We've all heard about the risks of handling raw meat - disinfect, wash everything, be careful or you'll get Salmonella or E-Coli. We're careful to cook meat thoroughly, and even restaurants have a warning on menus that state eating raw or under cooked eggs or meat can get you sick. After hearing all these dire warnings, it's amazing any of us even eat meat. Vegetables would be the healthier choice right? Wrong! Meat is not the cause of the majority of food borne illness - vegetables are. One ... Continue Reading
More than half of all food borne illnesses are caused by plant foods. Learn how to properly prepare your fruits and vegetables.
Learn to make your own baby food from scratch and in bulk – saving time, money, and the environment.
When we think of baby food, the first thing that usually comes to mind is green or orange puree inside a little glass jar. It's what we see at the grocery store, and what many moms feed there babies. There is nothing wrong with baby food from a store shelf - but you could make the same food at home, using fresh produce, and save money at the same time. These little jars of baby food might seem inexpensive at less than one dollar a piece, but that can quickly add up. It is much more ... Continue Reading
Find the choice produce at your farmer’s market in the fall.
Farmer’s markets are the absolute easiest way to eat locally grown food. You know where the food comes from and many times get to meet the farmers face-to-face. Farmer’s markets are a great way to eat healthier and support your local community at the same time. The key to farmer’s markets is to know what is in season. What can you expect to find at your local farmer’s market this fall? Here is a quick list of the most prominent fall fruits and veggies for your favorite fall recipe. ... Continue Reading
The fast and fun way to make your own baby food.
It sometimes seems easiest to head to the grocery store to buy your baby food, but it's just as easy to make it at home and the benefits are amazing. Making baby food food is cheaper for your household and its also healthier. As your child moves to finger food, this can make your transition easier because they already know what an actual vegetable tastes like. While it may seem daunting or too time consuming to make baby food, it can actually be quite fun. Here are the basics for getting ... Continue Reading