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Menu Planning for the Whole Foods Food Stamp Challenge … a Challenge!

| August 31, 2013 | 1 Comment
Menu Planning for the Whole Foods Food Stamp Challenge … a Challenge!

Friday night was a busy one for this girl, as I finished off a rough plan of meals & snacks for the first half of the month, and translated that into a shopping list for Saturday morning’s foray to Whole Foods Market to stock up. The first shopping trip was intended to pack the pantry […]

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The Whole Foods Food Stamp Challenge

| August 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
The Whole Foods Food Stamp Challenge

I’ve been pondering some guidelines for the Whole Foods Food Stamp Challenge.  There are many ways to go with this, and a lot of confusing gray areas. For example: One method of taking a food challenge is to go “empty cupboard,” as though you’re starting with absolutely nothing, not even a salt shaker. OR, you […]

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Eating Organic and Well on a Tight Budget – Possible?

| August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments
Eating Organic and Well on a Tight Budget – Possible?

The other day, my girlfriend and I were hiking and she reported the latest from her mom, who is a lovely lady but who — how to say this nicely? — isn’t of the same political persuasion as the two of us.  Sometimes her comments about the Way Things Are can be a little challenging […]

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Not Too Old to Fall in Love with a Bicycle

| August 16, 2013 | 0 Comments
Not Too Old to Fall in Love with a Bicycle

I have to admit I’m smitten.  It’s beautiful, functional, soulful, and one of an increasing number of excellent things now being manufactured in my economically troubled hometown: From the Detroit Bikes web site: “The prototype was constructed in a coach house off Woodward Avenue, a couple of blocks from where Henry Ford once lived. We […]

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Reading This Right Now: Zero Waste Home

| August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments
Reading This Right Now: Zero Waste Home

Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste  (Scribner, 2013) by Bea Johnson Everybody has their little fetishes when it comes to the media they consume.  Today I’m officially coming out as a sort of lifestyle design addict.  From Tim Ferriss to Zen Habits to Mr. Money Moustache to […]

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Welcome to the new, fancy-schmancy Green Hedonist

| November 12, 2012 | 8 Comments
Welcome to the new, fancy-schmancy Green Hedonist

Thanks for taking a few minutes to stop by our new-and-improved web site. My friends and I have had a lot of fun putting this little sprout together, and you’ll be delighted to know that I intend to work very hard to a) not swear at all, and b) not use the word “awesome,” over […]

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You Say Salami, I Say Salumi…

| November 12, 2012 | 1 Comment
You Say Salami, I Say Salumi…

I don’t know if there is a better meal for me than a bottle of wine, a loaf of crusty bread, a wedge of aged cheese, and a log of beautiful sustainably-produced salumi (aka charcuterie, if you prefer the Francais). Properly made and aged, good dry-aged cured meats are a wonderful thing indeed – not […]

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Finding the Good Stuff: Great Places to Find Local, Sustainable, Organic Food

| November 8, 2012 | 6 Comments
Finding the Good Stuff: Great Places to Find Local, Sustainable, Organic Food

Where do you find the good stuff? Here are some ways to scout out foods that are local, organic, sustainably-raised, grass-fed—whatever your preference is.

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What’s the Ultimate Daily Pleasure? (Part 2)

| November 6, 2012 | 5 Comments
What’s the Ultimate Daily Pleasure?   (Part 2)

Five Ways I Begged, Borrowed, and Bought More Time Yesterday I talked about the one shining thing that tops the charts for me in terms of luxury, hedonism, and selfish pleasure: Time. Today, a little about how I recrafted my life to have more of it to enjoy, and some thoughts on how you can […]

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What’s the Ultimate Daily Pleasure? (Part 1)

| November 5, 2012 | 0 Comments
What’s the Ultimate Daily Pleasure?   (Part 1)

Hint: No Corkscrew Required, and You Can Keep Your Clothes On Friends will sometimes give me the stink eye when I mention I went to check out a new bakery in the middle of the workday, or made my own mozzarella, or started the day with a long walk along the creek with a friend.  […]

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