Hello all, and Happy Sunday! I wanted to share a couple of links with you, to sites that I’ve been using a lot lately.
I’ve mentioned that we’ve been transitioning to a mostly vegan diet, and I’m focusing a lot on raw food. It makes sense, given that the vast majority of what we eat is veggies, fruits, and seeds. When I shop, just about everything in my cart is from the produce department (which makes me really excited for the summer, when we will hopefully be growing most of it ourselves), and recipes for simple raw foods fit very well into our lives. The Sunny Raw Kitchen has become a standby for me. I love that there are so many recipes available on the site, for free, and categorized nicely in an index. I also love that so many of them don’t require a dehydrator. We are planning to get a dehydrator in the summer, once we are ready to start preserving our produce, but for now, we don’t have one and I love that so many of the recipes on The Sunny Raw Kitchen don’t need one. The “where’s the beef?” carrot mixture quickly became a staple around here, and I’ve been making it every few days for the last month or so. It’s much more interesting than plain carrots, very inexpensive to make, and a great addition to salads and tacos. Both my husband and my son love it, and it only takes about 3 minutes to make using a food processor.
I’m also loving Debra’s List, which is an amazing resource of eco-friendliness. Debra has been green since long before it was cool, and her site is a wealth of information. I especially like the section where she explains a lot of the things that she does around her own home. It inspired me to spend a lot of today deep cleaning our house. We can’t afford to spend thousands of dollars on mattresses and furniture without toxic chemicals in them, but I can spend a few hours vacuuming all the nooks and crannies of our house (including the mattresses, an idea I got from Debra’s site) and washing our rugs and bedding. In general, everything I’ve done to rid our house of toxins has been inexpensive or free. The cupboard under our sink is full of bags of baking soda and jugs of vinegar that I use to clean pretty much everything, but I’m not going to spend $5000 on a new couch made of organic hemp. I love that Debra’s site has ideas you can put into practice regardless of how much money you have.
I hope you can find something useful on one or both of these sites – they’ve both been fantastic resources for me, and I thought I’d share.