Popcorn 5 Ways

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Whether you like it sweet or savory, these snack-worthy popcorn recipes by our blogger friends will have you reaching for more:

Lemon White Chocolate Popcorn by The Nutrition Adventure:

Lemon White Chocolate Popcorn

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag Sprouts Salted Microwave Popcorn
  • 3/4 cup White chocolate chips
  • ¼ tsp. Canola oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Grated lemon zest

Instructions:

  1. Pop microwave popcorn according to package directions. Place popcorn into a large mixing bowl, removing any unpopped kernels.
  2. Place white chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 25-30 seconds intervals, stirring in between. Be careful to not overheat the chocolate. Stir in canola oil, mixing well.
  3. Pour one-third of the melted chocolate over the popcorn and mix. Repeat this two more times until all chocolate is used.
  4. Once the popcorn is coated, pour onto a large baking sheet. Sprinkle lemon zest over popcorn, evenly distributing.
  5. Spread the popcorn out into a single, even layer and allow to dry for about 2 hours.

Stovetop Spicy PopcornSpicy Paprika, Rosemary, & Garlic Stovetop Popcorn by Beautiful Eats and Things:

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup Sprouts Popcorn Kernels
  • ¼ cup Oil
  • 1 and ½ Tbsp. Garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp. Sprouts Grund Paprika
  • ½ tsp. Sprouts Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary, minced
  • Salt to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a large, thick-bottomed pot, heat ¼ cup of oil on medium to high heat.
  2. Add 1 and ½ tablespoons of garlic powder and ½ cup Sprouts Popcorn Kernels to the pot. Stir and make sure that the kernels form an even layer on the bottom of the pot. Cover with lid.
  3. As the kernels pop, shake the pot a couple of times to help prevent burning.
  4. When the popping starts to slow down, remove from heat and keep covered.
  5. In a small bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of Sprouts Paprika, ½ teaspoon of Sprouts Cayenne Pepper, and minced rosemary. Sprinkle over popcorn and toss.
  6. Season with salt to taste and enjoy!

Bacon Cherry Popcorn Nutty Cherry & Bacon Popcorn by Milk & Honey Nutrition:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 2 Tbsp. Avocado oil
  • 6oz. Uncured bacon
  • 1/2 cup Sprouts Organic Cherry Fruit Spread
  • 1/2 cup Almond butter
  • 1 cup raw cashews (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Heat the avocado oil over medium high heat, in a large pot on the stove. Add 3-4 popcorn kernels to the pot and cover with the lid. As soon as one of the kernels has popped, add the rest of the kernels. Slightly tilt the lid to vent the steam and shake occasionally until all the kernels are popping 2-3 seconds apart. Transfer the popcorn to a bowl and set aside. Don’t wash the pot just yet, you’ll use it again a bit later on. (Alternatively, you can use a store bought bag of popcorn. You’ll need about 15 cups of popcorn.)
  2. Assemble a baking rack on top of a sheet pan with edges. Spread the uncooked bacon pieces on top of the rack, making sure they aren’t touching each other. Cook the bacon until slightly crispy following the package instructions for time and temperature setting. Set the bacon aside and let it cool, then chop it up into bite size pieces.
  3. Place the pot you popped the popcorn in back on the stove, and begin to heat it over medium heat. Add the fruit spread and almond butter to the pan and stir constantly until the mixture is hot and almost bubbling (about 5-6 minutes). Remove it from the heat.
  4. Spread the popcorn into an even layer on a parchment lined baking sheet. (Be sure to use. baking sheets with edges/sides.) Spoon the almond butter and cherry fruit spread mixture onto the popcorn and carefully toss and mix the popcorn to make sure the popcorn is evenly coated. (Note: You can also do this in a bowl or bag separately and then spread the coated popcorn out onto the parchment lined pan.) Sprinkle the chopped up bacon and cashews evenly over the popcorn.
  5. Bake on 225 degrees for 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Remove the popcorn from the oven and let it cool completely. Enjoy!

