4 Secrets for a Better Beginner Garden

These simple tips can help you have a better garden whether it's your first year gardening or whether you've been gardening for years | ourheritageofhealth.com

A couple of years ago I wrote a post about 4 Beginner Gardening Mistakes to Avoid, so this year I wanted to write another gardening post about some of the things to do right if you want a successful beginner garden.

These are all things that I wish I had started doing the first year that I planted a garden because they would have made my life so much easier and I would have had a much better harvest than I did!

These four secrets for a better beginner garden are all really simple things, but they can dramatically improve your chances of having a successful garden your first year. Or, if you’re like me and you’ve been gardening for several years with just so-so results, they can improve your already existing garden, too.Continue Reading

Maple-Glazed Overwintered Parsnips

Maple-glazed overwintered parsnips. These are so sweet that they seem more like a dessert than a vegetable! | ourheritageofhealth.com

These maple-glazed parsnips are so sweet that they actually seem more like eating a dessert than eating a vegetable. And, believe me, I love dessert and I’ve always had a serious sweet tooth, so that’s not something I say lightly!

I know, it sounds pretty crazy to say that you can make a buttery, caramelized, dessert-like side dish out of a vegetable that you usually find in savory soups, but there are two main keys to creating a flavor that’s sweet rather than parsnip-y. Continue Reading

12 Immune Boosting Foods You Already Have In Your Kitchen

12 immune boosting foods you probably already have in your kitchen | ourheritageofhealth.com

When we think of immune boosting foods, often some of the first things that come to mind are the exotic superfoods that are praised for their amazing healing properties.

We tend to think that if a food comes from a faraway place, or it it has an exotic-sounding name that’s hard to pronounce that it somehow has more nutrients or more beneficial properties than the “normal” foods do.

The superfoods that we sometimes forget about, though, are the more common ones that are just as good, especially since there are many different foods that all share the same types of nutrients and healing properties. So, if you’re looking for something high in antioxidants, for example, you don’t necessarily have to have an exotic berry from a faraway tropical island. The berries you could grow in your own backyard can be just as helpful.Continue Reading

15 Tips for a Brighter Mood This Winter

 

15 tips for a brighter mood this winter | ourheritageofhealth.com

Of the four seasons, winter is definitely my least favorite. The month of December usually goes by pretty quickly with all of the holiday activities, but the rest of the winter always seems to last forever with the frigid temperatures, dingy snow piles, and dark, dreary days.

By the time spring finally comes around, I’m always thoroughly tired of constantly shivering, and I’m craving sunlight and warmth. If you live anywhere where the winter season is cold and dark, you probably know exactly what I mean.Continue Reading

How to Reduce Eye Strain Naturally

How to reduce eye strain naturally | ourheritageofhealth.com

 

Whether it’s from staring at a computer screen at work or from staying up till three in the morning to finish reading a book, most of us have experienced the feeling of having tired eyes at some point or another. If we over-use our eyes too much on a regular basis, though, eventually we can start to develop chronic eye strain.

One of the best things we can do to reduce eye strain and improve our overall health would be to spend less time staring at screens and more time doing things like taking a walk out in nature . . . but let’s be honest with ourselves. No matter how much we might make it a goal to spend less time online, we’re probably all still going to be spending a significant amount of time checking email or Facebook, or browsing the internet, or even reading a book on an electronic device.Continue Reading

Molten Lava Chocolate Fudge Pie

Molten lava chocolate fudge pie - aka "chocolate heaven"! | ourheritageofhealth.com

 

A few weeks ago, a group at my church had a pie baking social, and I was searching for something a little different to bake besides the standard autumn apple and pumpkin recipes. I’ve always been a huge chocoholic, so when I found a recipe for a chocolate fudge pie on pinterest, I knew I had to try it.

I’m calling this recipe a molten lava chocolate fudge pie because it reminds me of a combination between molten lava cake and a soft, melty version of chocolate fudge. It’s also a little bit like eating brownie batter, only it’s softer and creamier. The top forms a light, crisp crust and when you break into that the inside is smooth, rich chocolate. Continue Reading

Choose-What-You-Want Black Friday Sale!

 

Choose what you want Black Friday sale | ourheritageofhealth.com

I’m really not a fan of the traditional Black Friday shopping. (Actually, that’s an understatement. I hate the traditional Black Friday shopping!) I don’t like crowds and waiting in long lines, and even the best sale in the world isn’t going to get me inside a crowded store in the middle of the night.

What I do love, though, is staying cozy at home in my jammies and saving money while I shop online! Cozy-blanket-and-hot-cocoa shopping beats waiting-in-a-long-line shopping any day as far as I’m concerned.

That’s why I’m excited to let you know about this online Black Friday sale happening this weekend! I’ve teamed up with a bunch of my favorite healthy lifestyle bloggers to bring you tons of cook books, natural beauty books, DIY books, online classes and more with a total savings of over $350!Continue Reading