Tag Archives: organic

Go Organic Without Breaking the Bank

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 […]

My Unofficial Costco Organic Foods List

“Costco Organic Foods” is a list I originally put together for my son-in-law, David in 2008. He has a Costco membership, but lives a distance from a store. Because, he will be the one driving to the store and shopping, he wanted to know what organic food products I found at Costco (Sam’s has similar […]

More Organic!

You Vote with Your Dollar Josh is having fun at the farmers’ market near his home. Organic foods are outpacing traditional grocery sales! People are purchasing more organic foods and the stores are wising up. When you purchase organic, not only do you get pesticide-free food, but GMO-free food. There is still a price differential, […]

My Organic Garden

It’s been a month since the major hailstorm that wrecked my organic garden and demolished my roof. Our roof and gutters have been replaced. We’re still working on the deck and house exterior. I managed to cover most of my garden before the hail hit. I grabbed trashcans from the garage and covered 5 of […]

Franken Foods

It’s October and you’re sure to see kids in scary costumes. Frankenstein’s monster is a perennial. A young scientist, Frankenstein, created a living man from various corpses he’s stolen from morgues and graveyards. The monster eventually turns on his creator and causes the death of Frankenstein’s family and friends. The latest food experiment began in […]

Chicken the Solution for Dinner

Is dinnertime frantic for you? No matter how well I think I’ve planned, many times dinnertime seems to arrive much too early. I’ve found two easy solutions for a quick dinner prep. Once or twice a month, grill a large package of skinless chicken breasts. Freeze in individual pieces or enough pieces to feed your family. […]

Nonna Joann on TV

Following are several TV appearances for Baby Bites™ author Nonna Joann Bruso. Nonna Joann speaks about picky eaters, preparing healthy family meals and snacks, shopping, food storage and fast foods. Nonna Joann on Denver’s Fox 31 News talking about her Happy Birthday to My Happy Meal blog: [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSMgwAIrFYc] Nonna Joann Bruso appears on several local news […]

Organic is Better

It’s official organic is really better! The article says, the largest study into organic food has found that it’s more nutritious than ordinary produce. The evidence from a four-year project from Britain should end years of debate, that eating organic food is no more than a lifestyle choice. The study found organic fruit and vegetables […]

Free-Range Chicken Eggs: More Nutritious

Why did the chicken cross the road? Perhaps Mother Earth News has the answer to this age-old question! True free-range eggs are far more nutritious than eggs from commercially raised hens. They say, eggs from hens raised on pasture contain more omega-3 fatty acids, beta carotene, and vitamins A and E! That’s great news! The […]

Organic Snacking Is Really Affordable

I made a trip to the grocery store in preparation for a talk I was giving. We constantly hear how expensive organic foods are and I wanted to make my own cost-comparison: Processed Snacks to Organic Munchies. How much will purchasing organic foods actually impact your budget? Turns out it depends. We know organic cost more than conventionally grown fruit and veggies. It’s usually […]