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What does organic mean? To earn the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s organic certification, the land must be free from prohibited substances such as synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and other toxins for at least three years. For most, organic means less processed or unprocessed foods. The top reasons for organic usage are the absence of pesticides and […]

What is this? Amyl acetate, amyl butyrate, amyl valerate, anethol, anisyl formate, benzyl acetate, benzyl isobutyrate, butyric acid, cinnamyl isobutyrate, cinnamyl valerate, cognac essential oil, diacetyl, dipropyl ketone, ethyl acetate, ethyl amyl ketone, ethyl butyrate, ethyl cinnamate, ethyl heptanoate, ethyl heptylate, ethyl lactate, ethyl methylphenylglycidate, ethyl nitrate, ethyl propionate, ethyl valerate, heliotropin, hydroxyphenyl-2-butanone (10 percent […]

Let’s admit it…we LOVE our snacks. That’s what makes eating healthy such a chore. We’re addicted to chips and cookies and ice cream. Snacking on junk food is the number one reason people won’t give whole foods a chance. What would you say if I told you, “You can eat healthy and still have your […]

How much sugar is there in processed foods? Turns out a lot! We tend to overlook added sugars in processed foods. But, sugar is a primary ingredient in most of our processed foods and breakfast foods are the worst. Sugar is an early riser, who loves to ambush your child first thing in the morning. […]

Get Organized Let’s face it, cooking meals can be time-consuming. Even if you love to cook like me, it takes planning and time to prepare wholesome meals. You will be more efficient in the kitchen, when your kitchen is well organized. Make sure every item in your kitchen has earned its right to take up […]

It’s a good idea to up the nutritional value of the foods a picky eater will eagerly eat, and Blueberry Oat Bran Muffins is a favorite! My Blueberry Oat Bran Muffins melt in your mouth. I love this muffin recipe because they are a snap to make and they’re sweetened with applesauce and a little […]

  Hosting a Super Bowl Party? What will you serve? According to a recent SUPERVALU® Snack Down Survey, the list of popular Super Bowl snacks include dips and spreads, chicken wings and pizza. Chips and salty snacks such as peanuts, popcorn or pretzels are present at most gatherings. Of course there’s the ever-popular burgers, hot […]

…Make Lemonade Besides being summer’s most refreshing drink, lemons have an interesting history. Sailors on long sea journeys often developed scurvy, which results from a vitamin C deficiency. When the sailors consumed lemons and limes they’d stay healthy. English sailors earned the nickname “limey” from eating citrus on the high sea. Not only are lemons high in C, but potassium and […]

I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to run “Wishing I Was Wonder Woman” again. I wrote this piece on the Proverbs 31 woman in May, 1990. I first posted it on this site in 2009. Happy Mother’s Day! Wishing I Was Wonder Woman It’s Mother’s Day again. I’m dreading the annual sermon on “A […]

Tiny Tummies Can Have Big Aches Kids are experiencing stomach issues more often. In fact, the occurrence of children developing adult-type illnesses and diseases is growing at an alarming rate. A mom from San Francisco asks for advicefor her 5-year-old daughter, who often complains of a tummy ache. The doctor doesn’t find anything wrong and suggests […]