Saturday, February 27, 2010

Why I HATE Soda

I absolutely hate soda. It grosses me out to see people drinking it and to watch the commercials on tv. I feel lucky that my parents did not raise me drinking soda and I that I have never developed a taste for it. So, here are some of the reasons I hate soda:
Bad stuff.

What do you think? Do you drink soda? Are you trying to stop?

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Good Links to Check Out!

Here are some links that I'm reading right now!
  1. Foodies: Can Vegan Food be Considered Gourmet?
  2. Kashi’s Mayan Harvest Bake Recipe!
  3. 10 Ways to Eat More Veggies (and Love it!)
  4. 3 Reasons Not To Eat Frozen Food
  5. Recipe Roundup: Eight Hearty Vegan Soups and Stews to Keep You Warm
  6. Green Juice 101. Juicing Series.
  7. Wychwood Scarecrow Golden Pale Ale Organic Beer Review
  8. Baja Taco Wraps by Ani Phyo
  9. The Wonderful World of Walnuts
  10. 10 Steps to Healthy and Sustainable Grocery Shopping on a Budget
Can you tell that I'm hungry?

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!

I'm spending the day with the love of my life, my husband of 6 1/2 years!

Winner of the Kinetic Go Green Glasslock Assorted 6-Piece Food Storage Container Set!

And the winner is....

Congratulations, Tina! I'm about to email you and you have 48 hours to respond!
Thanks to everyone who entered!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

I Love Green Giveaways!

Here are a few of the awesome Green Giveaways that I'm entering right now!

Chocolate Covered Katie is giving away a 50-count box of NuNaturals stevia packets AND a bottle of their amazing vanilla alcohol-free stevia drops!

The Candid RD is giving away Smart Balance All Natural Crunchy Peanut Butter (with omega-3), White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter, Introductory Gaiam Pilates DVD, and a Can of Trader Joe's Coconut Milk! (Ends 2/12)

Healing with (Raw) Juices is giving away Tropical Traditions Coconut Peanut Butter! (Ends 2/19)

Midday Escapes is giving away a Xtrema 10" Open Skillet ($99.99 value)! It is Handcrafted, 100% Green and Eco-Friendly, and is made of High Temperature Non-Scratch Ceramic material! (Ends 2/13)

Good luck!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Guest Post: Tortellini Salad Recipe

Today we have another guest post from Robyn Webb, an award winning nutritionist, cookbook author, chef and teacher (If you missed her Parmesan Polenta recipe check it out here). Robyn Webb has been a passionate advocate of cooking well and eating wisely for most of her life. Because of health problems within her own family, mostly notably diabetes, Robyn learned early on the importance of a balanced, healthful approach to eating.


Tortellini Salad Recipe
Serves: 8
Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • 9 oz. reduced-fat cheese tortellini
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 small carrot, peeled and sliced
  • 1 medium-size ripe tomato, seeded and diced
  • 2 scallions, trimmed and finely sliced
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat French dressing
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat cheddar cheese, diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Bring a medium-size pot of water to a boil. Cook the tortellini according to package directions, and during the final 3 minutes add the broccoli and carrots. Drain through a colander, rinse under cold water, then set aside to drain well.
In a large mixing bowl combine the cooked tortellini, broccoli, and carrots with the tomato, scallions, and French dressing, Toss gently to coat, then stir in the cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve immediately or refrigerate.

Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 131
Calories from fat: 38
Sodium: 297mg
Total Fat: 4g
Saturated Fat: 2g
Carbohydrate: 18g
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Sugars: 1g
Cholesterol: 18mg
Protein: 7g