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A Fresh Tabbouleh Salad with Sprouted Quinoa

Fresh Tabbouleh Salad with Sprouted Quinoa | Radiant Life Blog

Sweeping blue skies, a rapturous sun, and melty-warm temperatures have reminded us in the past few days that Summer is not quite over yet here. As people fire up their grills, yank out the party plates and set up the lawn chairs this Labor Day weekend, we have just the dish to celebrate: a tasty tabbouleh salad with seasonal produce, garden herbs and properly sprouted quinoa. Combining classic techniques from Nourishing Traditions with local ingredients and a fresh modern flare, this simple cold salad is the perfect way to savor the end of Summer. 

Raw Honey Face Wash: Simple and effective cleanser for all skin types

Raw Honey Face Wash | Radiant Life Blog

Natural skin care is not an easy subject to navigate. Scrolling through dizzyingly long lists of DIY recommendations, it can be difficult to decipher what options will work, and which are just plain useless. Homemade oatmeal masks, sugar scrubs, green tea washes... how are you supposed to know what to try? After all, everyone has a different skin type with varying treatment needs. That's why we love the simple age-old tradition of honey cleansing, a gentle and effective face washing technique that requires just one ingredient and is universally beneficial for all skin types. 

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Coconut Flour Vanilla Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

Coconut Flour Vanilla Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting | Radiant Life Blog

I love sneaking real food desserts into parties and gatherings to test them on innocent family and friends. Whoops! The secret is out: I often bring whole food based, refined-sugar free goodies to our get-togethers without revealing that they are, gasp, "healthy"! In my opinion, this is one of the very best ways to evaluate the tastiness factor of my random gluten- and grain-free concoctions. Plus, it is not really lying anyway...it's more like a sophisticated scientific experiment on pure and total deliciousness.These scrumptious bite-sized coconut flour vanilla cupcakes definitely pass the test.

Tap Water & Pregnancy: Know the facts

Tap Water & Pregnancy: Is it safe? | Radiant Life Blog

The Falmouth, Massachusetts Board of Health recently cautioned pregnant women in their first and second trimesters about a drinking water test result that could affect their babies' birth weights and increase the risk of early deliveries. Water test results showed increased levels of two disinfection byproducts, showing that levels were above the limits set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This is not the first time that a situation like this has occurred. A flurry of such frightful findings throughout the United States has raised serious concerns about the safety and monitoring of public drinking water supplies, bringing up many important questions about additives. What are these disinfection byproducts? Why are they in our drinking water? And, perhaps most importantly, what can we do about it?

4 Things You Should Know About Argan Oil

4 Things You Should Know About Argan Oil | Radiant Life Blog

One drizzle adds a savory roasted flavor to grilled dishes. A spoonful serves as a “cure all” to heal any ills. Running a palmful through the hair leaves tangles silky and soothed, and is even rumored to prevent grays. In it’s native Morrocco, Argan Oil is like liquid gold-- and the secret seems to be slowly catching on. Used throughout the home for a wide variety of applications, this precious nut oil is perhaps one of the most unique, powerful and underestimated ingredients in traditional food.

Chocolate-Covered Sprouted Nut Butter & Banana Bites

Chocolate-Covered Sprouted Nut Butter & Banana Bites | Radiant Life Blog

On summer days when the mere thought of baking makes you wipe your forehead and sweat through your t-shirt, a jar of nut butter and a banana can make the perfect no-mess treat. Add the chill-factor of the freezer and a drizzle of chocolate into this recipe, and you have a sophisticated and delicious hot-weather sweet to enjoy. 

Simple Sweet Potato Fries in Red Palm Oil

Sweet Potato Fries in Red Palm Oil | Radiant Life Blog

Lately I’ve had an abundance of red palm oil in my kitchen. What does one do with jars of red palm oil you might ask? To this I would enthusiastically reply (with my arms flailing about in the air): what can't you do?! From chocolate cakes to stir-fries, this antioxidant rich saturated fat source is one of my favorite healthy fats to experiment with. And with a history that dates back as far as 5,000 years, there is no shortage of recipes to choose from. This week I have been enjoying these simple and delicious red palm oil sweet potato fries...by the plateful.

Sizing a Whole House Water System

Sizing a Whole House Water System | Radiant Life Blog

Water usage in your family’s home can be quite variable and is affected by many factors including the number of adults and children living in your home, the age of your children, your home’s size as well as the number of bathrooms.  It is often difficult to measure water usage since the amount of water used for cooking, bathing, showering and cleaning varies in every home and depends on the water fixtures and appliances installed in your home.  For example, we all know that teenagers tend to take longer showers and newborn babies create a lot of laundry!  However, information from a number of reliable sources estimates that a family of four typically uses from about 150 gallons per day all the way up to 400 gallons per day!  Several studies have shown that the average indoor water use in the U.S. is about 50 gallons per person per day.

DIY Coconut Oil Vanilla Lip Balm

DIY Coconut Oil Vanilla Lip Balm | Radiant Life Blog

I want to let you in on a little secret: lip balms made at home are way better than store bought varieties. And believe it or not, whether you are awe inspiring-ly creative or DIY-leery, you (yes, you) can blend up your very own inexpensive, custom lip treatments in the kitchen in no time at all. This particular recipe combines just 4 whole food ingredients for an enviably smooth and sweet Coconut Oil Vanilla Lip Balm. Do-it-yourself, nutrient dense, lip balm perfection that can be whipped together in 10 minutes? Sounds secret-worthy to me!

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Water Filtration vs. Purification – Get the Facts!

Water Filtration vs Purification: Get the Facts! | Radiant Life Blog

To create truly pure water in the home setting, water that is physically, chemically and energetically pure, requires just the right set of conditions be brought together in just the right way. At a minimum, these include practical use of filtration and purification technologies along with a scientific understanding of water and how nature intended it to be.

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