I've always been a pretty big fan of grains (especially when prepared as decadently as risotto). Over the last few months, though, I've become exhausted with the same-old sticky rice and Israeli couscous, staples of my new household.
Then, Trader Joe's had a special on its red quinoa, and now I'm hearing church bells.
My friends--both TJ employees--prepared the recipe on the back of the box to the delight of my taste… Read more
Added by Amanda O'Connor on April 30, 2010 at 7:04pm —
When it comes to alternative treatments, I like to think that I trust my friend's experiences. So when they suggest something to me that they think might benefit me, and share the deep states of relaxation they felt, I am always wiling to "give it a go." My friend Donna Carroll explained an essential oil therapy to me, called the "Raindrop… Read more
Added by PAUL HERTEL on April 29, 2010 at 6:00pm —
The adzuki bean, a staple in Japanese cuisine, lends its supple texture to this otherwise basic soup. Prized for its protein and high fiber content, the adzuki bean is much more nutritious and versatile Read more
than similar beans. Small and red in color, you can often find them in
the dried bulk section of your local grocery store. If you are having
trouble locating them, try ordering them online through Amazon (you can
use the search box on the right) or another retailer.…
Added by Jacob Spencer on April 29, 2010 at 5:30pm —
According to the man on the radio today, a (healthy) person should take ten-thousand steps a day. Ten-thousand steps?! Doesn't that seem like a lot
to you? It sure does to me. We're talking regular steps, which is what, about 4 feet? Think about it: if you take ten-thousand steps a day, it means you're walking about 7 1/2 miles a day without even going anywhere!
This got me thinking: how can a person possibly take that many steps in one day?… Read more
Added by Lizanne Hennessey on April 29, 2010 at 3:34pm —
I realize this isn't an entertainment community, but I must do a little recap of last night's episode of Glee, as it delved into some serious eating issues and really made me think.
As a newly minted member of the Cheerios (an super-exclusive, national championship-winning cheerleading squad), Mercedes (middle) is told by Coach Sylvester to lose to 10 lbs (in one week !) or she's off the squad. How can she… Read more
Added by Caitlin Losey on April 28, 2010 at 11:30am —
The term 'upcycling' originates from the book 'Cradle to Cradle - Remaking the Way We Make Things', by William McDonough and Michael Braungart that came out in 2002. Since then it's been a sort of guidebook for folks like me, who believe strongly in the 3 R's - Reusing, Reducing and Recycling. It's a way of life for me, as well as the foundation of my business. Although there are folks going green all around me, I would've expected a bigger eco-boom in the eight years 'Cradle to Cradle' has… Read more
Added by Lizanne Hennessey on April 28, 2010 at 5:30am —
I have a brain so I can think about the kids.
I have a mouth so I can vocalize what I think the kids want.
I have a nose so I can smell when the kids have a dirty diaper.
I have ears so I can hear if the kids are crying.
I have eyes so I can see when the kids are doing something they shouldn't be doing.
I have a lap so the kids have a place to sit down.
I have legs so I can run after the kids.
I have arms so I can carry the kids when they've fallen… Read more
Added by Lizanne Hennessey on April 27, 2010 at 3:00pm —
Get ready for summer with a brand-new shade of nail polish!
From now through June 30th, send six bottles of old nail polish to Zoya
and they'll replace your old bottles with new Zoya shades of your choice
FOR FREE! They'll also properly dispose of your old bottles according EPA guidelines.
Zoya polishes are eco-friendly (free of formaldehyde, toluene and phthalates) and have a very mild smell.… Read more
Added by olessa pindak on April 27, 2010 at 10:55am —
My mom's been complaining about her back for as long as I can remember. I just thought it was one of those things that happened to people when they got old (I was a kid at the time; my mom was 37, and that was of course, ancient).
^ Me and Dr. Kirschner in studio. No, he's not balancing a speaker on his head. ^
And yet, I've been gleefully without back pain...until recently. I'm… Read more
Added by Terri Trespicio on April 26, 2010 at 3:00pm —
At our first annual Earth Day poster contest
there was plenty of reason to party. But what truly made me want to celebrate was seeing so many kids chowing down on fresh, wholesome food.
