Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Feeling a little guilty about giving out gobs of Halloween candy this year that's likely been made by child laborers? AND that contains high fructose corn syrup as well as artificial colors, flavors and other fun ingredients you can't even pronounce? Well, good news! There's still time to purchase "candy with a conscience" for the cute critters in your home, at your door, or just for yourself. Alter Eco is an organic chocolate company that is dedicated to the fair trade sourcing of ALL its ingredients and, unlike Nestle, Mars and Hershey, there are no children in their supply chain being forced to work the cocoa fields so that you can enjoy a cheap treat.
If chocolate is not your thing, or Alter Eco is outside your budget this year, Black Forest Organic offers an affordable alternative with its cute Sour Heads Halloween packaging and yummy gummies. Black Forest if owned by Ferrara, a company that has also made great strides in its dedication to child labor laws and is committed (unlike Nestle) to being 100% child-labor free by 2020. Both Alter Eco and Black Forest organic candies can be purchased on Amazon for same (or next day) delivery. Alter Eco can also be purchased at WholeFoods and most health food stores and Black Forest products can be found at most local drugstores and supermarkets.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
|From the "Healthy Section" of the Bread Aisle - Milton's Bread with GMOs and Dave's Killer Bread without|
The fact of the matter is, Milton's uses corn, soy and sugar all of which are genetically modified in every loaf of their bread. This is odd when you consider the fact that the Milton's brand puts the NON-GMO label on literally ALL their crackers, chips and cookies. Maybe if enough of us reach out on their comments page and demand non-genetically modified ingredients Milton's might actually listen.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
|The Best Sweetener for Hot Tea - Organic Maple Syrup|
So - where does that leaves us? With good old fashion maple syrup, actually! Maple syrup is high in minerals, NEVER chemically processed, considerably lower in calories than honey, and SUPER easy to pour (a huge plus during the morning rush)! And the truth is, a little goes a long way. I add about 1 teaspoon to my cup of earl grey each day and that is just the right amount to cut the slight bitterness of black tea without overpowering the bergamot flavor.
Maple syrup has also become the go-to sweetener at our house for smoothies, oatmeal, and plain yogurt. I usually buy the organic, dark, Grade A variety available at Trader Joe's or Costco - but you can find it at almost any grocery store.