Thursday, November 09, 2006

There's Always More to Learn!

I've just begun reading The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. Its a pretty graphic read for its time. The descriptions of the slaughterhouses read like the script of a PETA documentary.

I'm trying out a Cajun Beans and Rice recipe in the slow cooker today. If its a hit, I'll share the recipe.

In other news, I'm so aggravated. I got my free copy of the Environmental Risks of Breast Cancer a few days ago and one of the chemicals they list as a risk, paraben, is in nearly everything, deodorant, hair gel...even the Nature's Gate shampoo and conditioner that I've been buying for years! So the frugal veggie hunt begins for alternate, eco-friendly, non paraben containing products. I swear, if I can find user friendly recipes, I'm going to just start making my own. More on this later...


Barbara said...
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Barbara said...

Katie, I have a link for you:

Their organic hair care shampoos don't have paraben. I use a body wash from there which does have it, as the very last ingredient.

They might have other products as well without the paraben.


Anonymous said...

wow that sound like a good book to read and learn!

AnnMarie said...

Katie, in the change to the new Blogger software, the feed options for RSS readers is automatically changed to only send short bits. Could you please change it back to the full posts? I use Bloglines to read my blogs (like 50 ofr them a day) so getting the entire post is important to me. I love your blog and don't want to have to stop reading it! Also, someone else said that they found a way to categorize old posts in bulk. I don't know how she did it, but she said it was so much easier than doing them one by one.

Katie said...

Hi Annmarie,

It was already set to send full blogs but I went through it again and saved it. May be it just needed a kick in the pants!

Thanks Barbara.

This is the cd-rom that I mentioned in my first Friday Freebies.

Anonymous said...

I really like the shampoo bars from Prairieland Herbs:

Katie said...

Thanks for the link, I'm intrigued!