2017 Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen

If you’re trying to eat organic then you may be surprised to know you don’t always have to. Every year the Environmental Working Group tests a wide variety of conventionally grown (non-organic) produce for levels of pesticides and publish their findings in two easy-to-understand lists: the Dirty Dozen (highest levels of pesticides) and Clean Fifteen (lowest levels.) Getting familiar with the Clean Fifteen can help us all to save a few dollars... Read More

raw strawberry mango chia pudding

there are several ways to make raw vegan pudding.  i wrote about making chocolate pudding with avocados, you can use coconut meat, or – as i did here – you can use chia seeds, which puff up and become gel-like with water. add any kind of fruit you’d like, i’ve used a pleasant blend of strawberry and mango, sweetened with a touch of maple syrup. Read More  Read More

nutritious and delicious mango kale smoothie

i use to work at a smoothie bar, where i learned of the many things you can blend and/or juice into a drink.  you can blend whole lemons and limes, an avocado with the pit and pretty much any green leafy vegetable you can get your hands on. if done right a smoothie can be like enjoying an entire meal through a straw. Read More  Read More