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Make kombucha at home with this easy guide! Learn how to get all the health benefits of kombucha the frugal way #ferment #detox #homemade

When I first started drinking kombucha five years ago, I got some pretty weird looks. Not long after, when I started brewing it - I was officially branded a crunchy lunatic. Nothing says cooky crunchy lady like a big jar of sweet tea with a SCOBY floating at the top. It might have also been that […] Read More

Celebrating Lent as a Family | TheSweetPlantain.com

Also titled Mother, Thank You for Taking All Our Treats Away. It won't be anything major. Nothing catastrophic - just the television. And sugar. Which, if I'm being honest, are basically all the treats in the house. Sorry, kiddos. While the anticipation of fasting during Lent with my children is slightly nerve-wracking, I'm trying to […] Read More

Perfecting Brazilian Cheesebread (A Paõ de Queijo Recipe): A step-by-step photo tutorial on how to make this delicious grain-free bread #glutenfree #grainfree

It's time to clue you in on what's been my obsession for the past year since moving here to South Carolina: Paõ de Queijo, or Brazilian Cheesebread. It's a puffy, delicious, gluten/grain-free bread that I grew up eating - the perfect accompaniment to rice and beans, or just a cup of coffee. I will eat […] Read More

Pasilla-Black Bean Soup: A smoky bean soup infused with orange and cilantro. A nourishing, frugal soup that is packed with flavor! #soup #meatless

  Now that I've started buying beans in bulk, we've been having beans quite often each week. Up until now, I've always stuck to my basic bean recipe that was shown to me by my mother, but today I decided to mix things up a bit. While the kids and I could eat beans and […] Read More

Hide the toys out of sight for less clutter – a clean space to encourage creative, calm, happy free play with less stress and more fun! #minimalist #simplicityparenting

I just threw my kids' toys out the window. Just kidding. Who would do something so absolutely crazy as that??? Okay, I would totally do that. At least, I just came pretty close. In anticipation of the next agonizing battle to get the girls to clean their room without the torrent of tears, tantrums, and horrible wailing, […] Read More

Coconut Flour Brownie Bites:  grain-free chocolate brownie bites made with coconut flour and lightly sweetened with honey | TheSweetPlantain.com #coconut #baking

So I tried my hand at making coconut flour and coconut milk the other day - and it was so easy! I can't believe I haven't given it a go until now, but you'd better believe this will be a regular DIY recipe that will be occurring here at our house. Especially now that I've […] Read More


Homemade Beef Jerky

Homemade Beef Jerky | TheSweetPlantain.com

Have I told you how much I love my dehydrator? I use it for everything from proofing bread, making yogurt, to my husband's favorite: homemade beef jerky! Ladies, if you're looking for a way into the good graces of your man, you've come to the right place. I have yet to meet a man that […] Read More

Weekly Snapshot 6/14/14 ~ Belly Bump and Fluffy Tutus {Recipe: 3-Ingredient Grain-free Peanut Butter Cookies} post image

Hey, guess what? The third trimester has hit! Sure, in my case this may not mean a surge of amazing energy, but boy, has it brought some focus and nesting instincts to life! This past week I (kinda) thoroughly cleaned my home for the first time in a long time, made use of my ice […] Read More

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