Sunday, March 22, 2009

A Green Superhero's Secrets

A wondering from the EcoWonder...
Behind every good green superhero is their lair of secrets, their digital fortress of eco-friendly tips or their bracelet with the special supergirl powers. Mostly, these secrets are our favorite blogs, websites, inspiration, recipes and fellow caped crusaders. Each week (or at least every once in awhile, even superheroes have to drive to soccer practice and dance lessons!) one of the caped wonders here in the Green Phone Both will share a sneak peek into her digital green lair.

I'm kicking it off today with a collection of superhero secrets I love this week:
My kids love pita bread, there's something about a sandwich in a pocket that doesn't get all weird and mushy in a cooler waiting for baseball practice to end. This recipe, from the delicious blog Coconut and Lime, is easy and my littlest guy loved watching the bread circles puff on our pizza stone in the oven. I also want to try her recipe for chipolte hummus, but haven't had a chance yet. If anyone does, let me know how spicy it turns out, OK? I'm thinking I might have to cut back the amount of chiles in adobo...

One of the things on my To-Do list (Remember? I promised I was getting back to basics!) was to green my doggies. I love them, they are absolutely considered family members and we are always looking for greener ways to feed them, care for them or keep them clean. Even if you don't need to buy anything, you can't help but just browsing Annie's Sweatshop - she has the cutest wiener dogs ever, and the pet products are all handmade, sustainable and low impact.

I loved this post on Recession Gardening over at IndieFixx. My schedule has been so hectic, I sort of swore off planting anything this year that would need major tending. Then I saw these cute seedlings and the list of yummy veggies and it looks so simple and nice that I am starting to rethink my decision... Am I biting off more than I can chew?
If you haven't read the book Big Box Swindle, then read Grean Bean's review. It hooked me in and I checked the book out from the library before my last business trip. I am pretty sure the guy in seat 34B on the plane thought I was nuts. I kept shaking my head, nodding and was looking pretty exasperated and maybe a touch angry. Which is always a sure sign of a great book! Check our her review and then run, don't walk to your nearest library to borrow a copy. You'll never look at the big discount chains in the same way again. Promise.
And last, but certainly not least! Shoes! OK, so just flip flops... But, we had two days here in chilly Michigan this week that were almost 70 degrees. Granted, this morning it's in the 30s, but I am still swearing off socks. This first day of spring was yesterday people, it's here! Mostly, I don't wear flip flops, they're not really acceptable work attire, but for heading down to the lake or relaxing outside, they're perfect. Check these out over at Miss Malaprop - "Feelgoodz are an eco-friendly, fair-trade flip-flop — they’re the only company in the U.S. currently offering up 100% natural rubber flip-flops, which are 100% biodegradable and recyclable." My flops from last year are pretty well destroyed, and rather than buying a cheap-o pair from Target, do you think I should consider these?
Let me know what you think!


Heather @ SGF said...

That pita recipe looks super easy! Thanks for sharing. I"m looking for new bread adventures :)

Farmer's Daughter said...

I love it when sock season is over. Unfortunately, it's still sock season here :(

Green Bean said...

No way! That pita recipe looks totally amazing. Dare a bread-a-phobe like me try it?

And, sure, try the flip flops. I still have another year or so of wear out of the eco-friendly ones I got last year. Would love to compare.


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