Why I Wash My Face With Dirt And Oil

Why I Wash My Face With Dirt & Oil

When I was a young teenager, my mother shared her secret for beautiful skin with me. It was the same secret her mother used, and her mother’s mother. Three generations of women in my family had all done the same thing: washed daily with Noxzema followed by an application of Oil of Olay.

I wonder what they would say if they knew I now wash my face with dirt and beef tallow balm!

Lacto-Fermented Rustic Salsa

Salsa Lacto-Fermented

Spring is in the air! And this Lacto-Fermented Salsa recipe will surely get you in the mood for fresh flavors and warm get-togethers. This recipe is one of my favorites, as it requires very little prep work and it’s packed with a probiotic-kick to keep your gut healthy. Put on top of your favorite Mexican and Spanish dishes, add to scrambled eggs, dip veggies or chips into it – whatever any other salsa can do, this salsa can do better.

Did I mention you can whip this together quickly, ferment it (find out what that means here), and then store in the fridge or freezer for 3 to 4 months? Plus, you only need a few ingredients and I promise you won’t be chopping until your wrists hurt. Let’s make some delicious fermented salsa!

April Giveaway: Zwilling JA Henckels Knife Set

Win a JA Henckels Knife Set Worth $370

This month, I’m giving away a Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Signature 19-Piece Knife Set with Block (worth $370) to one of you.

I am so grateful for you, my readers! You hang with me through thick and thin as we buck conventional nutritional wisdom and cleave to eating according to our ancestral, traditional food ways. Without you, I wouldn’t be where I am today.

So, as a way of saying thank you and giving something back, I’m hosting monthly giveaways!

Paleo Vanilla Chai Latte Panna Cotta

Paleo Panna Cotta

Panna Cotta is one of my favorite desserts. Although it sounds and looks sophisticated, it is easy to make. It’s also a perfect recipe for those following an autoimmune paleo protocol and for those of you that are allergic to eggs. This recipe is grain-free, egg-free and dairy-free!

Once you get the base down, you can change your flavors and toppings by season. In the fall, I like to make a Paleo Pumpkin Panna Cotta and in the winter, I make a Paleo Pomegranate Panna Cotta. Today, I am excited to share this creamy and luscious, Vanilla Chai Latte Panna Cotta with you. This is a great option for serving to guests, as you can make it ahead of time!

Who Am I?

My name is Kristen Michaelis. I'm a nutrition educator, author, and mother of three. I adore hats, happy skirts, horizons full of storm clouds, the full-bodied feel of wind as I ride motorcylces, reading in my hammock, and a hearty shot of Caol Ila scotch. I'm also a rebel with a cause.
Food Renegade April Giveaway