Articles by Loriel

Aside from being a wannabe backyard homesteader who wrangles chickens and free-range kids, Loriel is the owner/creator of the professional natural lifestyle blog Naturally Loriel, owner of the organic spice blend business Naturally Free, and freelance professional food photographer.


Make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches a little more healthy by making homemade peanut butter free of preservatives, HFCS, and more!
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Homemade Peanut Butter Recipe

I try to remind myself that parenting is all about “seasons.” There is the newborn season, no sleep season, potty training season, the “no” season, the eat-everything-without-questioning season, the mind-of-their-own season, and now for us, we’re currently in the-only-thing-he’ll-eat-is-peanut-butter-and-jelly-sandwiches season. The struggle is real, my friends. The good thing about seasons is that they are…

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If you're planning on DIY-ing some Christmas gifts this year, be sure to add this DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub to your list!
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DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Note from Naturally Loriel: I’m taking some time off to enjoy my sweet newborn but I’ve lined up some amazing guest posts from some of my favorite bloggers while I’m away. Today’s guest post comes from Carly of Modern Hippie Housewife. If you’re looking for easy non-toxic DIY’s, Carly has such a great selection like this Pumpkin Spice Solid…

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Whether you're in the mood for a fancy Italian dinner, or just want an easy comfort-meal, these Slow-Cooker Stuffed Italian Meatballs will satisfy and delight your tummy.
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Slow Cooker Stuffed Italian Meatballs

Note from Naturally Loriel: I’m taking some time off to enjoy my sweet newborn but I’ve lined up some amazing guest posts from some of my favorite bloggers while I’m away. Today’s guest post comes from Rachel of Raias Recipes. If you’re looking for allergy-friendly recipes, Rachel has such a great selection like this Gluten-Free Buttermilk Cornbread and these Bacon…

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This gluten-free garlic and ranch cheesy bread is easy to whip up for lunch or dinner and the crust is a wonderful texture -- it's hard to tell it's gluten-free!
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Gluten-Free Garlic and Ranch Cheesy Bread

Note from Naturally Loriel: I’m taking some time off to enjoy my sweet newborn but I’ve lined up some amazing guest posts from some of my favorite bloggers while I’m away. Today’s guest post comes from Rachel of Raias Recipes. If you’re looking for allergy-friendly recipes, Rachel has such a great selection like this Gluten-Free Buttermilk Cornbread…

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Made with organic spinach, this creamed spinach is first sautéed with butter, onions, and garlic to add dimensions to the flavor, plus lots of cheese!
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Creamed Spinach

I used to devour the creamed spinach my mom made when I was little. You know, the one that came from the frozen food section and you put in the microwave to warm up? I don’t know what it was but whenever she made it, it was like heaven in the mouth. Unfortunately, that frozen…

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