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!

Continue reading “Switching to Cloth Menstrual Pads (a Review)”

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!)

Continue reading “BEST NATURAL HEALTH & BEAUTY PRODUCTS : MY TOP TEN”

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!

Vegan Chocolate Cookie Recipe | Home With Willow | Katie Emmitt
     
     Looking for something to satisfy your chocolate craving? Something that isn’t packed full of sugar? And is grain free? Look no further! Try out this amazing vegan chocolate cookie recipe! With only 150 calories per cookie, and less than 2g of sugar, these ‘healthy’ sweets are sure to satisfy every craving!
YOUR GUIDE TO THE BEST GLUTEN FREE PASTA BRANDS | Home with Willow | by Katie Emmitt

 

     If you’re just stepping into a healthier lifestyle and diet, or cutting out gluten/grains, you may be missing a lot of your old favorites! Dishes like spaghetti, fettuccini alfredo, macaroni and cheese, etc. And let’s face it – pasta is amazing! It’s a staple comfort food!  Luckily for us, in the past few years many alternative pasta brands have been cropping up at the grocery store – and they aren’t half bad! In this blog post, I’m going to share my favorites (because I’ve tried A LOT), and where to buy them. Consider this your guide to the best gluten free pasta brands!

Easy Watermelon Sorbet Recipe | Home with Willow | Katie Emmitt

 

     Summer is definitely the best time for fresh fruits & veggies! There’s nothing better than a big fresh, juicy watermelon cut up in the fridge to snack on all day, make smoothies out of, and freeze to make watermelon sorbet! Not only is watermelon delicious, it also has some great health benefits. In honor of National Watermelon Day (August 3rd), I’m sharing my Easy Watermelon Sorbet Recipe!

     Homemade watermelon sorbet is so easy to make and only requires two ingredients. It makes a fantastic snack, dessert, or breakfast! No ice cream maker needed! Scroll down to get the recipe.

Herbal Spotlight: Chamomile Health Benefits | Home with Willow | Katie Emmitt

 

     Chamomile (Chamomile recutita) is an aromatic annual plant native to Europe. There are two kinds – mostly used interchangeably: Roman & German.

     Chamomile health benefits include: anti anxiety, antihistamine, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antispasmodic properties. Read on to discover more about this amazing herb, its health benefits, where to purchase it, and how to use it!

Herbal Spotlight: Chamomile Health Benefits | Home with Willow | Katie Emmitt

Easy Vegan Dinner Recipe: White Beans and Kale Over Quinoa | Home with Willow | Katie Emmitt

     Looking for a quick two pot plant based dinner? Say no more! This white beans & kale over quinoa easy vegan dinner recipe is just what you’re looking for!

     In this easy vegan dinner recipe, we’re going to be using kale, onions, leeks, and white beans. I served this over red quinoa, but you can easily put it with roasted potatoes, over pasta, or over couscous!