One of my resolutions for the new year is to learn to like sushi. I’ve always preferred donuts to raw fish, but no longer! I’m starting small with things like tuna, and this dish is tasty enough for any picky eater!
The EWG released the new Dirty Dozen* this week and it’s a motley, pesticide-filled group. Among the most un-wanted are apples, spinach and potatoes. Potatoes! America’s favorite pseudo veg! To get your handy-dandy pocket-sized list of the Dirty Dozen (and Clean15) follow this jump. And to read more about pesticides in produce, go to ewg.org.
Holidays equals candles for lots of folks, but it turns out that your average candle is not as green as it could be.
Most candles are made from paraffin wax, paraffin is a by-product of crude oil. Crude oil…well you know the story. Even worse, the soot from paraffin wax is apparently no good for your lungs and can cause respiratory damage. There is also lead in the wicks of some candles! Apparently the best way to tell is to part the threads o the wick, and rub the metal core against paper, it it leaves a mark then it’s lead. Continue Reading
Making our own liquid soap out of regular old bar soap is easier than it might first sound, according to Casa Sugar. We can leave out the chemicals and add our own custom scents. Plus, it’s a great way to use up those soap slivers that disintegrate down around the shower drain.
Props you’ll need: one 4 oz bar of natural soap a food grater 1 gallon of distilled water (or rose hydrosol) 1 large pot a hand mixer essential oils for scent, optional shea butter, virgin coconut oil or cocoa butter for moisturizing, also optional
Plan ahead and pack yourself some delicious, healthy, natural 100 calorie snacks instead of purchasing the prepackaged munchies at the store. When I’m grocery shopping, I’m usually hungry, which means I usually buy all sorts of goodies that tempt my eyes and brain to think I’ll be on my way to calorie control if I buy these cute little snack packages. They’ve ingeniously marketed portion control to us, the mindless masses. We can do this on our own with a little know-how. Continue Reading