Organic instant soup – Oxymoron or Life Saver?

Tweet Pin It Today I was thrilled to discover that I can buy ready-made, organic tortilla soup and chicken soup in a tetrapak box, off the shelf of my main stream grocery store. I am scared of putting chemicals into my body and my kids’ bodies.  I see people all around us with autoimmune problems, immune […]

What to do with Fresh Cranberries…

Tweet Pin It I received fresh cranberries in our organic fruits & vegetables box this week and I was perplexed.  I’ve never dealt with fresh cranberries and I’m so busy, I just wanted something quick to do. So I did what any modern housewife would do, and I asked the Facebook hive-mind. It turns out, […]

What’s in your Cauldron for Halloween?

Tweet Pin It As we prepare for Trick or Treating this week, we have broken from the traditional big bag of candy to go with something better for the planet and the kids.  Instead of the big bag of chocolates and candy from the company I won’t name that we are boycotting over child labor practices, […]

Skip the Nitrites, Love the Meat

Tweet Pin It As we have learned more about eating healthy, we have been trying to limit the amount of nitrites and nitrates that our family consumes. Even though they are used in fertilizers and rodenticides, they are still allowed additives in food in the US, typically to preserve meats. Some studies show that higher […]

How To Write On A Cake Without Artificial Colors

Tweet Pin It   Well, it seems I’m on a dessert kick recently!  Last week I wrote about healthy cold desserts and the week before we wrote about camping desserts! This week it’s cake decorating.  I don’t actually make a lot of cakes, and in fact, I was going to buy one this time.  Some college […]

Honor the Earth Giveaway – Stonyfield Smoothies

Tweet Pin It We’re excited to be participating in the Honor the Earth Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering and Brittleby’s Corner. We are giving away six 6-packs of Stonyfield YoKids sMOOthies! Make sure you scroll down to the links of other blogs below the our giveaway – Members of the Green Moms Network are […]

Spicy Sweet Potato Chips Recipe

Tweet Pin It We recently signed back up with Boston Organics after a few years away to eat more fresh, local and organic fruits and vegetables.  For those not familiar with Boston Organics, they are sort of a cross between PeaPod and a CSA.  Each week, they deliver a bin with mostly local organic fruits […]

How I got my son excited for yogurt!

Tweet Pin It I pack the lunches for my twin 3rd graders and my preschool almost every morning.  I try very hard to keep their lunches healthy, interesting and as natural as possible.  With three very different eaters, this is a challenge. Recently I have discovered a trick to getting my preschool son to love […]

Tip: Keep All Natural Bread in the Freezer

Tweet Pin It Once upon a time I avoided “all natural” or “organic” foods, because they went bad too fast. It was annoying and a waste of money. Then I started to think about why some food went bad, and some didn’t.  I bet you can guess too: preservatives. Sometimes preservatives are salt or vinegar, […]

You Are What You Eat Giveaway Hop

Tweet Pin It As a family, we are trying to eat healthier and greener. Unfortunately, short of going fully organic, that is impossible when we can’t tell what may be in or on the food we buy.  We try to make greener choices in our diet, but today we cannot tell if the food we […]