December 18, 2014

WHAT’S on my strawberries??!!

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Strawberries have long been my favorite.  I could eat them by the pound and I will arm wrestle you and win over chocolate covered strawberries.
Therefore, I have been SO disappointed to learn about the particularly nasty pesticide they’re using on strawberries now.  Let me introduce you to methyl iodide.  This fantastic chemical is a known carcinogen and it can cause brain damage and miscarriages.  It’s been approved for use in California even though they KNOW it is awful for us!  Chemists don’t even want to handle it in the lab… yet they think we can eat it?
I’m thus saying good-bye to strawberries unless they’re organic.  I even passed up 75¢ packages at Walmart last week when normally I would have stocked up!!

Read more about methyl iodide.


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Buying Organic and Saving $$

I’m always looking for ways to stretch my dollars a little farther…  I am pausing on my organic produce co-op for now because I’ve found that I wasn’t using all the produce :(  and that a lot of what we were getting, I didn’t NEED to buy organic.  I’m going to go back to picking and choosing…and fitting in that extra trip to Whole Foods/Central Market/Kroger to get organic produce.

Helpful lists abound online about which produce to buy organic and which ones are ok to buy the regular version.  Here’s a list from SixWise.com

15 Most Contaminated Fruits and Veggies

  1. Peach
  2. Apple
  3. Sweet Bell Pepper
  4. Celery
  5. Nectarine
  6. Strawberries
  7. Cherries
  8. Kale
  9. Lettuce
  10.  Grapes – Imported
  11.  Carrot
  12.  Pear
  13.  Collard Greens
  14.  Spinach
  15.  Potato
SixWise shares that peaches and apples can have up to nine pesticides detected on a single sample.  YUCK!!   Strawberries and grapes had 8.

Top 15 “Cleanest” Produce – these are ok to buy non-organic
    1. Onion

 

  • Avocado
  • Sweet corn (frozen)
  • Pineapple
  • Mango
  • Asparagus
  • Sweet peas (frozen)
  • Kiwi
  • Cabbage
  • Eggplant
  • Papaya
  • Watermelon
  • Broccoli
  • Tomato
  • Sweet potato

 

 

Visit SixWise.com to learn more about cleaning veggies to remove pesticides.

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Swedish Pancakes Recipe

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If you’ve never tried Swedish Pancakes, you, my friend, are missing out.  Swedish Pancakes are light, fluffy pancakes that you spread yogurt or jelly on and then roll up.  They are SO good.  They are also fairly easy to make, with a little practice.  Chris made them for dinner tonight and we devoured them.

I don’t have appropriate permissions to post the family recipe, but AllRecipes.com has one that should serve you well.

The trick in making Swedish Pancakes come out right is to get the pan hot before you add the batter.  Test the pan with a drop of water – if it sizzles, your temp is right.  Pour some batter into the pan, and then tilt the pan to evenly spread out the batter.

Add yogurt or jelly and enjoy!


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My *current* favorite easy meal

I’m always looking for quick, easy, healthy meals for my family.  Who isn’t??  :)   My current favorite is chicken breast smothered in cream of mushroom soup with a steamed veggie on the side.    Make sure and catch my note about soup below…

It’s SOO easy.  Thaw the chicken (I use organic chicken breast), toss it in a pan and cover with cream of mushroom soup, and cook at 375 for about 45 minutes.  Easy and Done!

My take on soup:  Regular soup has MSG.  Grrr.  And it can definitely be a challenge to find soup without MSG in it.  Walmart is no help.  However, Super Target, Whole Foods (and I’d imagine, Sprouts and Central Market) do carry MSG-free soup.  I stock up on cream of mushroom soup while I’m there and have been happy with the brands I’ve found at Target and WF.  The WF store brand was especially yummy and I was satisfied with the price point.

Enjoy a quick easy meal!


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