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Free-Range, Cage Free, Pasture Raised, All-Natural: What Does it Really Mean?

Free-Range, Cage Free, Pasture Raised, All-Natural: What Does it Really Mean?

For those of us who have become aware of the cruelty of the meat, dairy and egg industry it can be tricky to navigate labels that want you to believe their product is more humane than conventional methods. In this post I will share what those labels really mean and if you do choose to […]

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3 Keys for Compassionate Eating

3 Keys for Compassionate Eating

When I first began to understand what it meant to eat compassionately I identified three key factors for doing the least amount of harm to: No. 1 The Earth Eating locally grown organic foods contributes less toxins to the soil, air and waterways. Plus supporting local farmers who use eco friendly practices to feed their communities […]

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Monsanto in Our Backyard

Monsanto in Our Backyard

As an active participant in the Label GMOs (genetically modified organisms) initiative I am saddened to learn that Monsanto the mega seed corporation has taken over Seminis in Oxnard. I not only fear that many of the surrounding agricultural areas will submit to the pressures of growing genetically modified foods, but also for the health […]

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How Avoiding Dairy Honors the Sacred Feminine

How Avoiding Dairy Honors the Sacred Feminine

Since I’ve become a mother I feel more deeply connected to other mothers. Not just human mothers, but mothers of all species. That bond of parent and child is obvious from elephants to kittens. It’s a protective, nurturing force that is so powerful it can be bewildering. After reading Carol Adams book The Sexual Politics […]

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Cutthroat Compassion

Cutthroat Compassion

I was recently nominated for a new Food Network Cooking show called “Cutthroat Kitchen”. And while flattered by the nomination here are some reasons why I’m declining this opportunity. I have seen these types of competitive cooking shows where cooks/chefs all fiercely try to outdo one another for a prize. A lot of stress and drama […]

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