Well how embarrassed am I? I have come on to put up a blog as I feel that I should and realise it has been since Halloween since I last put up a post! That was 3 months ago! I feel terrible. Where did the time go?
I have been enjoying the summer school holidays and spending lots of time with the kids around the home. We are slowly continuing our renovations working on bedroom number 3. We also set a little project of creating a new vegetable patch from scratch using found objects around our very overgrown garden and through Gumtree. We joined the Diggers Club and have been to Heronswood here on the Peninsula a couple of times as well to learn how to grow heirloom vegetables.
So why else have I not been posting on my website? Well these include but not limited to my recent addiction to the instant nature of Facebook. It is so easy to just grab an iPad, take a shot and upload to Facebook in a matter of seconds to the 250+ people who see my feeds. If you would like to see our Facebook page please go to Cut the Chemicals Cookbook and see what has been so distracting there.
Also I have been busy Pinning lots of ideas on our Pinterest Page, I absolutely love this resource and think it's a great tool for collecting lots of ideas about living the additive free lifestyle. If you know of anything that I should Pin for others let me know. I'd be happy to do so.
Also I think I have had a little bit of writers block of late. I've been trying to think of long, highly detailed and informative posts that can teach you many things, but I think that I am really over thinking things. I think what you would want to read are little tidbits here and there that give good advice on eating foods that really do put us in a better place mentally and physically. So that is what I am going to endeavor to do, blog little, but blog often!
I'm very excited to announce that I will be part of the Peninsula Health and Wellbeing Expo 2014. It is the first Expo that I have decided to be a part of and I am very excited about it.
I will be selling the Cut the Chemicals Cookbook Australian 2014 from my table as well as some fun little Snack Showbags showcasing the best additive and preservative free snackfoods that we sell in the Online Grocery Store.
Please feel free to stop by and say hello and while you are there put your name down to sign up for our emails and go into the draw to win a food hamper. See you there!
Welcome if you are a new subscriber to our mail list and hello again to those of you have signed up a while ago. It's been a long time coming, but I have been working hard at making some changes here at Cut the Chemicals and I am excited to be spending some time with you over the coming weeks to share them.
Firstly I would like to thank you for joining our mailing list and if you haven't yet I encourage you too. It will be a decision that hopefully will reap many benefits for your family. There will be loads of opportunities to learn all about eating additive and preservative free foods for FREE!
As you may have seen, in the month of August we are giving away a hard copy of the Cut the Chemicals Cookbook (Australian or U.S. - your choice!) if you are the 222 person to join the list. So far we are looking good but are still not there yet. The month has just begun!
I urge you to pass this information onto your friends and family as who doesn't like to WIN something for FREE? Especially something that will change their lives for the better!
Enter your details at the site here for your chance to win!
So, what else have I been doing besides toilet training, moving house and playgroup dates?
- I have re-booted the webpage to make it easier to navigate and learn all about living the additive and preservative free life.
- I have started a Guest Blog on Button Baby - read here for my article about not feeling guilty about buying pre-made Baby Foods,
- I have been working on creating more FREE content for our new subscribers and an awesome new program to help families take charge of their lives step by step, (which will be available very soon),
- And, most excitedly I am becoming a check out chick! I am opening up an online Cut the Chemicals Grocery Store in early September! This will be a place where you can buy all your additive and preservative free food alternatives in the comfort of your own PJ’s and have them delivered straight to your door.
All the products are hand picked by me and eaten often by the Taylor taste testers, so I’m excited to be able to sell them to you at great prices via the wonders of online shopping with a flat rate shipping.
Imagine on a cold week night ordering all your lunchbox and meal needs from the comfort of your living room and having them arrive ready for the next weeks lunchboxes. All chemical free - how convenient! But more on that soon ...
I am so close to wrapping up these projects but I still need your help. I need to ask two things of you literally:
-What are the two top questions you need answered about eating additive and preservative free foods?
- What are your most desired foods that you would like to see sold in the Cut the Chemicals Grocery Store?
That’s it! Email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or join ourFacebook page and leave a post there.
Thank you and I will chat with you again soon!
I am super excited to let you all know that I am now a guest blogger for a website called Button Baby. I will be writing regular posts about eating additive and preservative free foods and my first post is now live for you all to read ... so please do!
My first post is all about baby food so if this is an area that you are concerned about please head on over to Button Baby and learn all about why some baby foods are better than others.
If you have my book, you'll note that a lot of recipes for kids snacks avoid using dried fruit. This is because a preservative is used in the drying process to avoid the fruit going mouldy. I confess I do however use coconut often in my biscuits as I do love that flavour.
When I run out of my current stocks I will be buying my next source of coconut from a lady who lives around the corner from me who sells dried fruits and coconut that are preservative free - yippee!
Lu's website is below, so if like me you would like to have chemical free dried fruit check out her site:
Six S Organics - Organic and Preservative Free Foods our food, cleaning, and body care products are organic, chemical free, and fair trade.
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These two comedians made a spoof ad to tell you exactly what ingredients are in chicken nuggets sold at McDonald's Restaurants. It would be hilarious if it wasn't so scary!
Bec Taylor is a lover of all things quick, convenient and tasty. Her favorite foods are sloppy, cheesy and hopefully cooked in one pot as she hates doing the dishes!