Organics

 

5 Simple Solutions For Composting

Composting is by far the best way to condition your soil. Whether you have a small patio garden or a robust vegetable garden in your backyard, your soil needs to be cared for. When I began gardening, my grandfather pulled me aside and passed on some very wise advice. He said, “You have to grow ...Read More »

Cabbage Recipe With Lemon-Garlic Cashew Dressing

I stumbled across this delicious vegan recipe on A Thought for Food. I gave it a try and it tasted so good, I had to share it. As a bonus, this cabbage recipe is perfect when performing a kidney or liver cleanse. But, ultimately, you can enjoy this cabbage recipe anytime, whether you are watching ...Read More »

7 Ways Organic Farms Outperform Conventional Farms

By: Greg Seaman, eartheasy.com | Sustainable, organic farming practices are the best way to feed the future… Just a few generations ago, in the 1930’s, approximately 45% of Americans lived on farms. This demographic gradually but steadily declined as people migrated to urban centers, and over time, to suburbs. Today, only about 960,000 people claim farming ...Read More »

Study Finds Organic Diet For One Week Drops Pesticide Levels By 90 Percent In Adults

By: Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution | I constantly come across individuals not knowing the difference between organic food and food that’s riddled with pesticides, which is why awareness is so important. A recent study conducted by researchers from RMIT university, published in the journal Environmental Research found that an organic diet for just one week significantly ...Read More »

Urban Gardening: Grow Anywhere!

Just because you live in an apartment, does not mean you have to live without the joys of fresh, homegrown garden vegetables. There are just a few simple steps that can help you achieve your homegrown produce dream. The first thing that you need to do is to consider your growing conditions. Ask yourself what ...Read More »

Enjoy This Chipotle-Lime Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

Cauliflower is one of my favorite vegetables. Raw or cooked, I love it. I found a recipe from Shawnda at The Brewer and the Baker that gives this veggie a spicy kick. Besides being delicious, it’s easy, quick, and great when performing a cleanse. So, without further adieu… Vegan Cauliflower Recipe Prep time: 10 minutes ...Read More »

10 Reasons To Start Composting

There is no denying that there is a clear win-win situation that comes from regularly composting the planet’s organic waste. While it may take a little effort to set up your own at-home composting system, the results will be worth it. Composting is an important way that we can give back to the local community ...Read More »

Goji Berry Recipe: Carrot Soup With Goji, Orange And Ginger

Carrots are sweet, oranges are tart, ginger is spicy, and goji berries are a nutritional powerhouse. What happens when you combine them? You get an incredibly delicious and nutritious soup that makes for a super bright side dish or main course! How nutritious is it? Well, carrots and oranges are both are loaded with folic ...Read More »

How To Make Homemade Artisanal Jam Without Pectin

  Nothing is more of a summer tradition here at our house than making enough homemade jam from fresh fruit to see us through the winter. Get some fruit, some sugar, and a box of pectin and you’re good to go, right? Not so fast! You can actually make jam without pectin if you use my ...Read More »

Vegan Watermelon Salad: The Perfect Recipe For Summer

A warm weather staple in the South, watermelon is synonymous with long summer days spent at the beach. Though it seems like a distinctly American food, the fruit we’re familiar has come a long way over the last 5,000 years. The precursor to the modern watermelon was first cultivated in northeastern Africa and undomesticated varieties ...Read More »

14 Steps To Cut Out Processed Foods And Begin Eating Real Food

Making dietary changes can be tough. It is by far one of the biggest topics I discuss with people when it comes to questions about making healthy lifestyle changes.  One of the toughest parts? We are addicted to many foods and how they make us feel. Processed foods are so important to get off of ...Read More »

Quick Superfood Recipe: 4 Ingredient Zucchini Tater Tots

What ingredients come to mind when someone says, “tater tots”? Taters, of course. How about zucchini? No? Well, that’s about to change. This vegan recipe is healthy, gluten-free, and tastes amazing. It only takes four ingredients and you probably have them in your kitchen right now. Zucchini tater tots are healthier and taste way better ...Read More »

Why You Should Consider Quail For The Urban Homestead (VIDEO)

Raising food sources in urban settings or those living in close proximity to others can pose a problem for some. Urban homesteaders have started efforts in finding microlivestock to raise that will provide adequate nutrition as well as can be raised in small spaces and not annoy neighbors. For years, Marjorie Wildcraft has educated the ...Read More »

The Unsustainable Absurdity Of The Average American Diet

Have you ever thought about how wildly unrealistic and unsustainable our current diets are?  Items that don’t grow within the same season are commonly consumed together. Things that don’t grow on the same continent are combined into all sorts of meals.  We eat blueberries in December and drink pumpkin spice lattes in the summer.  We ...Read More »

A Guide To Making And Canning Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Like An Italian Grandma

Do you have tomatoes running out your ears?  Get more. Once you taste genuine homemade spaghetti sauce you will definitely want enough that you never have to resort to store-bought again. When you share it with others, they’ll think that you have an Italian grandma you never told them about. Here is the step by ...Read More »

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