Churro PopcornCinnamon Churro Popcorn by One Lovely Life:

Ingredients:

  • 8 cups Popped popcorn (from about 1/3 cup un-popped Sprouts Organic Popcorn Kernels) – see instructions for how to pop popcorn.
  • 3 Tbsp. Butter or vegan butter
  • 4 Tbsp. Coconut sugar or Sprouts brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. Sprouts Organic Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. Sprouts organic vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Pop your popcorn. Put half of the un-popped popcorn kernels (about 2 ½ Tbsp. kernels) in a paper lunch sack and fold the top over twice.
  3. Place bag fold side down in the microwave and microwave on HIGH power for 2 minutes.
  4. Remove from microwave and let cool slightly before pouring out into a large bowl.
  5. Repeat with remaining un-popped kernels. (You can re-use the bag)
  6. Sort out and discard any remaining un-popped kernels from the popped popcorn.
  7. Meanwhile, make the butter and sugar mixture. Gently melt 3 Tbsp. butter and 4 Tbsp coconut sugar over low heat in a small saucepan, just until sugar is dissolved and the mixture comes together.
  8. Add ½ tsp. ground cinnamon and ½ tsp. vanilla extract to the butter/sugar mixture. Stir to combine. (Mixture will be fairly thick). Let cool for 1 minute or so.
  9. Pour butter/sugar mixture over the popped popcorn and stir with a spatula to coat the popcorn well. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt.
  10. Pour coated popcorn onto your prepared baking sheet and bake at 300 degrees F. for 10 minutes, stirring every 3-4 minutes for even cooking.
  11. Let cool before serving.

Sweet and Salty PopcornSweet and Salty Popcorn Snack Mix by The Speckled Palate:

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz. Sprouts Organic Popcorn, Lightly Buttered flavor
  • 1 ½ cups Sprouts Mini Twist Pretzels
  • 1 cup Dark Chocolate Pretzels
  • 1 cup Wild West Roasted and Salted Trail Mix
  • ½ cup 85% Dark chocolate almonds with sea salt
  • ½ cup Red Tart Cherries

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, pour in the Sprouts Organic Popcorn.
  2. Add the Sprouts Mini Twist Pretzels, Dark Chocolate Pretzels, Wild West Roasted and Salted Trail Mix, 85% dark chocolate almonds with sea salt and Red Tart Cherries.
  3. Toss until combined.
  4. Serve in bowls or popcorn bags.

Keto Coffee Drops

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Wake up and smell the keto and paleo friendly coffee! Grass-fed ghee, coconut oil and MCT oil are combined to create a nutrient dense, delicious morning cup of coffee. Simply blend up a fresh cup of coffee with one drop for a smooth and creamy treat to fuel your day.

Keto coffee drops
Keto coffee drops

 

Keto Coffee Drops

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup MCT Oil
  • 1/2 cup Grass-fed Ghee
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground cinnamon, optional
  • 1/2 tsp. Vanilla extract, optional
  • 1 pinch Salt, optional

Directions:

  1. To make the drops: Add MCT oil, ghee and coconut oil to a small pot and melt over medium heat. Add ground cinnamon, vanilla and salt. Whisk until well combined. Pour melted mixture into ice cube molds and freeze until solid. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
  2. To make the coffee: Brew a fresh cup of coffee and place in one drop. Blend with an immersion blender until drop has completely melted. If you do not have an immersion blender, pour coffee into a blender, place in one drop and blend until melted.

DIY Holiday Gift Guides

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Need a thoughtful and creative holiday gift? Look no further than these DIY gift baskets that your friends and family will love!

It can be hard to pick out the perfect gift during the holiday rush. A gift basket made by you is a thoughtful, practical and personalized gift that any friend or family member will cherish. Follow this gift guide for easy, DIY bundle ideas created by our friends at A Baker’s House, Fit Foodie Le, Jason Sani, One Lovely Life, and Zen & Spice!

Cozy Winter Cocoa Bundle by A Baker’s House

Give the gift of chocolate! They’ll spend cold winter nights sipping on sweet hot cocoa and enjoying their favorite chocolate treats.

