Five Ways to Save Time in the Kitchen

5 Ways to Save Time in the Kitchen

Get Organized

An important part of creating and maintaining a healthy home (your natural green oasis!) is keeping it organized. When it is organized you have more time for the important things that you must do everyday including making your home healthier. But, when it isn’t, it is so easy to slip back into old, unhealthy habits because if nothing else, unhealthy habits are usually easy.

For instance, one area of your home that definitely needs organizing is your kitchen! If your kitchen isn’t in order, you’re more likely to skip meals and let your blood sugar drop or simply resort to fast food.

How can you work to make your home healthier if you’re dizzy from lack of nourishment or stuffed with a greasy, double-meat, double-cheese burger? :-(

So, what can you do?

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Something Fresh and New in 2015


Whether you believe in making resolutions or not, I think a new year brings with it hope for something new, something better. We tend to dream of a more productive and prosperous year than the last.

I’m no exception. This year, I want to begin gardening.

The idea of growing some of my own food is exciting. It’s a project that has the potential to provide a great sense of accomplishment as well as save some money.


I want to begin with a container garden. That way, I’m not concerned with preparing my backyard and/or constructing a raised bed just yet.

Although I’ve never had a “green thumb” in the past – my plants tend to die – I’m looking forward to trying my hand at this. Anyway, this is a new year, right? This could be the year for my green thumb debut.

So, here goes.

I will share my journey and what I learn along the way toward cultivating a great container garden and reaping a bountiful harvest for the table!

How about you? Does the idea of growing some food of your own excite you? Or do you have another goal that you hope to achieve this year that you believe will get you one step closer to your natural green oasis?

What’s your green resolution?

Remembering 2014 at Natural Green Oasis

I decided to take this time to look back over this year's posts. A couple of them were written at the end of 2013. They were the first two posts of a five-part series that continued into 2014.  It's interesting to look back at practically this … [Continue reading]

Five Benefits and Sources of Vitamin C

We all know that vitamins and minerals are important to us. Having enough of them provides our bodies with the fuel to function optimally. But, it helps me to know some details about how these powerful components work individually. I thought this may … [Continue reading]

Simple As Well As Multifaceted

If you’re like me, you normally have pretty busy days. Yet, there are times when your days can feel out of control. It is during these times that I especially enjoy using items that simplify life and fulfill many purposes. So, I thought it … [Continue reading]

The Splendid Sweet Potato

How do you prepare sweet potatoes or do you not eat them at all? If not, you are missing out on one of the more nutritious root vegetables. Fond Memories Growing up, I frequently enjoyed sweet potato dishes. They were prepared as desserts … [Continue reading]