Cucumber Tips & Tricks You Don’t Want to Miss!

  Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc. For a pick me up in the afternoon… Put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers […]

5 (More) Reasons the Benefits of Organic Food Are so Incredible

In many cases, organic food does cost more than the conventional options. But the benefits of organic food for you, your family, the farmers and our environment, make it not only a worthwhile expense, but also a true investment into our future. Need more reasons to make sure you’re getting all the benefits of organic […]

Really Good Vegetarian Meatloaf (Really!)

Serving Size: 4-6Total Time: 1 hr 25 minsPrep Time: 10 minsCook Time: 1 hr 15 mins Ingredients: 2 cups water 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup lentils 1 small onion, diced 1 cup quick-cooking oats 3/4 cup grated cheddar (or swiss or monterey jack or American) cheese 1 egg, beaten 4 1/2 ounces spaghetti sauce or […]

Eight Glorious Gluten-Free Cosmetic Companies

If you have Celiac Disease, food allergies or just want to eliminate gluten from your life, you’ve got to check out these gluten free cosmetics brands! Cutting out gluten from your diet might have seemed like a no-brainer but there are some pretty good reasons to use gluten free cosmetics also. Some people report not […]

Wilderness Dining: Healthy Food for Camping or Hiking

There’s something special about eating outside. I don’t know what it is, but food just tastes better in the great outdoors, whether that’s in the back garden, on a picnic, or during a camping trip.  Packing healthy food for a camping or hiking trip can be tricky and even more so when you’re vegetarian or […]

Top 10 Reasons to Raise Chickens

Here are the top reasons more people are turning to backyard chickens. Chickens make great pets. They have personality galore, and they’re extraordinarily easy to care for. They’re bright, funny, quirky, friendly, loving little balls of feathers-and they’re entertaining, too. When you have a flock, you’ll find they have their own friends, their own cliques, […]

Buzzing About Bee Free Honee

  Bee populations have been dying at a rate which the US government says is economically unsustainable. Honey bees pollinate plants that produce about a quarter of US consumer foods. In fact, some recent articles have said the rate of honey bee losses in the US are ‘economically unsustainable’; according to a report by the […]

30 Amazing Uses and Healing Powers of Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar is one of the most incredible healing tonics you will find anywhere, period. I’m not even exaggerating, I don’t have to. The results that you experience as you put it to use will demonstrate enough that you don’t need a “peer reviewed journal” to tell you that it’s a miracle juice. The […]

Health Benefits of Wakame

Some of the health benefits of wakame include its ability to aid in weight loss, lower cholesterol, boost heart health, prevent cancer, boost energy levels, maintains hormonal balance, build strong bones, increase circulation, improve skin health, and protects infant health. Introduction to Wakame Wakame is a variety of seaweed that is commonly used in Japanese […]

10 Epic Veggie Burgers to Throw on the Grill Now

Veggie burgers are a fun dish to cook and serve in vegan cuisine because there is so much creativity one can put into constructing the perfect burger. Making veggie burger mixes is an easy, try-as-you-go way to add a bunch of good-for-you ingredients, like beans, whole grains and vegetables, in a patty and make it […]

Gluten Intolerant? You May Just Be Intolerant of Monsanto Weed Killer

Scientists suggest that Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide is what’s making people have such a nasty reaction to gluten Gluten has been a major news item for the last few years—not just for sufferers of acute gluten intolerance and celiac disease, but for increasing numbers of people who are seeking to eliminate gluten from their diet for […]

Four High-Protein Vegetarian Alternatives to Soy

Vegetarian Protein Foods Not Named Tofu or Tempeh “Four Alternatives” list: four high-protein, non-soy, vegetarian foods.  A lot of people seem to think soy is the only decent source of protein out there for vegetarians. Seitan For a long time, I thought seitan was another soy product.  Turns out, it’s made mostly from wheat.  And […]