Environment · healthy eating · Healthy Living · Hot Topic · organic

Everyone deserves a Fair Trade

~The concept of Fair Trade seems like common sense, at least to me it does. When you buy certain products with the Fair Trade symbol, producers in developing countries are paid a fair wage and provided a safe working environment. I first learned of the Fair Trade concept years ago at church of all places.… Continue reading Everyone deserves a Fair Trade

healthy eating · Healthy Living · organic · vegan

Here goes nothing: Shopping on Thrive Market

~I had been curious about Thrive Market, a website where you can buy everything organic, vegan, paleo, gluten-free, etc. since I saw a commercial for it a while ago. I was just as excited shopping online as I was shopping at Fresh Thyme (which I need to visit again). Not only could you buy food, there was… Continue reading Here goes nothing: Shopping on Thrive Market

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Once upon a time, in a land farro farro away…

~I hope everyone had a delightful Thanksgiving feast with family and friends yesterday. While farro was not on the menu, I wish it was. I was introduced to this ancient grain by my mom, who cooked it as a side dish to a tasty pork chop dinner a few nights back. I had never tried… Continue reading Once upon a time, in a land farro farro away…

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My review of Fresh Thyme Farmers Market

~Here it is, the post you've all (or most of you) been waiting for: my experience of the Fresh Thyme Farmers Market! But before I jump into my formal review, I'd like to take some time and talk about my most recent trip to the Downers Grove farmers market. It was a rainy and dreary… Continue reading My review of Fresh Thyme Farmers Market

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Rustic Roasted Veggies

~Traveling from farmer's market to farmer's market has started to become exhausting, both physically and financially. And all the produce I've been buying has taken up fridge space. In an attempt to clear out my fridge and show off my cooking skills, I decided I would roast some vegetables. Seems pretty easy, right? It was damn near fool-proof! And… Continue reading Rustic Roasted Veggies