Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Which foods cannot be frozen?

This question was in the ‘ask a question’ section of an issue of ‘Real Simple’ magazine. This is a frequent conversation for me so I thought I’d share their insights...

A. Most Foods that contain a lot of water. Meats and pantry items can withstand freezing temperatures, but their quality may be affected, says Tina Hanes, a food safety specialist with U. S. Department of Agriculture Meat & Poultry Hotline. But the following should always stay out of the freezer:

Eggs in their shell pose a health threat if frozen. Freezing cause the egg’s water content to expand, which can crack the shell and let bacteria in.

Fresh water-rich vegetables, such as cucumbers, celery, and lettuce. These freeze easily, but when the ice crystals melt during thawing, you’re left with soggy limp greens.

Soft cheeses with a high water content, such as cottage cheese, cream cheese, and ricotta. They loose their fluffy texture when the water in them returns to room temperature.

Food emulsions, such as cream and mayonnaise, which when frozen develop large ice crystals that puncture the cell walls. When they thaw, the foods separate and curdle.

This does not even go into how long food items may be kept frozen, which is a good discussion for another day...
#healthyeating #foodsaving

Saturday, December 27, 2014

What do you know about GMO's?

Whether your 16 or 60 you may be interested to know… What’s in what you eat?

Recently we saw Jeremy Gruber; the president & executive director of the council for responsible genetics, and author of ‘The GMO Deception’ getting interviewed on morning TV.

He was discussing a test that had been conducted by 50 scientists on genetically modified organisms; they fed them to insects, and their stomachs exploded!

So what happens to us?! And our environment?!

Currently there are 560 countries around the world banning GMO’s; so what is the matter with the United States?!

Remember you are what you eat so to be sure you’re making a non-gmo choice; you can learn more about the project, and browse by brand at
#naturalfoods #healthyliving

Monday, December 15, 2014

NOC most asked for Aromatherapy Healthy Helper Blend

From our new line of aromatherapy essential oil synergy blends...

Aches Away Massage Oil

This unique essential oil synergy is designed to aid your joint & muscle strain, aches, and pains, while easing the movement during regular activity. It also revitalizes the senses and skin. Shake well before use; then drip a few drops of oil directly onto your effected areas and massage gently to absorb.
*May be used as needed, several times daily.
#aromatherapy #noordinarychick

Carrots and Cancer

I was really thankful I only buy organic carrots, baby or otherwise when I read this.

I am always so outraged at the way our government allows our food to be treated I wanted to make sure to share this information with as many people as possible in hopes of informing them where these carrots come from, and how they are processed.

The following information is from a farmer who grows and packages carrots for IGA, METRO, LOBLAWS, etc.

The small cocktail (baby) carrots you buy in small plastic bags are made using the larger crooked or deformed carrots which are put through a machine which cuts and shapes them into cocktail carrots; most people probably know this already.

What you may not know and should know is the following:

Once the carrots are cut and shaped into cocktail carrots they are dipped in a solution of water and chlorine in order to preserve them, this is the same chlorine used in your pool.
Since they do not have their skin or natural protective covering, they give them a higher dose of chlorine.

You will notice that once you keep these carrots in your refrigerator for a few days, a white covering will form on the carrots. This is the chlorine which resurfaces.
#healthyliving #naturalfoods

All Natural Brownie Bites at Imagine Gallery

Earlier this year No Ordinary Chick got asked to participate in an event at Imagine Gallery in NYC so she made 100 All Natural Brownie Bites, and gave them all away!

Enjoy the bites anytime as these all natural brownie are available year round for your delight, just email us at and let us know how many you need...
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