Juice Pulp Quick Bread Recipe | Home with Willow | Katie Emmitt

     If you like to juice, wondering what to do with all that pulp has probably crossed your mind once or twice! I’ve tried making juice pulp muffins & cookies several times before, but nothing ever came out well. They’d end up a dense soggy mess, or they’d be so moist they would start to mold in the bag! Or the flavor would just be off. With how much I’ve been juicing recently, I really wanted to come up with a good recipe! So with a little experimentation, this is it! Read below to check out my Juice Pulp Quick Bread Recipe.

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Switching to Cloth Menstrual Pads | Home with Willow | Katie Emmitt

Curious if you should try switching to cloth menstrual pads?

  • Do you experience yeast infections after your period? Or itchiness and rashes?
  • Would you like to save money every month on period products?
  • Are you looking to reduce your waste and carbon footprint?
  • Do you experience heavy cramping? Or have a heavy flow?

Then you should dEFINITELY try cloth menstrual pads!

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Kitchen Sponge Alternatives | Home with Willow | Katie Emmitt

hOW I WAS ABLE TO GIVE UP BUYING SPONGES:

My Journey to Finding the best Kitchen Sponge Alternatives
     As I’ve been on this journey to having a more eco-friendly existence, I’ve been trying to find replacements for every day items – especially in the kitchen. I was sick of buying these synthetic sponges and then tossing them out as they got gross. About two years ago, I started getting the ‘natural’ sponges at the grocery store. Brands like ‘Twist’ and the brown ‘Scotch Brite’ ones that were supposed to be more environmentally friendly. And to be honest – they were horrible. Take my recommendation and don’t buy the ‘Twist’ sponges!
     
Spring of 2018, I became completely fed up with even the ‘natural’ or ‘eco friendly’ sponges I was finding at the grocery store. They weren’t cutting it, and I was STILL throwing away a sponge every few weeks as it wore out. I went on a mission to find the best kitchen sponge alternatives I could find. My goal was to find something plant based, without plastic, that was going to last me at least a few months.
Best Natural Health & Beauty Products | Home with Willow | Katie Emmitt

   

     Learn about the best Natural Health & Beauty Products below!

     If you’re anything like me, you are most likely looking to do what you can to reduce your impact on the environment, while also creating a healthier home for you and your family! One area that I’ve done a lot of ‘experimenting’ in, has been my bathroom! It seems that a lot of beauty products come in plastic & produce a lot of waste. Not only that, they are full of toxic ingredients that are not great for us, or for the environment. In the past few years, I have found what I believe to be some of the best natural health & beauty products out there!

     Check out my top ten best natural health & beauty products below! All are easily available on Amazon. (This post contains affiliate links. By purchasing through my site, you are helping me keep this running at no extra cost to you!)

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Episode 6 – Easy Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

 
 
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Episode 6 – Easy Ways to reduce your carbon footprint

Welcome to episode six! This week on the podcast, I discuss easy ways to reduce your carbon footprint for 2019! There are dozens of free and inexpensive things that you can start doing right now to reduce your carbon footprint. I also included a few ‘investment’ options as well, for those of you looking into buying new appliances, a new vehicle, or making your home more environmentally friendly. Listen to find out!

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Episode 5 – What is Reiki? and How Does It Work?

 
 
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Episode 5 – What is Reiki? and How does it work?

Welcome to episode five of The Home with Willow Podcast! On this week’s episode, we’re discussing Reiki and energy healing. What is Reiki? And how does it work?

This week’s episode is particularly exciting because I hosted my very first guest – Alyson Wernly. Alyson is a Reiki Master and a Certified Health Coach. Over the last week, I asked everyone on Instagram and Facebook, “What would you ask a Reiki Master?” and we got a lot of questions – I asked Alyson what you wanted to know, and she took the time to thoughtfully answer.

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Episode 4 – The Importance of Self-Love & Healing Your Self-Worth

 
 
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…On today’s episode, I’ll be discussing the importance of having a good sense of self-worth & really finding self-love as a foundation for healing from abuse.

 

This week, the topic is a little different than what I’ve been discussing in previous episodes. Today, I’m discussing self-love increasing your self-worth – specifically after enduring an abusive relationship. This topic is very near and dear to my heart, because it is something I went through not so long ago.

So on today’s episode, I’ll be discussing the importance of having a good sense of self worth & really finding self love as a foundation for healing from abuse.

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Homemade Apple Cider | Home with Willow | Katie Emmitt

     Have you ever wondered if you could make your own apple cider? I wondered this myself, and quickly found out that in fact, its extremely easy and hands-off! I was able to make nearly a quart of apple cider for Thanksgiving this year that was not only delicious, but also had no preservatives, thickeners, and very little added sweetener. Read below to get my customizable homemade apple cider recipe!

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Episode 3 – Plant Based Diet Q & A with Katie

 
 
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Welcome to episode three of the Home with Willow Podcast! Last week we discussed transitioning to a plant based diet. I spoke a little bit about my own journey, some reasons for making the transition to a plant based diet, and my top tips for making the process a little bit easier.

So this week, I’m continuing that discussion by answering all of the questions I got over the past few weeks about plant based diets. So on today’s episode, I’ll be strictly doing a Q & A session – answering all of your amazing questions I got from Instagram and Facebook. There were a ton of great questions here that I believe a lot of people have been wondering about so… I’m pretty excited to answer them!

Questions Answered in this podcast:

  1. “I’d love to have some super cheap/simple plant based meals for times like now, where I’m very low on money. I’m currently living off bagels, pb&j, eggs, & tuna fish.” – Taylor
  2. “How can I curb cravings for non plant based things like meat & cheese? Why do I have cravings for meat and dairy?” – Liz
  3. “Easy/last minute meal ideas & things you should always have in your pantry?” – Taylor
  4. “How do you get adequate levels of taurine & B12?” – Jake
  5. “Best way to make it convenient, time wise?” -@poleandpropsper
  6. “The link between chia seeds, low blood pressure, and periods? I’m confused about it.” -@rainbowprojects
  7. “Any necessary supplements besides B12?” – @rainbowprojects
  8. “Thank you so much for sharing! Your posts are inspiring and relaxing to look at. I’d love any prep tips you have! What stays good cut in the fridge vs freezer? How long you’ve noticed things last. Also, anything I could bring for lunches when I don’t have the ability to heat food (extra points for no dairy, cashews, sesame seeds, or dates!) It’s been a struggle!” – Brittney
  9. “How many meals do you eat a day?” – Jessica

 

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Episode 2 – Journey to a Plant Based Diet

 
 
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      “How can I have a more plant based diet, and what does that process look like?”

On episode 2 of The Home with Willow Podcast, the topic is all about transitioning to a more plant based diet. I’ll be discussing my own 13 year process to becoming plant based (including all of the ups & downs that went along with it)!

Additionally, I’ll be talking a little bit about my top tips to make the process easier and turning it into a long lasting lifestyle change!

Next week, I’ll be taking questions from Facebook and Instagram to do a little Q & A session to answer all of your pressing plant based diet questions.

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