Where is the Best Place to Buy Organic Produce?

best organic produceMy in-depth review of Earth Fare caused several people to email asking about organic produce.

Why hadn’t I compared the quality and price of the produce? Which big box retailer do I like best to buy organic fruits and veggies for my family?

Organic Produce and Mega-Retailers

The hard truth is that big box retailers like Earth Fare,

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Plant Based Milk. What You Need to Know Before Buying

plant based milk in bottlesHave you noticed that plant based milk seems to be everywhere in both supermarkets and healthfood stores? In some places, the alternative milk brands on offer exceed those for dairy!

Is any of this stuff good for you or your kids? What things should you be looking for if you are unable to tolerate dairy milk and want to use it in your home?

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Does Borax Make the Cut for a Green Home?

borax usesWhen I was a kid, I was always intrigued by the boxes and bottles under grandma’s kitchen sink. One of those boxes that was prominently emblazoned with a Mr. Yuck sticker was “20 Mule Team Borax.” What a strange name, I thought as a kid (and still kind of do as an adult).

Just because Grandma used borax and she lived to be 95,

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9 Reasons Earth Fare is the Best Big Box Natural Foods Retailer

earth fare storeThe natural foods industry in North America continues to pick up steam as mega-chains rapidly expand into metro markets both large and small. Sometimes, they set up shop right across the street from each other! As someone who has mostly patronized small, locally owned healthfood stores since 1990, the speed of this development is a bit overwhelming.

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Scrambled Eggs Recipe w/o Milk (that actually tastes good)

scrambled eggs in a skilletIf you’ve ever tried to make scrambled eggs without dairy milk, you may agree with me that the end result is not nearly as tasty. I’ve tried making this classic breakfast dish with several different types of alternative milk in the past, but have been sorely disappointed with both the taste and texture.

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Using Cornstarch In and Out of the Kitchen + Best Substitutes

cornstarchCornstarch is one of those ingredients that tends to be a bit confusing for those following a whole foods diet. In addition, people pursuing an environmentally responsible lifestyle usually write it off because most sources are from highly sprayed, genetically altered origins.

Are these generalizations about cornstarch accurate? Can it ever be safe to use and even helpful?

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Laughing Gas for Sedation. Yes or No?

laughing gas during laborLaughing gas is a common option to help patients relax before and during brief medical procedures. Both holistic and conventional authorities widely consider it a safe approach to sedation, particularly for children and laboring women.

What is Laughing Gas?

The scientific name for laughing gas is nitrous oxide. The chemical name is N2O.

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