Monday, October 20, 2008
A friend of mine passed this article onto me from Bottom Line Secrets and I wanted to share it with all of you (their website is www.bottomlinesecrets.com). The article was written the first of October and it provided its readers with tips on how to save money. One point the article mentioned was that by limiting portions of food, eating leftovers and storing food properly can save around $1,500 a year!! If you need tips or advice on food storage, what to do with leftovers just give the twins a call. According to the US Department of Agriculture an estimated 25% of edible food that is purchased by Americans goes to waste!!! My sister and I are strong believers of balance and portion control of your food. Also, by eating more fresh food everyone will create less waste due to the foods consumed are not out of a box! By doing this you are doing your part in helping the environment and saving some money for yourself! I recommend every one to start eating more local produce and fresh organic food as much as possible... your bodies will thank you for it. Another good point from the article is ... to eat lower on the food chain. (Michelle and I are big believers on this topic -since we are raw/vegans).I am sure you all know by now that it takes more energy and money to eat foods high on the food chain, such as beef or poultry. I could talk about this topic for forever, but my main point here is to try to decrease the amount of meat you eat in your diet. Our bodies don't necessarily need all the meat to survive or to be healthy. Also, by eating less meat you could likely save 20%, or about $1,200 on your annual food budget.... which we all can benefit from. Again, these are just some points that I wanted to share with you all about how to save money and the environment through your food choices. There is plenty of information on these topics and more ways to save on money. I hope that this information is useful and maybe everyone will start to try some of these new things! Your body, mind, soul, and our planet will thank you for it.
This is great time to help increase the awareness of Celiac to others. Check out Celiac Sprue Association for more information about how you can help. http://www.csaceliacs.org/month.php Did you know that 97% of people with celiac disease do not know that they have it! Doctors often fail to diagnose the disease in adults as it takes about 8 visits to the pediatrician before a child is diagnoses correctly. Learn more at www.CeliacDisease.net From the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center. Help spread the word and symptoms of this disease. Celiac affects about 1 in 133 people in the United States. This equals about 1.5 million people! For more information check out www.gluten.net. The Gluten Intolerance Group. Celiac is a multi-symptom, multi-system disorder, triggered by consuming gluten a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten is also found in many other things like salad dressings, soy sauce, gum, beer, medications and pills, marinades, breads, cereals, imitation foods, soups, and gravies, and the list goes on. It is important to read labels and come familiar with brands that are safe. Do your research! Remember that wheat free is not gluten free. One of our favorite magazines is Living Without. Go check it out for get information for all types of allergies. So spread the word!!
Monday, October 6, 2008
We now offer soy, casein, and corn free products, in addition to the gluten, egg, dairy, and peanut free options. We also offer low glycemic sugar options, which we use stevia or agave nectar to sweetener our products. We try to always use natural sugars, although some recipes do work best with other sugars, such as pure maple syrup, brown rice syrup, local black strap molasses, or raw sugar. Please remember to come by every Saturday to see what new options we have baked up for your enjoyment at the North Hills Farmers Market. The North Hills Farmers market will be open till November 22. Stay tuned for more information on the holiday market. As the holiday season is approaching, Twins Kitchen will be providing gift baskets that will be great for holiday parties for your work, friends, or family. More on this to come!
Starting tomorrow, October 7, Harmony Farms will be selling some of baked goods as well as allow for you to order larger quantities from an order sheet they will have in the store. Harmony Farms is a natural health food store located at the intersection of Creedmoor and Millbrook in Raleigh, NC. Please stop by and see what they have to offer.