Joy in the Kitchen

Recipes, DIY projects for you and your home!

All-Purpose Cleanser 

1 cup of warm water
1 cup white distilled vinegar
15 drops of citrus essential oil (scent of your choice)

Mix all in a spray bottle and it is ready to use for disinfecting surface areas.


Creamy Carrot Cake Smoothie
Author: Minimalist Baker

*1 large ripe frozen banana
*1 small carrot, pureed (1/2 cup)
*1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
*1/2 tsp vanilla extract
*1 tsp minced ginger (or 1/4 tsp ground ginger)
*1 pinch ground nutmeg
1/2 -1 cup dairy-free milk (coconut, almond or cashew)
Optional: 1 scoop protein powder

Add all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Add ice and enjoy!


Jewelry Cleaner

Keep your sterling silver shiny and new with this diy cleaner, provided by designer Berna Gabriel of Gabriel & Co.

1/2 cup windex, 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide

Mix together the windex and hydrogen peroxide.
Soak your jewelry in the mixture for 15-20 minutes.
Brush off excess residue using a soft toothbrush and rinse in cold water.
Dry with a soft cloth.

Another option: Use a microfiber polish cloth and wipe jewelry before and after wearing!