Top Green Food Companies I Use and Trust

Top Green Food Companies I Use and Trust

no-till-farmingI am always on the lookout for products the are not only healthy, but also conscientious. Many large companies produce their products with no regards for the processes’ long-lasting effects on the earth and the consumer is none the wiser.

Thankfully, in 2016 tons of green food and beverage companies are leading the way with sustainably produced products. There are many companies now who go out of their way to prioritize the health of the people buying their food and the earth as whole. When compiling this list I tried to look at companies that I personally use and offered a wide range of products that represented a true commitment to the earth. I purposely avoided any companies that had larger parent companies that most likely don’t honor the values of their smaller, purchased, subsidiaries.

Frontier Natural Products

frontier_natural-logoFrontier Co-op has been a member-owned cooperative that has had it’s eye on a natural lifestyle since the early 70’s. How their co-op impacts the world around them is of the utmost importance, and are completely committed to the communities that produce their products. Your purchases benefit struggling families and communities around the world.

Numi Organic Tea

english_westminster_teaNumi was founded by a brother and sister team who spent time traveling the world and seeing how sacred tea leaves were to every single culture. This team wanted to show the wets just how special these teas could be. The driving principle of the company is to create a product that is not only healthy, but also supports the planet in a way the help it thrive, not destroys it.All products are USDA certified organic, made with 100 percent herbs, fruits, flowers and spices. There are also no artificial flavorings or fragrances

Caveman Coffee Co

coffee-beans-wallpapers-hdCaveman Coffee has a strict standard when it comes to the environment. It started with their growing process and ends with the packaging the ship their beans in. Unlike most other companies, every bean is grown under the UTZ certification and Rainforest alliance protocols. This not only supports the earth, but makes sure the people growing and producing the beans are supported as well. These alliances support the communities that produce many of the world’s goods. Caveman routinely tests it’s products for food safety to ensure the highest standards are continually met before it’s sent out to its customers through it’s coffee delivery service.

Tetrasodium EDTA: What’s Wrong?

Tetrasodium EDTA: What’s Wrong?

marine-lifeThe tetrasodium EDTA is a chelating agent, which serves to react and form complexes with metal ions which could affect stability and / or appearance of cosmetics. It “seizes” the metals, but doing so makes them available to be dissolved in water. Then the residue of cosmetics that end up in water cause an increase in metals already present in them. And it derivate the poisoning of marine life (and who eats it … mercury levels in fish are more than a concern!).

Although this substance is so controversial – Ecolabel a brand in Europe do not allow its use for example – the tetrasodium EDTA continues to be used.

The reasons have been explained by Fabrizio Zago, an industrial chemical that is also consultant of Ecolabel: “The official reason” is that acting as sequestering it reduces water hardness and then let surfactants (including soap to work better. The specific reason for the presence in soaps is that sequesters iron ions that otherwise will cause rancidity of the soap itself with production of bad smell. In liquids products, emulsions and so on instead this EDTA is introduced because it is a good adjuvant of preservative system that breaks down the microbial although not defined as “antibacterial” or “biocidal”. One will wonder then if can not be replaced : “It depends from case to case: the liquid sequestering action can be supported by sodium citrate (but you will not have the antibacterial effect), in soaps the less polluting choice is the sodium etidronate, without, again, bactericidal action.

“Natural” substances that will be able to do everything that EDTA do not exists or I do not know them but a mixture of substances can make all the functions of EDTA alone. But since it costs so little and really works, you will not find any traditional industry of cosmetic willing to give it up. ”

We lovers of nature already know it, so let’s do our action, let’s read the composition of what we buy and do not buy anymore cosmetics having this EDTA, a clear message can be given to traditional cosmetic industries if suddenly their sales decrease!.

