Hi, friends. It’s been a while, huh? That’s actually what I’m writing about. To keep this short and sweet: Dishrag Diaries is closing up shop.
I’m writing this through tears! I love writing, I love food, I love nutrition, and I love getting to the bottom of what is true and what is not. Even more importantly, I love sharing all of that with you!
But, alas, I cannot do it all. In this season of my life, I need to focus on matters at home.
I’ve been wavering back and forth for a while now on keeping up the website. I have a million half-written posts, and I feel guilty spending time doing just about anything else when I know I have so much to do here.
My husband wants me to keep the site up and just post occasionally. But, that costs us money, and I think I need a clean break to alleviate that guilty feeling that I should be doing more. And so, the site will probably be offline in a couple of months.
Thank you so much for spending some of your time here at Dishrag Diaries. I hope we can still stay connected. Here’s how:
I’ll keep the Facebook page up as long as I can. This will be a great way to connect, ask questions and share information. And an even better way is…
It may be annoying for the next couple days as I pin/unpin and rearrange everything to try to make information easy to find. But stick with me! Pinterest will probably be the best way to share good stuff, such as:
I’ll continue to pin recipes from all over, along with my notes and suggestions. Stars (***) indicate a recipe I’ve tried and loved, otherwise it means a recipe is on my list to try.
ARTICLES & TIPS
From other bloggers and scientific and news sources, I’ll share articles on nutrition, cooking, health, alternative medicine, fitness and all manner of topics.
And finally, I’m working on some boards to share products that I recommend. Most of the questions I receive start off something like, “What do you use for…”
So, goodbye for now. Who knows what the future holds? I do know that my wish for each of you is that you would take your health into your own hands, search out information to make your own well-informed decisions, and be bold enough to swim against the current when need be.
Here’s to a long life full of health, energy, joy and love!
This is also a nice summer soup, as you don’t need to heat up your kitchen with hours of simmering.
We don’t often have corn or cheese here at our house, so when we do we make sure it’s super yummy! This recipe fits the bill. Although the Little is currently avoiding most dairy, she can occasionally have goat or sheep milk cheeses, so that’s what I chose to use. (They are typically a little easier on everyone’s tummy.) This would make a nice “company meal,” as it looks kind of fancy but is actually pretty easy and most of it can be prepared ahead of time. Read the rest of this entry »
“Better Than Cold Stone Creamery”
Cake Batter Ice Cream: Dairy-Free &
You Don’t Need an Ice Cream Maker!
Hopefully you’ve seen my posts on Facebook about the Healthy Life Summit. This collection of presentations by 35 different speakers was streaming live FOR FREE for seven days. I hope some of you were able to take advantage of that amazing learning opportunity!
If not, I am begging you to consider purchasing the download package to listen to/ watch when you can (or to refer back to), especially now that the 60% off discount has been extended. The summit collection is such a diverse, smart and lovely collection of speakers… I love each one more than the next. You will definitely be inspired, challenged and empowered after listening to this group, no matter where you are in your Real Food journey. Take a look at the topics and presenters: Read the rest of this entry »
There really isn’t anything quite as comforting as a hot, creamy porridge for breakfast. In our house, making this with real oats is a rare treat. Most often, we’ll make grain-free versions. Here, I’ll cover the healthiest and yummiest ways to make both.
I meant to get this delicious recipe out during the heart of winter squash season, but I missed it. Luckily, you can still find some delicious winter squashes, including one of my favorite: butternut squash. Rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants, butternuts also provide potassium, vitamin B6 and folate. And they’re sooooo yummy.
This meal pairs butternut squash and chicken, and is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner, although it will taste like you’ve been cooking all day. Read the rest of this entry »
Easter is another day on which I get to have all other mothers think I’m the meanest person alive. (Easter, along with (in no particular order) Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Thanksgiving, St. Patrick’s Day, Flag Day, Tuesdays and every other freakin’ day people want to give my kids crap.) (Sorry about that outburst.) I certainly do believe Easter is a day worthy of celebration. But does that require a chocolate hollow bunny or fluorescent-colored Peeps? Does it?!
I think the answer is no. There are many things you can do to make the day special without harming your child – or the earth! Following are some cleaner and greener ideas for a non-toxic Easter. Read the rest of this entry »