Good Bugs vs Bad Bugs in the Garden

A quick visual card to identify the bugs you find in your northeast garden to be sure you are hand picking the right “bad guys” and leaving the “good guys” to do their jobs. ...more

Who Owns Organic?

Have you ever wondered where popular Organic food items come from? Some of these were surprising to me! It's interesting to see how connected the food industry is even when we adopt the us (organic) vs them (conventional) mentality. How do you feel about this? Sources:...more

Common Crunchy Phrases That Make This Hippie Chick Cringe

It's true. I have strong feelings about what's best for my family regarding breastfeeding, baby wearing, discipline, school, our food choices and more. I think the "granola lifestyle" is a great way to live that will bring you personal health and peace and I truly believe that those benefits ripple through our society as more people choose this path. Our lifestyle choices are carefully thought-out. We're not just jumping on a bandwagon.  For that reason, it's frustrating when people immediately dismiss us as "fruity" or "fringe."...more

Races for Awareness: Organic Farming Research

Amber @ Fit, Foodie RunsMore at: http://www.fitfoodieruns.comThere’s nothing better than receiving an awesome letter in the mail…you know, one that starts off with the word, “Congratulations!”...more

A Week in Food: Paleo, Organic, Fast & Light Meals

Confession: I’m kind of obsessed with food. I just love the entire process of recipe finding, meal planning, cooking and – obviously – eating. For the most part, I stick to a robust variety of paleo, organic, fast & light meals, with an emphasis on clean eating and supporting local. It can be challenging to stick to a healthy diet when your schedule is crazed, but I find that a little bit of foresight goes a long way.Check out what I ate last week and please enjoy the recipes (and my reviews of them) below!...more

Shopping List: 5 Must-Have Natural Beauty Products

My interest in using natural beauty products has definitely increased over the past few months. I've begun to explore different, more natural products to replace the go-tos that I've been using for years. Here are a few of my new must-haves. ...more
Great suggestions, Perle!more

Organic Finds at Costco

If you've been following this blog it should come as no surprise that I love to buy organic whenever possible. With that said, I still like to find the best deals because organic is so ridiculously expensive! The other day I did a little grocery shopping at Costco and had pretty good luck finding a lot of organic items in bulk. I missed a lot of things that were on my list but that was because Odette with me! Nowadays, grocery shopping has become more about whatever can be thrown in the cart in the fastest amount of time....more

Veggie Pepper Jack Omelet

 Pickey Teenager Tested and Approved!Organic:ZucchiniYellow SquashGreen Bell PepperTomatoesParsleyPurple OnionPepper Jack CheeseAvacodo SlicesSimple Truths: Eggs and Coconut Milk ( yes coconut milk) Creamy eggs and tasty. You would never know. "Don't hate till you taste" :)))Kosher salt and coarse pepper to taste!Hope you like it!...more

My Organic Green Goodness Soup

 This is one of my family's favorite soups to eat anytime of the year. It is full of all the "Green Goodness" that Mother Earth can produce.Leeks, Kale, Celery, Zucchini, Green Bell Pepper, Parsley, Cilantro, Broccoli.Hope you and your family will love it too!...more