TEDx Changing the Way We Eat

TEDx Manhattan: Changing the Way We Eat

TEDx Manhattan brings us a full day of inspirational talks, multi-media presentations and performances around the topics of food sustainability, ethics and availability. Changing the Way We Eat March 1, 2014 10:30am (EST) – 6pm Here is just a sample of the huge list of topics: Meatless Monday: a simple idea goes global Local food…

Micheal Pollan Video

Only One Rule for Better Eating?

Michael Pollan boils eating better down to only one simple rule – eat all you want as long as you cook it yourself! Fast food companies have become SO good at blending indulgent combinations of fat, salt and sugar – much more than you would ever use in your own kitchen. When they are combined…

ecoStore USA non toxic products

ecoStore USA Closing or Continuing? UPDATED

The many passionate users of ecoStore products, myself included, were devastated to hear the news last month that ecoStore USA was closing down. But, could there be good news about the future of ecoStore USA? The company announced on New Year’s Eve that they would no longer be taking orders in the New Year and…

EWG Skindeep Safe Products App

EWG Launches Safe Product App

One of my favorite sources for finding safe personal care products has taken their online database and put it into an app! You can even scan a product’s bar code to see its safety score. Get EWG’s Skindeep database app. When I became aware of the hazards contained in many common soaps, shampoo, cosmetics and…

Best Bean Dip

Many of these ingredients are great for fighting inflammation and pack a great punch when used raw. The best part of this recipe is that it only takes a few short minutes to prepare. Roughly chop each ingredient into large pieces and let the blender do the rest! Best Bean Dip Recipe 3 cloves garlic…

Nourishing Soups

Quick and Wholesome Soup

Whether you’ve already succumbed to seasonal bugs or just looking for one-pot nourishing meal, soups are great go-to dishes. Soup is also surprisingly inexpensive and a great dish to sneak some nutrition-packed ingredients into our children. One of my favorite techniques is to puré raw veggies and add them to your favorite soup recipe for…

Its important to be polite

Gratuity on Civility?

One of the topics that I find myself constantly harping on is how many of us have lost our humanity. When we carry-out everyday transactions; speaking to the bank teller, driving in busy traffic and ordering in a restaurant, we seem to have forgotten that the people we deal with are PEOPLE. They are representatives…