ZooFit Recipe of the Week: Sweet Sunset Salad

Say this five times fast- Sweet Sunset Salad.

This magical creation is vegan, paleo-friendly, and local-friendly (even for the winter). The main attraction for this “salad” are the beets and sweet potatoes. Depending on the season, you can find the most vibrantly colored beets, all of which give the same great taste, but bring beautiful colors to your plate. The colors resemble a sunset, hence its name. Read More “ZooFit Recipe of the Week: Sweet Sunset Salad”

Principles of Eating Green: Think Global, Eat Local

I really don’t know if these new principles I’m writing out are going to be my final word on the subject. The idea of ZooFit is it is ever-growing, ever-evolving. I’ve been looking at my eating habits for a long time. I have found these principles to be in line with the dual aspects of healthy eating and conservation. Read More “Principles of Eating Green: Think Global, Eat Local”

30 Days of Experiencing Nature: Day 11- The Conservationist’s Dilemma

A healthy garden is a blessing for amateurs and professionals alike. It is such a joy to see the fruits of our labor unfold in front of us. Each day, I smile as the food I am growing gets one step closer to our dinner plates. It’s magical and uplifting.

But there is a dilemma gardeners have, a curse, if you will. And conservationists will understand this problem because they suffer it as well. Read More “30 Days of Experiencing Nature: Day 11- The Conservationist’s Dilemma”

30 Days of Experiencing Nature: Taking Advantage of Nature’s Bounty

Experiencing nature doesn’t necessarily mean doing recreational activities, workouts, or spending time in the woods. You don’t have to go to a park, or a lake, or hike a mountain to appreciate what nature does for us. You can take advantage of nature’s bounty by buying your food with nature in mind. Read More “30 Days of Experiencing Nature: Taking Advantage of Nature’s Bounty”

30 Days of ZooFit: Day 10- Hug Your Farmer

Have you hugged your farmer today?

I almost missed my chance to do so. Every year, Chris and I sign up for a CSA- community supported agriculture. Last year, though, we received some bad news. Our normal farm-share, Ebb Tide, was closing up shop. We needed to find another farm.

Luckily we live on Whidbey Island, a farmer market’s wet dream. There are several farms selling shares, and we easily found one close to us. Skyroot Farm. Read More “30 Days of ZooFit: Day 10- Hug Your Farmer”

30 Days of ZooFit: Trash to Treasure

I am always looking for ways to reduce the amount of waste I throw away. I sometimes feel like a pack rat, saving items destined for the trash, because, you never know what we can use it for later. In fact, I have a whole series called “Reuse, Recycle, Reduce Your Waist” where I turn old household items into workout equipment. Read More “30 Days of ZooFit: Trash to Treasure”