I've mentioned that we've moved to a whole foods diet, no more processed foods. We've even done the Whole30, and for hubby's sake, we've extended it out to a Whole45 as of this weekend. We've had a lot of extra stress, so he wanted to extend the program to see if he got better results now that things are settling down a bit. He's actually not wanting to reintroduce any of the foods we eliminated because he's seen such improvements in his health, so we may be following a strict paleo diet forever. I'll let you know how it goes.
I've started making efforts to be more "green" and natural in other areas too, like with cleaning products so I had to give this natural orange cleaner a try. You can read about it here at Apartment Therapy and Kitchen Stewardship. Just like they say, all you need to do is toss the rinds in a jar. We've been eating more oranges and lemons on Whole30 so it' s been easy for me to quickly fill up a jar. I currently have a lemon batch sitting now. Once your jar is full, fill with white vinegar and let is sit a couple of weeks. Here's my orange peels soaking.
Strain your new cleaner out after a couple of weeks and enjoy the fruity smell. I've been using it to clean greasy countertops and I'm going to try it on glass. I'm sure you can use it most ways you use vinegar. I also kept the peels and wipe the sink with them and then toss down the disposal to freshen it up.
In what ways have you gone "natural" or "green"?
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