Category Archives: Organic Info

What is Certified Naturally Grown (CNG)?

The more I attend farmer’s markets in the area, the more I learn about and meet local farmers. I have lived in this area of Indiana most of my life and, somehow, had no idea that many of these farms even existed. As someone who is in support of eating local, I almost feel ashamed. Apparently,…

Seeds Of Change Pledge To Plant Winner! {Update}

In March, I attended the Chicago Good Food Festival, which is amongst my favorite food events of the year. At the fest you will find everything from farmers to whole food vendors to chef demos to workshops…there’s even a seed exchange (where I plan on spending more time next year.) Inside the vendor exhibit, I…

Indiana Farmer’s Market : Plymouth and Valparaiso #NWIndiana

As an avid #EatLocal advocate, I love attending a summertime farmer’s market to support local growers and artisans. For me, it’s quite exciting to see how the products and food items change availability as the season moves along. One minute you are fighting for asparagus and the next you are comparing heirloom tomato prices. Personally,…

It’s Greek {Yogurt} to Me! #StonyfieldGreek

**Campaign opportunity and yogurt product have been provided by Stonyfield as part of the Yogetters program. All opinions are 100% mine.** According to Fitday, nearly 28% of all Americans are eating yogurt on a daily basis. Chock full of calcium and probiotics, many people choose yogurt because it’s a good, healthy option. Though, what is…

#Organic Living – Homemade Microwave Popcorn

My family loves to snack on popcorn. I love that they love to snack on popcorn. However, I hate that our typical purchase of popcorn involves buying little plastic wrapped bags of chemical laden popcorn kernals. Funny how we can take something good and turn it into something awful for us. We like to think…

Back-To-School Lunchbox Blues #RockTheLunchbox #Giveaway

*Honest Blogger Found Here: I participated in this campaign as part of the Stonyfield Farms Yo-Getters program. For my efforts, I was given a prize pack similar to the one being given away. Opinions are solely mine. Disclosure Policy. I opened a sales flyer this week. Folders, pencils, glue sticks, notebooks…back-to-school, already? But…but…it’s ONLY July! Well,…

#Michiana Whole Foods: It’s a Big Deal

For many, many years, the entire northern half of Indiana (from Indianapolis to Chicago) lived without a Whole Foods Market. Can you even believe that? How sad?!? Most people never knew the goodness of an entire store…an ENTIRE GROCERY STORE…filled with good, clean foods*! (*That’s not to say you still shouldn’t check labels, even on…

Crunchy Granola (And I Don’t Mean Dirty Hippie)

Somebody slap my hand because I can’t stay out of this homemade granola. I’m like a kid and a cookie jar. I talk about this like it’s a bad thing. It is, kind of. I mean, all of the ingredients are organic, healthy, whole foods, but I’m sure the calorie level is not okay when…

A Slice of Organic Life – A Is For April…And Asparagus

Longer daylight hours, warm rainy days, bits of green poking out of the hard ground…it’s finally Springtime, yo. With Spring comes all sorts of in-season produce. Off the top of your head, do you know what produce is fresh and available each month? Some of us have a slight idea: berries in the summer and…

ChicagonistaLIVE: I’m A Guest!

Hey friends! Check it out! I’ve been invited to be a guest on this week’s Chicagonista LIVE show! It’ll be taking place at the Mariano’s Halsted location this Wednesday, January 16 at 2:00 pm CST. To kick off the new year, the topic is all about getting healthy…and you know how I loves me some…