non gmo

We mentioned GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) as one of seven foods that are bad for the environment. We could write a book about this important issue. Many commercial GMOs are plants that have been genetically engineered to withstand direct application of herbicide so that large farms can spray to kill weeds without harming their target Read More →

kitchen sink smoothie

Like the kitchen sink veggie stir fry, I love to make a “Kitchen Sink Smoothie”! Don’t worry about the color of this healthy, nutritious smoothie – just focus on the fact that you’ll easily get the daily recommended amount of healthy and nutritious fruits and veggies (likely even more!) and you’ll save money (and ultimately Read More →

bulk foods sack

Buying in bulk is a great idea for reducing waste. But I still found myself putting bulk items, like beans, rice and lentils, in a plastic bag just to get them home. Not anymore – thanks to a cool bag available at Whole Foods! This bulk bag has a fine enough weave to even hold Read More →

granola recipe

What do homemade granola and pollinators have in common? HONEY! Sweet, luscious honey! At least in my favorite granola recipes! The National Honey Board states: “A bottle of pure honey contains the sweet substance produced by honey bees from the nectar of plants or secretions of living parts of plants. Nothing else.” Honey has trace Read More →

salad dressing

Take a look in your frig. How many bottles of opened salad dressing do you have? How long ago did you open them? Have they expired and need to be thrown out? Several years back, I decided to start making my own salad dressings (some of the time, not always). Not only are homemade dressings Read More →