Easy Tomato Basil Bruschetta Recipe from the Garden

August 2nd, 2014 Posted in food, gardening, green living, health, organic | 13 Comments » Make sure you like EcoJoes on Facebook to stay updated on green ways to save money and help the environment. Just click the "like" button below. Muchas gracias!


If you’ve got a garden and are lucky enough to be growing tomatoes and basil, then you’ve basically got a ready-made, organic, honest-to-goodness snack sitting in your garden! Bruschetta is a tasty-as-heck, healthy snack, and is as easy to make as 1-2-3.

Here’s all you have to do to make deliciosa tomato basil bruschetta, along with a pro-tip to take your new tomato basil bruschetta to the next level!

Step 1: Obtain tomato

Bam! Fresh-picked maters straight from the garden!
Fresh picked tomatoes from the garden

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One-Ingredient “Ice Cream”

February 23rd, 2014 Posted in food, health, organic, vegan | 2 Comments » Make sure you like EcoJoes on Facebook to stay updated on green ways to save money and help the environment. Just click the "like" button below. Muchas gracias!


If you’re like most folks in today’s dog-eat-dog, hustle-n-bustle world, you like to take a break every once in a while for some tasty iced cream. But you probably know that standard ice cream, while delicious, is not nutritious.

Also, you have to break the bank to get some store-bought ice cream that traveled hundreds (perchance even thousands!) of miles to get to you. So what’s the eco-savvy, cheap frugal hu-man to do when they get a craving for that frozen goodness?

I’ll tell you what. You just buck up, grab some ripe nanners, and follow this super easy recipe for homemade, organic, vegan, healthy ice creamsorbet!

Through the magic of frozen bananas, you should end up with a delectable dessert resembling this:
Sad bowl of blended frozen bananas

One-Ingredient “Ice Cream”
(AKA World’s Easiest Sorbet) Recipe

1) Chuck 4-5 ripe bananas into the freezer.
2) Once they’re frozen, throw them into a food processor (or good blender) and blend them like your life depended on it.

Makes two manly-sized servings.

That’s it! You’ll be sure to “go ape” for this! *runs off stage as crowd boos*

Prescott Frost Organic Hot Diggities and Ground Beef

June 10th, 2012 Posted in food, organic | 1 Comment » Make sure you like EcoJoes on Facebook to stay updated on green ways to save money and help the environment. Just click the "like" button below. Muchas gracias!


As I lay starving on my cold, hard floor, wracked with hunger-induced hallucinations, the frantic sound of the doorbell jarred me to my senses.

Mustering the last dregs of my strength, I feebly opened the door and dully took in the styrofoam cooler, sent by none other than Prescott Frost, organic beef-seller extraordinaire.

This hormone-free, grass-fed beef was to be my salvation. READ MORE »

Looking for an Organic Vegan Kosher Lactose-Free Gluten Free All Natural Soy Creamer?

February 11th, 2012 Posted in food, organic, vegan | 1 Comment » Make sure you like EcoJoes on Facebook to stay updated on green ways to save money and help the environment. Just click the "like" button below. Muchas gracias!


Lawda mercy, that title is a mouthful. And that’s just what SoyGo‘s soy creamer gives you; a mouthful o’ creamy goodness for your coffee or tea.

I was fortunate enough to have the chance to try some of these puppies recently. They come in little travel packets. Chiggity-check out this picture from Nashveggie to see how they look:

The first thing that struck me, with the force of lil’ Eli‘s offensive line, was that having individual-sized foil packets of coffee creamer doesn’t seem real eco-friendly. I used 1-2 packets for a cup o’ coffee, so there went two foil packets.

As far as the taste of this, it’s the best soy creamer I’ve tried so far. It dissolved pretty well into the coffee, and although there was a slight hint o’ soy taste, it was great.

After almost finishing a terrific mug of café with SoyGo in it, I ran into some sludge at the bottom. Apparently this happens to a lot of soy creamers. So watch out on those last few gulps.

They really seemed to work hard to make this creamer using all-natural, vegan products. If you’re vegan, or have celiac disease, then this is the creamer for you. It would be better if it didn’t come in the small foil packets, though.

Free Organic Hand Sanitizer from Shaw Springs

May 1st, 2011 Posted in cleaning, free, health, organic | No Comments » Make sure you like EcoJoes on Facebook to stay updated on green ways to save money and help the environment. Just click the "like" button below. Muchas gracias!


“Alright, time for a sammitch break. I sure can’t wait to shove this tasty vittle down my gaping maw.”
Grubby hands with sammitch
Woah woah woah! Are you forilla about to eat that sammitch like that?

How about you use some organic hand sanitizer first? Not only is it organic, but it’s free, so price is no issue.

How do you get it, you ask? Just click THIS HERE LINK (THIS ONE), fill out the form at the bottom o’ the page, and you’re on your way to clean hands and safe sammitch-eating time. Don’t thank me, thank Shaw Springs.

Organic Spices from Teeny Tiny Spice Company

March 15th, 2011 Posted in food, green business, organic | No Comments » Make sure you like EcoJoes on Facebook to stay updated on green ways to save money and help the environment. Just click the "like" button below. Muchas gracias!


Almost everybody uses spices in their foods. Salt, pepper, maybe even cinnamon, for the adventurous. Even those people in Dune used spice. But what if you want some freshly ground, organic spice that’s unusual, like the elusive Persian Adwiya?

Then Teeny Tiny Spice Co. (of Vermont) has got you covered. They’re a small, family-run business that grinds their organic spices when you order them, so they arrive fresh and strong like bear. They sent me a package of their finest spices last weekend:

Not only do they offer their organic spices, but they also sent some cool recipes for said spices. READ MORE »

Quick City Gardening Tips Right Before Earth Day

April 21st, 2009 Posted in food, green living, organic, plants, projects | 2 Comments » Make sure you like EcoJoes on Facebook to stay updated on green ways to save money and help the environment. Just click the "like" button below. Muchas gracias!


Kick off Earth Day by starting a neighborhood garden. Gather around a bunch of neighbors and locals, find a vacant lot, and help “green” it by cleaning it up and turning it into a majestic garden. Here are some great tips for community gardens…
City Gardening Wisdom
Hopefully those tips will aid you on your journey to your very own community garden.

From the incomparable Onion.