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
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My name is Becky, I just got married, and seeing my wedding photos was something of a turning point for me. The wedding was beautiful, it was fun, and I adored seeing all my family, but the photos were very bittersweet for... Read more
OK this AM I baked the Flaxseed, wheat, bran muffins posted by kimberk24. If you like carrot cake, these are for you. Mine looked nothing like her picture BUT tasted amazing. This recipe broke one of my rules, it contained a small amount of brown... Read more
Hi, I'm Brittany and I finally decided that i need to lose weight and eat healthier. i found this program and am trying it out but I'm nom high in motivation or self esteem so id like to find someone who logs on at least once a week preferably more.... Read more
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My whole life I have struggled with an all or nothing attitude and used the simple calories in vs out to gage what I believed my success or failure "should be". If the math didn't work out onthe scale I was f... 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
Winter Red Wheat Berries for cooking are used to grow wheat grass indoors just to have a little bit of life indoors during this brutal winter.
Sown on January 23 2014
Growth on January 30 2014
February 5th - The grass is doing v... Read more
Wheatgrass vs. common vegetables
Wheatgrass proponent Schnabel claimed in the 1940s that "fifteen pounds of wheatgrass is equal in overall nutritional value to 350 pounds of ordinary garden vegetables", a ratio of 1:23. Despite claims of vit... Read more
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