Alicia’s Random Reading List – December 2011

Tweet Pin It I’ve had a bunch of things on my mind this week thanks to some blog posts and articles that have popped up on my radar.  I thought several of them are worth sharing with our readers. The first is around BPA, organics, pesticides and the food we feed our children.  I have […]

Review: No-Spill Insulated Kids Food Container by Contigo

Tweet Pin It We have been using inexpensive reusable plastic containers in our kids lunches for a number of years to be as waste free as possible. We have generally been using Ziploc or Glad snap together containers to send food in for their lunches. Now we love (and they demand) the Contigo Kids Stainless […]

Review: No-Spill Water Bottles by Contigo

Tweet Pin It We have been on the search for good reusable water bottles that don’t leak and that we like for a long time.   Last winter we discovered the Contigo 17 oz. AUTOSEAL® Swish water bottle and it has been a favorite of Alicia’s ever since.   Contigo offered us the opportunity to review some […]

Review: Green Mountain Coffee – Mmmm Mmmm goood!

Tweet Pin It Fair Trade USA Certified Logo It is pretty important to us that the coffee we drink is grown in a sustainable way and that the people who grow it are paid a fair wage and have decent living conditions.  There are a number of companies that work with this and try to […]

How to Find Organic, Fair Trade, Vegan & Local Chocolate Online

Tweet Pin It The name “Chocolate.com” sounds like the kind of generic aggregator website that your average person might stumble upon when doing a general search.  You might think that they sell average chocolate to make a quick buck.  This is what I thought when the site first came to my attention.  However,  I was […]

Packing Disposable-Free Kids Lunches – Including Fruit Cups

Tweet Pin It When our kids started attending daycare a few years ago, they needed a lunch packed for them every day, and so started our daily need to pack lunches for two children.  At first, as for many people,  this meant the daily use and disposal of items like fruit cups, juice pouches or […]

Super-Healthy Yummy Vegan-or-Not Pancakes (or Waffles)

Tweet Pin It Part of being “green” is being healthy – or so I think.  Many years ago I started making large batches of pancakes and waffles for my family and freezing them.   Then each morning we’d bring a few out and toast or microwave them and have a healthy, homemade breakfast as fast […]

Growing Your Own & Vegan: Zucchini Bread Recipe

Tweet Pin It So,  it turns out I make a mean zucchini bread.  Everyone who has tried to make it is probably aware that there are about a million recipes for zucchini bread out there.  I’ve been through several.  There was one I liked the taste of but all my chocolate chips sank to the […]

Make and Freeze Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tweet Pin It Our family has been trying to eat healthier and eat in ways that are better for the environment.   These are actually two different goals, but they are often compatible and many people interested in one are interested in both, like we are.  Some of the things we have been doing are trying […]

Roses are Red, Not Green, Give Chocolates Instead!

Tweet Pin It The number one reason to give chocolates instead of roses is of course TASTE! Have you ever tasted a rose? I don’t advise it, especially with all those thorns. In all seriousness, roses, especially those flown in from Latin America for Valentines Day (or Mothers Day) are not environmentally friendly and have […]