Supplies:

  • Sprouts Dark Chocolate Marshmallows
  • Sprouts Rich Chocolate Truffles
  • Sprouts Candy Cane Marshmallows
  • Sprouts Organic Hazelnut Spread
  • Sprouts Chocolate Wafers
  • Chocolate Bars
  • Sprouts Soy Holiday Candle (in-store only)
  • Dandee Mini Marshmallows
  • Sprouts Iced Gingerbread Cookies
  • Sprouts Chocolate Wafers
  • Sprouts Classic Holiday Sugar Cookies
  • Sprouts Organic Cocoa Powder
  • Chocolate covered pretzels from the Bulk Department
  • Chocolate maltballs from the Bulk Department
  • Plaid blanket wrap
  • Mugs
  • Basket

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Fitness Fanatic Bundle by Fit Foodie Le

Keep your fitness-loving friends on track with a bundle full of wholesome snacks and healthy treats.

Supplies:

  • Sprouts Himalayan Sea Salt Popcorn
  • Seven Sundays Gluten-free Muesli
  • Protein Shaker Bottle (in-store only)
  • Manitoba Harvest Shelled Hemp Hearts
  • Quest Nutrition Protein Chips
  • Country Life Vegan D3 Spray
  • Country Life B-Complex Powder
  • Sprouts Bath Bombs
  • Sprouts Coconut Water
  • Variety of apples
  • Justin’s Classic Almond Butter
  • Super Antioxidant Trail Mix, from the Bulk Department, stored in a resealable jar
  • Sprouts Fizzy Vitamin C Drink Mix
  • Veggie Go’s Sweet Potato Apple Fruit Strips
  • Variety of Larabars
  • Basket

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Handsome Holiday Bundle by Jason Sani

Sometimes, it’s hard to shop for that special man in your life. This present falls just under $100 and is filled with necessities he’ll be using all year.

Ingredients:

  • Kal Stevia
  • Lakanto Monk Fruit Sweetener
  • EO Deodorant Spray
  • Nutrasumma Growth Hormone Balance
  • Emerald Men’s Multivitamin
  • Gaiam Strength and Flexibility Bands (in-store only)
  • Four Sigmatic Mushroom Coffee
  • Four Sigmatic Reishi Mushroom Elixir
  • RX Bars
  • Bulletproof Collagen Protein Bars
  • No Cow Chunky Peanut Butter bar
  • Sprouts Vegan Protein Powder
  • Candle of your choice (in-store only)
  • Basket

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Holiday Host Bundle by One Lovely Life

What do you give someone who always seems to give you their all? Emily from One Lovely Life makes sure she gifts something that makes holiday hosting and entertaining even easier!

Supplies:

  • Assortment of chocolate bars
  • Assortment of holiday teas
  • Vineyard Naturals Wassail Candle (in-store only)
  • Sillycow Farms Hot Chocolate Mix
  • Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap
  • Pistachios, from the Bulk Department, place in a bag
  • Ribbon, to tie around bags and bottles
  • Basket

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New Mom Pampering Kit by Root + Revel

From balm for baby to bubble bath for both, this gift has everything a new mom will need to care for her new bundle of joy—and herself!

Supplies:

  • Traditional Medicinals Pre & Post Natal herbal products
  • Mineral Fusion make-up
  • Boiron Camilia
  • Boiron Cocyntal
  • Thayers Witch Hazel Toner
  • Alba Bonatinca Hawaiian Detox Wipes
  • Sprouts Epsom Salts
  • Variety of bath bombs
  • Everyone Bubble Bath
  • Candles (in-store only)
  • Variety of face masks
  • Variety of essential oils
  • Wire basket

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Pet Lover Bundle by Zen & Spice

Fido deserves some holiday cheer too! Gift pups treats they’ll be begging for.

Supplies:

  • Sprouts Jerky Sticks
  • Sprouts Grain-Free Fries
  • Sprouts Grain-Free Mini Bites
  • Doggy Delirious Natural Dog Treats
  • I and Love and You Raw Dog Food
  • I and Love and You Bully Stix
  • Variety of dog bones and sticks
  • Basket
  • Stocking

BUILD YOUR SHOPPING LIST ORDER FOR DELIVERY

Thanksgiving Recipes in a Hurry

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Facebook Live with Joanna & Simply Organic

In case you missed it! We were live with Joanna Meyer from Baked by Joanna whipping up easy-to-make Thanksgiving (or Friendsgiving) sides using Simply Organic spices and seasonings. Congrats to our three prize bundle winners!

