Archive for the ‘You are What You Eat’ Category

3 Ways to Really Hurt Monsanto

“I’m not going to buy from that seed company, they are owned by Monsanto.” “Where can I buy non-GMO seeds?” There remains much confusion surrounding this subject, so for 2015 we’re going to lay it out there. Be forewarned this is a rant, albeit a self-restrained one. If you really want to hurt Monsanto, here’s [...]

January 3, 2015  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: GMO's & Factory Farms, You are What You Eat  7 Comments

Gardening for Babies and Kids

If you have little ones in your life, and you are a gardener, then you are doubly blessed. Choosing what to plant for healthy baby food and for older kids should center on two main things: 1. What produce has the most pesticides in it, and 2. What do kids like? The first one is [...]

November 11, 2014  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Kids & Gardening, You are What You Eat  No Comments

A Rant: For Our Children and Grandchildren Pt. 2

I am still ticked about what happened yesterday, and there is something I have been holding in that started to seep out in that last post. Now’s the time to get this off my chest: Lots of people talk about pesticides, herbicides and genetically engineered foods; this is important information to get out there. Here [...]

August 19, 2014  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Kids & Gardening, You are What You Eat  5 Comments

A Rant: For Our Children and Grandchildren Pt. 1

The facility I work at has on site a pre-school program, government offices, a senior center, a playground and a little league ball field. It is a place where many local residents can find something to do. Today, a 16 year old boy shot a younger boy playing nearby with an air BB gun, multiple [...]

August 18, 2014  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Kids & Gardening, You are What You Eat  9 Comments

Big Yellow Baby Steps

Good news was out last week that General Mills has decided to change their sources for sugar and corn starch to non-GMO products, thus allowing them to take a little step and make their Cheerio’s original non-GMO. Just that one variety so far, as they say it had so little GMO in it the switch [...]

January 7, 2014  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: GMO's & Factory Farms, You are What You Eat  2 Comments

Planning for Success

Having a goal is great; whether it is to lose weight in the new year, start a new career as an entrepreneur, or grow a garden. Having a good plan however, can make all the difference. The basics of writing a business plan can help you achieve your goal, whatever it is. So let’s leave [...]

January 5, 2014  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Preparedness & Green Living, You are What You Eat  No Comments

A Plant Based Diet – You Can Grow That!

If you have seen Forks Over Knives then you know of the overwhelming amount of evidence that shows consuming 20% or less of your protein intake from animal products can stop and even reverse health issues, as well as promote weight loss. They’re not talking mild issues either, but rather heart disease, high blood pressure, [...]

January 4, 2014  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: You are What You Eat, You Can Grow That!  2 Comments

Wonderful Homemade Knish

Most every culture has some kind of filled dumpling recipe. The Polish serve Pierogies, while the Italian Ravioli. Chinese have numerous and varied recipes from potstickers to things we cannot begin to pronounce correctly. Do a search on the internet and you will find an abundance of recipes to choose from. Although we had heard [...]

December 17, 2013  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Recipes, You are What You Eat  No Comments

Tomatoes – Just Weeds with a Good Schtick

If asked ‘If you could only grow one edible plant, what would it be?’ most gardeners would answer resoundingly ‘Tomatoes!’ And why is that? They aren’t as easy to grow as beans, or as versatile as a potato. They don’t store over the winter like a cabbage will, nor do they produce like a zucchini. [...]

August 17, 2013  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Gardening People, Places & Things, You are What You Eat  No Comments

Chicken on Sundays

“I can’t begin to fathom that” was SaveTheWorld‘s response when I was telling her how things were when I was a kid. The conversation actually started when she asked me how my day at work was. “It was pretty funny” I told her. The new woman was asking me about being a vegetarian. “If you [...]

June 23, 2013  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: GMO's & Factory Farms, You are What You Eat  No Comments