patties

Do you ever want to cook something really tasty for the family but time just doesn't permit thawing and waiting , and then trying to cut meat when it's half-frozen??? That was my dilemma!! I had no idea what to cook and didn't have time to thaw anything out!!!

So, I ran for the pantry and found what I always keep in case of an emergency!! Wasn't this an emergency??? I had to feed these hungry mouths - and pretty soon!!! It couldn't take 2 hours to cook it!!!

I found two large cans of Salmon!!!! These are like a life-saver!!! Every family needs to keep canned Salmon in their pantry - just in case an emergency happens!! It requires no cooking and contains lots of protein. This reminds me of my great-grandmother. She had 12 kids and somehow she could take a can of Salmon - manage to stretch it and feed the whole family. She knew how to survive on a bit of nothing!!

Well, back to getting this job finished before everyone starves!!! hehe

You will first want to open both cans and pour them into a pretty big bowl. I dissect mine and take out most of the bones. I know bones are good calcium but the crunch really gets on my nerves. So, if you like the texture with the bones just leave 'em in there. After I debone both cans, I crumble up the meat really well. Now, it's time to start cutting and adding!!!

I first start warming the water for the egg substitute. Our daughter is allergic to chicken eggs so I either have to use duck eggs or an egg substitute. This time I'm using the Ener-G Egg Replacer. Sometimes, I use two flax eggs. This time, I'm make enough egg substitute for two eggs.

Next, measure out 2/3 of a cup of Brown Rice Flour or Gluten-Free Flour Blend and 2/3 of a cup of Cornmeal. Pour that on top of the Salmon. Then you will add 1 cup of chopped Cilantro and 4 Green Onions. I love my handy-dandy garlic mincer for these types of recipes. I bought mine from Pampered Chef and it works better than any other garlic press. Anyway, throw in 8 cloves of minced garlic and some salt and pepper to taste.

To finish it out, I add between 1 1/2 to 2 cups of non-dairy milk. Mix all these ingredients together. You want it to have a thicker consistency where it's easy to pick up and form patties. They can be a little squishy but not too much.

Most of the work is over now - we just have to fry them and -waalaa - we can eat!!!! My favorite oil for frying is olive oil since it has a higher flame point than coconut oil. I like to fry the patties between 5 to 8 minutes on each side. The crispier the better is the way I prefer them - but if you don't like all the crispiness, just fry them a bit less . After a few minutes of frying, drain them on an unbleached paper towel or draining rack.

Everyone likes these so much that I had to add this recipe to my weekly menu plan. These are even great snacks throughout the day for those hungry teenagers. Have fun and enjoy!!!

Do you like Salmon patties??

What veggies do you eat with Salmon??

Do your kids like them??

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Super Saver Household Cleaner

To go along with the Super Saver Sprayer, I have to tell you what I use for my Super Saver Household Cleaner. I couldn't just let you go with just making the sprayer without telling you what I use to fill it. hehe  That's the only fair thing to do, right???

It all started several years ago, when I realized that I began to get really bad reactions every time I would clean - especially the bathroom. First, I would get a slight headache ----- next would come dizziness ----- and then I would have major trouble breathing!!! It freaked me out!!! The headache and dizziness - I could handle. But, oh boy, when I couldn't breathe - that sent me over the top!!!!

My search began to find the simplest solution but most effective against germs and viruses. I knew Tea Tree Oil was good for almost anything regarding viruses or bacteria. But, holy cow, the smell!!!!! It's terrible!!! My husband didn't even want to be in the same room when I sprayed it!!! So, I had to find something that was a bit more adaptable for people with sensitive noses. hehe

The next best thing I tried was Lemon. I love that fresh, clean scent!!! Everybody can handle lemon - or at least I think so. Lemon is my "go to" oil. It has so many great properties. It's great for viruses and fungus. I love to use it on my countertops as an antiseptic - killing those nasty germs!!

I also like to use Orange oil since I love the wonderful scent. The house smells so clean and uplifting with the smell of orange wafting through all the rooms. This one is great to use for the holidays!

So, my base oil is always Tea Tree Oil since it is naturally antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral. This one can be used for tons of things. Even insects don't like it!! So, you can say good-bye to any pests when you use Tea Tree Oil. That's just a bonus!! hehe  That's why I use it so much - even though it stinks!

But, to cover up its horrible smell - I throw in some Lemon or Orange oil which calms down the Tea Tree oil scent. Now, everyone is happy!!!

So, to put it all together - you will need your Super Saver Sprayer. Then, fill half the bottle with vinegar. You can use white vinegar or apple cider vinegar whichever you like best. I prefer white; I think it smells a bit better. But, that's totally my opinion. I fill up the rest of the bottle with water. It can be tap water or filtered. Now comes the good part!!! This is when you can have fun!!! For disinfecting and cleaning, I put in about 20 drops each of Tea Tree Oil and Lemon. I always keep those two oils on hand. But, if you want to have fun - you can use Orange oil in place of the Lemon. You can also substitute Clove Oil  and Cinnamon Oil instead of Tea Tree Oil. I love doing this around the holidays where the house will smell like pumpkin pie!!!!

This is how you want to make your cleaner - always have some form of a disinfectant and antibacterial agent in it and then work from there. It's basically a 1 to 1 ratio and then add your supporting oils. This cleaning solution takes the place of your multi-purpose chemical cleaners. So, more headaches - no more dizziness and definitely no more breathing problems!!! I love it!!! I'm don't dread cleaning anymore!!! It's wonderful!!! I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!!! Happy cleaning!!!!

Do you have trouble breathing when you use chemical cleaners?

How about headaches or dizziness?

Which oils do are your favorite??

I'd love to chat a bit - Thanks for dropping by. ♥

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