Friday, May 29, 2015

Real Food Fridays #90 Link Up

DO NOT LINK UP UNTIL YOU HAVE READ THE RULES.
Rule #1  If your ingredients do not have the following labels on it, or the ingredients are not listed as organic, filtered water, or cane sugar, you are using genetically mutant ingredients, sorry to burst your bubble.


Rule #2 However, if you list your ingredients as just sugar, pepper, flour that is exceptable.  Images that include non-organic brands will be deleted. That means if you have a picture of what you used, and I see Kraft, McCormick, etc the post will be deleted.

Rule #3 Bloggers only.

Notice
By submitting your email address you give your permission to receive emails informing you the link up is live. 

The purpose of this link up is to help others change from genetically mutant foods to real foods. If you are not eating organic, you are consuming GMOs that are void of vitamins and minerals.

It’s Your Life

Your host are Mary from Back to the Basics, and Mary's Kitchen.
                     Your co-hosts are

Thanks to all the awesome real food bloggers who link up each week. Let's support each other by checking out at least one other blog posts, and let them know you found them at the Real Food link up.

Check out the new Facebook group for Real Food Bloggers, join us and share your posts. Any and all posts I view will be shared on all social media including the Facebook group and the  Real Food Fridays board on Pintrest.

Feel free to link up your real food posts, bloggers only please, family friendly posts pertaining to anything related to real food, or health related link ups/blog hops.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Real Food Fridays #88 Link Up

DO NOT LINK UP UNTIL YOU HAVE READ THE RULES.
Rule #1  If your ingredients do not have the following labels on it, or the ingredients are not listed as organic, filtered water, or cane sugar, you are using genetically mutant ingredients, sorry to burst your bubble.


Rule #2 However, if you list your ingredients as just sugar, pepper, flour that is exceptable.  Images that include non-organic brands will be deleted. That means if you have a picture of what you used, and I see Kraft, McCormick, etc the post will be deleted.

Rule #3 Bloggers only.

Notice
By submitting your email address you give your permission to receive emails informing you the link up is live. 

The purpose of this link up is to help others change from genetically mutant foods to real foods. If you are not eating organic, you are consuming GMOs that are void of vitamins and minerals.

It’s Your Life

Your host are Mary from Back to the Basics, and Mary's Kitchen.
                     Your co-hosts are

Thanks to all the awesome real food bloggers who link up each week. Let's support each other by checking out at least one other blog posts, and let them know you found them at the Real Food link up.

Check out the new Facebook group for Real Food Bloggers, join us and share your posts. Any and all posts I view will be shared on all social media including the Facebook group and the  Real Food Fridays board on Pintrest.

Feel free to link up your real food posts, bloggers only please, family friendly posts pertaining to anything related to real food, or health related link ups/blog hops.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Health Benefits of Meditating

Photo credit
I have been freelance writing for a women's non-profit organization called The Barbara E. Giordano Women's Health Education. Our goals are the same, to teach others to live a happy, healthy, natural life. After a conversation on this month's topic it was decided that the focus would be on meditation.

As I researched the many health benefits of meditation I was like wow!!! Meditation can do all that for you in just 20 minutes a day? The benefits are many and many of which are connected to mental health, but there are also physical benefits as well. Children can also benefit from meditation in a variety of ways including better focus while doing school work.

Here is an excerpt from the article I wrote, to read the rest please click the link.

20 Minutes a Day of Mediation

It is said that with 20 minutes of mediation each day individuals show improved levels of the various hormones and neurotransmitters mentioned above. Not only were they improved, but the results lasted long after mediation had ended. By meditating 20 minutes a day you will experience better focus, less stress and anxiety, become more compassionate and creative, have improved memory, and increase in both white and gray matter. Those who meditate on a regular basis are found to be calmer, happier, and healthier. YouTube has a variety of guided mediations along with peaceful music to mediate with. If there is a specific aspect in your life you want to focus on you can find that there as well.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Busy Days

I have been busy these days with the magazine, creating a  web site for it, and attending events and farmer's markets to promote it. We have some exciting new columns coming up in the magazine. The first is a column called "Ask the Doctor" and "Ask the Gardner." If you would like to know more about these two columns and how to submit a question follow the links.

