Welcome to Friday Happy Hour! Check out all of the interesting things Kelly and Tamara found this week. Grab a glass of your favorite beverage, enjoy and cheers!
Summer is almost over and sadly, garden fresh tomatoes are coming to an end (at least in Chicago)! To preserve your bounty, waterbath canning is an easy way to go! I like to can some of my summer produce because I can keep it either in my pantry or a shelf in my basement until ready to use. It doesn’t … Read More
Welcome to Friday Happy Hour! Check out all of the interesting things Kelly and Tamara found this week. Grab a glass of your favorite beverage, enjoy and cheers! I hope you read our post regarding the Stanford Study regarding organic and conventional foods’ nutrition levels. For more opinions check out: Robyn Obrien, Marion Nestle and Michael Pollan. What is your relationship with nature? … Read More
This summer has been a wonderful one for tomatoes, at least in Chicago. With the very hot and dry weather, the tomatoes seem to be growing like crazy! I have been eating tomatoes for almost every meal! Don’t you just love garden fresh summer tomatoes? Hopefully these recipes will give you some ideas on how to preserve your summer crop! … Read More
I am sure you have seen by now the big study from Stanford that came out September 4th stating that “The published literature lacks strong evidence that organic foods are significantly more nutritious than conventional foods.” (source) Almost every media outlet carried some sort of headline such as “Organic Foods No Better For You” and “Study Sees No Nutritional Edge … Read More
Tamara and Kelly didn’t meet in person until after Oh Lardy was launched. Kelly’s first child was born on her birthday. Tamara is a certified SCUBA diver and loves to dive around the world. Kelly was a competitive swimmer, but quit when she graduated from high school. Tamara has travelled to every continent except Antarctica. Kelly does not like … Read More
Welcome to Friday Happy Hour! Check out all of the interesting things Kelly and Tamara found this week. Grab a glass of your favorite beverage, enjoy and cheers! This article is a must read. Think all ingredients added to food have passed government safety testing? I used to. They wouldn’t allow this stuff to be sold if it wasn’t safe, … Read More
I am currently getting ready to take a course to become a Certified Healing Foods Specialist, offered by Immunitrition. I am super jazzed about it and can’t wait to learn more about healing foods, like fermented foods, superfoods, and how to choose the most nutrient dense/nourishing foods for my family. I am sure I will be learning lots that I … Read More
Fish oil is probably one of the most common supplements that people take these days. With all of the talk about the healthy fats in fish oil, as well as a myriad of other benefits, most of us agree that taking a fish oil capsule a day will contribute to our overall health. But how do we know which brand … Read More
Welcome to Friday Happy Hour! Check out all of the interesting things Kelly and Tamara found this week. Grab a glass of your favorite beverage, enjoy and cheers! This study came out recently and got a lot of attention. It seemed like every news group carried this, in print, on tv and on the internet. Really, egg yolks are as bad … Read More
Greek yogurt has gained tremendous popularity over the past several years. Plain Greek yogurt is supposed to be higher in protein and lower in sugar and has a thicker consistency than plain regular yogurt. People have really fallen in love with it! I was first introduced to Greek-style yogurt in 1996, while living in Amman, Jordan. A container of lebneh (similar … Read More
I got rid of all breakfast cereals a long time ago (much to the dismay of my younger son). Besides eggs, oatmeal, smoothies, and french toast this granola recipe serves as our go-to cold cereal option. I have it with milk in the morning or sprinkled on yogurt for a snack. I bet it would be delicious on vanilla ice … Read More
**This photo cracks me up. My daughter had already dug in to the frittata before I had a chance to take a picture. With the basil sprig, we laughed that it looks like Ms. Pacman! My family fell in love with frittatas on a trip to Spain last spring. Well, really we loved the ‘Spanish omelette’ which is essentially a … Read More
I recently stumbled upon this Nutrient Dense Food Pyramid courtesy of Sandrine Hahn of Nourishing our Children that addresses where our priorities should be. I love it. And, I think our country would be a much healthier Nation if we were all to follow guidelines such as those in the picture above as well as the Weston A. Price Foundation’s Healthy 4 Life dietary guidelines.
How do you even begin to start with Real Food? It can be so overwhelming, especially if you are used to eating processed foods and are just beginning to rethink your diet lifestyle. I remember making the transition and being a bit overwhelmed! I am a person who likes to dive headfirst and do it all but changing the … Read More