Chipotle’s ad, “Pure Imagination”, highlights factory farming techniques

What do you think of Chipotle’s interpretation of factory farming and the solution they present? This doesn’t seem to be a branding campaign for the chain as their product is only briefly introduced at the end of the video.

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My Summer Crave: Honey Walnut Granola Clusters

I can’t wait to try this whole-food dish! It looks delish!

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Sorry for my long absence. I do apologize; but other than the fact that I haven’t been on here because I’ve been so busy working (which thankfully is almost over), I also haven’t really had the time to cook.
I literally have been totally and fully reliant on my more than amazing Husband to cook, go grocery shopping, and all the household stuff….well besides cleaning I’ve still managed atleast that; and he has done an amazing job. Thanks babe, I really appreciate it!

Other than that he’s been tired too (I’m not the only one who works) and my guilt occasionally creeps in, so to try to give him a break we’ve been doing cereal Monday night pretty much every week. We have fresh strawberries, raspberries, bananas, really whatever we like; Greek yogurt, milk, nuts, coconut flakes, dried fruit…you name it. It’s been fantastic and we’ve really enjoyed it. It’s…

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Beginner’s Guide to Real Food & Natural Living

This is a nicely summarized starting point for making healthier food and life choices. Check it out!

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A few weeks ago I spent some time talking with a dear friend who said, “my sister tells me I will feel better and have more energy if I switch from conventional food but I don’t even know what that means. I don’t want to eat NOTHING but vegetables and water for the rest of my life. Then she tells me I should stop using deodorant. What is THAT all about?!”

GMOs & biotech, Glyphosate, neonicotinoids, Bt, aspartame, parabens, Dimethyl-polysiloxane, and rbGH are just the beginning of the “natural vs. conventional” discussion. To really be fluent in the language you need to know the difference between “organic” and “natural.”  What is “raw?” Which foods are considered “processed?”  Is “whole wheat” and “whole grain” the same thing? What do the labels on meat mean? Aren’t they the same as the labels on other items? Why does some produce have a 5 digit code?…

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Fast Food Makeover: The “Natural” look is In

This is a good indication that the healthy food movement is here to stay if the major fast food chains are attempting to mimic organic looking food. They aren’t going to fool smart consumers like us! Let’s spread the word that they are trying to win through trickery with the hope of influencing a real change with these companies. They need to know that pleasing their shareholders is fine but it has to be done with ethical leadership and not with this sort of tomfoolery.

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Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer’s

When I first saw the interview with Jonathan on The Colbert Report back in 2010, there was no way of knowing the impact this book would have on my world. It was enlightening to see that humans are so disconnected from our food sources. Many of us don’t see the connection between how our food is currently being produced and the damage it has on the environment and our well-being. When people ask about the food choices I make, they often follow it up with a quick “Nevermind, I don’t want to know. It’ll ruin meat for me.” That’s a HUGE problem and reason that this book is so important. It’s an honest approach that illustrates the immoral practices of factory farming, environmental destruction caused by the current system and physical harm to all parties involved.

Hey – If you like having no control over the fecal matter and other nasty by-products in your food, then there’s no reason to read this book. For the rest of us that do care, it is important to support local farmers in this battle against the giant conglomerates that are only concerned about the bottom line.

Check out Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer’s as soon as possible.

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Lundberg Organic Brown Rice Cake – Healthy and Organic

These rice cakes are one of my favorite healthy afternoon snacks that can easily be paired with cheddar cheese or enjoyed all on it’s own. It’s a tasty snack that has so many good qualities! Let’s see if we can list them all:

1. USDA Organic
2. Whole Grain
3. Gluten-Free
4. Vegan
5. Verified Non-GMO
6. Electricity is powered and offset by renewable sources.
7. Low Sodium

Even more impressive is that the family farmers claim to have been caring for the land responsibly and sustainably since 1937. Writing this post makes me want to try some of their other products too. They also make Risottos, Rice Chips and Brown Rice Pastas – can’t wait to enjoy them all!

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Buying in Bulk

Buying in bulk is a great way to save money and the environment!

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Buying in bulk is a great way to consume in a more environmentally friendly manner while saving almost 90% of the cost of packaged foods and dramatically reducing waste sent to the landfill. It may be a bit intimidating at first if it is an unfamiliar process to you but it’s extremely similar to purchasing produce. In loading up on product you have the choice to bring your own container (just be sure to have it weighed prior to filling), bringing reusable cloth bags or using the container (or bag) provided by the vendor. The bulk aisle is priced by the pound but the consumer can purchase as much or as little as they choose so feel free to get recipe specific by only getting a couple tablespoons needed for your recipe. To avoid being overwhelmed when acclimating to bulk buying, begin by familiarizing yourself with one section then moving…

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