I love a homemade soup. It is the ultimate comfort food. It always tastes fresher when someone takes the time to add each ingredient to create something amazing. I usually share this with my family. Everyone goes home with a couple of containers of soup. Who doesn’t love coming home from a crazy day and … Continue reading Maryrose’s Ham Soup
Don’t be a resolutioner (I’m not sure that this is even a word) A “Hit it and quit it” type of thing doesn’t work (in any sense of the word)… unless it’s an actual HIIT workout…then ok. The good thing is change is possible at ANY age, but any meaningful change in your life involves … Continue reading The Secret to Reaching Your Health Goals
On the table between the veggies was a basket of whole oats or groats. Groats are what’s left after the inedible hull is removed from the wheat shaft. So of course I had to buy some. I have been to many farmers market and I usually don’t find groats. Continue reading Wait…what is the difference between steel cut oats and instant?
You are standing in the natural/ organic aisle staring at the endless products screaming their little advertising asses off at you and realizing what is this all about? How can I decipher what is good for my family and what isn’t?
Is organic and natural the same? Do I need to choose organic foods or will I be cheating my family? I am going to try to allay your fears a bit and tackle this subject so you feel confident in shopping for your family.
Ready let’s venture into the realm of organics and demystify it.
To start a little history
The organic movement started in the 1940s, surprised? This is when the use of chemicals started to become the norm in farming post World War II. The organic movement received a boost when Rachel Carson published her book Silent Spring which explored the loss of the songbird and the over use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. During the 60s and 70s the “Natural” movement took hold and organic food was only found in health food stores. However, it really didn’t become defined until the 80s and 90s. That’s when the USDA set their guidelines for organic plants and livestock.
Let’s begin with the basics Continue reading “Are Pesticides the only difference between organic and conventional foods?”