Nubby fingerling potatoes dusted with sea salt, vegetable platters full of gorgeous spring produce.
Not… Read more
Added by Sari Lehrer on April 25, 2010 at 6:30pm —
Added by Nessie Sweet on April 23, 2010 at 11:30pm —
On Earth Day, I appeared on a taped segment of GMA
to talk about a story we did in the magazine, "How to Be a Healthy Vegetarian."
I should start by saying: I ain't no vegetarian.
However, I eat… Read more
Added by Terri Trespicio on April 23, 2010 at 7:00pm —
The International League of Conservation Photographers pulled together this album
of the 40 most inspiring nature photos.
Some of them, like the one above by Brian Skerry
blow my mind. Clicking through them all really reminds you why our
planet and all its inhabitants are worth celebrating and… Read more
Added by Sarah Engler on April 23, 2010 at 5:30pm —
all i have to do is wait til the last day of school to start the program and then i've got it all planned out what will happen this summer til i go back to school. I also have to aquire a blender but i found this awesome blender at jcpenney.com but its buy online only so im gonna see if my m om will use her credit card to buy a nd i give my gift cards for the store and what ever left over in cash. i mean i still owe her from my last purchase, which came back and bit me in the butt since i still… Read more
Added by Aurora Moore on April 22, 2010 at 2:28am —
I can't get enough of aromatherapy. And now I can get even more of it, right at my fingertips.
I'm constantly surprised at the mood-altering effects of a few whiffs of the right essential oil. My personal favorites are clary sage for calming and citrus blends for uplifting.
Now, with the Aura Cacia
iPhone app,… Read more
Added by olessa pindak on April 21, 2010 at 2:08pm —
So what do you think of the whole "raw" food thing? I have mixed feelings. Well, I recently had holistic aesthetician, aromatherapist, herbalist, raw foodie, and author Stephanie Tourles
on my radio show, "Whole Living
," and she came bearing treats!
She came on to talk about her new book… Read more
Added by Terri Trespicio on April 20, 2010 at 7:30pm —
I’m always looking for a fun new way to incorporate carbohydrates in my diet on account of my gluten intolerance. Day after day of quinoa or gluten-free pasta becomes a bit mundane, and I am not a fan of the texture of rice or white potatoes. Fortunately, for me, there is the sweet potato. Rich in complex carbohydrates, it offers a spectacular alternative to the traditional white potato. Because it has a sweeter flavor (and more sugar), they roast a lot differently - almost to the point of a… Read more
Added by Jacob Spencer on April 16, 2010 at 12:42pm —
This recipe originally started out as a simple roasted vegetable dish, accented with extra virgin olive oil and red pepper flake. However, one day I cooked the carrots a bit longer than I had anticipated. The result was, how can I put this delicately… HEAVEN! The baby carrots loose their moisture, creating a crunchy yet soft texture. Better yet, if you have some tiny carrots in the bag, don’t worry - they will brown and crisp to the point of a spicy roasted marshmallow that is browned to… Read more
Added by Jacob Spencer on April 16, 2010 at 12:28pm —
Those of you who have read the last couple of issues might have noticed a new expert column
called "Ask Mindy." Each month Mindy Pennybacker, author of Do One Green Thing
and editor of Greenerpenny.com
, solves readers'… Read more
Added by Sarah Engler on April 16, 2010 at 10:43am —
Well I really am. I can't stand the fruitless running-in-place on a treadmill like a hamster boredom anymore. So I gave up my costly gym membership (If I go twice a month, is it really worth it?) and am in search of new and creative ways to workout. I used to be a ballet dancer eons ago, so I love classes with lots of sweaty people, its really gets the momentum going. I also recently saw Whip It and have become obsessed all over again (last was when I was 12) with roller derby. I mean, look at… Read more
Added by Nikki B on April 15, 2010 at 9:14pm —