Friday, March 25, 2011

Earth Hour this weekend

It's that time of year again. Will you be participating? Share your pictures. :)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Say No to Artificial Food Dyes Now

I received this e-mail today, and I have to say the issue with food coloring has long been a passion of mine. Read on and sign the petition friends.  And if you haven't done your own research about food coloring and your it.  Do it now! 

Coloring in our food is linked to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. These artificial colorants are changing the neurochemistry of our brains. It's been proven by three decades of studies and Europe has already acted. So why is the FDA still sitting on its hands?

Dyes are everywhere, and it's impossible for even the most vigilant of us to avoid them. They are hidden in everything from cereals to cough medicines. That's why we're calling on all of you to protect American children.

After years of pressure by activists, the FDA is finally holding a meeting to review this issue on March 30. Sign now to tell the FDA: we don't need bright food, we need healthy food. Ban artificial food dyes now.

Food safety officials in Europe have moved much more quickly to protect children from artificial dyes. As a consequence, Kellogg, Kraft, McDonald's, and other American companies that do business in Europe use safe, natural colorings there-but harmful, synthetic petrochemicals here.

We have until March 23rd to tell the FDA it's time to get rid of these toxic chemicals!

Here's to (naturally) colorful lifestyles,

Say No to Artificial Food Dyes Now

Friday, March 11, 2011

Making your bedroom more eco-friendly

Before you watch this, this is just ideas for if your in need of new things in the bedroom. It does no one any good if you toss out your old stuff into a landfill to buy more eco-friendly things.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Applegate Farms Organic Meats

I was fortunate enough to have been chosen to test out some of the new products by Applegate Farms. They sent me their new roasted chicken deli meat, pepperoni, and their sausages (both pork and turkey).

My favorite out of the whole pack was the pork sausage links.  They're already cooked, so you can just grab what you need and pop them in the microwave.  Very convenient.  The turkey ones are the same, but something is up with them.  They always seem to have a crispy side.  They're just not as good as the pork.  I suppose that would be typical though with sausages.

The chicken and the pepperoni absolutely rocked though.  My kids enjoyed their chicken sandwiches and their pepperoni pizza.  Definitely something I'd buy from the store often.

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

The rollercoaster continues this week.  I should find out today if I got a job that I'm really putting a lot of energy into getting.  I would be good at that job, it uses my degree and it's the first one out there that I felt like I could get that does use my education.  Keep your fingers crossed. I should know today.  Anyway, here's the menu for the week.  Have a great week everyone.

Monday: Barbeque Chicken Thighs and Rice
Tuesday: Slow Cooker Meatballs and butter noodles
Wednesday: Spaghetti and Meatballs
Thursday: Kids eating with their dad
Friday: Homemade Pizza
Saturday: Out
Sunday: Leftovers

Friday, March 4, 2011

Late Winter Gardening

I've been itching to get into my garden lately. Here is a way to use any compost you might have and get the garden going even earlier then you thought you might. Enjoy the video, and have a great weekend!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Awesome Frito-Lay

The Huffington Post reported the other day that they are working on yet another bio-degradable bag. If you remember, Sunchips for a while had been advertised that they were in a compostable bag, but that bag was embarrassingly loud.

The new bag should be getting in the stores right about now, but only in the original flavor.  Go poke a bag and tell me what you think.  Apparently they're supposed to be just as noisy now as regular bags.  I have to admit, it's a good thing they are trying again.  Change is hard, and their persistence gives me a lot of respect for their company.  Good job Frito-Lay!  Now let's get all your bags like this. :)


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