Pasta is such a versatile food, it’s no wonder it’s so popular. A survey conducted by the National Pasta Association found that 77% of Americans eat pasta at least once per week. Used as a side dish or main entree, eaten hot or cold, topp... Read more
Imagine that you are the same age as your child…
What grade were you in?
Who was your teacher?
Your best friend?
Imagine that you are outside…
Did you have a place that you considered your own?
A treehous... Read more
Fitness can be incredibly simple. Sometimes, the most effective workouts don't need celebrity spokespeople or a payment plan. Walking and running are excellent ways to stay in shape year-round. These basic workouts are convenient, feasible al... Read more
It's blamed for a host of ailments: headaches, digestive distress, weight gain, poor immune function, hormonal disruption, and even behavioral problems in children. But does gluten, the natural-occurring protein found in wheat, barley, rye and so... Read more
For some people, exercise itself is an uncomfortable activity, with all the sweating, huffing and puffing, and challenge that comes with elevating your heart rate for an extended period of time. But for people with seasonal allergies, the discomforts... Read more
I made a VERY bad decision last night. I've been dealing with constipation lately, so I thought i'd eat sugar free gummi candy since they can be a laxative. I ate WAY too much...i've been on the toilet for 8 hours. Never again!... Read more
What is it with ready-made food that makes me constantly want to order take out? :-( I spent around 300+ on food for myself in May. That's crazy, because I never spend that much. In June I will have fewer cheat days and make my own food!... Read more
So I made the mistake of drinking slimming tea three times a day instead of green tea. I want to start drinking green tea again. Should I wait one day so the slimming tea can get out my system or is it safe to start drinking green tea tomorrow?... Read more
I learned this from the Eat This, NOt That books. Read carefully when buying breads and things. If it says "wheat bread" or "made with wheat" or "made with whole grains", it is NOT WHOLE WHEAT/GRAIN. It just has some thrown in, and the rest is just p... Read more
I just discovered White Whole Wheat Flour! It is still whole wheat just made from the white wheat variety. It has a milder taste than regular whole wheat making it perfect for baking. Make sure to get the unbleached kind, so it's natural with no chem... Read more
I was raised on a farm in the Midwest. We had a creek running through our 10 acres of pasture. The water brought hours of summer fun in addition to providing hydration for our animals as they grazed in the field. I showed horses for years as part of... Read more
With the recent Consumer Reports findings of metal in protein drinks, you may see new options being promoted at your local health food store. One new up and coming drink catching some buzz is wheatgrass juice.
Agropyron plants are closely related... Read more
Happy February Sparkers!
Wheat Grass Shots:
Have you heard of wheat grass? It's basically young wheat-grasses ... think "sprouts" - but just a different plant. I've heard of it and was curious and thought "there's only one way to know for... Read more
So far, one word describes my experience ...
an online friend suggested trying this to help with energy levels ... something he has used himself for years. Well, this morning I went and bought a container. First the person at the shop... Read more
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