4 Foods That'll Help You Survive the Hospital

Any time spent in a hospital sucks for many reasons, but one largely unmentioned part of the suckage is the food. OMG, guys. Why, in an establishment supposedly dedicated to speedy recovery and optimal health, can patients only find fake syrup, fake peanut butter, fake jelly, white bread and iceberg lettuce? Everything was empty calories, artificial ingredients and minimal nutrition. Awful. ...more
@ItsAllRelative Good for you! How crazy counterintuitive is it that they'd feed someone who's ...more

The Supplement You Should Be Taking But Probably Don't Even Know Exists

I knew nothing about Olive Leaf Extract until Barlean's sent me a bottle to try. I am definitely familiar with a variety of super foods like acai berry, maca root, and green tea but this was a new one. I love learning about new herbs and remedies so I started researching the benefits of this product....more

Four Alarm Snacks

The other day I discovered an evil snack lurking in the bulk section of my neighborhood hippy dippy health food store.  Sesame sticks.  They’re horrible!  I hate them! I hate them because I want to eat them all the time!...more

Support local natural foods markets – mine is GreenAcres Market, Wichita, KS

Natural foods markets – helpful in a number of ways I headed into my local natural food market today for a number of reasons.  I wanted something different for lunch, I needed a couple of homeopathic remedies in a hurry, and I needed deodorant (I prefer the chemical free kind).  My local natural food market is GreenAcres Market in Bradley Fair, Wichita, KS.  Find GreenAcres Market on Facebook, too, at ...more

Packaging Doesn't Always Equal Junk Food

You can find this post and others like it at liveitouteveryday.blogspot.com. With my job having been so crazy lately, grocery shopping has taken a bit of a dive in my priorities.  Now, that doesn’t mean I’m not sticking to my calorie range and eating as well as I should!  That just means I don’t have a lot of fresh food around the house (or time to prepare it, even if I did).  I realized today when I was packing my lunch that I have a kind of emergency supply of pre-packaged healthy foods for just these seasons! So here are a few of my favorit...more

Taste the Rainbow


Vegetarian to Carnivore


Homemade crunchy granola

So, the other day my husband "mentioned" he might be interested in having some homemade granola. I totally understand that he has these passing fancies for random things, but after he mentioned it, I got a hankering for some granola, too. It's been awhile since I tossed together a batch of granola, and was ready for the adventure....more

I usually just construct mine in a big roasting pan (lazy much!?!) and I never get chunks. I'll ...more

Can you say Kombuchi?

Can you say Kombuchi? Couscous, hummus, fermentation, natural probiotics and words like gut flora are swirling around my head. I imagine how I am going to explain tossing a seaweed leaf or two into my next pot of stew. ...more