ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Make it Yourself

Updated on February 12, 2015

Have you ever really read the labels on the back of the food you are eating? I never use to bother but then decided that I needed to be aware of what I was feeding my family. So I started to investigate and research. To say that what I discovered was horrifying is an understatement. There are so many 'nasties' in our food. So over the past year I have been going through everything in my cupboards and fridge and throwing out all the junk and replacing it with healthier alternatives -most of which I have made myself.

My sauce and spice drawer was a particular place I spent a lot of time. Things like garlic salt and seasoning mixes, sauces, and spice rubs -the store bought ones were full of preservatives and chemicals - so I have been researching how to make my own. I must say it is a lot of fun now making my own. I make my own garlic salt, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, barbeque sauce, bbq spice rub, celery salt, and many others. The best part is that it is so easy AND it tastes heaps better than the store bought stuff and we are feeding our families good healthy choices.

After discovering that I was allergic to lots of foods - such as eggs, dairy, wheat, corn, barley, and gluten -it did not really surprise me because so many of these foods are now genetically modified and mass produced. But my thinking is "why whinge about it - do something about it!" So began our journey through changing store bought foods with home made and home grown foods. All natural, all clean, all chemical and preservative free.

My health has improved, my energy has improved, I have lost excess weight which I couldn't shift before, and it feels great to be making it all myself.

Buying organic food is not cheap, but making it yourself sure is. I didn't know how initially so I got online and found out how. there are so many great places online to find out how to make or do something. How to garden, how to make yogurt, jam, can fruit, make a quilt or curtains..... the lists are endless. For the dairy free people like me who really miss yogurt, you will know that the dairy free coconut milk yogurt is around $7.00 for a small cup container. I refuse to pay that so I looked it up online and found out how to make it myself and it is even better than the store bought one!!!!

So why not have a go at making it yourself? Whatever it might be - gardening and growing your own fresh vegetables and fruit, buy a cow, make a quilt, make some yogurt, or whatever it is that you want to do and you will be ever so glad you did!


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)