Is organic soda healthier for you than regular soda? Does it taste good? I tried 3 popular organic sodas (Zevia Soda, Hansen’s Natural Soda, Blue Sky Soda) – in search of the best organic soda. Here’s what I’ve learned about organic, natural soda.
Buying / Growing Food
I decided to try organic chicken soup after seeing how many preservatives are in traditional canned chicken soup. My taste-test review of 4 popular organic soups.
If you buy food at the grocery store, look for these common buzzwords on food labels. The misleading food labels make foods seem healthier than they really are.
I’ve been trying to find more convenient and less expensive natural foods lately. These 4 food brands are adding more & more natural foods that taste great!
Wondering if organic coffee is really worth the cost? Here’s the answer, according to a coffee junkie.
Here’s how to start a container garden to grow vegetables at home — without a yard — and get FREE seeds for your garden!
It’s hard to trust nutrition labels when they hide bad facts with confusing numbers. Serving sizes can be ridiculously small just to make it look good in the percentages. Making your own nutritional labels for food that you prepare at home is the best way to get a handle on what you’re eating and the foods’ nutritional values.
Whether you pick a small spot in the backyard for a vegetable garden or you try container gardening, here are some tips for getting a successful harvest from your very first organic vegetable garden.
Do you know where the food you ate today originally came from? Chances are most of the food you eat comes from factory farms. Here are some reasons to consider buying organic food, or growing your own. It’s healthier, among other things!
Do you squeeze bread on the store shelves in order to determine its freshness? Well, you don’t really have to do that anymore for 3 reasons — listed here. Plus, the facts behind those color-coded bread tags.
Not all cuts of beef come out good on the grill. Some are better suited for the crock pot or pressure cooker. All cuts can be tasty and tender if cooked properly.
A collection of tips to help you get the most out of your next shopping trip at the local Farmer’s Market.
As part of seafood marketing, they’re renaming fish populations to increase sales! Will more interesting sounding names entice you to order it more? Personally, I’m trying to eat more sustainable fish. More about that here.
There are a number of take-and-bake options available these days. Each provides fast, healthy, meals to go. We will explore 5 of these meal delivery systems in depth, and mention a number of others worth considering. Each offers prepared meals — whether you’re just too busy to cook meals yourself or you’re seeking a weightloss alternative.
Did you know that most weeds that grow in your yard are actually edible? Here are some of the foods that will grow themselves in your yard.
Miracle Fruit is all the rage these days. Now you can buy your own Miracle Fruit seeds to grow your own Miracle Fruit plants. Miracle Fruit makes foods taste sweet… without using sugar!
Have you started gardening for groceries yet? I have. I’m starting with tomatoes and strawberries planted in containers. It’s a form of urban gardening. Here’s what you need to know to start your own urban garden project, plus LOTS of tips to save you time and money!
If you own a chest freezer — and if you don’t you should — then you’ll want to consider purchasing local meat in bulk. But, if purchasing a case of chicken or a side of beef sounds like too much, then consider splitting the purchase between a few friends or family members. Here are the benefits of buying local meat.
Do you know where your fruits and vegetables come from? Here’s a confusing scenario I encountered the other day…
Shopping at ALDIs is an interesting experience. Here’s why I think it’s worth it to shop at ALDIs — despite the numerous inconveniences!
Did you know that when you buy produce at the grocery store, in addition to the cost of the farmer growing and harvesting the produce, you are also paying the cost to ship the item as well? That makes produce from supermarkets more expensive than local produce from local farmers.
A word of advice before you run out and buy a bunch of groceries… if it’s been awhile, that is. Sometimes ‘fresh’ foods will bite you in the butt!
See when all types of produce, fruits & vegetables are going to be ‘freshest’ in the stores. Here’s when things are in season…
They say that people can lower their pesticide exposure by almost 90% by avoiding the top 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables and eating the least contaminated instead.
After 11 years as a loyal member, I’ve decided to let my Sam’s Club membership lapse. I am going to miss a few things at the trusty ‘ol Sam’s Club. They carry a handful of items that I just can’t find elsewhere, or prices that just can’t be beat, like…
To slash your pesticide ingestion by up to 90%, you’ll want to follow this list of the most-and least-contaminated fruits and vegetables. In brief: The most contaminated produce are the ones that should be bought organic. Here’s a helpful guide…
There have been a couple of new discoveries in my world… two food products and one cleaning product. Here’s why these three things are so great, and why I highly recommend that you try them for yourself!
Snoop Dogg has his own brand of hot dogs. Here’s a humorous look at Snoop Doggy Dogg’s footlong hotdog.
From the archives of Rob Cockerham… Here is a one-of-a-kind look at just what goes inside a can of mixed nuts. This one could also be classified: “Who’d a thunk it?”…