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‘Staying Healthy’ Covers my Entire Counter

You can tell a lot about a person when you see what they have on their kitchen counter.  On a daily basis on mine, you will find essential oils, ferments, herbs/spices, and teas.  Okay, other stuff too,  things just keep appearing; I’m sure you know what I mean!

Here is a recent photo of my counter.

I am often asked, ‘Renee, what is all this stuff?’ My reply is easy; these are the things I use on a daily basis.

I have embarked on a complete lifestyle journey because I have realized what limited information is readily available on the food we put in our bodies.  A personal mission to learn and live by what it means to be healthy for myself and family.

We live in a world of misinformation and half-truths when it comes to transparency about health. I use the following foods, oils, and spices to aid in protecting the health of my family and self on a daily basis, or as often as I can.

The truth is, if I had more space for storage I would prefer to put all the stuff away. 🙂 Continue reading ‘Staying Healthy’ Covers my Entire Counter

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Easy Baked Chicken Recipe

Are you ready to learn my now-not-so secret recipe on how to bake a whole chicken and keep all the juices and flavorings contained?

baked chicken

Start by purchasing a whole chicken from your local farmer or Amish store.  Supporting local farmers allows us the opportunity to buy chickens raised in humane conditions and helps our farmers.

The farm we buy chickens from they can be seen running around the farm, how cool is that!

Now we are ready to get ‘er ready for a cooking

  1. Rinse the chicken with water and pat dry.
  2. For a crispy coating rub chicken with some butter, yum!
  3. Next, coat generously with homemade dry rub.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Bake for approximately 1 and 1/2 hours or until internal temperature of whole chicken reaches 165 degrees.

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