1. Gripe Water
My son is generally a good baby, but he has had his moments lately (which I largely attribute to the fact that he’s cut six teeth in a short period of time) where he has been difficult to manage.
I was basically at my wit’s end with having to hold him constantly when I came across this product.
It contains a few unsavory ingredients, but sometimes, ya gotta give a little, especially when everyone’s quality of life is suffering.
It really helps him calm down during fussy periods, and I only give him about one-fourth of the recommended dose.
Just my two cents if anyone else is in a similar boat!
2. Soaked Tortillas
Oh my goodness, so I recently came across this recipe for soaked tortillas that I thought I’d try out based on the author’s proclamation of how delicious they are.
I am an absolute fiend for tortillas, a true connoisseur, if you will. I’ve had and made many, many varieties over the years, and this was one of the best (if not the best) way I’ve ever enjoyed them!
I just mixed the batter together the night before, and my daughter Natalie and I enjoyed them for lunch the next day aside my Spicy Cabbage Soup.
My oldest daughter, who generally has trouble with grains, also seemed to tolerate them better, which is a touted benefit of soaking grains.
3. Potato Face Scrub
As usual, I have a new skin treatment for you to try, and it involves a regular ol’ potato.
Who would have thought it! Potatoes are the latest beauty craze circling YouTube and the internet, and it seems some companies are trying to (expensively) capitalize on the phenomenon, but all you need is a cheap potato to get in on the action!
What I do is just cut a regular red potato in half, score it, and rub the juices all over my face. Let it dry and wash it off, or leave it on all night and wash it off.
It really helps to exfoliate, brighten, soften, and even out the tone of my skin! Cheap, quick, easy, and it works!
4. Soaked Seeds
Another soaking story for you…
So, I haven’t tolerated sunflower seeds in quite a while, but I recently came across a story about a woman who claimed she was able to eat some of her favorite nuts and seeds after soaking them in salt water.
Well, why not try it out?
I added sunflower seeds to a glass bowl filled with filtered water and just sprinkled in an unmeasured amount of sea salt (probably about one tablespoon?) and let it sit 24 hours.
I then drained and dried them and left them in my oven on the lowest setting for about 5-6 hours, until they were lightly toasted.
Wouldn’t you know it, I can actually eat them! I’m not sure if it will last, but so far, so good!
Do I dare try this method on a more allergic nut like almonds? I don’t know right now, but at least I can eat the sunflower seeds! 🙂
By now, you’ve all probably heard of the term ‘orthorexia’, which is basically the new eating disorder.
When I first learned of the condition, I kind of turned my nose up at it, having the idea that it was shaming people for eating ‘too clean’.
I consider myself an extremely clean eater, not because I have a disorder, but because I feel like crap if I don’t, so I initially took a little offense.
After reading this article, however, I realize that there are so many facets of this affliction, many of which I’ve neither heard of nor considered.
It’s definitely an interesting read, if you have the time!
What’s new in your week?