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
"Eat your fruits and vegetables." We've heard it all of our lives. If only it were so simple.
Our bodies crave fruits and vegetables more than just about any other food because we tend to get far fewer of them than we need. We ofte... 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
I want to ask about a program to grow taller and loose weight at the same time. I'm 71 kg and 62m, I already lost 6 kg but still have 10 kg to loose. Is it possible to gain height and I'm 27? If yes, how can I do ? Thanks... Read more
Mine is growing well. My lettuce and peas are sprouted and my blueberries are starting to appear. I see nectarines, peaches, pluots, apricots and strawberries developing as well. I have flowers on one of my tomatoes, though no tomatoes yet.... Read more
So, I'm in the process of putting in my summer veggie garden. I admit that, while I do eat my fair share of veggies, I don't eat a lot of "greens" and it's my understanding that they are good for you and that most people should eat more of them. So... Read more
The list of people to be invited is growing and growing. It may sound bad, but I hope that some people cannot come. I don't want to leave people out, but dang it. We just have too many friends :) Just kidding. But, the list is growing quickly.... Read more
My 5 year old likes to cook. He helped me put several items on a roasting pan...one of which was frozen peas....while it took the carrots and other veggies longer to roast, I left the peas in with them...the peas were crunchy and delicious. Now I r... 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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