Archive for February, 2009

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Potato, cauliflower & leek soup

I love making soup, it’s so easy, cheap and forgiving. Nutrition-wise, I’m not a big fan of white potatoes, but once in a while they are great. This is the perfect soup for a cold, rainy day, it’ll fill up your belly but won’t knock you out.

Yogurt facial mask

You don’t need to spend a ton of money on beauty products to get great skin, one of my all-time favorite face masks is plain, organic yogurt. The lactic acid helps to gently exfoliate your skin while making it baby soft.  Do a patch test first to make sure your body is OK with it,  you [...]

Big business and organic food

Behold! The amazing chart that shows which giant corporation owns your favorite tiny organic food brand! Check it out, I found a few surprises.

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The belly rules the mind. -Spanish Proverb

Pet Food: What’s Poultry digest?

Poultry digest – A palatability enhancer made by reducing (cooking down) meat and fat into concentrated liquid or dry product. Poultry digest can be made from any fowl (turkey, geese, buzzards, etc.) This is an inconsistent ingredient which can contain unpredictable birds unsuitable for human consumption.

The bushmen of Jamaica

When I was on vacation I happened to meet a few bushmen. These are people who know which plants have medicinal properties and how to use them. If someone is ill a bushman will literally go into the bush and find whatever plants will help to heal them.  

Gone fishin’

I believe part of staying healthy and happy means taking an occasional break from the routine, and that’s exactly what I’m going to do. I will be away for a week and will not be doing anything online. I will be back soon though, don’t miss me too much!

Bored with your food?

Sometimes we get into a food rut, eating the same things over and over and eventually getting bored or sick of it. That’s when a good ethnic market can help you out. Do a Google search for your area and find a market to go to. Once you’re there, check out aisles the and find [...]

Fennel rocks!

Fennel is a bulb with a slight licorice flavor. It is grown all over the world and is especially popular in both Italy and France. The entire plant can be eaten, I really enjoy the stalks and bulb either raw and shaved thinly in a salad with beets and citrus, or sauteed with leeks and [...]

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“I’m not a vegetarian because I love animals. I’m a vegetarian because I hate plants”. -AW Brown

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