We are doing this now. I buy mostly bulk grains like rice, couscous, bulgar, spelt, flax, beans, flours etc from the store and make the vast majority of our food (at least breakfast & dinners) from scratch. My daughter has never tasted white bread (unless it was homemade) and I intend to keep it that way. We push all sorts of foods on the kids that I would never have thought to eat when I was little. My son loves fennel & eggplant & DD likes mushrooms & broccoli.
The main thing we stay away from in our house is corn syrup (high fructose mainly). DH has started checking labels when he shops & won't buy an item if it has HFCS. Score!
Right now, my biggest issues are lunch & snacks to send with DS for school. They can't heat up foods and sandwiches get boring. Any tips for packable clean foods?View Thread
I like fried tofu- its delicious. However, I HATE cold tofu. It has a funny consistency when cold & can be really gross. I use tofu in Asian & Indian recipies in substitute for meat a lot. When you give it a good pan fry in cubes, it comes out crispy & yummy. My kids like it this way, but havent had it any other way (that I know of)View Thread
They are so wonderful! I just bought a 4 pack on Diapers.com because I was really unhappy with the quality of the Target brand. The 7th Generation ones are chlorine free, and are incredibly absorbent. Also, DD was able to take off her pull ups & the Target brand training pants herself. These are thick, almost like cloth and are very sturdy.
I know they aren't as good as cloth diapering, but I was really impressed with the quality of these. I just thought I would pass on the info. They make chlorine free diapers as well & I wish I had discovered them sooner.View Thread
I agree completely. I dislike the idea of private boards- especially when it was being advertised here as a "better" place to be. I am not a fan of leaving people out & really not a fan of letting people know they are going to be left out.
Drama is everywhere. You can choose to participate in it or not.
I like this board. I like ecoparenting & some of the ideas that I got here. I even *gasp* like some of the differing opinions. Oh well. I will keep posting here & I hope other people will as well.View Thread
I know that the directions on the Ball jar box say not to boil the lids because they can warp & not seal properly. If you just boil the glass part of the jars, the heat from the jars cooling will create the same suction.
Also, make sure your jars are kept warm until you fill them- if they are cold & the stuff you put in is hot, they can shatter & that sucks.View Thread