Monthly Archives: April 2011

Fermented Thousand Island Dressing: Probiotics on Your Salad!

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist April 30, 2011
sure sign that summer is here

Annie’s Organic Goddess Dressing Won’t Make You Look Like a Goddess. It is Better Used as a Flower Vase Than On Your Salad!

One of my very favorite salad dressings is Thousand Island. Unfortunately, the bottled versions purchased from the grocery store don’t do it justice.  Not by a long shot.

The rancid vegetable oils like soy or canola, chemical additives, artificial thickeners and even high fructose corn syrup can quickly turn your healthy salad into a bowl full of indigestion and inflammation!

Even organic salad dressings leave much to be desired as canola (short for “Canadian Oil”) is typically used – a hybridization of the poisonous rapeseed oil.   Why bother paying the premium for organic salad greens if the dressing is unhealthy?   It would be better to buy non-organic salad greens and get the dressing right.

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Video: Pollination Pollution by GM Crops

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist April 28, 2011
Ripening wheat

Is a Day Coming When all Wheat Will be Genetically Modified?

Jeffrey Smith, author of Seeds of Deception, has recently released a 2 minute public service video announcement detailing the alarming problem of pollination pollution by Genetically Modified (GM) crops.

Folks, this is a serious problem and the only way to stop it is with heavy consumer pressure.

Just the other day, I was talking on the phone with my friend Kelly (the Kitchen Kop) and I mentioned to her that I see the very sad day not so far in the future where entire groups of food will have to be avoided because of worldwide contamination by GM strains.

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Why Flax Oil is Not a Good Substitute for Cod Liver Oil

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist April 27, 2011

Brown Flax SeedsLast week, someone left a comment on my Cod Liver Oil 101 video which said,  “Flax oil is better for you – cod liver oil can raise your cholesterol level!”

This comment disturbed me as it is this kind of thinking that is stealing people’s health!

First, let me say that I am not against flax oil.  Flax oil is a wonderfully healthy oil that is extremely high in omega 3 fats.   The Scandinavian traditional diet even lauds flax oil as a health food.

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Surprise! LED Bulbs No Better than CFLs

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist April 26, 2011
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LEDs Are No Greener Than CFLs

In February 2011, I wrote a post about how the incandescent light bulb discovered by Thomas Edison was soon to go the way of the dinosaur thanks to new government regulations to encourage better energy efficiency.

Nanny State legislation at its finest!

The market for incandescent light bulbs is to be replaced by LED bulbs and compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs).   CFLs have the very alarming problem of mercury exposure should one of these nasties ever break in your home.  CFLs also pose an environmental threat to soil and water surrounding landfills as few folks recycle their CFLs choosing instead to throw them in the garbage for their unsuspecting garbage collector to have to deal with sans mask and gloves.

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Seeds of Change “Sowing Millions” Project

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist April 25, 2011

Gardening Anyone?

The Seeds of Change organic seed company is out to inspire America!  By giving away 100 million seeds this month, Seeds of Change is hoping to create a tsunami of excitement by encouraging families to discover the joy and satisfaction of tending a homegrown organic garden.

In addition to giving away all those organic seeds, Seeds of Change has retained Real Food Media and 10 of its featured bloggers to help promote the campaign.

As a proud blogger for Real Food Media, I can tell you that I am very excited to be a part of this project!  I started my very first organic garden 9 years ago when I was pregnant with baby #2.   The garden was a mixed success .. some veggies grew unbelievably well (green beans, zucchini, tomatoes), while others were a dismal failure (cucumbers, cantelope).

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