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How to Harvest Potatoes

I’ve never met a potato I’ve never liked LOL. Seriously, I love potatoes and they are actually healthy.

They are loaded with potassium, phosphorus and vitamin C. They are made up of carbohydrates, so I do eat them in moderation. Pulling them fresh from the garden assures that they are even better for you as they haven’t lost any of their vitamin and minerals.

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How to Make Water Kefir and Why You Should Be Drinking It

You may have heard about “Juice Kefir” or “Water Kefir”? If not, grab a cup of hot herbal tea and let me share with you an amazing drink for your body.

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How to Plant Potatoes

I’ve never met a potato that I didn’t like. Are you with me? I know we should be limiting our potatoes especially the ones at the grocery store. They are more than likely sprayed with herbicide, which I try to stay away from.

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Win $1,000 from Thrive Market

I so excited to announce a super giveaway from Thrive Market for all my readers!

Thrive Market is making healthy living easy and affordable for everyone. Have you heard of them?  Thrive Market members have access to the best healthy foods and wholesome products for 25 – 50% below retail prices delivered straight to your door. And for every membership sold, Thrive Market donates a free membership to a low-income American family so we can all thrive together.  This includes both Organic and Non-Gmo foods.

I strive to share with others on how eating real food is just so much better for us. All of this processed, boxed, canned, wrapped food is making us sick.  I stand behind this company and have teamed up with them as a partner.

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To kick off my partnership, Thrive Market is offering a $1,000 giveaway! Yes, you heard that right.  I’m totally serious!  You can enter the giveaway by clicking here or clicking on the image below.

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Good luck and let me know if you win!!!

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Why Can’t Our Food Just Be “Real Food”?

What’s all this talk about GMO’s?

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GMOs, or “genetically modified organisms,” are plants or animals created through the gene splicing techniques of biotechnology (also called genetic engineering, or GE). This experimental technology merges DNA from different species, creating unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacterial and viral genes that cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding.

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Agricultural products are segmented into two groups: (1) those that arehigh-risk of being GMO because they are currently in commercial production, and (2) those that have a monitored risk because suspected or known incidents of contamination have occurred and/or the crops have genetically modified relatives in commercial production with which cross-pollination (and consequently contamination) is possible. For more information on the Non-GMO Project’s testing and verification of risk ingredients and processed foods, please see theNon-GMO Project Standard.

High-Risk Crops (in commercial production; ingredients derived from these must be tested every time prior to use in Non-GMO Project Verified products (as of December 2011):

  • Alfalfa (first planting 2011)
  • Canola (approx. 90% of U.S. crop)
  • Corn (approx. 88% of U.S. crop in 2011)
  • Cotton (approx. 90% of U.S. crop in 2011)
  • Papaya (most of Hawaiian crop; approximately 988 acres)
  • Soy (approx. 94% of U.S. crop in 2011)
  • Sugar Beets (approx. 95% of U.S. crop in 2010)
  • Zucchini and Yellow Summer Squash (approx. 25,000 acres)

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Some of my favorites that I frequently buy are Late July chips, Kind bars, Lunberg Rice.  There’s a bunch more and I encourage you to go on really learn about what our government is doing to our food.

Why can’t our food just be real food like when our great grandparents were living?  I just don’t understand it!

Here’s a great article from Eat Local Grown!

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I also encourage you to start your own garden and use non-gmo organic seeds.  Every little bit that we do, will help us in maintaining our families health!

 

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