Easy Homemade Granola

I really love this recipe. It is quick, easy and healthy. Plus, it tastes great. And as much as the adults will be scooping it up − kids will love it too!



  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup dried shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and spread mixture in a thin layer on a cookie sheet.  Bake for 5 minutes and then stir with a spatula.  Bake another 5 minutes and then stir again.

Keep baking for about 15 minutes total until golden brown all over.  Eat immediately or cool for about 10 minutes before serving.

Double this recipe and store it in an airtight container or glass mason jar in the pantry.  Add goji berries, raisins, and/or dried blueberries.  Enjoy it with almond milk or coconut yogurt all week.


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BUYER BE CLEAR 2... Chemical Hair Straighteners

When you look beyond the beauty...

From celebs to the girl next door, we have all seen someone's hair transform from frizz to swooshing, silky locks − the impressive result of a keratin hair treatment. What could be more intriguing? You walk into a salon, self-consciously smoothing your frizzies, and a few hundred dollars later, you walk out... shiny, silky, ready for the red carpet − and with a newfound confidence that you are frizz-proof for many months ahead.

Sound too good to be true? There's a reason for that.

Expensive? Yes. Effective? Yes. Dangerous? YES. According to an EWG (Environmental Working Group) investigation from 2011, these chemical hair straightening treatments are packed with formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is known to be a carcinogen as well as a powerful allergen. In fact, in its gaseous state it is especially dangerous − alarming when you stop to consider the blow-drying and flat iron finishes that follow the chemical treatments. As the...

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