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Freezer-Friendly Lasagna Soup

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My fiancé’s cousin just had a beautiful baby girl last week, and we were finally able to see her this weekend. Man – she is so cute! I had already given the new mom two jars of our extra virgin coconut oil – one for the baby’s room and one for the kitchen – for the shower. She specifically asked for it after reading all the health benefits for new moms and babies. Even though I have no children of my own, I know what it’s like with a newborn around. I have two younger sisters and I remember people […]

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Buying Organic at Farmer’s Markets

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One of my favorite memories growing up was going to the Dallas Farmer’s Market with my grandparents. It was so full of fresh produce and I loved seeing all the vibrant colors that went on for what seemed like miles. What I love most about farmer’s markets is getting what I eat directly from the source and knowing exactly what is coming to my table. You can find great local markets where you live with the handy Local Harvest and USDA locators. So why am I still hooked on farmer’s markets as an adult? One word: organic. The USDA standards are that […]

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Coconut Oil Shaving Cream

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  As I got out of the shower this morning and looked at myself in the mirror for the first time today, I saw my five o’clock shadow had turned into a scraggly mess. As I hit my shaving cream dispenser, nothing happened, I hit it again, and still nothing, every man knows the subtle panic of not having any more shaving cream, suddenly an inconvenient but generally uneventful part of your morning routine becomes an uncomfortable chore. I frantically searched for other options, I could shave dry, I could use soap and water, or I could try using coconut […]

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