Spring is here and the world is glorious – green and soft!!!

What do you love most about this time of year?

One, among many, many reasons I love this time of year, is that I find it far easier to eat vegetables in Spring and Summer. Mother Earth is thrusting greenery at us from every direction. It is fresh and luscious – draped across mountainsides, piling out of carts at the Farmer’s Market and filling our crispers at home.

This afternoon with not much available on my refrigerator shelves, I steamed up a head of broccoli. I mixed together a little flax oil and hummus and drizzled it around. I added a sprinkle of gomasio (sesame seeds, sea salt and sea weed).

How easy is that?! Fun! Fresh! And delicious!!!

Head of Broccoli

Flax Oil and Hummus to taste

Sprinkle of Gomasio (Can be found at Whole Foods or most health food stores)

Tell me again how you don’t have time or it’s too expensive to eat well?

Where does your money go? Do you practice conscious spending? Do you consider what your spending dollars are supporting? I came across this website today…

www.biggreeenpurse.com

The Big Green Purse Shopping Principles

1) Buy less.
2) Read the label.
3) Support sustainable standards.
4) Look for third-party verification.
5) Choose fewer ingredients.
6) Pick less packaging.
7) Buy local.

While scanning through it also noticed a David Bach book I hadn’t seen before…

Go Green, Live Rich

I feel inspired to up the ante… to notice how I’m spending my money…

How do your spending habits reflect your values? Are your financial activities congruent with your stated beliefs? Are you willing to consider others and the planet when you spend money?

What can you do starting today to implement more value oriented purchasing?