Meet the Meat

First on our scope of what groceries you should start buying organic…and which ones you can save money on and buy the “normal stuff,” let’s take a look at meat…(I know, any vegetarian or vegan readers are gonna cringe when I finish this post) But at least buying organic meat will be better for theContinue reading “Meet the Meat”

Corn…The How

One of my goals in researching and writing this blog has been to get more acquainted with different cooking methods…including what foods work best for which technique…and how to use each method in creating not only meals that are healthier, but also more delicious. One of the most common ways to cook corn is toContinue reading “Corn…The How”

Corn…The Why

As we have been climbing our way slowly up the raw foods pyramid, we honestly should be talking about leafy greens still at this point…but I got sidetracked on smoothies…which got me sidetracks on the health benefits of particular kinds of smoothies…landing me right now on the topic of antioxidants and which foods offer theContinue reading “Corn…The Why”

Green Living 101—First Things First

So now that we have totally gutted our kitchen and started slowly adding items to our dream Bed Bath and Beyond idea board, we find ourselves with six things at this stage. These include… Saute pan Wood cutting board Mineral oil to take of wood cutting board plastic cutting board mainly to be used forContinue reading “Green Living 101—First Things First”

Kimchi—The What Else—Star Anise

Star anise is another spice to look for on your journey through an Asian market or website. Star anise comes from the seed pod from the fruit of the Illicium verum plant, a small evergreen shrub which is native to Southwest China and northeast Vietnam. As far as shape, the star anise that comes fromContinue reading “Kimchi—The What Else—Star Anise”

Kimchi—The Where

Okay, so now we all know how to make our own kimchee… But how many of us actually have time, especially during this crazy holiday season, to actually make our own kimchee. Sure you could just go to Walmart and order whatever kimchee they happen to have in stock… Or even take advantage of theĀ convenienceContinue reading “Kimchi—The Where”

The Other PSL

By now if you’re anything like me, you’ve already spent half a paycheck on PSL’s, and your Starbucks membership has jumped from silver to platinum, completely hurdling over silver status. But today I want to talk to you about another trend of this season…the other PSL…   …the Pumpkin Sales Lot… The first time thatContinue reading “The Other PSL”

Coconut Sugar

Okay, so now that I’ve started shopping at stores like Sprouts and Whole Foods, I think that I’ve seen every product imaginable made from coconut and learned several really good reasons to keep a good supply of castile soap and coconut oil on hand, so why does it surprise me that the almighty coconut canContinue reading “Coconut Sugar”

Avocados—The Even More “How”

Guacamole…Guacamole, that traditional Mexican and Central American dip that we are all so familiar with, and that I could eat by the gallons, is another way to incorporate avocado in your diet. Here’s a great recipe to try…Vegetarian Guacamole Recipe by Jamie Oliver   Meals…For my non-vegan readers, avocados can be great meal starters. FillContinue reading “Avocados—The Even More “How””

Nut Butters

Shopping for a nut butter can get overwhelming quickly. There are so many options—almond, peanut, cashew, sunflower, coconut, soy, walnut, multi-nut, hazelnut—and you want to make sure that you are choosing the best of the best. Things to look for when shopping for a nut butter… Full Fat…reduced fat butters usually have a ton ofContinue reading “Nut Butters”