Too Many Hours in My Kitchen

So many dishes to do...and there are even more on the other counter!

I’m been on the GAPS diet for almost two months now.  I have to be honest.  I’m feeling quite overwhelmed as of late!  It’s starting to feel as though I spend most of my day in the kitchen, either making a meal, getting a staple made up, or cleaning up the many dirty dishes I have made.  Is this how it’s going to be from now on?? [Read more...]

Make Your Bathtub Shine with Just Two Ingredients

My trusty cleaning supplies

While on the GAPS diet (or for anyone, really) it’s important to reduce the number of toxins you are exposed to.  I switched to just using baking soda and vinegar for all my cleaning a little over a year ago in an attempt to reduce the number of chemicals around me and to save some money.

Overall, it has worked really well.  I clean my countertops, mirrors, and sinks with a 50/50 blend of white vinegar and water.  I use baking soda to scrub the toilet or soak pans with baked-on food.  I mop my floors with vinegar and water.  Vinegar is my usual choice of fabric softener in the laundry.  It’s so nice to not breathe in noxious fumes while getting my cleaning done.  Plus, baking soda and vinegar are extremely inexpensive, especially when compared to the cost of green cleaners which I had been previously using. [Read more...]