We spoke and had a promo table at the New Orleans Veggie Fest. This vegan event takes place once a year for two days, Saturday and Sunday. It is a project of the Louisiana Humane Society. I met alot of awesome people and was right across from Eden foods. The history of this company is amazing and I am hoping to have the founder Michael Potter on the magazine's Blog Talk Radio. Yes, this is something else we are doing. We will talk with the contributors of the magazine to get to know them on a more personal level and I am scouting out others whose knowledge of natural living will benefit the readers. Enough about what we are doing let's check out some of the food vendors at the fest.

3 Potato 4 organic/vegan
I took some pictures at Veggie Fest with my phone, but don't know how to get them on my computer, so I am using the vendors photos. New Orleans is a very colorful town with purple doors and bright green steps. Of course they offer alot of great food like rosemary red skinned potatoes with chipotle sauce from 3 Potato 4 in New Orleans, so good. This is actually owned by one of my Facebook friends and they will be moving to the French Market. All their food is organic and vegan offering three types of potatoes and a nice selection of sauces.

Breads on Oak
Breads on Oak also located in New Orleans is a full fledged bakery offering homemade breads and sweets. All their goodies are made fresh daily and they use only organic ingredients. Their vegan brownies are to die for. If you are every in New Orleans stop in they also have soup and sandwiches with both vegan and non-vegan options.

The fest was held at the Healing Center which is home to the New Orleans Food Co-op. They had samples of Tasty cookies and some organic vegan cheese which was excellent. The co-op is set up as a store and you can become a member to receive discounts. I'm glad they were in there as we did not bring drinks. It was nice to know we could go in there and not have to read labels.

Good Karma Prasad Cage
Southern man bought a plate full of vegan yummies from the Good Karma Cafe. The broccoli fritters served with a zesty tomato sauce was my favorite. Although they also made a cucumber salad with some other goodies that was divine and refreshing. Looking at their menu I want to say it was the live avocado delight which includes avocado, tomato, cucumber, sprouts, and it tasted like it was mixed in with Veganaise. They serve breakfast and lunch Monday - Saturday and everything is organic and vegan, no animal products here folks.

While we walked away with 33 emails geared towards the magazine I am thrilled to know we have so many restaurants to chose from whenever we visit New Orleans.

Southern man and I just purchased smart phones because with three businesses we felt we needed them. Now however, I have a phone that is smarter than I am.We have our first retailer carrying our healing salve another one who is willing to sell it and plan on taking some road trips to promote the magazine and healing salve. It is an exciting time here and I am blessed to have southern man for a husband, he supports everything I do. Not only that, but he has business sense and is a financial guru.

Was World Peace Day now it's Peace Fest

Next month we are going to be promoting the magazine at the Peace Fest in Baton Rouge. I am excited by this event because while it has the name peace in it, it is a natural living festival. After that who knows, does your home town have a fest geared towards natural living? If so I would like to know about it, it could even be a vegan fest like the Veggie Fest is.

The last bit of information I want to share with you is about my daughter. When we are together we become very creative, but on her own she is also creative. This morning I found a link to a video she made that she sent me on Facebook. It is a DIY where she shows you how to up scale Gloosybox Boxes. For those who may not know Glossybox is a business you subscribe to and you receive a box of goodies once a month. From what my daughter has told me the box is full of a variety of beauty products.






Thursday, May 7, 2015

Real Food Fridays #86 Link Up

DO NOT LINK UP UNTIL YOU HAVE READ THE RULES.
Rule #1  If your ingredients do not have the following labels on it, or the ingredients are not listed as organic, filtered water, or cane sugar, you are using genetically mutant ingredients, sorry to burst your bubble.


