As much as I love complex and exotic recipes, there's something to be said about simple and basic dishes like chicken with butternut squash. Neither the ingredients or cooking technique is unfamiliar. Instead this chicken is like an old friend — someone you've known forever and never tire of seeing because their company is always enjoyable. During the Winter months, roast chicken and butternut squash are two elements I turn to again and again. This recipe combines them with very little effort in one large roasting pan and in a less than an hour, you've got a delicious and comforting dinner on the table. Kick-start your weekend with this meal and read more
This little piggy went to the market. This little piggy stayed home. This little piggy put on her tiny treehugger booties and followed mommy to the co-op. These easygoing hemp Simple Infant Weebit Booties ($24) are a paragon present for an earth mama's infant. They're leather free and topped off with a felt pig. There will be no need to cry wee wee wee all the way home.
My teacher friends swear by the comfort of Simple shoes and since they spend their days on their feet chasing 7-year-olds, I trust them.
Like so many others, Simple has thrown their hat, or shoes, into the baby ring. Simple Green Piggies Weebits are so stinking cute. And just as pigs wallow in mud and make squealing sounds, your lil one may do the same. So as the saying goes, "If the shoe fits, wear it."
The eco–friendly apparel for petite feet are made from hemp and organic cotton and available for lads and lasses sizes 0 to 18 months. The sustainable gear will cost you $24 a pair.
Folks, we've got a lemon problem around here. Last night I was up late looking (make that drooling) at lemon desserts and today, there's talk of of lemon tarts over in The Kitchen Goddess group. I guess it's not so much of a problem as it is a craving. Since the KG girls have us covered on the decadent baking side of things, I thought I'd share this super simple lemon truffle parfait - and by simple I mean buy your ingredients ahead of time and throw them all together! It's an easy make ahead dessert that will be perfect at an afternoon luncheon, or while sitting on the couch in front of the tv... To check out the recipe, read more
I am so sad when I see people on diets that restrict their carb intake. Carbs are compounds made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen - and they are VITAL for providing energy to our bodies and our brains. Without them, we'd be unconscious noodles!
Not all carbs are created equal; therefore not ALL of them should be avoided like the plague. There are 2 different kinds: simple and complex.
Simple carbohydrates are the ones to ditch. These are mostly made up of refined sugars and very few essential vitamins and minerals. They metabolize quickly, giving us a sugar high and quickly dropping us into sugar meltdown. It isn't pretty. This rollercoaster blood sugar ride makes us feel even hungrier, so we tend to repeat the cycle. Foods like soda, diet soda, candy, foods made with white sugar, and breads and pasta with white flour - should really be consumed in moderation, and YES moderation is my new favorite word.
On the other hand, complex carbs are made up of starch and fiber, so they release gradually and provide our happy bodies with a steady source of energy. Foods like beans, veggies such as potatoes and sweet potato, and whole grains like quinoa, brown rice, whole wheat, and barley are complex carbs. When you eat them, they make you feel full and satisfied for longer, so you eat less.
Green Toe shoes are the newest line made by Simple. I was happy to hear that they are made from all-natural, sustainable materials such as jute, cork, crepe (a natural rubber), cotton, recycled car tires, wool, bamboo, and recycled plastic bottles.
I like buying products that are beneficial to me, but I also like choosing ones that are good for the Earth. These shoes are made with natural and recycled materials, making them biodegradable. I feel good supporting Simple and their Green Toe shoes, knowing that by choosing these kinds of products, I'm having a positive impact on Mother Earth. You know...like I am walking lightly on the Earth and only leaving footprints.
There are a number of different styles ranging from flip-flops (called Toe Foo - isn't that funny?), Mary Janes, clogs, loafers, and shoes with laces. They range in price from $60 - $90, and also make mens and kids shoes too.
Want to see all the styles? Take a look and tell me what you think in the poll down below.
Green Toe Shoes are the newest line made by Simple. They're made from all-natural, sustainable materials such as jute, cork, crepe (a natural rubber), cotton, recycled car tires, wool, bamboo, and recycled plastic bottles.
We know they're good for the environment, but what do you really think about them?
How can you go wrong with chicken and rice? This is a fresh, health-friendly one-pot meal with minimal effort. This is a great meal to make on nights when you don't have time to run to the grocery store because the ingredients are staples that you most likely have in your freezer and pantry all of the time. This meal is so fool proof that I'm telling my older brother Michael who isn't really much of a cook that he can easily make this one. Practically everyone has a few frozen chicken breasts and a bag of peas in their freezer. Likewise, who doesn't have rice, chicken broth, and an onion in their pantry? To save this recipe in your collection, read more