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Sweet Treatment: Using Mānuka Honey to Care for Your Skin

May 18, 2021
Do you remember when “face masks” were something you smeared on your face to soothe and soften it, not something you grab with your keys and wallet every time you leave the house? Let’s revisit those good old days, with a collection of DIY Mānuka honey-based skincare products. Honey is a popular ingredient for the skincare kind of face mask (the other kind not so much). But not all honey is the same. When bees in New Zealand sip the...

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Celebrate Mothers

May 6, 2021
It’s May, which means Mother’s Day is right around the corner. It’s been a long, strange year, and in many families, the person holding it all together has been Mom — whether she’s got little ones at home all day, every day or college kids who’ve flown back to the nest to attend school from their childhood bedrooms. Maybe a bouquet of roses or carnations isn’t gonna cut it this year. So, how can you honor the moms in your...

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Family Featured Recipes

Elderberry Lemonade

September 24, 2020

Recipe and image courtesy of Lindsay Young, @eatyoungnutrition Elderberry Lemonade Category Family Featured Recipes Persons 4 Cook Time 10 minutes Total Time 10 minutes Notes I use a tonic water sweetened with cane sugar when making elderberry lemonade. If not using, taste and adjust the sweetness of the lemonade. The elderberry syrup will add sweetness, but you might prefer a bit more. Ingredients Elderberry Syrup: 2 tbsp honey Zest of one lemon 2 thyme sprigs (about 1/2 tbsp) 4 tbsp Flora…

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Featured Recipes

Spiced Manuka Golden Milk Ice Cream – A Healthy Treat

September 3, 2020

Vegetarian, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Egg-free This is the “Spiced Manuka Golden Milk” recipe originally from MindBodyGreen.com, with an ice cream twist! Coconut milk, turmeric, and manuka honey provide the foundation for this recipe. If you resist indulging in ice cream because you think it isn’t good for your health or immunity, this healthy ice cream solves that issue. It feels like a treat, with sweetness and spice to please the palate and creaminess for the senses, but it’s not your usual…

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Family Featured Health Lifestyle Recipes

Easy Kid-Friendly Breakfast for Busy Mornings

August 25, 2020
If you have kids, an easy breakfast is a MUST for those busy mornings, n’est ce pas? But wait, as the kids head back to school, there are more nourishing and satisfying choices available than a bowl of cold cereal, and some, like this kid-tested recipe for overnight oats, are just as simple and easy! Nutrients that help support learning and calm nerves are important in the first meal of the day. Kids who eat a good breakfast have better...

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Featured Holidays Recipes

Healthy Strawberry Popsicles ft. Flora Mānuka Honey

July 2, 2020

It is summer in full force right now. I’m talking 90 degree days and hot sunshine. And I am loving it! I love to cool off with popsicles. But, I don’t really like buying popsicles at the store because of all the sugar they contain. So, I created these healthy strawberry popsicles. They are LITERALLY only three ingredients! Recipe by Rosemary Squires (@thehintofrosemary) a Registered Dietitian in upstate New York, focusing on holistic health and mindful eating. For more of Rosemary’s recipes,…

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Featured Health

World Bee Day

May 13, 2020

In 2016, Slovenia proposed the idea of a World Bee Day to the United Nations. Slovenia has a long history of beekeeping and the highest per capita number of beekeepers in the world. They’ve long understood the important role these key pollinators have in our eco-system. As a result, in 2018, May 20th was declared the official World Bee Day for each year going forward. It’s estimated that up to 75% of our crops depend on pollinators for reproduction and…

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Manuka Glazed Roasted Veggies & Salmon

October 30, 2019
manuka honey salmon

This glaze can accompany any dish, but it pairs so well with the earthiness of roasted vegetables and the richness of salmon.  Lindsey Young is a registered holistic nutritionist, advocate for intuitive eating, and functional food recipe creator. For the original hot cacao post and more delicious recipes, follow her on Instagram @eatyoungnutrition and visit EatYoungNutrition.com.

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Education Health Recipes

How to Use Manuka Honey

October 22, 2019
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How to Choose, Eat, and Use Mānuka Honey Long before this magical honey was cultivated for human consumption, the bark of the mānuka plant was used in Rongoā Māori, the traditional Māori healing system, both topically and as a special tea. Now mānuka honey is produced by bees from the nectar of mānuka tree blossoms. Let’s see the best ways to use this healthsome honey. The Top 3 Ways to Enjoy Mānuka Honey The most popular and simplest use of…

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Health Recipes

Make Your Own Manuka Honey Lozenges

October 21, 2019
Manuka Honey Lozenges

Growing up, my mother would make me a comforting mug of “honey lemon” any time I got sick. This warm homemade brew was a simple sore throat recipe including ginger, sometimes echinacea tea, but it always had equal parts honey and lemon juice. It soothed my sore throat and cough wonderfully. It helps best when this type of honey is in direct contact with tissue, such as when the honey coats the throat and stomach lining to soothe and prevent…

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