I cringe every time I think about how my mom used things like Comet, Pine-Sol Zep, and Tide when I was growing up. Back then when I would smell those things, that meant mom was busy cleaning. I grew up thinking that was the “clean” smell. Now I have a totally different view of what clean is supposed to
smell like. It’s supposed to smell like the earth, a natural smell, I guess I’d say. The perfect way to make sure your living space is clean and healthy and germ-free is to use safe cleaning products that you can make yourself, using natural and inexpensive ingredients. It’s cost-effective, simple, satisfying and rewarding. Not only do essential oils help make your home smell good, many essential oils have strong antiseptic, antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties, which make them the best defense against those pesky germs! Time to clean out your cupboards of those toxic commercial cleaners, and replace them with better no-toxic DIY cleaning products.
DIY Essential Oils Recipes
Lemon All Purpose Cleaner Recipe
- 12 oz spray bottle
- 5 oz. distilled water
- 5 oz. white vinegar
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 15-20 drops Lemon Essential oil
- In a large measuring cup or bowl combine water and vinegar.
- Add baking soda a little bit at a time so that the mixture doesn’t fizz up and overflow.
- Add drops of oil
- Pour mixture in spray bottle
Lavender Air Freshener Recipe
- 2 cups distilled water
- 1 oz. (2 tablespoons) vodka or rubbing alcohol
- 1/2 teaspoon lavender essential oil (grapefruit would be another good oil)
Now, I used 30-40 teaspoon drops of lavender oil, because I wanted it to be slightly stronger, but you may want to test it with 20 drops first before adding more, just in case!
Spray this on anything. It is wonderful to spray on mattress (let dry for a moment) or in between the sheets.
Furniture and Stainless Steel Cleaner Recipe
- 1 cup oil (vegetable oil, avocado oil, or olive oil)
- 1/2 squeezed lemon
- 8-10 drops of lemon essential oil
Add to bottle and use a few drops on clean towel to rub onto surface.
Powder Dishwasher Detergent
- 3 cups washing soda
- 1 cup baking soda
- 10 drops of lemon essential oil
Combine all ingredients and store in a sealed container. To use, add about 2 tablespoons to the soap compartment of your dishwasher. Drop back to 1 1/2 Tablespoons if you find spots on your dishes.
Liquid Laundry Soap Recipe
- 1 gallon Jugs (I use old vinegar bottles)
- 3T Borax
- 3T Washing Soda
- 2T dish soap (I like to use Dr. Bronners)
- 10-20 drops of Essential oils (I always use a few drops of Tea Tree, then I mix it up with peppermint, orange, lemon or lavender oils)
Boil a pot of water and pour into jug. When it cools slightly pour in your ingredients (I use a funnel for this, makes it much easier) shake around until mixture dissolves. When the mixtures cools fill the jub with water. Use 1 cup per load.
4 Other Uses with Essential oils
- Add a few drops of rosemary into your shampoo/conditioner bottles. Rosemary helps stimulate the scalp and promotes circulation and hair growth.
- Add about 12 drops of your favorite oil to your bath to help relax. Wild Chamomile, Mellow Mix and Lavender would be great choices.
- Add a few drops to your favorite lotion or oil.
- Use in a diffuser.
What are your favorite ways to clean with essential oils?
Did you know that a low fat diet for children can cause more harm than good? Yep, low-fat diets do not meet the nutritional needs for children. Instead, they can lead to inadequate energy intake and can interrupt or compromise normal growth and development. When kids are eating a low-fat diet, they typically eat more high sugar and starchy carbohydrates, which can lead to blood sugar problems and decreased immunity. This is sad because many parents believe that good nutrition is all about low fat and low calorie instead of healthy fats and nutritionally dense foods. We need to stop this way of thinking.
Healthy fats are essential for children’s growth and development including their brains, which are made up of 60-70% fats. Good fats are also another source of energy, which kids need. If you have kids or spend time around them, you’ve probably noticed how they are always craving snacks that are sugary or sweet, that’s because sugars/sweets are fast burning sources of energy. Satisfying them with healthy fats is optimal, because they are a slow/long burning sources of energy.
For proper growth, kids need to absorb all of their nutrients (vitamins and minerals), and they can do this by eating healthy fats. If they are deficient in fats or not eating proper fats then they are not absorbing and using those fat-soluble nutrients vital for their development, especially vitamins A, D, E and K. Fats are also important for their immune function, which helps them to heal more quickly.
What are the best healthy fats for kids?
Healthy Fats For Cooking*:
- Avocado Oil (high heat point)
- Coconut Oil
- Butter/Ghee (learn to make your own)
- Duck Fat
- Red Palm Oil
*Always look for the words: unrefined, cold pressed, organic, and expeller pressed.
Healthy Fats for Dressings/Salads/Mayo/Raw*
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Avocado Oil (the mild flavor makes it wonderful for dressing and mayos)
- Sesame Oil
- Fermented Cod Liver Oil (FCLO) – this is not just for cooking or just to be used as an ingredient, it is also a wonderful supplement.