Posted by Sprouts Farmers Market on Friday, November 16, 2018

Thanksgiving Recipes in a Hurry

Whether you’re surprised with extra Thanksgiving guests, or simply want to shorten your time in the kitchen to enjoy it with family, here are three quick and easy recipes that are so flavorful no-one would ever guess they came with shortcuts!

Bowl of cranberry relish with spices and peppers

Spicy Cranberry Relish

Spicy Cranberry Relish is a great alternative to traditional cranberry sauce. Tart and citrusy, this cranberry dish packs heat from a combination of Fresno and jalapeño peppers as well as ginger and cayenne.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan on medium-high heat, add the sugar, lemon juice, orange juice, peppers, ginger, cayenne and water. Stir with a wooden spoon. Bring to a simmer to dissolve the sugar.
  2. Add the cranberries and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and continue cooking and stirring occasionally for approximately 10 minutes. The relish should be void of water and look thick and chunky.
  3. Let the relish cool and then serve. It can also be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container.

French Onion and Chive Mashed Potatoes

Make instant mashed potatoes special by adding flavors of French onion and chives. Then, top it with charred red onions for taste and visual appeal that will have your holiday guests going back for seconds.

Ingredients:

Bowl of French Onion Mashed Potatoes

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the milk, water and butter to a boil. Alternatively, add the ingredients to a microwave-safe dish to heat until the butter is melted.
  2. Meanwhile, on high heat, char the red onions in a pan. Set aside.
  3. Add the mashed potato flakes and French onion dip mix to the milk mixture and stir. Once combined, fold in the chives.
  4. Serve the potatoes topped with the charred red onions and chopped parsley.

 

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato

Stay lively after your Thanksgiving feast with this Salted Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato. The espresso becomes a decadent treat with steamed milk infused with salted caramel and pumpkin spice.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Create flavored milk by adding the milk, salted caramel syrup and pumpkin spice to a milk frother. Turn on to steam and infuse the milk.
  2. To a mug, add the vanilla syrup and top with the steamed milk. Include the froth.
  3. Slowly pour the espresso into the center of the mug. A thinner and more consistent stream creates a more defined layer between the espresso, steamed milk and froth.
  4. Garnish with a drizzle of salted caramel syrup, sprinkle of pumpkin spice and turbinado sugar.

Mug of Pumpkin Spice Macchiato


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About Joanna

Joanna is a commercial food stylist based in Phoenix, Arizona. Her work and recipes have been seen around the world. When she is not styling for her favorite brands, she enjoys publishing recipes and sharing her love of everything food on her self-titled blog many remember as Baked by Joanna. Her other interests include spending time with her family and staying healthy and fit.

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Spooky Halloween Pizzas

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Whether you’re creating a spooky slice before trick-or-treating or a fun and festive Halloween spread, make these decorative pizzas your go-to:

 

Pizza with ghost shapes

Ghostly Pizza

Ingredients:

  • Plain, or limited-topping frozen pizza (we recommend Caulipower pizza for extra veggies!)
  • Sliced mozzarella cheese
  • Black olives
  • Pizza sauce (optional)

 

Directions:

  1. Bake pizza according to package directions.
  2. Remove pizza from oven.
  3. Spread extra pizza sauce on frozen pizza (optional, to create a spooky, red tone).
  4. Using a ghost-shaped cookie cutter, cut out shapes from cheese.
  5. Slice half of the olives in halves and the rest into small strips, use any leftover to make small dots for ghost eyes and mouth.
  6. Place ghost shapes with olive dots on the pizza.
  7. Place olive halves and strips to give it a spider look.
  8. VPut pizza back in oven for 5 minutes.

 

Vegan Spider Web PizzaPizza with a spider web shape on it

Ingredients:

  • Daiya Cheeze Lover’s Pizza
  • Black olives
  • Miyoko’s Vegan Mozz Ball, cut into small, rectangular strips
  • Pizza sauce (optional)

Directions:

  1. Bake pizza according to package directions.
  2. Remove pizza from oven.
  3. Spread extra pizza sauce on pizza (optional, to create a spooky, red tone).
  4. Slice half of the olives into halves and the rest into small strips.
  5. Place strips of cheese in a spider web design.
  6. Put pizza back in oven for 5 minutes.

