This is a refreshed version of the ubiquitous taco salad, with lean chicken and chopped vegetables piled high on a crispy tortilla. For a shortcut, omit frying the tortillas and serve the chicken salad over large handfuls of good-quality corn tortilla chips.
We’re all pro-plant here, right? Plants are keen! And it’s difficult to harbor ill will towards living objects that are beautiful and produce edibles. But sadly, even the most dedicated plant lover can forget to water her little green friends in a timely manner. Keep buds blooming instead of browning by investing in a few self-watering planters, or by making a few self-water-ers with your crafty, green thumbs, er, hands.
Baby, it’s hot out there! If glass after glass of water doesn’t seem to be quenching your thirst, try one of these nine foods as recommended by food writer and educational consultant Rebecca Wood in her book, _The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia_.
In efforts to protect themselves and their farms from a potential legal backlash by Monsanto, more than 300,000 individuals and family farms have taken “preventative” legal action against the multinational GMO seed and chemical company, which has a history of suing farmers for patent infringement. http://dlvr.it/1r4yrf
Homeowners and businesses have filed more than 30,000 claims stating that a DuPont herbicide killed thousands of trees. Restitution, expected to be paid out by the fall, will cost the giant multinational chemical and seed conglomerate hundreds of millions of dollars, the company reports. http://dlvr.it/1qsHmW
Good (and super futuristically strange) news for parents and vegetable lovers—and not-so-good news for you kids and Brussels sprouts haters: Scientists have created a laser that can tell if you’re eating enough vegetables simply by shining a beam onto your skin. For. Real.
Summer…the sun in the sky, warm temps, outdoor activities and water play. Let’s face it (literally). Increased outdoor activities in warm summer weather, working up a sweat coupled with higher humidity, a need for extra sun protection, temperature fluctuations and exposure to the elements can all create the perfect storm for your face. Do you find you’d rather hide than come out to play due to break outs, sunburn, shiny face and hyperpigmentation? We’ve pulled together a few skin care product quick fixes (and some requiring a little time and diligence) to address these summer skin challenges.
Remember the wretched fat-free products that were so hot in the mid-90s? Blech! Everyone was so darn busy fat-shaming foods that no one took time to read food labels. Some fats are essential to the human body. And others – well, yeah – they totally deserve to be fat-shamed.
If you’re lucky, your garden is probably in full bloom right now. But while the tomatoes, zucchini and lettuces you’ve been tenderly caring for all spring and summer are meant to end up on your plate, they’re also probably attracting other interested animals. Instead of using dangerous deterrents that could harm both the animals and the loved ones you’re feeding, try using some of these all-natural methods to keep your garden pest free!
If you can’t seem to give up your morning java fix, there may be a silver lining: Harvard School of Public Health has released two studies that show a connection between daily coffee consumption and decreased risks of both heart failure and skin cancer. http://dlvr.it/1qgdnP
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