While we understand that the organic and conventional foods you buy at the store are grown differently, you might not realize that these same principles can apply to your own fruit, vegetable and flower gardening at home. There are a few key differen... Read more
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
Organic gardening, by definition, is growing vegetables, fruits and other plants without relying on synthetic methods of pest control and fertilization. Common practices of organic gardening include, but are not limited to, fertilizing soil wit... 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
When they say curiosity can kill the cat, they mean it. One bite of the wrong food, and your cat's nine lives could be up! Unlike dogs, who can eat almost anything (and usually will), cats are carnivorous by nature with finicky digestive systems.... Read more
Are non-GMO foods the same as organic? From what I can tell, organic doesn't neccisarily mean the food is not genetically modified. I would love to see an article on this from the experts!... Read more
I am reading _Wheat Belly_ and I am wondering is there a Wheat Free Diet plan available? I can find many wheat free food lists and recipes but I need planning assistance. I am not good at that and I want to restrict the prep time as much as I can.... Read more
So with the snow panic over the last couple of weeks, and limited budget, when I went to the grocery store, I had to venture away from my usual Nature's Own wheat, to the only stuff left: Kroger brand wheat. Sandwich slices. Not even the stuff mimick... Read more
I just 'invented' this informal 'recipe' that I thought would be a healthy way to up my vegetable intake. It is satisfying enough to serve as a main lunch dish.
The amounts are 'to taste', but you can start with a cup of asparagus p... 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
It may sound boring but this one little thing has saved me a liot of time and $.I pick a breakfast of the week, healthy and well balanced, and I eat it all week and pre track it. I try to get a lot of fiber in it, a hard point with me.Saves shopping... 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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