Do You Spiralize?

Bevin Wallace by Bevin Wallace | April 27th, 2016 | No Comments
topic: Healthy Eating | tags: easy recipes, food, foodie, fun recipes, healthy food, local food, low calorie recipes, organic foods, recipe, recipes, vegan, vegetable, vegetarian, vegetarian recipe, vegetarianism, veggies

If not, you totally should. Even if you’re not gluten-free, it’s still okay to eat more vegetables. And this is one wicked awesome way to do that.

Celebrate Vegetarians

Lisa Truesdale by Lisa Truesdale | October 20th, 2015 | 1 Comment
topic: Health & Wellness | tags: fall, food, Food for Thought, healthy food, meetup, natural food, organic food, superfood, superfoods, vegan, veganism, vegetables, vegetarian, vegetarian awareness month, vegetarianism, veggies

When Andrine Nichols decided to adopt a vegetarian lifestyle nearly 20 years ago, she admits that it was quite a challenge at first.

“Whenever I went out to eat, I’d have to order a pasta entrée or salad and tell them to hold the meat, and it really bothered me to have to pay for meat that I wasn’t even eating,” says Nichols, who lives in Maryland. “These days, it’s a lot easier; most restaurants, even steakhouses, have at least a few vegetarian dishes on the menu.”

Country Living: My Summer of Love and Learning to Let Go

Cheryl Terrace by Cheryl Terrace | September 7th, 2011 | No Comments
topic: Eco Decorating, Eco Travel, Green Living, Personal Growth, Relationships | tags: community, control freak, control issues, eco party planning, eco-design, green parties, happiness, happy, home, hospitality, humanely raised, Leonard Cohen quote, letting go, local farms, love, meat, nature, neighbors, perfection, perfectionist, summer, sustainable, the country, the unexpected, upcycling, vegetarian, vegetarianism, welcome

Cheryl and AndyThis summer I’ve spent a good deal of time upstate in the Catskills where my boyfriend manages a 2,000-acre estate. (Two and a half times the size of Central Park!) This Gilded Age estate includes a once grand 20,000-sq-ft mansion and riding stables. Needless to say, it’s paradise for me, Nature Gal. The abundant wildlife (including bobcat and bear), fresh air, pure spring water and total lack of light pollution has me ‘blissed out in the boonies.’ I believe nature is our ultimate healer, which is the reason I incorporate all things natural into my design work. And I have never felt healthier or happier in my whole life than I have this summer, enveloped in this magical kingdom.

Meat: Much More Than What’s for Dinner

Bevin Wallace by Bevin Wallace | December 14th, 2010 | No Comments
topic: Family Health, Green Living, Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating, Personal Growth | tags: bacon, carbon emissions, chickens, cooking class, cows, cruelty to animals, eating, Eating Animals, environment, farmers’ market, fishing, free range, healthy food, heart health, hunting, inhuman, Jonathan Safran Foer, kids, meat, meatless Mondays, morals, parenting, pets, pigs, protein, slaughterhouse, steak, sustainable diet, The Enchanted Broccoli Forest, vegan, vegetarian, vegetarianism

Cow on a feedlotI will never forget the day I explained to my then four-year-old son that steak is really cow. First he cried, then he asked why we don’t eat dogs like our lab Lewis, or at least the lost dogs at the pound. I didn’t have a very good answer for that one. Which really got me thinking.

A Dietary Debeefing: 7 Reasons to Lose Your Appetite for Cow

Leslie Garrett by Leslie Garrett | April 16th, 2009 | 1 Comment
topic: Green Living, Healthy Eating | tags: meat, vegetarianism

istock_000000844469smallI was a lousy vegetarian.

Though I enjoyed being able to look a cow straight in the eye, the truth is I missed burgers. And steak. And, occasionally, roast beef.

But, hard as it may be to believe, it isn’t our gas-guzzlers that are the biggest climate culprits, it’s the gas emitters. As in cow burps and farts.

Eco-Food Book Cheat Sheet

Jessica Harlan by Jessica Harlan | March 17th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Green Living, Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating | tags: Animal Vegetable Miracle Barbara Kingsolver, eating, food books, food labels, Food Matters, In Defense of Food, industrial food system, local food, Marion Nestle, Mark Bittman, meat-eating, michael pollan, organic, The Omnivore's Dilemma, vegetarianism, What to Eat

Last week in my blog about responsibly-raised meat I mentioned Barbara Kingsolver’s wonderful book about eating local, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, as well as Mark Bittman’s newer book on his own forays into the messy world of our nation’s food supply, Food Matters.

Creative Ways to Give Back on Thanksgiving and More

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | November 21st, 2008 | No Comments
topic: Conscious Living News, Inspirational Media | tags: diabetes, energy efficiency, green building, health, kids, Personal Growth, teenagers, thanksgiving, vegetarianism, volunteering, wellness, Yoga, yoga poses

Every week we highlight the best articles, blogs, news, videos and interesting Web tidbits to help you live green, be healthy, and connect with your sense of spirituality. Read our roundup for info that just helps you live better.

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Girl Scouts Perform Energy Audits, Prove Their Future Value

Saving Tom Turkey

Jessica Harlan by Jessica Harlan | November 14th, 2007 | No Comments
topic: Green Living, Healthy Eating, Healthy Home | tags: bird, Green Holiday, meatless, table, thanksgiving, turkey, vegetarianism

Thanksgiving is, hands down, my favorite holiday of the year. There’s no stress of gift-giving, there’s no major decorating to contend with (and dismantle afterwards), and it hasn’t been ruined by over-commercialism. Nope, it’s just about being with family and friends and, of course, having a huge and delicious homemade meal.

Pack a Healthy Lunch

Jessica Harlan by Jessica Harlan | August 23rd, 2007 | No Comments
topic: Family Health, Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating, Healthy Home | tags: challenge, choices, healthy-eating, lunch, pack, vegetarianism

Between watching our waistlines and watching our budget, both my husband and I try to avoid going out for lunch. After all, you can easily spend as much as $10 on a sandwich or salad that is way too big, which you inevitably end up eating anyway and then feel uncomfortably full for the rest of the afternoon.

A Week Without Meat

Jessica Harlan by Jessica Harlan | July 19th, 2007 | No Comments
topic: Green Living, Healthy Eating | tags: vegetarian recipes, vegetarianism, week without meat

You might recall that my husband Chip was a vegetarian for, like, six years, until a freshly grilled hot dog at a barbecue melted his last resolve. Me, I’ve always loved eating too much to rule out an entire genre of food. Plus, when you write about food and cook for a living, it’s hard to have too many restrictions on what you’ll put in your mouth.