Gone Vegan: And Loving My New Life

Green Talk® - In the summer, I decided to become a vegan. You may recall when I became a vegetarian several years ago. I stayed a vegetarian for three years but decided to return to eating meat for health reasons. This time I jumped in veganism head first and have never felt better. Weird, huh despite all my difficulties being a vegetarian. I know it seems confusing as to why I left being a vegetarian in the first place. When I went vegetarian, my gut health wasn’t good and I was … [Read more...]

Cleanse & Detox Smoothie Recipe

The Eco-Friendly Family - Pin ItThis smoothie recipe is full of protein, fiber and antioxidants to help you make the most of your workouts and more. Ready to blend? Ingredients: 8 ounces Harvest Bay Coconut Water 2 scoops of Epic Protein by Windy City Organics 1 T It’s Moringa Green Superfood Powder 2 T Happy Hemp Seeds 1 T Rich Nature goji powder 1 Organic Banana Handful of Organic Kale Instructions: Combine all ingredients together in a blender, (I love Vitamix & Blendtec, and … [Read more...]

4 Easy Tips To Make Your Holiday Kitchen Greener

Life The Green Way - The holiday season is upon us! For most of you, that means spending a lot more time in the kitchen - whether you're hosting a party or simply cooking a traditional meal for your family. No matter what the reason, you're going to shop for many ingredients, cook, clean, and enjoy lots of yummy food (let's hear it for the leftovers)! If you're like me (and I'll bet you are, since you're here), you want to buy quality food that is also healthy for your family, while keeping … [Read more...]

Seafood Lovers: Is Your Favorite Fish Eco-friendly? Find Out Here!

Life The Green Way - I don't know about you, but I absolutely LOVE seafood! I could eat it three times a day, seven days a week. So, needless to say, I was a little distressed to find that one of my all-time favorite fish (Chilean sea bass) is categorized as "Eco-Worst." I did, however, see a lot of goodies on the "Eco-Best" list. The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) uses several criteria to determine which fish merit an "Eco-Best," "Eco-Ok," or … [Read more...]

Gong Bao Chicken

Green Living - A traditional Asian dish the whole family will love by Real Food for Real Kids Photo credit: Real Food for Real Kids In the era of McDiets and packed schedules, it’s harder than ever to incorporate healthful … [Read more...]

Silky Sweetheart Puddings

Green Living - A yummy, dairy-free Valentine’s dessert by Whole Foods Market Photo credit: Whole Foods Market We love these puddings with red grapefruit, but strawberries, raspberries or other seasonal fruits would also be … [Read more...]

Cone: Americans Willing to Pay More for Sustainable Produce

Environmental Management & Energy News - Americans are willing to sacrifice variety and dollars in order to eat in a more environmentally and health conscious manner, according to the 2014 Cone Communications Food Issues Trend Tracker. Some 89 percent of respondents consider where a product is produced when making food purchasing decisions, and 66 percent would pay more for food that is […] (c) Environmental Management & Energy News - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Rainbow Kale Slaw

Green Living - A dish bursting with colour and flavour Recipe by Whole Foods Market Photo credit: Whole Foods Market Lacinato kale, also known as dinosaur kale, isn’t as tough as curly kale and lends itself well to raw … [Read more...]

Food Myths and their Facts

The Green Guide | Green Living Tips, Product Reviews, Buying Guides, Environmental Health News and Online Stores - We all want to choose the best alternative when it comes to our health as well as the health of our family. That is why people are raving on the latest hub on healthy food – organic. When the hype on organic foods came out from various media sources sometime ago, consumers started running to online stores and groceries to search for organic food products. Consequently, the rave on … [Read more...]

How Does It Grow? Video Series Debuts

Get Green Be Well - Ever wonder how your food is grown – but are too embarrassed to ask? Trust me, I’ve been there. Sometimes we just take for granted that our food comes from a grocery store, and when you stop to wonder how a product is actually grown, you might not know the answer. Adult food-growing amnesia isn’t […] (c) Get Green Be Well - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Mango-Mint Green Smoothie

Green Living - Start the day right with this flavourful recipe Recipe by Whole Foods Market Photo credit: Whole Foods Market Mint and fresh lime juice are the surprise ingredients in this incredibly refreshing morning … [Read more...]

Local, Organic Produce at Your Door!

The Eco-Friendly Family - Pin ItThere comes a point in life for most of us where we’re grown up enough to realize that we like vegetables and for the most part will eat and can enjoy any of them. The problem, we rarely go out of our comfort zones. We get in a sort of veggie eating rut. We head down the produce isle at the store with a list in hand and generally buy the same things week after week. The reason? We know exactly what we’re going to cook with them, which recipes … [Read more...]

Beyond Easy Banana Bread

The Eco-Friendly Family - Pin ItI am generally not much of a ‘sweets’ person, but I do love banana bread, and I love making my spin-off Hero Muffins for the kids. I’ve recently been introduced to the amazing world of plantains. I typically just fry them in a skillet and enjoy, but a friend shared a photo from this recipe for Plantain Banana Bread and I was intrigued. The basic concept here is that no flour or grain is used, but plantains instead. I must admit that my head … [Read more...]