Tips for Quicker and Natural Cooking

Tips for Quicker and Natural Cooking

Now that you have decided to eat more natural and introduce organic food you surely will notice that prepare good natural food requires more time and effort, but with some tips you can save time and enjoy cooking:

farmers market vegetablesWhen shopping for vegetables (maybe once a week) dedicate an hour to wash them, then wrap them individually in a cloth towel and keep them fresh (carrots are very comfortable to hold in a bag of cotton).

Cook pasta, soups and stews for two meals.

Cook the rice and other cereals in quantities for for three meals. You can later only heat, or use them in different types of recipes that allow you to reuse them, like salads, baked dishes , etc.

In your kitchen cupboard, keep a shelf for storing cereals, another one for sweeteners and nuts, one for spices, one for bread and biscuits, etc.. If you keep in order you will find your ingredients much easier and faster.

While cooking do not make a mountain of dirty dishes in the sink. As you use tools or utensils, rinse them and put them to drain. Uncluttered you move better and faster, and the time spent cleaning is widely repaid.

If find difficulties in organizing the kitchen, make a list of dishes that you will prepare, starting with what he has to cook longer and ending with the most fast. The salad, which should not cook, be prepared for last.

If you are planning your kitchen, or if have the ability to adapt to new needs, consider this replacements: sink – large working – stove, so that the work plan enable it to fully utilize the other two resources.

For each job should be used the right tools, and the kitchen is no exception.

Viaggiare da sola oltreoceano con un bebè

Viaggiare da sola oltreoceano con un bebè

Ho dovuto fare un viaggio intercontinentale da sola con la mia bambina e credetemi è un compito difficile, fare le code per tutti i controlli , mettere su e giù la mia bimba dal passeggino per i controlli di sicurezza, portare il nostro bagaglio a mano e poi aspettare le relative ore per la conessione del volo. Tutte queste manovre e attesse possono farti perdere i nervi facilmente, ma fortunatamente questo non è stato il mio caso e dopo aver vissuto questa esperienza, vorrei condividere con voi i seguenti consigli:
BPA free food containerNon è facile trovare rapidamente un buon menù per bambini al bar o ristoranti dell’aeroporto. Quindi, preparate un menù rapido e sano per il vostro bambino come il riso o pasta con verdure e portatelo con voi in un contenitore per alimenti libero di Bisfenolo A . Potete scaldarlo se desiderate e questo contenitore vi sarà utile una volta arrivati nel paese di destino.


babys milk Portate con voi 2 o 3 mini confezioni di latte a lunga conservazione per preparare il biberon durante i voli e, in caso di diarrea portate anche alcune piccole confezioni di succo di frutta (se mela meglio ). Non preoccupatevi, gli alimenti per bambini si possono trasportare sugli aerei anche se liquidi.



muji containersPer avere un bagaglio a mano leggero ed avere comunque a disposizione tutti i prodotti per la cura personale necessari potete acquistare presso Muji alcuni mini contenitori di plastica da viaggio da riempire con sapone liquido, creme, deodoranti, dentifricio. Inoltre potete provare a chiedere nel vostro negozio di erboristeria di regalarvi alcuni campioni gratuiti. Se siete i vostri clienti abituali loro saranno lieti di darvi una mano.


Madrid airport kindergardenChiedere nel punto informazione se hanno a disposizione un servizio di asilo nido. Ho scoperto per caso questo servizio all’aeroporto di Madrid nella sezione JKH e credetemi mi è stato di grande aiuto per trascorrere serenamente l’attesa per il volo di collegamento mentre la mia piccola si divertiva giocando. Questo asilo è stato fantastico, aveva a disposizione la sezione biblioteca, sezione di gioco, sezione pappa con seggioloni e microonde, stanzetta con culle e ho potuto anche farle il bagno alla mia piccola con tanto di doccia acqua calda e phon . Per avere accesso al servizio bisogna presentare la carta d’imbarco.

Portate nel vostro bagaglio a mano tutti i farmaci che il pediatra ha prescritto al vostro bambino e tenete fra i documenti la prescrizione medica e scontrino.