Monthly Archives: February 2012

Getting Down and Dirty

Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity.  ~Lindley Karstens, It amazes me that even though we … Continue reading

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Plant-Based Diet

Diet Challenge I know I’ve been talking about documentaries a lot lately. But if you only watch two of the ones I recommend, watch Food, Inc. and Forks Over Knives. Now, Forks Over Knives was not on the list from … Continue reading

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Organic Labeling

This post is a follow-up to my post from yesterday, at the request of a friend of mine. Thank you for the suggestion! Have you ever noticed the different types of organic labels? “100% Organic,” “Organic,” and “Made with Organic … Continue reading

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You Are What You Eat

I’m going to apologize in advance for some technical language and what not in this post. This is something that I am increasingly more passionate about, and it is a VERY important topic, so please bear with me. Recently I … Continue reading

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Meal Planning, Grocery Store Trips, and Food Storage

So I’ve been talking a lot the past few days about our trips to farmer’s markets and butcher shops and what not. What I haven’t covered, is what types of things we buy, and how we shop. Meal Planning Our … Continue reading

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Success at Farmer’s Market, and Cleaning Supplies

Success!! The farmer’s market we went to today was AWESOME! Plus, we tried a new butcher shop we’d heard about, and it’s better than we’ve found so far without breaking the bank. At the farmer’s market, we found carrots, tomatoes, … Continue reading

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What’s In Season, and Strawberry-Banana Smoothie

One of the big ideas for both Zero Waste living and Real Food living is the idea of eating locally grown and in-season produce. In this day and age, that translates to going to a Farmer’s Market. They typically have … Continue reading

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