I am a big fan of the Conscious Box and I have reviewed their monthly boxes several times over the last year or so. It's fun to get a mystery box each month and dig into random products that you have never tried...all of which are good for you (or the planet) in some way. I have found soap brands, green cleaners, nut butters, toothpaste, and many other products that I now buy regularly because I fell in love with them via the subscription box. Who has the time or money to try all the new eco … [Read more...]
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies or Nests – No Bake!
As mentioned when I made my Primal Coconut Raspberry Muffins last week I am trying my hardest not to buy LaraBars or any prepacked snack/meal bars anymore. Too much packaging and too much money spent voting for companies that do not share my values. There are some pricier bars I could buy from more ethical companies but those bars would cost upwards of $2.00 a piece. No thanks...and it doesn't solve the packaging issue. Well this weekend I found a darn near perfect solution and I am rather … [Read more...]
A Diet for the New Year – Or Why I am Going Primal
When I posted about going grain free this week and also eschewing some other foods, I got many comments and emails asking what in the Sam Hill I WOULD be eating. I understand the confusion. As a nourished vegetarian most of my protein came from eggs, dairy, grains, legumes, beans, lentils, nuts and nut butters, greens, and protein supplements. This year I have decided to go grain free and pseudo grain free. This means everything from whole wheat and oats, to rice and Quinoa, is on the chopping … [Read more...]
My New Vita Mix
I got the BEST present from my parents today. I guess my Mom and Dad really worried about my recent hospitalization so they wanted to do something special for me. Well, this is the perfect gift for me. I got a Vita-Mix and I am in love. This machine is a heavy duty blender, a food processor, ice cream/sorbet maker, and so much more! It blends food at speeds up 218 miles per hour! The first day I had the machine I had a strawberry, banana, carrot, cabbage, and raspberry smoothie... fresh … [Read more...]