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shares in local CSA–Utah Valley residents only

My friend Dale Allred has started a CSA (community-supported agriculture) called Jacob’s Cove in Orem, Utah and has expanded capacity, 200 more shares now available. A small 1 adult share is 5 to 7 pounds each week for 3 months (13 weeks). Small share (1 adult) $208 Medium share (2 adult) $390 Large share (4 […]

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ObamaCare . . . part 3 of 3

Congress has been wringing its hands over the tragedy of millions of uninsured Americans, for years. The question has been, “How can we pay for all the drugs and surgeries and doctor visits of the Baby Boomers?” How indeed. (And we aren’t even thinking, yet, of the soda generation of obese kids–we’ll worry about that […]

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Power foods? Really?

I saw a People Magazine article last week about 10 “power foods.” They listed agave, along with the aggressively marketed, uber-expensive acai and goji berries. Now I’m not going to diss  acai and goji, which are certainly high in antioxidants. But if you’re trying to adhere to a budget, do you really want to pay […]

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Locals, a brand new CSA! Shares available—but not for long.

I’m excited to announce to folks in Utah County that Dale Allred, the brother-in-law of one of my closest friends (Wendy, who had a LOT to do with the start of GreenSmoothieGirl.com) is starting a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). It’s a organic, non-hybridized farm, with greenhouses, in West Orem, with 10 acres he is leasing. […]

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a few links for you

I’m doing a 12 Steps to Whole Foods class in Lehi, Utah, on July 17.   Here’s a new link to sign up: https://www.classicbooksandgifts.com/content/12-steps-food-eating Check out Dr. Denise Punger’s blog.   She’s a 12 Stepper,  and I endorse her recipes and courageous advice to her patients to eat right, as well as her book Permission […]

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Mark Bittman: western lifestyle causing global warming

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/263   This is a great speech worth your time, by New York Times food writer Mark Bittman.   Did you know that our massive meat consumption (which has increased per capita 250 percent globally in the past 50 years) contributes to global warming?   Bittman discusses the history of food since 1900, and he […]

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tips for eating right inexpensively

Q:   Dear GreenSmoothieGirl, I can’t afford to eat the way you suggest. Any ideas? A:   Most people base their purchasing decisions on taste, convenience, price, appearance, and shelf life. Of course, what tastes good is dictated by our addictions, and you know if you read my blog that sugar is the most addictive […]

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