New Ways to Enjoy Yerba Mate

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Whether you want to need an afternoon pick-me-up or simply want to sip on something flavorful and nutritious, Jason Sani, from Active Mind & Body, is showing us fun new ways to enjoy yerba mate.

Mate Bolt Upgrade

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Mix ingredients together with an option of using a muddle for the blueberries. The blended option with ice is highly recommended!

    * Try Lemon Elation and EnlightenMint with fresh mint as another alternative

Golden Mate Latte

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. Brewed yerba mate
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. Honey
  • 1 Tbsp. Coconut butter
  • 1/2 tsp. Cardamom
  • 1 squirt Vanilla Stevia

Directions:

  1. Prepare mate in french press and pour together in small blender to mix. If you prefer a creamy consistency, use more concentrated liquid and add extra coconut butter.

    Extra add-ins: collagen, lions mane, chaga, cordyceps, maca

Superfood Mate Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. Brewed yerba mate (chilled)
  • 1 Tbsp. Greens powder (with a spirulina base)
  • 1 serving Collagen powder
  • 1 cup Frozen blueberries
  • 1 squirt Vanilla Stevia, or monk fruit
  • 1 Tbsp. Avocado or coconut butter to thicken
  • 1 cup Ice

Directions:

  1. Prepare mate in french press and set aside in ice or fridge to chill. Pour together in small blender to mix.

Video Description: Yerba Mate with Guayakí

DIY Gift Bundles for Mother’s Day

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Need a last minute Mother’s Day gift? Look no further than these DIY gift baskets your mom will love!

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and you may be rushing to find the perfect gift for mom. A gift basket made by you is a thoughtful, practical and personalized gift that any mother in your life will cherish. Check out these easy, DIY gift basket ideas created by our friends at Fresh Mommy Blog; Food, Pleasure & Health; and One Lovely Life!

The Ultimate Pampering Gift Bundle by Fresh Mommy Blog

If anyone needs a little pampering in their lives, it’s the mamas of the world! Give her the gift she may not give herself – everything she needs for an evening of relaxation and pampering.

Supplies:Basket filled with assortment of gifts.

  • Body Wash – Nubian Heritage Patchouli & Buriti
  • Body Lotion – Nubian Heritage Patchouli & Buriti
  • Body Scrub – Nubian Heritage Patchouli & Buriti
  • Pretty Soap – Sappohill Oatmeal Soap Bar
  • Candle – Tru Mélange Harmony Vanilla & Peppermint
  • Bath Bomb
  • Body brush or natural sponge
  • Wine – Gérard Bertrand Coté des Roses
  • Chocolates
  • Flowers
  • Basket
  • Hand towels

Instructions:

  1. Start with a color theme! While browsing the bath and beauty aisles of Sprouts, I landed on the theme of blush and vanilla. The Nubian Heritage bottles were pretty, and the perfect start to our themed basket. The product also smelled fantastic!
  2. Gather any items that would make bath-time a pampering and relaxing experience. In keeping with the vanilla theme, the Tru Mélange candle fit right in. The pumice stone and brush combo matched, and so did the oatmeal soap.
  3. Next, it was time to add a few extra treats. Chocolates are definitely part of a pampering experience, and I picked up a couple containers of various chocolates to put in mason jars to add to the look and feel of the gift basket. You could use goodie bags, add ribbon, tags, etc.
  4. Don’t forget something to drink! Mom’s favorite tea, coffee or wine makes a great pairing for a night of pampering. Rosé is not only a top choice, it’s also a beautiful one! This bottle of Gérard Bertrand Coté des Roses was stunning and I knew the bottle could even be reused later.
  5. Grab a beautiful bouquet to top off the basket, and you’re ready to go!
  6. Using towels, wash cloths or even a robe, begin to build the ultimate pampering basket by layering the items so each is visible and compliments the others.

Loves to Cook Bundle by Food, Pleasure & Health

Each item in this basket is hand-picked for moms who are adventurous cooks and are ready for more finesse in the kitchen.

Supplies:

Supplies:

  1. Gather all of the supplies from your favorite craft store and ingredients from Sprouts.
  2. Lay the basket flat on the floor and put empty cardboard box or riser inside for height.
  3. Cover the riser/cardboard box with tissue paper or fabric.
  4. Arrange the ingredients; think about color combination and height to make it visually appealing.
  5. Cover with cellphone bag, bows or other decorations as desired.

