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World Rivers Day

“Rivers are the arteries of our planet; they are lifelines in the truest sense.” – Mark Angelo World Rivers Day is celebrated every year on the last Sunday of September. “World Rivers Day is a celebration of the world’s waterways. It highlights the many values of rivers and strives to increase public awareness and encourages… Read more »

Romaine Salad w/ Rotisserie Chicken, Peaches & Blue Cheese

Recipe courtesy of  Earl’s Organic Produce.  Romaine Salad w/ Rotisserie Chicken, Peaches & Blue Cheese This no cook recipe takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and is perfect on a hot summer day. Serves 4-6 People INGREDIENTS 1 10oz package organicgirl Romaine Whole Leaf 4-6 medium sized peaches 1 Rotisserie Chicken ¾ cup blue cheese… Read more »

“Brown Bag” Lunch

Although we love a good PB&J, there are plenty of easy options for a creative, healthy and easy homemade lunch for days at the office (or school!) Whole Wheat Veggie Wrap Hummus Baby greens/spinach/sprouts Sliced veggies (cucumber, tomato, bell pepper, carrots, onion, whatever you like) Sauerkraut (optional) Avocado (optional) Served With 2 fresh apricots ¼… Read more »

Carrot Ginger Soup

A recent trip to Berkeley’s Mission: Heirloom, an organic, completely holistic, predominantly paleolithic restaurant, reminded me just how good so few ingredients can be (something our friends at S.W. Basics know extremely well). The big revelation came in a glorious bowl of Carrot Soup, one so simple that every ingredient could be detected by flavor, and they all… Read more »

Safeguard Your Summer: Natural Bug Repellents

As the sun begins to set, our dinners move al fresco, and our children play outside until we call them home, we look for ways to protect our loved ones from life’s little annoyances — insects. Few things can ruin outdoor activities as quickly as bugs. This list will empower you with holistic insect repellent… Read more »

Aloe: The King of Botanicals

Shirley Pinkson, co-founder of W3LL PEOPLE conscious cosmetics, calls aloe vera “the king of botanicals.” Why does this all-star makeup artist adore aloe so? Let me count the ways… 1. Amino Acids Of the 22 required human amino acids, aloe has 20, and 7 of them are part of the 8 essential amino acids our… Read more »

Strawberry & Macadamia Nut Salad

Recipe courtesy of  Earl’s Organic Produce for the organicgirl “Summer Supercharge” giveaway! Learn about the giveaway on Earl’s Organic’s Pinterest page. INGREDIENTS 1 10oz package organicgirl 50/50 spring mix & baby spinach 2 pints strawberries, sliced 1 cup macadamia nuts, chopped DRESSING 9 tablespoons macadamia nut oil 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 3 teaspoons of whole grain mustard 3… Read more »

Baby Kale Bean Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

Recipe courtesy of  Earl’s Organic Produce for the organicgirl “Summer Supercharge” giveaway! Learn about the giveaway on Earl’s Organic’s Pinterest page. INGREDIENTS 1 10oz package organicgirl i heart baby kale ¼ pound fresh yellow wax beans ¼ pound fresh Romano beans (or  green beans) ¾ cup of toasted chopped almonds DRESSING 1 shallot, chopped 2 small garlic cloves 1… Read more »

Super Greens Salad with Summer Corn & Roasted Peppers

Recipe courtesy of  Earl’s Organic Produce for the organicgirl “Summer Supercharge” giveaway! Learn about the giveaway on Earl’s Organic’s Pinterest page. Super Greens with Summer Corn and Roasted Peppers Serves 4-6 people Ingredients 1 10oz package organicgirl SUPERGREENS! 2 Red Peppers, to roast 2 Poblano Peppers, to roast (use 1 pepper if you like it less spicy) 3… Read more »

Summer Squash Recipe & organicgirl Greens Giveaway!

Recipe courtesy of  Earl’s Organic for the organicgirl “Summer Supercharge” giveaway! Grilled Summer Squash with Farro & Greens Ingredients 1 10oz package of organicgirl 50/50! salad mix 2 cups farro (yields 4 cups cooked) 1-2 lbs. Local summer squash (any varieties) 1 Euro cucumber, chopped 2 cups fresh basil, thinly sliced 1 ½ cups mixed olives 1 medium red… Read more »