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June Spotlight: AIP | 20 Easy AIP Lunches To Get You Through The Month

2018-06-23T09:41:35+00:00 June 23rd, 2018|Categories: Clean Eats|Tags: , |

One of the hardest things about being on the Autoimmune Protocol diet (AIP) is the hours of prep. There's meal planning and shopping and prep. Oh, the food prep. Chopping and peeling and dicing and sorting and braising and and and...   Of course it's worth it and we love the way we feel, but it's [...]

Healthy Trader Joe’s Products Nutritionists Swear By

2018-06-22T17:36:23+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Clean Eats, Nutrition|Tags: |

Trader Joe's is a great place to find produce and a surprising number of healthy packaged, prepared, and frozen foods. We sometimes even shop there for vitamins, and we love their honey-scented hand soap and their entire wine and beer department.   But knowing that there are so many great things at TJ's, we really appreciated [...]

June Spotlight: AIP | 39 Amazing Autoimmune Protocol Recipes

2018-06-23T09:43:14+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Clean Eats, Clean Made Picks, Recipes|Tags: , , , , |

Waffles, tempura shrimp, gyro sliders, coconut cream pie. If you thought you’d be limited to nothing but free-range steaks and carrot sticks on the Autoimmune Protocol diet, think again.   This post, 39 Amazing Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) Friendly Recipes, from Primal Palate, offers recipes for AIP-friendly breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals, with some snacks thrown in, [...]

Recipe: Paleo Nacho Cheese Sauce

2018-06-22T16:44:15+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Categories: Clean Eats, Clean Living, Nutrition, Recipes|Tags: , , , |

I'll never forget an exchange with my son, about a year ago. I told him we were having pasta for dinner. He was not impressed. He leveled his gaze at me and asked, accusingly, "Is the pasta good or is it healthy?" Ouch! As funny (albeit sassy!) as that comment was, it raises an important misnomer about [...]

What Are The Real Origins of Organic and Sustainable Mail Order Meat?

2018-06-21T15:19:14+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Categories: Clean Eats, Clean Living, Nutrition|Tags: , , |

We hate to be the ones to bring this up…but probably the thought has crossed your mind, too. How do we know if the meat we order online is truly as clean as the company says it is? Issues about supply vs. sustainability, price vs. carbon footprint, labeling, transparency, and basic trust with companies [...]

First Bumblebee Species Gets Placed On The Endangered Species List

2018-06-20T16:06:21+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Categories: Sustainability + Earth Care|Tags: , , |

There are many “firsts” worth getting excited about. We memorialize first steps, first jobs, first anniversaries; first big milestones are often a cause for parties and celebration. But for the first time ever, a U.S. bumblebee species has been placed on the Endangered Species List. This first, designating the rusty patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis) as vulnerable, [...]

The Great Debate: A Response To “Goodbye – and good riddance – to livestock farming”

2018-06-19T17:01:55+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Categories: Clean Reads|Tags: , , , , |

On October 4, George Monbiot wrote an op-ed in The Guardian about the need to end livestock farming. The Savory Institute agrees with him about the unnecessary suffering inherent in mass meat production, and believes – as Mr. Monbiot does – that industrially raised meat production and animal cruelty needs to end, and they’re also [...]

June Spotlight: AIP | GOOP Goes AIP: A Q&A with Amy Myers, M.D.

2018-06-23T09:45:37+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Categories: Clean Eats, Clean Living, Clean Made Picks, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , |

Our June Spotlight on AIP has taken us from an overview of the Autoimmune Protocol, the reasons behind it, the healing effects of AIP, which foods to eat and to avoid, how to gradually reintroduce ingredients back into your diet after you’ve eliminated all non-AIP foods, ways to make AIP easier, and a whole bunch of [...]

What’s In A Name? Lack Of Government Oversight Means Misuse of Organic Labeling

2018-06-19T16:48:02+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Categories: Clean Eats, Clean Living|Tags: , , , |

Due to lax enforcement at U.S. ports, including a dirth of procedures for checking that shipments meet U.S. organic standards, an audit published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of the Inspector General found that the Agricultural Marketing Service (the department responsible for overseeing organic standards), could not prove that organic shipments were being [...]

Good Weed, Man: Recipe for Salted Dandelion And Plantain, Two Ways

2018-06-19T16:55:14+00:00 June 17th, 2018|Categories: Clean Eats, Recipes, Spring Recipes|Tags: , , , |

Dandelion greens are so good healthy, we could fill pages on what the powerhouse green can do. Packed with nutrients and minerals, the common lawn weed is fantastic for liver ailments, digestive troubles, UTIs...some people even brew it into a coffee substitute -- and who hasn't heard of dandelion wine? But when we stumbled [...]