Friday, July 17, 2015

For the Love of a Goat

                  Goats are very curios and extremely intelligent animals. They can be great company to farmers, since they are loyal, social and loving. Not only are they used for food purposes such as  milk and cheese, but they can also be used to pull around small carts and loads to help you on your travels. Their manure can be very beneficial in the fertilizing process. They also have no problem in clearing any weeds from your lawn, just be extra careful with leaving them in your lawn or grassy area for too long because they WILL eat EVERYTHING!!

Written by: Areza G&N Intern 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Raw food vs Cooked food

Find out how to prepare your veggies to get the maximum nutrition out of them.Some produce is most nutritious the "Raw" way, (which is any food that hasn't been heated above 115 degrees) while other need the heat to bring out there best.Here are some example of some veggies, each paired up with a quick recipe...

 1.Asparagus -(cooked)
  Steaming this it till bright green and tender ignites its cancer fighting potential. this low calorie stalk is rich in glutathione, a detoxifying compound that can help destroy carcinogens.

Recipe: under a steamer of boiling water, steam the asparagus for 3-6 minutes until easily pierced with a knife.take out, squeeze over lemon juice, and a pinch of black pepper and salt.enjoy!

2.Beets -(Raw)
 You lose 25% of their Folate .Folate is commonly knows as B-12 which plays a main role of cell repair for production of red blood cells, metabolism, and prevents obesity and various cancers in the body.

Recipe: Shredded beet salad:,,50400000124813,00.html You can also add turnips! (for a vegan version exclude the yogurt)

3.Broccoli -(Raw)
   Heating broccoli, deactivated the enzyme in it, "Myrosinase" . that enzyme cleanses the liver from carcinogens. Carcinogen is a substance capable of causing cancer in living tissue.

Recipe: Clean the broccoli, chop off the florets and eat it with instead of ranch. or a hummus recipe! .

4:Mushrooms -(Cooked) Heating mushrooms. Sauteing ,grilling ,baking ,steaming ,any way possible. It bring out the muscle-building potassium and protein you need. 

5:Onion -(Raw)
They’re anti-allergic, anti-histaminic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant,you'd deactivate most of this by cooking them.

Recipe: (super easy) 2 ripe avocados, sliced1/4 c thinly sliced white (or red) onion,a sprinkle of olive oil (about 1 tbsp) , juice of 2 small limes...Compile the avocado and onion. Sprinkle with olive oil and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Enjoy!

6:Spinach -(Cooked) Cooked spinach will let your body  absorb all of its calcium,iron, and magnesium immediately.
Recipe: Spinach sauce (for spaghetti10 oz of spinach, half a package of queso fresco,clove of raw garlic, olive oil (2 tbs)and salt and pepper to taste . Welt down the spinach  in a little bit boiling water. when thats done. in a food processorthrow in the everything and pulse until the sauce is thick but smooth.serve over any pasta and enjoy hot.

7: Red bell peppers -(Raw)
Their high in vitamin c,it breaks down when heated above 375 degrees. so safer to eat raw in my opinion. 

Recipe:You can eat these sliced with the dips under the broccoli recipes.

8. Tomatoes- (Cooked)
tomatoes include lycopene which prevents cancer and other chronic diseases, this vitamin becomes more intensified when they are cooked and a little oil is added.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


Why spend a lot of money and time on shopping for new clothes when you can up-cycle your old clothes. You can add you own flavor to your creation

There is nothing wrong with donating your clothes, but you also save money when you have to buy new clothes for the new school  year. You're letting out your inner fashionista. But clothes is not the only thing that can be up-cycled,furniture can be renewed. 

  Give your old forks a new use. Hooks are always used around the house.

 Your cat might need a new bed, use a suitcase, and a pillow to create a wonderful new bed with out wasting a dime.

You dont have to spend millions at retail stores to get the elegant chic look that you crave; with only watching a few tutorials from any DIY website you will get inspired and become a pro in no time. 

Written by Jackie