Wednesday, March 31, 2010
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If I am going to eat an apple or pear, even though it's organic, I wash it with a natural soap and water. You never know who touched it or what is on it. But it is important to clean ALL produce before digging in. A great way to wash your produce is by filling a bowl with the following solution and letting it soak, or you could pour it into a spray bottle and spray it on-which is super easy. You can also sprinkle wet produce with baking soda then gently scrub & rinse. This safely removes dirt & residue. Here is the recipe to make a safe, cheap and simple produce wash:
1 cup white vinegar
2 TBS baking soda
2 TBS lemon juice
- Mix ingredients then pour in clean spray bottle. Spray fresh vegetables & fruit generously. Sit for 5 minutes then rinse off well.
- Note: Make sure to first mix ingredients in deep container since there will be some fizzing from the baking soda & vinegar.
I have used Witch Hazel for a long time as a skin toner/makeup remover and I love it. Especially this Thayer's Peach one: Thayers.com
Monday, March 22, 2010
How to grow your own veggies, and the best recipes for each
Read More http://www.epicurious.com/articlesguides/seasonalcooking/farmtotable/veggiegarden?mbid=RF
Friday, March 19, 2010
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Thursday, March 11, 2010
I would be hard pressed to think of a dinner recipe that I wouldn't include garlic in-one way or another. It is delicious and healthy too.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
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Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Besides an Extra Terrestrial, there can be hidden dangers living in your children's stuffed toys.
Here is a good Article about Cow's Milk:
by Patti Breitman
The dairy industry would like us to believe that milk builds strong bones. They spend hundreds of millions of dollars a year to advertise milk and cheese. Yet, a 12-year Harvard study of 78,000 women demonstrated that those who drank the most milk broke more bones than women who rarely drank milk. Evidence from around the word shows that in countries where dairy intake is highest, osteoporosis is most prevalent. Where dairy is seldom consumed, bones remain strong into old age. While we certainly don't need milk, we do need calcium to keep our bones healthy. The good news is that a plethora of vegetarian foods-including beans and greens, dried fruit, nuts and seeds, and fortified juice and soymilk-all provide ample calcium.
How much is enough? The World Health Organization recommends we consume 400 to 500 milligrams of calcium every day, while the recommended daily allowance in North America-where we eat a high-protein, high-salt diet-is 800 to 1000 milligrams a day. In Japan and Korea, 600 milligrams a day is recommended. Here is a list of some of our favorite calcium-rich foods:
Collards (1 cup cooked): 385 mg
Fortified orange juice (1 cup): 350 mg
Dried figs (10 medium): 269 mg
Tofu (1/2 cup): 258 mg
White beans (1 cup cooked): 161 mg
Mustard greens (1 cup cooked): 150 mg
Navy beans (1 cup cooked): 128 mg
Kale (1 cup cooked): 94 mg
Chickpeas (1 cup cooked): 80 mg
Raisins (2/3 cups): 80 mg
Want to read more about Goat's Milk? Here is another great article about this subject:
Monday, March 1, 2010
And you will love it! We went to "Mom's" (My Organic Market) over the weekend and they were giving samples of Kale Salad. We were like "Oh yea, thanks" (insert monotone voice) as we slowly accepted the sample and put it in our mouthes. It was delicious! And what could be more healthy than raw kale-here is the recipe: