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Great article about good bacteria – good for your gut ecology

27 Jul

http://www.culturedfoodlife.com/kefir-made-easy/

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When to buy organics

3 Jun

When should I buy organic?
These foods are referred to as “the dirty dozen” — they’re the fruits and vegetables most likely to have residue from pesticides, and they’re ranked in order from most to least toxic. This is where buying organic has the most benefit.

  • Peaches
  • Apples
  • Bell pepper
  • Celery
  • Nectarines
  • Strawberries
  • Cherries
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Grapes
  • Carrot
  • Pears

When is it okay to save money and buy conventional produce?
These fifteen foods are the cleanest in the produce aisle — they’re the ones least likely to have harmful pesticide residues on them when you buy them. Get them organic and/or local when you can, but here’s where you can feel okay with saving money by going with conventionally-grown produce.

 

How about a little lamb for a change

25 Oct

Shish Kebab 

Ingredients

       2 tablespoon oil, olive

       1/2 cup(s) broth, chicken

       1/4 cup(s) wine, red, table

       1 lemon

       1 teaspoon garlic

       1/4 teaspoon salt

       1/2 teaspoon rosemary

       1/8 teaspoon pepper, black

       2 pounds lamb, lean and boneless

       24 tomato(es), cherry

       24 mushrooms

       24 small onion(s)

Preparation

1. Combine oil, broth, wine, lemon juice, garlic, salt, rosemary, and pepper. Pour over lamb, tomatoes, mushrooms, and onions. Marinate in refrigerator for several hours or overnight.

2. Put together skewers of lamb, onions, mushrooms, and tomatoes. Broil 3 inches from heat for 15 minutes, turning every five minutes

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