Zuppa Toscana recipe. Olive Garden

One of my favorite soups is Zuppa Toscana by the Olive Garden. But I don’t like the fact that they are GMO and who knows where that sausage is from. LOL. So I made my own version using organic ingredients and venison Italian sausage (hubby hunts). You could substitute a yummy fresh nitrate free nonGMO fed sausage & bacon. ;-)

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ZUPPA TOSCANA
4 strips bacon
1 pound Italian sausage
1 onion diced
2 cloves garlic-purée
1/4 bunch of kale chopped
1 pound or 3-4 russet potatoes sliced
1 cup Half & Half
Salt and pepper to season

1-Sauté Italian sausage in a large pot. Drain excess fat.
2-In the same pan, sauté bacon-then dice and save. Then sauté onions and garlic over low-medium heat for approximately 15 mins. or until the onions are soft.
3-Add water to the pot and heat until it starts to boil.
4-Add the sliced potatoes and cook until soft, about half an hour.
5-Add the half & half and just cook until thoroughly heated.
6-Stir in the sausage and the kale, heat through and serve. Sprinkle with bacon bits. Delicious!

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GMO 101: Hawaii Testing Grounds

Filmmaker Kyle Thiermann, host and creator of Surfing For Change, released the short documentary Pro Surfers vs. GMOs last week, which documented the longboard uprising and explored the surfers’ objections.  Google you state & Monsanto.  It’s an environmental justice issue in Hawaii (and I will mention the same is happening in Montana! Since that’s where we live).

Watch for March Against Monsanto~international march!

CLICK HERE to find a local march!

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Viral Video about Bottled Air

The video went viral this week after it was posted on Upworthy, so we thought it worthy of sharing too.

  • Bottled Water Uses a lot of Oil: Seventeen million barrels of oil are used in the production of plastic water bottles annually in the U.S., which is equivalent to fueling 1 million cars for a year. When considering all that goes into getting bottled water to stores and markets, this number can jump as high as 54 million barrels.
  • Bottled Water Creates Tons of Waste: Only one out of five plastic water bottles are recycled, contributing to the 3 billion pounds (or about 1.5 million tons) of plastic bottle waste each year. As a comparison, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, CA weighs 887,000 tons. Further, PET 1 bottles cannot be cleaned properly and over time can leech plastic components into the water, so it is not recommended that they be reused. PET bottles are highly resistant to biodegradation, and if they’re incinerated, they release toxic fumes.

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Neiman Marcus Review

I bought this robe on their sale. But it is too lightweight. So back it goes. No hassles because the prepaid label is in the box!!

Love it!!

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