One simple step to help end slavery

By the end of today, tens of thousands of people will post a photo of a red X on their hand to raise awareness for the End It Movement. It’s easy to dismiss something so simple (psh, what is a red X on your hand going to do to end slavery?), but awareness is no small thing. “Nothing happens just because we are aware of modern–day slavery, but nothing will EVER happen until we are.” – Gary Haugen, President and CEO of International Justice Mission So be aware ....more

Clean Air = Cleaner Home (Part Two)

This post brought to you by Fellowes . All opinions are 100% mine. A couple weeks ago, I told you that our family would be testing out the new Fellowes...more

Asian Tuna Salad (No Mayo!)

It has been 24 hours since...more

Look Ma, I food prepped!

Last month I introduced you to Lindsay (aka The Lean Green Bean) who gave us 5 tips for a successful food prep session. Today I finally tried it for myself. I think I’ve been putting off trying a weekly food prep because THREE HOURS IN THE KITCHEN, but today felt like a good day to stop making excuses ....more

The Peace of Wild Things

When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief. I come into the presence of still water ....more

Beet Salad with Quinoa, Swiss Chard, and Avocado

This post brought to you by Love Beets. All opinions are 100% mine. We love beets around here ....more

All Things Bright and Beautiful (and Socially Conscious)

Aside from the soul-filling conversations and pages of scribbled notes to ponder, I also walked away from the IF:Gathering with some bright, beautiful and socially conscious jewelry that I wanted to tell you about. I’ve been a fan of Noonday Collection for years, and even considered being an ambassador at one point (ultimately deciding that I couldn’t commit the time and effort to do it the right way), so when I saw their table set up in the marketplace, I pounced. I bought a few things I had been eyeing for a long time, including this belt, and this necklace ....more

Marketing Masquerading as Science

The following is a post written by contributor Andy Bellatti, MS, RD. When it comes to resources – whether they be human, financial, or technological – the food industry is stocked with a mighty arsenal. Big Food’s spending power is most often evidenced by its multi-million dollar marketing campaigns ....more

Gluten-Free Love

This morning I walked out to the kitchen to find a dozen long-stemmed red roses and a dark chocolate bar with sea salt waiting for me. As Jeff put his arms around me, he whispered romance into my ear. “You should be able to eat this chocolate bar, I researched the company and they clean the lines thoroughly then throw the first two batches out to make sure the chocolate is safe.”...more

Impromptu Photo Session

I went to take photos of a friend’s house yesterday so they can put it on the market. While getting ready to shoot the bedroom, little Gavin climbed up on the bed. As he jumped up and down, shouted “TOUCHDOWN!” and grinned from ear to ear, I couldn’t help doing an impromptu photo session ....more