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How To Read Labels

Do you know how to read ingredient labels? The FDA requires that all food products list each ingredient. Cosmetic products have labeling requirements too, but they tend to get a bit fuzzy. Here are a few tips and pointers to consider when buying personal care products. 

What's On Your Skin?

Hello, I'm Sarah. Like you, I am the cook, maid, bookkeeper, product researcher and designated shopper in my household.  I have a wonderful hard-working husband, but I seem to have the sole responsibility of making the decisions about providing my family with food, clothing and supplies that keep us fed, warm and safe.

Coconut Lemongrass Red Lentil Soup

It's difficult to find a recipe that everyone in the family will eat. With two kids, aged 4 and 6, their palletes are somewhat limited. I am constantly on the lookout for healthy recipes that incorporate the veggies we receive in our weekly CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share box. What's a CSA box, you ask? Well, each week my family receives a box of fresh vegetables from a local farm. At the beginning of the growing season, we purchase a share from the farm, which helps support the farm financially to purchase the seeds and supplies they need.

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