The Humane Society International and Lush Cosmetics have joined forces to launch the largest-ever global campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics.

The Humane Society International and Lush Cosmetics have joined forces to launch the largest-ever global campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics.

In an effort to raise awareness about the cruel measures used to test various cosmetics products on animals, the Humane Society International and Lush Cosmetics have joined forces to launch the largest-ever global campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics. A young woman was restrained, force-fed and injected with cosmetics in a high street shop window as part of a hard-hitting… Read more →

Environmental Working Group

If you care about our food supply, and hate GMOs, you won’t like this.

I’m sharing this email that came through from the Environmental Working Group today to help them reach their goal of 50,000 signatures to stop Dow from releasing Enlist Duo, a toxic weed killer mix of 2,4-D and glyphosate to be used on millions of acres of genetically engineered crops. Dow has asked the EPA to allow this, and Environmental Working Group… Read more →

Grate 2 tablespoons of zest from the lemons and squeeze out 1/4 cup of juice. Add the zest and juice to a food processor or blender along with the cilantro, parsley, mint, garlic, salt, red pepper flakes and olive oil. Pulse to blend the ingredients. If the sauce is too thick, add more oil and lemon juice. The sauce should be just thin enough to pour. Use immediately or store in a glass jar for up to one week.

Gluten-free, Paleo Chimichurri sauce for every kitchen

For most of us, the senses of smell and taste are powerful in bringing back memories. Perhaps it’s a meal that reminds us of a favorite moment in life, a vacation you never wanted to leave, or a friend, former love or family member you haven’t seen in ages.  When I was in my 20′s living in New York city, I had… Read more →

Central Market Cooking Classes

Austin residents kick off summer with cooking classes at Central Market

If you’re in the Austin area and looking for something indoors to help beat the heat, and you happen to be into food, then this just may be for you! One of our favorite grocery stores, Central Market wants to help you kick off summer with food, spirits and fun this June at their ‘Central Market’s Cooking School’. June classes… Read more →

organic foods

Let’s support this initiative to give Texans the right to know about GMOs

Texans for labeling GMOs ‘Did you know that the  FDA (Food and Drug Administration) doesn’t require safety testing of new genetically modified foods (“GMOs”), instead relying on corporations’ profits from the sale of such foods to substantiate their safety for us? Contrary to industry claims, GMO foods have not been proven safe, and a growing body of independent, peer-reviewed studies have… Read more →

Eight Boston Gluten-free restaurants

Eight Boston Area Restaurants That Are Gluten-Free-Friendly

This article from Eater highlights some of their fave Boston restaurants that are gluten-free friendly. “For those avoiding gluten but still craving things that are traditionally made with it, here’s a round-up of eight restaurants that offer gluten-free items that will satisfy that hunger, including pasta, pizza, and dessert.” Remember though – depending on how sensitive you are, be careful in a traditional bakery… Read more →

Jon Favreau Chef movie

Jon Favreau cooks up a foodie’s delight with his new movie, ‘Chef’

Jon Favreau delights in a sweet, funny and inspiring new movie, Chef, which feels like an expensively made independant flick that perfectly skirts the line between being too Indie and too Hollywood. Carl Casper (Favreau) is a successful master chef in a trendy Los Angeles restaurant who has lost the ability to explore his true passion for creating exotic cuisine in exchange for pleasing the establishment’s… Read more →

gwen stefani

What kind of ballpark mom are you?

The 12 Moms You Meet on the Sidelines of Your Kids’ Games This is too cute not to share! Having sat through countless baseball and basketball practices, games and tournaments, losing many weekends and evenings to our son’s love of the game, I can vouch for these 12 mom stereotypes. I will say the sideline coach mom is one of… Read more →

cricket flour

Can crickets be the answer to our impending meat deficit?

Did you know that it takes hundreds of gallons of water and millions of acres to raise animals to produce the meat we eat today?  Experts say that by 2050 we may literally have run out. It’s just not sustainable. So guess what food source could feed billions at little cost and help us reclaim land? According to Megan Miller, it’s a cricket, and… Read more →

Brooke Birmingham Shape Magazine

This Woman Lost 172 Pounds and Shape Magazine Won’t Show Her Body

Have you ever stood in front of your mirror, naked, and looked at your body? I mean really looked at your body? I have. I’ve stood there and picked apart all the flaws and imperfections, wishing away my loose skin, willing my ass to be back to the height it was in my twenties and missing the flat tummy I rocked before a… Read more →

kitchen safety tips

The Basics of Staying Safe in the Kitchen

Since many of our posts are related to food preparation, we thought it would be a good idea to turn to the experts for some basic tips on how to stay safe in the kitchen. And while most of these tips seem a bit obvious, you might agree they aren’t always on the top of your mind when preparing meals.… Read more →

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Is SPF enough?

Growing up in Florida, and now living in Texas, I’m fully aware of the need for sunscreen. It’s in my face moisturizer that I apply throughout the day and I use Kiss My Face SPF on our arms, necks, ears and any exposed areas. I’m especially careful when we leave the house on the weekends knowing that we’ll be outside playing and might forget… Read more →