Eat Clean For LESS

Brought to us By VT Eat Clean for Less 10 ways to stretch your organic food dollars BY Karen Edwards Does it feel like your weekly grocery bills are approaching the national debt? Food prices are definitely on the rise, but this is no time to stop buying organic. Deborah Madison, chef and author of…

Papaya A Healing Food

Papaya A wonderful tropical fruit with amazing health and healing properties.  Enhancing digestion, calming inflammation, and aids in prevention of  heart disease and arthritis. Papaya is the only food source rich in the healing papain enzyme.  Papain is an an anti-inflammatory enzyme that breaks down proteins. Papain is wonderful for aiding digestion, easing burns and…

12 Low Fat Snacks

12 Snacks You Can Eat All Day Kindly shared with us by Brooke Mclay With the Winter Blues quickly turning into Bikini Season Blahs, it’s easy to want to bump up your bodyliciousness. That can be hard to do after an entire season of comfort food eating, snacking whenever you want, and hiding that unwanted…

Growing Veggies – Kinder, Gentler Gardening

Kinder, Gentler Gardening Our down-to-earth guide to growing biodynamic veggies BY Tami Fertig ILLUSTRATION Genevieve Simms You’ve probably heard wine connoisseurs toss around the term “biodynamics,” but what the heck does it mean? Despite more and more vineyards embracing the system, an air of mystery surrounds its more esoteric practices (such as planting and harvesting…

Day 4 of the ORGANIC garden

So here we are at day 4 of our Organic Garden project.  We have green beans, carrots, red lettuce, spinach, cantaloupe, bell peppers, beets, yellow squash, zucchini, tomatoes and more.  The fastest growers seem to be the green beans (shown on the right).  Now I understand why Jack climbed the bean stalk, they do grow…

Beet, Sunflower & Radish Salad w/ Agave Flax Dressing

Beet, Kale & Radish Salad w/ Agave Flax Dressing  Time: 20 Minutes if steaming beets fresh – 10 Minutes or less if shredding beets raw Yield: 6 Servings (11 Item Recipe) Naturally Vegan & Vegetarian Ingredients: 1 Bunch Organic Kale, washed, stems removed and chopped 1 Organic Tomato, chopped 1 Cup Organic Carrots, Shredded 1/4…

Carrot Avocado Kale & Peppered Pecan Salad w/ Cranberry Flax Dressing

Carrot Avocado Kale & Peppered Pecan Salad w/ Cranberry Flax Dressing Time: 10 Minutes (not including pre-soaking of golden whole flax seed) Yield: 6 Servings (11 Item Recipe) Ingredients: 1 Bunch of Organic Raw Kale, washed, dried and stems removed 1/2 Cup Shredded Organic Carrots 1/2 Organic Roma Tomato, chopped 1/2 Organic Green Bell Pepper,…

Brown Rice, Tomato & Pepper Stuffed Grape Leaves w/ Yogurt Sauce

Brown Rice, Tomato & Pepper Grape Leaves w/Yogurt Sauce Time: 80 Minutes Yield: 40-50 Grape Leaves depending on how small or large they are stuffed (13 Item Recipe) Naturally Vegan & Vegetarian (Omitting Yogurt Topping) Ingredients: 1 Organic Green Peppers, cut in half crosswise 2 Organic Tomatoes, chopped 2 Cups Organic Onions, chopped 1 Cup…