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2012 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce

No Comments 23 August 2012

We get asked a lot which foods families should focus on buying organic and which foods they can save money on by buying conventional. The Environmental Working Group creates to yearly lists to help you out: the Dirty Dozen and the Clean 15.

The top 5 foods on the Dirty Dozen list are below. These are produce items you really should buy organic if at all possible, as they are the most likely to absorb pesticides.

  1. Apples
  2. Celery
  3. Sweet Bell Peppers
  4. Peaches
  5. Strawberries

The top 5 foods on the Clean 15 list are the items least likely to contain pesticides, so save some money and buy conventional (not organic).

  1. Onions
  2. Sweet Corn
  3. Pineapples
  4. Avocado
  5. Cabbage

To see the whole list, visit the EWG website.


Foodie Friday: The Shack

No Comments 02 March 2012

Earlier this week I had a hankering for shrimp. But when do I not have a hankering for shrimp. So we headed to our favorite locally-owned seafood restaurant, The Shack, on 63rd just east of Western Avenue.

There are a few reasons we really like The Shack. It’s a bit of a dive and off the beaten path, which means it’s not full of crazy people. They are family-friendly, providing crayons and an activity sheet for our son, and spacious tables and booths for us to spread out on. Most importantly, they truck in their seafood from the Gulf EVERY DAY.

The boiled shrimp is amazing. My standard meal is a dozen boiled shrimp and an order of hush puppies. I’m sure it would kill me, but I could eat those hush puppies for breakfast, lunch and dinner. My husband really likes the crawfish etouffee and the fish tacos. Our son will even eat the fried catfish pieces on the kids menu – this is the only place he’ll eat fish. Other great kids menu items are shrimp and crawfish tails. (They also have standard chicken, pasta and a small burger if your child is less-than-adventurous.)

Bottom line: the people are nice and the fish isn’t fishy.

The Shack, Seafood and Oyster Bar
(405) 608-4333
303 NW 62nd Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73118



*$ = inexpensive enough to eat at regularly
$$ = a little more expensive, but not too much of a splurge
$$$ = pretty splurgy


New lower price on Babycook – $124.95!

1 Comment 14 December 2011

Most of the staff here at Green Bambino made their children’s food. Some of us did it the old-fashioned way with pots and pans and blenders. Some of us got to use the Babycook. All of us realize the value of fast prep and easy clean up – two things the Babycook does so well.

Just in time for the gift-giving season, Beaba has allowed Green Bambino to announce a new lower price on the Babycook – just $124.95!

Tips & Tricks

No Bake Banana Cookies

No Comments 03 February 2011

Graham crackers

Rolling pin

Ziploc or Lunchskins bag

Banana or other fruit

Place three graham crackers in a Ziploc or Lunchskins bag and crush them with a rolling pin. Slice a banana or other fruit into small pieces. Shake a few pieces at a time into the bag to completely coat the fruit. Lay the pieces out on a plate and, if you like, provide a little fork for spearing.

Recipe taken from The Toddler’s Busy Book by Trish Kuffner

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