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 appropriate that this Recommendation Wednesday featured product fit that description.

Solgar Calcium Ascorbate Crystals is the subject of this Wednesday’s feature. In a 1/4 teaspoon serving it provides 1055 mg of Vitamin C and 120 mg of Calcium.

I use it as:

  • An immune system booster
  • A component of leavening in baked goods
  • An internal cleanser of toxins


It’s free of the following:

  • Gluten
  • Wheat
  • Dairy
  • Soy
  • Yeast
  • Sugar
  • Sodium
  • Artificial Flavor
  • Sweetener
  • Preservatives
  • Color

I’m quite pleased with the quality of this product and think you might find it useful as well.

A Delicious Discovery

Have you ever run across a cookbook that you absolutely love and use it almost all of the time?

I have. Actually, there are about three that I’ve found and use quite frequently. One of these favorites is The Allergen-Free Baker’s Handbook by Cybele Pascal.

When I realized the severity of food allergies that my children and I have, I had to make some fast and significant changes with some of the foods we ate – mostly baked goods.

Drastic Changes

I’d known about some of our allergies from observation and would try to avoid them. But, once we were tested and it was revealed just how many allergies we actually had and their severity – gluten, peanuts and soy being the most severe – we had to change our eating habits drastically.

These changes included almost no eating out and cooking everything from scratch. It’s quite difficult to find restaurants and fast food chains that offer items on their menu that we can eat. And prepared foods that are available for purchase at our local grocers are heavily laden with ingredients that we must avoid.

But, even though cooking everything from scratch gave me the control over what was included in our meals, it wasn’t easy finding allergen-free recipes that actually tasted good.

Allergen-Free and Great Tasting

Then, I found Cybele Pascal’s cookbook. It is chocked full of wonderful, great tasting recipes that are free of the top 8 allergens: dairy, soy, tree nuts, wheat, peanuts, fish, shellfish, and eggs. They are also vegan and gluten free.

You can find the book here.

Do you have a favorite allergen-free cookbook? If so, leave a comment and share.

Too Many Choices?

Choices, Choices

Do you ever feel overwhelmed with all of the choices of products that you can purchase for yourself, home, and family?

Is it confusing to try and figure out what’s green and healthy in the first place?

The “green” industry is booming and vying for your business by presenting what seems like a gazillion products to choose from all with different “levels” of greenness.

Once you’ve investigated those, how do you decide which ones to choose?

Well, I know what it’s like to feel as though you’re looking for a needle in a haystack when searching for that green and healthy item you can feel good about using.

New Feature

So, I hope that Natural Green Oasis’ new feature  “Recommendation Wednesday” will help to ease the overwhelm.

Periodically, on a Wednesday, I will recommend a product that I use and think may be helpful to you.

I try to find the healthiest and least toxic products that I can for myself and my family. I will share these finds and the reason why I chose them with you. That way you can decide if they are a good fit for you and your family.

The frequency of my recommendations will depend on my finds but you can look forward to a new featured product at least once a month.

I hope this will help make your efforts in creating your own natural green oasis a little easier.