*These oils should not be heated; only use them when you’re not cooking them.
Foods That Contain Healthy Fats
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Flax Seeds
- Whole Fat Organic Milk/Raw Milk
- Full Fat Yogurt
- Full Fat Coconut Milk, Coconut Butter and Coconut Cream
- Nut/Seed Butters (Sunflower Seed, Almond, Walnut, Cashew, Hazelnut)
Here are some tips to help get more fat into your children’s diet:
- Supplement with FCLO
- Add a few tablespoons of healthy fat of your choice in smoothies (I like to do coconut oil or coconut cream and a scoop of nut or seed butter)
- Heavily butter their toast or muffins with coconut oil or ghee
- Add healthy fats to their oatmeal (usually ghee or coconut oil)
- Make homemade mayo (I like usually avocado oil for this)
- Cook eggs in butter
- Sauté vegetables in ghee/coconut oil
6 Bad Fats to avoid:
- Trans fats! Hydrogenated fats and partially hydrogenated fats These fats are toxic and interfere with the essential roles in our body.
- Oils in a plastic clear bottle are already rancid from light exposure. These should be avoided.
- Any fat that says refined; stay away
- Also another tricky play on words to watch out for is Cold-Processed (they want to make you think it say’s cold pressed)
- Canola oil and cotton seed oils are highly processed oils and should be avoided.
- Soybean oil
Read my earlier blog post for more information about healthy oils (fats) we should be eating.
How do you get extra healthy fats into your kids’ diet?
Did you know you can make your own flavored gourmet salt blends? I didn’t until recently! To be honest, it never really occurred to me that I could make so many different kinds of blends until I started trying some! You could end up paying a pretty penny for fancy salt blends, but today I’ll give you some fun recipes so that you can make your own gourmet salt blends at home.
First, let’s ditch the table salt. Table salt is heavily processed and refined, which means it is stripped of all it’s minerals except for sodium. They also usually add an anti-caking agent like aluminum back in. Our bodies cannot break the chemical bonds that are to be absorbed and used by our body, which leads to many health issues. Instead we need to use sea salt. Himalayan is a good choice as is Celtic sea salt. Both of which have wonderful health benefits.
DIY Gourmet Salt Blends
Seasoned Salt Recipe
Before finding out about all these exciting blends, this was the only salt recipe I’ve made and keep on hand.
- 1/4 cup Onion Powder
- 1/2 cup finely ground Sea Salt
- 2 tablespoons ground Black Pepper
- 1/4 cup Garlic Powder
- 2 tablespoons Paprika
- 2 tablespoons Chili Powder
Mix well in a glass gar or you can give it a quick spin in your blender or food processor.
There are so many different combinations you can make. Start with the spices do you most use in your cooking. You can take a few of your favorites to make your own gourmet salt blend.
Some More Ideas for Flavoring Your Gourmet Salt
- Traditional Seasoning Salt: Salt, Sugar, Paprika, Onion and Garlic
- Lemon Pepper: Salt, Pepper, Lemon Peel
- Rosemary Garlic Salt: Salt, Rosemary, Garlic
- Celery Salt: Salt, Celery Leaves, Celery Seeds
- Tarragon and Wild Mushroom Salt: Dried Porcini Mushrooms, Dried Chanterelle Mushrooms, Salt, Tarragon, White Pepper
- Taco blend: Salt, Paprika, Chili Powder, Cumin, Red Pepper Flakes, Garlic, Oregano
And here are a couple of other recipes I found and I cannot wait to try!
The sky’s the limit. Have you made gourmet salt blends before? Which spices did you use?
By the year 2030, an estimated 67 million (25% of the projected total adult population) adults aged 18 years and older will have doctor-diagnosed arthritis, but did you know there are two types of arthritis? The most common type of arthritis is Osteoarthritis, a degenerative arthritis (wear and tear of the cartilage) usually associated with poor nutrition and aging. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder. That means that the immune system attacks parts of the body. The joints are the main areas affected by this malfunction in the immune system. Over time it can lead to chronic inflammation and joint damage. A lot of doctors just treat arthritis symptomatically, meaning they will give you medication to help with the pain. However, there is growing research that just making dietary changes, like adding these organic foods to your diet, can go a long way with both types of arthritis.
6 Organic Foods to Help Fight Arthritis
Turmeric has a high antioxidant value and helps to boost the immune system. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory and is popular among those with arthritis and joint problems.
2. Vitamin C Rich Foods
One important function of vitamin C is in the formation and maintenance of collagen, the basis of connective tissue, which is found in the skin, ligaments, cartilage and joint linings, bones and teeth. Vitamin C rich foods include organic:
- brussel sprouts
- dark leafy greens
Increase intake of omega-3 fatty acids by eating more cold water fish, olive oil, walnuts or freshly ground flaxseeds. You may also want to consider taking a fish oil supplement to help keep your protein intake low.
