How to Make Chicken Stock from Frozen Carcasses @OmNomAlly

How to Make Chicken Stock from Frozen Carcasses

Alison Murray Dairy-free, DIY, Gluten-free, Natural Living, Nut-free, Paleo, Recipes, Soups & Stews, Stock & Broth 0 Comments

Making your own chicken stock or broth is the epitome of thriftiness, but have you ever used frozen chicken carcasses to make it? Brewing up a big pot of stock is one of my favourite weekend activities and I’ve made it every old which way – vegetable or herb stock, beef or chicken bones. Lately I’ve been taking advantage of the …

Homemade Restless Leg Spray + How to Make Magnesium Oil @OmNomAlly

Homemade Restless Leg Spray + How To Make Magnesium Oil

Alison Murray DIY, Home Remedies, Natural Living 4 Comments

Get ready to make this homemade restless leg spray – AKA liquid gold for anyone plagued by this painful, uncomfortable and exhausting condition! I experience the frustrating sensations, lack of sleep and obsessive leg fidgeting of restless leg syndrome from time-to-time (as a concomitant symptom to my autoimmune condition) and this spray has become a ‘must-have’ in my medicine cabinet. I’ve been talking about it at work …

How (I Failed) to Make Mint Extract @OmNomAlly | "This is supposed to be easy, right?"

How (I Failed) To Make Mint Extract

Alison Murray Dairy-free, DIY, Gluten-free, Kitchen Garden, Natural Living, Nut-free, Paleo, Recipes, Resources, Seasonings, Vegan, Vegetarian 8 Comments

Making flavouring extracts is supposed to be insanely easy, yet I’ve just wasted experimented with 2 bottles of vodka making mint extract recently. It all started out well enough – I read a few blogs, gathered my ingredients and got about infusing my vodka. It’s easy stuff in theory, bruise a whole lot of fresh mint leaves to release those delightful oils, pack into …

Product Review: Froothie Optimum P200 Dehydrator

Product Review: Optimum P200 Dehydrator

Alison Murray DIY, Natural Living, Product Review 16 Comments

So, you want to start dehydrating your own food. (Of course you do, you’re awesome!) Making your own dried fruit and raw foods is a delicious and cost-effective way of preserving your own grub – that’s why I’ve fallen in love with my Optimum P200 dehydrator (and thus, fallen in love with dehydrating all over again). A house full of dried nibblies is …

Immune Boosting Garden Herb Stock @OmNomAlly

Immune Boosting Garden Herb Stock

Alison Murray Dairy-free, DIY, Gluten-free, Home Remedies, Kitchen Garden, Natural Living, Nut-free, Paleo, Recipes, Soups & Stews, Stock & Broth, Vegan, Vegetarian 13 Comments

There is nothing more of a sialagogue than a pot of stock simmering away on the stovetop and this vegan garden herb stock is a recipe you will definitely want to make again and again. I made the mistake of making this fast stock recipe one morning before a late start at work – I swear all I could smell the whole shift was …

How To Dehydrate Bay Leaves @OmNomAlly

How to Dehydrate Bay Leaves

Alison Murray Dairy-free, Dehydrating, DIY, Gluten-free, Natural Living, Nut-free, Paleo, Preserving, Recipes, Seasonings, Vegan, Vegetarian 2 Comments

Until recently I didn’t really have a need to dehydrate bay leaves as I had a bay tree in the backyard. More like a baby shrub really, in a large terracotta pot. Bay is probably my all-time favourite herb and it gets the most mileage out of any herb or spice in our kitchen. Then, as often happens in my …