Natural Beauty Bundle by One Lovely Life

This gorgeous basket is full of natural beauty favorites—from makeup to self-care and more. This is the perfect gift for the beauty lover in your life.

Ingredients:Assortment of gifts in a basket.

Instructions:

  1. Assemble all items in your favorite basket or bag.
  2. Give along with fresh flowers.

DIY Upcycled Terrarium

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Recycling is what happens when you put things in the recycle bin at home or work. These items (paper, aluminum cans, plastic bottles, etc.) are broken down and recycled into other similar-type products. Upcycling though, is taking something you might put in the recycle bin and turning it into something different—that generally is of greater value than the original object. These DIY upcycled terrariums definitely add value!

DIY Upcycle Terrarium:

Supplies needed:

  • Empty, upcycled glass jars
  • Gloves (optional)
  • Potting soil
  • Funnel
  • Long brush
  • Scoop
  • Dish soap
  • Vinegar
  • Cleaning sponge

Instructions:

  1. Begin by removing labels from empty glass jars: Soak them in warm water with equal parts of dish soap and vinegar.
  2. Carefully peel off the label and scrub the outside of the jar removing any label residue.
  3. Once the glass jar is dry, fill it a quarter of the way with potting soil. (Using a funnel will help when scooping the potting soil into the jar.)
  4. Once potting soil has been added, use the long brush to clean the inside edges of the glass, removing soil from the sides of the bottle. This will help ensure that the plant remains clean when added to the jar.
  5. After adding the potting soil, hold glass jar at a 45-degree angle so that soil falls to one corner of the jar, leaving the opposite side open
  6. Carefully add your fern or plant to the jar. Using chopsticks, maneuver the plant so that its roots rest on the bottom of the jar—in the space on the opposite side of the soil.
  7. Once plant is placed, carefully fill the gap at the bottom with the soil so that the roots of the plant are covered and the plant sits up once you bring the bottle to a fully upright position again.
  8. Again, using the long brush, brush the sides of the glass bottle cleaning the dirt from the edges.
  9. Finally, decorate the jar with twine and a tag then place terrarium in an area with sufficient sunlight but avoid direct sun.
  10.  Add a small amount of water when soil is try but be sure not to over water the plant.

 

Heal the Earth with Dr. Bronner’s

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Because they love our planet, being environmental advocates has long been important to Dr. Bronner’s. Since 2003, they’ve boldly insisted that all the raw materials for their products be sourced from organic farms. Now, 15 years later, Dr. Bronner’s is blazing new organic trails— alongside the Rodale Institute, Fair World Project, Patagonia and Compassion in World Farming—helping to create Regenerative Organic Certified standards.

Gift bundle of Dr. Bronner's items

Regenerative farming is about feeding the soil that feeds our plants by practicing various farming techniques, including diverse crop rotations, fertility-building cover crops, minimal soil disturbance and rotational farm-animal grazing. Building upon existing organic standards, regenerative farming takes organic farming to the next level by requiring soil health and land management, animal welfare and worker fairness. Read more about this exciting new organic frontier at the Regenerative Organic Certified website.

 

DIY Citrus Bird Feeder

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Whether you’re making fresh squeezed orange juice for brunch or snacking on flavorful citrus, save those peels to create colorful and easy bird seed feeders! Upcycling citrus peels is friendly to the environment and adds a fun pop of color to your yard—plus, it’s fun to bird watch straight from your backyard. Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

Citrus Bird Seed Feeder:

  • Citrus, like a large navel orange, halved with flesh scooped out
  • String, like twine
  • Toothpicks
  • DIY bird seed (see step 6 for recipe)

Instructions:

  1. Cut two pieces of string, each about 12-inches long.
  2. Tie a knot at the end of each piece of
  3. Using a toothpick, weave one piece of string through the citrus (from the inside out) until you reach the knot, trimming any excess string.
  4. Take the loose end of the string you just threaded through the citrus and, directly across from the first hole, weave string through from the outside, knotting it on the inside.
  5. Repeat steps with second string.
  6. In a small bowl, mix together dried fruit, nuts and seeds.
  7. Hang citrus in a tree and fill with bird seed.

Video Description: Simple Shortcuts–DIY Citrus Bird Feeder