A Cup of Green

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Green Cool-Aid


This sophisticated drink derives its name from the element of green (tea) and cool cucumber water. The best part is there are no artificial flavors, dyes or preservatives!

1 teabag of Tazo ‘Zen’ green tea
½ peeled cucumber
1 cup of boiling water
1 cup of water (reg temp)
2 tsp honey

Steep the tea bag, as instructed on the box, for 3 minutes. While this is going on, put the cucumber, along with the other cup of water, in the blender. Blend it until its all liquid. When the tea is done steeping, add the honey. Stir it until it’s melted in. Next mix... Read More

Why a Salad Costs More Than a Big Mac

So why does a salad cost more than a McDonald's Big Mac? Because of federal subsidies. This eye-opening image says it all. Meat and dairy account for a whopping 73.80% of federal food subsidies compared to 0.37% for vegetables and fruit. Ouch.



Thanks to and to PCRM for the great graphic.

National Farmers Market Week


In the U.S. from August 7 -13 it is farmers market week. It’s a great way to put some focus on the growing trend of these local food sources. They provide mutual benefits for local farmers, consumers and the community such as the supply of fresh, in-season produce while keeping money in the city or town. It’s also a nice time to be social with like-minded folks who care about eating well and want to know where their food comes from.

Since last year, more than 1,000 markets have popped up across the U.S.  This is a 17% increase in... Read More

Juicing 101

Juicing 101


Juicing has many benefits’ and can be done for many reasons.  Here are some of the top benefits one can expect.

Some things to remember when going on a juice fast:

Now that your ready, which juicer is right for you...

Centrifugal Juicer - Non Ejection Type  $250.00

Centrifugal juicing machines processes the fruits and vegetables by contact with a shredder disc at high speed.  Inside there is a stainless steel basket that the juice passes through as the fiber gets collects.  The Juice then comes out through a spout into a drinking container.  These juicers typically can make up to a quart... Read More

Decoding Food

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FOOD; material consisting essentially of protein, carbohydrate, and fat used in the body of an organism to sustain growth, repair, and vital processes and to furnish energy.
Source: Encyclopedia Britannica

Ever wonder what all the terminology and verbiage behind food really means.  Below you can find common words often used in association with food.

A method of food preservation that is accomplished by removing water from the food, this inhibits the growth of microorganisms and prevents quality decay. Bacteria, yeasts, and moulds need water in the food to grow. Drying effectively prevents them from surviving in the food
Water is usually removed by evaporation (air drying, sun drying, smoking or wind... Read More

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