When organic matter such as leaves, grass clippings and food scraps break down, you get compost, a dark, dirt-like "soil" that is rich in nutrients. Compost happens even without human involvement; for example, the leaves that fall on the fo... Read more
Although everyone's preferences differ, it's nice to have some staple foods on hand to make quick and tasty dishes that are good for you, too. So what do the experts behind SparkPeople.com keep in their own refrigerators? See what they stock... Read more
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
Have you walked through the bread aisle lately? What used to be a few shelves of loaves is now a full-length aisle of cellophane-wrapped confusion. It used to be simple to bring home a loaf. Now it requires concentration, patience and reading glasses... Read more
As a mom of three, I'm in a constant race against the grocery list. Even as I'm hauling in the bags, I'm already writing down things I need on the next trip. Regardless of shape, size or lifestyle, we can all commiserate over this nev... Read more
So all I've eaten today are two eggs and wheat toast and I'm surprised I'm already over half my calorie intake, over the protein limit and fat. Now I just need carbs and I'll be good on diet for the whole day.... Read more
I have been slowly changing our diets over the past year. Last year we focused on eating in more, less deep frying, batch cooking. This year we have developed a 3 phase system: Phase I (Jan - April) eat out couple times a month, start replacing meat... Read more
Decoding Food LabelsIs there a difference between "organic" and "100 percent organic"? And what about grass-fed and grass-finished meats? We'll help you brush up on your food-label smarts.Walk down the aisle of any supermarket and you’ll see food lab... 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
One of the primary meat sources of many Plains Indians was the buffalo also known as the Plains bison. Native Americans did not just eat the meat as a rich protein source. They also used every part of the animal to meet their day-to-day needs such as... Read more
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