Rule #2 However, if you list your ingredients as just sugar, pepper, flour that is exceptable.  Images that include non-organic brands will be deleted. That means if you have a picture of what you used, and I see Kraft, McCormick, etc the post will be deleted.

Rule #3 Bloggers only.

Notice
By submitting your email address you give your permission to receive emails informing you the link up is live. 

The purpose of this link up is to help others change from genetically mutant foods to real foods. If you are not eating organic, you are consuming GMOs that are void of vitamins and minerals.

It’s Your Life

Your host are Mary from Back to the Basics, and Mary's Kitchen.
                     Your co-hosts are

Thanks to all the awesome real food bloggers who link up each week. Let's support each other by checking out at least one other blog posts, and let them know you found them at the Real Food link up.

Check out the new Facebook group for Real Food Bloggers, join us and share your posts. Any and all posts I view will be shared on all social media including the Facebook group and the  Real Food Fridays board on Pintrest.

Feel free to link up your real food posts, bloggers only please, family friendly posts pertaining to anything related to real food, or health related link ups/blog hops.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Real Food Fridays #85 Link Up

DO NOT LINK UP UNTIL YOU HAVE READ THE RULES.
Rule #1  If your ingredients do not have the following labels on it, or the ingredients are not listed as organic, filtered water, or cane sugar, you are using genetically mutant ingredients, sorry to burst your bubble.


Rule #2 However, if you list your ingredients as just sugar, pepper, flour that is exceptable.  Images that include non-organic brands will be deleted. That means if you have a picture of what you used, and I see Kraft, McCormick, etc the post will be deleted.

Rule #3 Bloggers only.

Notice
By submitting your email address you give your permission to receive emails informing you the link up is live. 

The purpose of this link up is to help others change from genetically mutant foods to real foods. If you are not eating organic, you are consuming GMOs that are void of vitamins and minerals.

It’s Your Life

Your host are Mary from Back to the Basics, and Mary's Kitchen.
                     Your co-hosts are

Thanks to all the awesome real food bloggers who link up each week. Let's support each other by checking out at least one other blog posts, and let them know you found them at the Real Food link up.

Check out the new Facebook group for Real Food Bloggers, join us and share your posts. Any and all posts I view will be shared on all social media including the Facebook group and the  Real Food Fridays board on Pintrest.

Feel free to link up your real food posts, bloggers only please, family friendly posts pertaining to anything related to real food, or health related link ups/blog hops.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Real Food Fridays #84 Link Up

DO NOT LINK UP UNTIL YOU HAVE READ THE RULES.
Rule #1  If your ingredients do not have the following labels on it, or the ingredients are not listed as organic, filtered water, or cane sugar, you are using genetically mutant ingredients, sorry to burst your bubble.


Rule #2 However, if you list your ingredients as just sugar, pepper, flour that is exceptable.  Images that include non-organic brands will be deleted. That means if you have a picture of what you used, and I see Kraft, McCormick, etc the post will be deleted.

Rule #3 Bloggers only.

Notice
By submitting your email address you give your permission to receive emails informing you the link up is live. 

The purpose of this link up is to help others change from genetically mutant foods to real foods. If you are not eating organic, you are consuming GMOs that are void of vitamins and minerals.

It’s Your Life

Your host are Mary from Back to the Basics, and Mary's Kitchen.
                     Your co-hosts are

Thanks to all the awesome real food bloggers who link up each week. Let's support each other by checking out at least one other blog posts, and let them know you found them at the Real Food link up.

Check out the new Facebook group for Real Food Bloggers, join us and share your posts. Any and all posts I view will be shared on all social media including the Facebook group and the  Real Food Fridays board on Pintrest.

Feel free to link up your real food posts, bloggers only please, family friendly posts pertaining to anything related to real food, or health related link ups/blog hops.