5 essential make-from-scratch foods for your health and budget

I never thought I would bake my own bread. After my first passing attempt at homemade whole wheat bread years ago, I got reviews like, “Wow, that’s dense.”  I happily submitted to the fact that bread-making wasn’t for me. I knew where all the bread outlets in my city were, so I had a frugal (read more…)

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The family meal: a place for common ground

When I look back on my family memories as both a child and as a parent, some of my fondest recollections revolved around our traditions for the family meal. It was the daily ritual of our family meals that pulled us all into the same orbit at least once a day, all week long. It (read more…)

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Five steps toward a greener kitchen (recipe: Happy Planet Cookies)

Environmentally friendly practices are a dime a dozen, but implementing them in the home doesn’t happen overnight. Like any lifestyle change, they are best put into practice gradually; little actions that can be realistically maintained. It’s important to take those steps to being eco-aware, even if it is just giving up bottled water this summer. (read more…)

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Tips for quick and easy family meals to maximize summer

Summer is officially here, with its days spent building sandcastles at the beach and t-ball games in the evening. Summer has a way of starting out long and lazy, but then it quickly gets filled with activities and impromptu get-togethers, and it’s all those things that start to interfere with family dinnertime. It’s easy to (read more…)

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Real Food on a Real Budget: How to Eat Healthy for Less

This giveaway is now closed. Check back soon for the winners! With farmer’s markets underway, backyard gardens planted, and the warmer weather getting families outside, many of us have clean and healthy eating on our minds. We began discussing In Defense of Food in the Book Club yesterday, and Simple Organic has had some great (read more…)

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