April showers might bring May flowers, but they also bring spring fruits and vegetables and the start of farmer’s market season throughout much of the country and that is equally—if not more—exciting. As we switch from warm soups an... Read more
Step into any supermarket these days and you’re sure to find a wide variety of organic foods on the shelves. From produce, milk and meat to breakfast cereals and snack foods, consumers have their pick of certified organic products—a far c... Read more
Companion planting, briefly, is the act of planting different crops in your garden in close physical proximity, based on the theory that they will help each other. The main use of this method is for deterring pests and disease without resorting to sy... Read more
The next time a recipe calls for fresh basil, skip the poor substitute of dried basil, forgo the last-minute dash to the supermarket for some overpriced wilted basil, and just pluck a few tender leaves off of the basil plant you have growing in your... 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
Growing up we always had a side of carbs. Now when I fix a meal it's like it's not a meal if it doesn't have some kind of carbs. My nutrition reports tell me I'm getting more carbs than anything and here I thought I was eating more greens and protein... Read more
Today I harvested and cooked the rest of the beetroot. (I had some last week. I've planted a few more seeds but don't know if they've got time to grow.) I'm also eating mange tout and sugar snap peas from the garden. I've had a few broad beans, a few... Read more
Green Peas Nutrition FactsGreen peas come from a family of plants based on herbs, originating in the Himalayan plains of northwest India, probably from the field pea native to central Asia and the Middle East. Because its cultivation dates back man... Read more
It's been busy here at SparkPeople, but we've still made time to keep up with the latest and greatest healthy living titles. Here's what we've been reading--what's on your bedside table? Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to H... Read more
The edible seeds of legumes like dry beans, dry peas, chickpeas, and lentils are called pulses, a name derived from the Latin word puls which means thick soup or potage. Pulses are very popular in Mexican, Middle Eastern, or East Indian cuisine and p... Read more
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