I Sing Goodnight

Over the past week, the Orsa Youth Choir from Sweden was here in town. I spent a bit of time with them over the course of a few days, and one night they sang this lovely song. I posted it on Youtube and wanted to find the history behind the song. I asked one of the… Continue Reading

Ikea’s statement on GMO’s

Ikea’s statement on GMO’s

I was at the Big Blue And Yellow store recently, Ikea. I stumbled upon an interesting idea, Elderflower syrup. Actually they have 4 syrups: Blueberry, Elderflower, Lingonberry, and Rhubarb syrups. They look interesting especially since we make our own carbonated fizzy drinks. We could easily add one of these syrups to our carbonated water to make… Continue Reading

Gluten Free Banana Muffins

Gluten Free Banana Muffins

Since we’ve gone gluten free in our family, breakfast is turning out to be hard. I decided to try to adapt my grand-mother-in-law’s banana bread recipe to make a gluten-free banana muffin recipe. We’ve made this recipe numerous times now and they taste great. One can’t tell that they are gluten free. For the ingredients,… Continue Reading

DIY Carbonated Water

DIY Carbonated Water

Seltzer Water, Fizzy Water, Soda Water, Carbonated Water, whatever you want to call it, it’s easy and cheap to make at home. There are many people that have outlined how they make it at home, and I’m here to add my 2 cents, which is coincidentally about how much it costs to make per 2… Continue Reading

Burger King Veggie Burger

Wow! Burger King with a Veggie Burger? Well, I was curious if this burger patty was any good for your health. Luckily BK has their menu info online. The first ingredient list is for the patty, straight off their website: Vegetables (Mushrooms, Water Chestnuts, Onions, Carrots, Green Bell Peppers, Red Bell Peppers, Black Olives) Textured… Continue Reading

Where do I buy food items?

Where do I buy food items?

Since we don’t eat much processed foods, I’ve cut out about 90% of any regular grocery store. Plus I prefer to buy organic when I can. But it gets expensive. So I’ve got it down so that i get the best “bang for the buck” by shopping at 3 of my favorite stores. Costco, Trader… Continue Reading

Getting Rid of Household Toxins

Getting Rid of Household Toxins

I decided to go through the cabinets in our house and get rid of things that contain toxins. You would be surprised at what is toxic in your cabinets. First up is Food Coloring, more specifically, unnatural food coloring. All of them. This includes things like FD&C Red #40, or FD&C Blue #2 and the like. These… Continue Reading

Soy Free Chocolate Chips

Soy Free Chocolate Chips

UPDATE 7/20/2013:I would skip the Nestle dark chocolate chips due to the Genetically Modified ingredients contained in them. There are many chocolate chips out there and I’ve look at each and every single label at several stores, including Target, Rainbow, Costco, Trader Joe’s, and Whole Foods. The majority of them contain some sort of soy,… Continue Reading

Baby Steps to eating healthier

Baby Steps to eating healthier

I was hoping to keep this list short, just 4 categories, but after much thought, I had to include all of these categories as foods to avoid. The point is to eat real food, with real ingredients. There are lots of resources out there that talk about real foods such as Lisa at www.100DaysOfRealFood.com and Vani… Continue Reading