Oil pulling is a hot all natural health and beauty trend right now and there are many benefits to adding this little routine to your daily regimen and here’s the short list:
Whitens teeth, helps fight bad breath and gingivitis, pulls toxins and bacteria from your saliva/mouth. Some people say it helps clear skin and acne problems. Fights cavities? OK, now I haven’t found research done on the cavity thing, but some say it does! Others have said it helps with headaches and hangovers, liver problems, asthma, hormone imbalances, skin conditions…One of the benefits that I’m really enjoying is the inst-lip moisturizer that accompanies the coconut oil. Also, the coconut leaves a light pleasant aftertaste.
My husband and I recently started doing this in the morning after coffee. The key is to take about a teaspoon or more of coconut or sesame oil and (if you’re using coconut oil let it”melt” in your mouth without swallowing). Swish it around like you would do with mouth wash, but do it for 20 minutes. Here’s a tip! Do it while you shower or while you check your morning emails/read the news/etc.
Warning! Out of habit, your first instinct will be to spit out in sink. Do not, I repeat, do not spit out into the sink or toilet! Oils thicken up and can cause clogging of pipes/drain. rinse your mouth with warm water afterwards to clean out any lingering toxins.
What?! We were not aware this was possible. Thanks to acoupleinthekitchen.us we now know it is! see recipe
Our Featured Foodie, Savour the Senses, offers this easy method for roasting garlic in olive oil. Not only does it give you roasted garlic, but you’re left with garlic oil as well!
smoked pork butt
We were recently gifted a smoker and this was our first experiment and it was delicious! see recipe
Sparkling Lemon and Blueberry Terrine
Don’t let it intimidate, this 5 ingredient delight is quite simple to prepare! see recipe
These cheese crisps make great toppers for salads, sandwiches, or even pasta! Made in under 10 minutes! see recipe
This dip was a huge hit at a party that we went to last week. Yummy and such a special seasonal treat! see recipe
orange slice jello shots
Thank you to our Featured Foodies at duodishes.com for this amazing, innovative way to serve jello shots! So much more practical (and much better presented) than a little cup.
asian spiced cucumbers
A nice, tasty side dish/snack and prepared in 2 minutes! Thanks to our Featured Foodie, savourthesensesblog.com, for this recipe. see recipe
easy cheese stuffed breadsticks
Thanks to our Featured Foodie, thekitchenwitchblog.com, for this fantastically fun snack idea! How good do these look?! see recipe
Gravy Cheese Fries
Husband was hungry and I brought this to the table. He devoured it. Super simple recipe under $5. see recipe
bbq pulled chicken
Chicken is America’s “favorite” meat, so here’s a recipe that combines our poultry pal with America’s Crock Pot! see recipe
“Get your s’mores on in this fun dippable form!” Thank you Laura with realmomkitchen.com for this simple treat to enjoy with the kids. see recipe
“The perfect backyard barbecue beverage,” says acoupleinthekitchen.us, creator of this cocktail. We’d have to agree! see recipe
garlic cilantro fries
We hope when you take these out of the oven, they look as appetizing as Cynthia’s! Thanks to tasteslikehome.org for this simple recipe. see recipe
No, it’s not ice coffee…more like a chocolate milk…but a coffee milk! And it’s delicious. Thank you to thekitchenwitchblog.com for this wonderful inspiration! see recipe
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Light, fresh and creamy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus. We devoured this batch in a 1 day! Why buy store bought!? see recipe
fresh tomba sauce
We’re very excited to introduce our new Featured Foodie, Cynthia, with Tasteslikehome.org. She has a collection of amazing preparations, including this super fresh, simple, versatile sauce. see recipe
Franks Breakfast Sandwich
Eggs, cheese, bread, and buffalo sauce! What a way to start your day! Yum! My husband’s favorite quick b-fast. see recipe
hummus at home
We’ve been on a hummus kick lately. I’m pretty sure, I’ll NEVER buy pre-made hummus again. see recipe
kiwi raspberry sorbet
Thanks to our friend, Jenny, at Savour the Senses Blog for this sorbet treat that helped cool us off during the heatwave last week! Yum! see recipe
Spaghetti squash spaghetti dinner! Yum! We had this surprisingly delicious dish last night. A new staple! see recipe
garlic three cheese fondue
Quick and easy fondue recipe we created late one night while drinking wine! Haha! Warning, this is NOT an authentic fondue recipe. see recipe
Poutine Gravy Fries with Cheese Curd
Time for some crispy fries with hot gravy and squeaky cheese! see recipe
Balsamic Glazed Whole Tomato over Penne
Had some extra tomatoes lying around, so we whipped this together. Delish!
pickled onion burger topper
How to make pickled onions for burger toppers, pizzas, sandwiches, pastas…the list goes on and on! see recipe
miso salad dressing
Miso salad dressing is a great way to reduce your caloric intake! It’s tasty too! see recipe
Cilantro lime dressing, great for salads, tacos or sandwiches! see recipe