Only 38 days remain until summer officially begins (not that I’m counting). Have you started your garden yet? No matter where you live, you can grow a garden. Most herbs (and some veggies) require little more than a container, a sunny ledge, a sprinkling of water and a little bit of attention. They’re easy to start from seeds, and when it’s eventually time to harvest, you’ll have aromatic, delicious and nutritious ingredients to cook with—no trip to the supermarket required! Read more →
No matter how small your backyard, there’s often enough soil to plant at least a few items. And when space is at a premium, the vegetation of choice tends to be ones that can land in a salad bowl. There’s not only a huge array of lettuces to cultivate, but also fresh green herbs, which have a delicate flavor and consistency, and which can be a much larger component of the salad presentation than most people realize.
Happy Earth Day! Today is a day to celebrate and promote the preservation of our precious planet.
Wondering how you can help? Here are a few eco-friendly activities you can do year-round – because we believe that every day should be Earth Day!
One question I’m frequently asked is how to go Paleo on a tight budget, when the unfortunate reality is that it’s far more economical to make poor food choices than to eat fresh produce and wild meats.
Of course, there’s the age-old argument that one may either spend a little more on good food now and stay healthy, or pay more for the cost of healthcare later on, if you become ill. While I do agree with the concept, we still need to address the fact that for many it may feel as though there’s simply no wiggle room in the family’s food budget.
Nothing inspires a gardener to be generous to friends and neighbors like an abundant crop of zucchini! Anyone who has grown zucchini knows that a little planting goes a long way.
Here are some recipes to transform your crop into tasty snacks, as well as some tips for preserving your bumper crop for future dishes.
Vitacost.com carries over 35,000 products (wow!) – every so often we’ll highlight some of our lesser-known items so you can discover even more ways to live healthy!
Sprouting: it’s the new gardening. No green thumb, no yard, no patience required. With the Tribest FreshLife Automatic Sprouter, a packet of seeds and some water, you can grow your own little crop of nutrient-packed, flavorful, fresh sprouts right on your kitchen counter in just three days.
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