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Edibly and Me: Nifty App for Discovering the Junk in Your Grocery List

Edibly and Me: Nifty App for Discovering the Junk in Your Grocery List

| January 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

I am not much of a gearhead, but I stumbled over the Edibly app last night and thought it was fun to play with, and a pretty useful toy. It’s a work in progress, I believe, but holds great potential for reminding some folks — especially those who live by their smartphone — what to […]

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Looking Forward to 2014: Five Things to Do Differently Next Year (to have more fun, live even better, and do more good)

Looking Forward to 2014: Five Things to Do Differently Next Year (to have more fun, live even better, and do more good)

| December 29, 2013 | 5 Comments

I don’t generally make New Years resolutions, and fear not, I am not going to start today.  But the end of the year usually finds me gnawing on a straw in a coffee shop somewhere, staring off into space and mulling over what I may want to change up in the coming year.  (Yep, it’s […]

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The Grocery Store Puzzle: Local, Organic, Cruelty-Free, Non-GMO…Who Has Time for This?

The Grocery Store Puzzle: Local, Organic, Cruelty-Free, Non-GMO…Who Has Time for This?

| November 1, 2013 | 3 Comments

I will, from time to time, stop into Costco to buy a few things.   99% of what they sell are things we will never eat, most in the processed food aisles.  But they also sell great things like organic olive oil in huge quantities, healthy meat and seafood, and organic frozen produce.  So on a […]

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The Hedonist Hill O’Beans: Why and How to Cook Yourself a Big Ol’ Pot of Beans

The Hedonist Hill O’Beans: Why and How to Cook Yourself a Big Ol’ Pot of Beans

| October 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

During the Whole Foods Food Stamp Challenge month, Mr. GH and I were able to eat very, very well on the maximum monthly SNAP allocation of $367/month, even while shopping exclusively at Whole Foods Market.  There is almost no chance we could’ve pulled this off without beans. Many people see beans as really pedestrian fare, […]

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Whole Foods Market Food Stamp Challenge:  Did We Succeed?  Or Didn’t We?

Whole Foods Market Food Stamp Challenge: Did We Succeed? Or Didn’t We?

| October 4, 2013 | 2 Comments

So there I was, standing at the Whole Foods checkout counter with my third and last batch of groceries for our month’s Food Stamp Challenge. Here’s how the month had gone: Monthly SNAP Benefits:   $367.00 Shopping trip #1 8/31/13:       $177.00- Shopping trip #2  9/11/13:    $ 92.49- Shopping trip #3 9/22/13:     BUDGET: $97.51 In the store, […]

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Whole Foods Market Food Stamp Challenge:  Post Mortem

Whole Foods Market Food Stamp Challenge: Post Mortem

| October 4, 2013 | 2 Comments

The day after my Whole Foods Market Food Stamp Challenge ended, I found myself standing at the counter at my favorite coffee joint,  The Bean Cycle in Fort Collins, waiting for my 2% latte with an extra shot of espresso.  I noticed on the counter a stack of chocolate bars – not just any good […]

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Food Stamp Challenge Day 30:  I Am Not Lobster Girl, or the ABAWDs’ Last Hurrah

Food Stamp Challenge Day 30: I Am Not Lobster Girl, or the ABAWDs’ Last Hurrah

| September 30, 2013 | 6 Comments

It’s the last day of the challenge month, and there is still plenty of food in the house.  I’m making another loaf of bread right now while I type (thanks, bread machine) and I turned my potted basil plant into pesto last night.  Tonight being Meaty Monday, for dinner Mr. GH and I will enjoy […]

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Food Stamp Challenge Day 28: Getting Down on Leftovers

Food Stamp Challenge Day 28: Getting Down on Leftovers

| September 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

One thing I’ll never understand is why some people don’t eat leftovers. We have a family friend who will not eat leftovers, period.  It could be steak and mashed potatoes from a restaurant meal, the remainder of a pot of great soup, whatever — he will not touch it, and it’s hard to watch someone […]

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Food Stamp Challenge Recipes: Tunisian Couscous

Food Stamp Challenge Recipes: Tunisian Couscous

| September 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Late in the Food Stamp month I found and adapted this terrific recipe from an old-old gem of a book called Bean Banquets, from Boston to Bombay: 200 International, High-Fiber, Vegetarian Recipes. Really delicious, and it’s a recipe that makes a huge amount, good for several lunches and dinners. NOTE that you have to cook […]

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Food Stamp Challenge Day 26: What Can Be Hard

Food Stamp Challenge Day 26: What Can Be Hard

| September 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Yesterday was  a busy work day, and when I finished up at the end of the day, I found myself in front of the fridge with this deep sense of deja vu:  What can we eat that’s already made, or so easy I could make it (almost) with my eyes closed?  Most of us have […]

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