I don't drink coffee and about a year ago I found one kind of tea that I enjoy. But I am often cold and live in a land of almost perpetual winter so a girl has got to have some kind of hot beverage to warm herself with.
Enter homemade hot chocolate.
I originally found a Starbucks copycat recipe years ago and used to make it here and there but in the last two years I've modified it quite a bit and now make it every day.
I wrote this post awhile ago and shared it elsewhere but I wanted to update it and share it on here. Since the original post we’ve also realized that Raeca is at a minimum lactose intolerant and possibly just straight up dairy sensitive. I’m planning on taking her to a naturopath in the next few months and getting a few tests done and doing some elimination diets so expect some updates in the future! (I’m also planning on getting myself tested too, I’ve been meaning to do that since my Crohn’s diagnosis to see if there are other foods I should avoid.)
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Shortly after Jared was diagnosed with celiac disease 3 years ago we started to wonder if Raeca had some degree of a gluten sensitivity. Research shows that if someone is diagnosed with celiac there is a 1 in 20 chance a close relative also has it.
Shaving cream. It’s something I haven’t used in years and now when I think of it I am kind of appalled at the waste that goes into one tiny container that doesn’t even last very long.
Because it’s been so many years since I’ve used it I kind of wonder if anyone still uses it? Was I behind on the times and everyone moved on from shaving cream before I did? I’m assuming people must still use it since stores are still selling it so under that assumption I thought I would share my two favorite natural alternatives to shaving cream.