Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Win a Water Saving Kit

Yesterday was World Water Day, an international day of observance and action to draw attention to the role that freshwater plays in our world and lives. We are lucky to have access to safe water but one in eight people in the world don’t have access to it, millions of women and children must still spend several hours a day collecting water from distant, often polluted sources, and 2.5 billion people live without a toilet. Please watch this video from Annie Leonard about bottled water, send me a comment by Friday, March 26 at valerie[@]zoeborganic.com and you can win a water saving kit (value $49.99.)

World Water Day, the Story of Bottled Water, It's Easy Being Green Water Saving Kits.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

BPA-free Chili, Finally!

Let me begin by saying I pride myself on my chili-making. But whipping up a batch without tomatoes and beans from BPA-lined cans has been a real challenge. So I'm happy to report I've found a solution: Eden Foods and Parmalat sell canned beans and chopped tomatoes in Tetra Pack packaging, respectively, without the worrisome chemical. They may be more expensive than regular canned beans and tomatoes, but they're definitely worth it. If you have your own, BPA-free chili recipe you'd like to share, by all means please post them on Comments.

To learn more about BPA in canned foods, visit Edens Food. You can find Pomi products (from Parmalat) in your local supermarket or online.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Jamie Oliver Food Revolution

I hope you will take 20 minutes to watch this video of Jamie Oliver at the 2010 TED conference. Even though i try my best to feed my kids healthy food, i am not perfect and i could do much better (we love chocolate.) I was really inspired by Mr Oliver, it reminded me how i saw my mom cook and how much i learned from her. Are my kids learning healthy eating habits from me? Not always. Do my kids know what a cauliflower is? I am ashamed to say they don't. With our busy schedule, we forget what is important and instead of always running from and to after school activities, maybe one after school activity should be cooking with our kids not for them. I am doing it this week. Please share with me your thoughts.
For my e-mail readers, please click on this link to see the video: Jamie Oliver.