Grandmother’s Old-Fashioned Gingerbread Cake Recipe

This old-fashioned gingerbread cake recipe has a rich flavor with spices and molasses and a soft cake-like texture | ourheritageofhealth.com

There are few dessert recipes that seem quite as traditional as old-fashioned gingerbread cake.

Next to fruitcake and plum pudding, gingerbread is one of the quintessential old-fashioned desserts for the holiday season, but it’s also delicious at any time of the year. Even though we usually tend to think of gingerbread as a holiday dessert, in earlier centuries, gingerbread was often served for special occasions throughout the year, like Muster Day, for example.Continue Reading

Discover Your Personal Beauty Type (Free Resource and Giveaway!)

Discover your personal beauty type - free resource and a giveaway! Learn which type of beauty you are so you can make the most of your own natural beauty! | ourheritageofhealth.com

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Today I’m really excited to let you know about an awesome new giveaway opportunity (as well as a free resource that you can take advantage of whether or not you win the giveaway!)

The giveaway is a FREE course of the Dressing Your TruthTM program! More details on this in a minute, but first, for those of you who might not be familiar with Dressing Your Truth, I’ll give you a quick overview.Continue Reading

How to Make A Backup Sourdough Starter

How to make a backup sourdough starter | ourheritageofhealth.com

If you like baking with a sourdough starter, the best thing you can do to make sure you can continue using it for a long time is to make a backup sourdough starter.

Even though sourdough starters are usually pretty resilient and hard to kill, if you neglect feeding it for too long, or if you go away on vacation and completely forget about your starter, the wild yeast can die off. Continue Reading

Healthy Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe

Healthy homemade pizza sauce recipe | ourheritageofhealth.com

Pizza is usually one of those foods that we think of as being in the junk food category rather than in the healthy foods category, but when you make your own pizza from scratch using good quality ingredients, it can actually be a pretty healthy food.

When you think about it, pizza is basically just bread with tomatoes and cheese. If you use organic, all-natural ingredients and cheese from humanely-raised, grass-fed cows, add some chopped vegetables and fresh herbs for toppings and avoid all of the extra additives and preservatives in regular pizza, it’s a “guilty pleasure” that you can enjoy without the guilt.Continue Reading

Do You Have These Hidden Sources of Stress in Your Life?

Do you have these hidden sources of stress in your life? | ourheritageofhealth.com

Stress comes in many different forms, and in many cases it’s unavoidable, but today I want to talk about some of the more subtle forms of stress that we might not even realize are having an effect on us.

It’s true that what seems only mildly stressful to one person may be extremely stressful to someone else, and we’re all effected to different degrees by the various stressors in our lives. It’s also true, though, that we can be unaware of the things that are causing us stress until they have been removed from our lives.Continue Reading

How to Keep Insects and Animals Out of Your Garden Naturally

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One of the biggest problems that organic gardeners face is how to keep animals out of the garden and keep insects from destroying their plants without using any harmful chemicals.

This problem isn’t really a new one at all, though, because before the term “organic” even existed, farmers and gardeners have been facing this same dilemma for centuries.

On a recent visit to Old Sturbridge Village, my favorite living history museum, I learned about one of the old-fashioned methods that gardeners in previous centuries used to help keep animals and insects from destroying their garden.Continue Reading

Is Your Healthy Lifestyle Ruining Your Metabolism? 7 Signs You’re Making This Common Mistake

 

Is your healthy lifestyle ruining your metabolism? 7 Signs you're making this common mistake | ourheritageofhealth.com

Did you know that trying to be healthy can actually end up harming your metabolism instead of helping it?

It sounds crazy, but it’s a very common mistake that too many people (myself included) have made.

When you’re trying to live a healthier lifestyle, it’s very, very easy to get caught in the trap of stressing about every little detail and feeling like you have to do everything perfectly.Continue Reading