Ginger is another great anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, it’s said to be a superior anti-pain remedy, beating out over-the-counter medicines like Tylenol and Advil.
Berries including blackberries, raspberries, strawberries have anthocyanin’s which are a potent antioxidant responsible for the reddish pigment in foods, which may help reduce inflammation.
6. Blackstrap Molasses
High in valuable minerals such as calcium, potassium, and magnesium, blackstrap molasses has been a cherished home remedy for arthritis for a number of years. As a dietary supplement (easily consumed as a drink), blackstrap can help relieve symptoms of arthritis and joint pain, thanks to its vital constituents that regulate nerve and muscle function, and strengthens the bones. 1-2 tablespoons a day straight or mixed with warm water.
Though there isn’t an official Arthritis Diet (I don’t think), the following could benefit those with arthritis greatly:
- Avoid processed and fried foods, both of which promote inflammation.
- Decrease the amount of sugar you intake each day. The less sugar you eat, the less inflammation, and the stronger the immune system to defend us against infectious and degenerative diseases.
- Avoid dairy products. Dairy has a known protein called Casein which may irritate the tissue around the joints.
- Refrain from tobacco and alcohol use, which can lead to a number of health problems, including some that may affect your joints. Smokers are more at risk for developing rheumatoid arthritis, while those who consume alcohol have a higher risk for developing gout.
- Drink your water. Water does more than hydrate you, it also helps lubricate our joints.
- Limit or eliminate nightshades from diet. They are known to contribute to pain, inflammation and arthritis. Nightshades include: tomatoes, potatoes, and eggplant.
Have you found anything to help alleviate arthritis pain? If so tell us what worked for you?
Store bought veggie burgers are an easy ‘go-to’ meatless meal when you’re in a hurry and want to put something warm and comforting on the dinner table, but making your own at home is quick and easy. You’ll also be using cleaner, fresher ingredients with these organic recipes. And in the end you’ll save some money too!
You can prepare any of these organic recipes ahead of time and freeze them for later use, making them super-convenient. Just lay the patties (raw or cooked) in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze for about 60-90 minutes. Once they’re frozen you can stack the patties with parchment paper in between each patty and freeze in a ziploc bag for later use. Uncooked patties should be defrosted in the refrigerator before cooking.
I’ve gathered a collection of my favorite organic recipes for veggie burgers from some of the best food bloggers and compiled them in the list below.
21 Outrageous Organic Recipes: Veggie Burgers
- Vegan Beet Burger from Eat With Your Eyes Closed
- Moroccan Yam Veggie Burgers from Oh She Glows
- Spicy Curry Chickpea Burgers from Calm Mind Busy Body
- Thai Quinoa Burgers from One Green Planet
- Spiced Green Pea Veggie Burger from Organic Authority
- Olive Lentil Burgers from Post Punk Kitchen
- Hijiki Tofu Burgers from Vegangela
- Lentil Walnut-Apple Burgers from Plant Powered Kitchen
- Black Bean Sweet Potato Tempeh Burgers from The Kind Life
- Red Lentil Cauliflower Burger from Vegan Richa
- Raw Vegan Spinach Burgers from Choosing Raw
- BBQ Tofu Burger from Vegan Miam
- Homemade Sunshine Burgers from The Vegan Chickpea
- Za’atar Chickpea Burgers from Keepin’ It Kind
- Curried Eggplant, Lentil and Quinoa Burgers from Fat Free Vegan Kitchen
- Walnut Lentil Beet Burgers from Hell Yeah It’s Vegan
- Smoky Bean & Spinach Sliders from Thug Kitchen
- Smooth Chickpea Kids Burger from The Flaming Kitchen
- Fabulous Un-Fried Falafel Burgers from Forks Over Knives
- Acorn Squash Veggie Burgers from My Whole Food Life
- Roasted Garlic Artichoke Veggie Burgers from Connoisseurus Veg
Do you have any favorite organic recipes for veggie burgers? Share below!
It really wasn’t until I became a mother myself that I truly appreciated the things my mom did for me and my siblings. I often find myself thinking about her many times throughout the day. I think of her when the kids are fighting, and the house is a mess, and I feel as though I’m about to pull every single hair out of my head. I think, I’m only raising three at home, and she had four! How did she do it?!
When my littlest one falls asleep in my arms and I feel a love so fierce that I just can’t stand it, nor explain it in words, I think of my mom. In those moments I think about all the times my mom held me the same exact way, and felt that same fierce love for me as I do for my daughter. I don’t think there’s a better feeling in the world than that. No one will love you like your mom and sometimes it takes becoming a mom to truly understand that. I sincerely hope you take as many chances as you can throughout the year to show her how much you love and appreciate her as well.
Here are a couple different ideas for some fantastic organic gifts that I think any mom in your life would appreciate this Mother’s Day.
Custom Organic Gift Baskets
You can really do any kind of basket you want. What does your mom like? Coffee, Chocolates, spices, tea, snacks?
Organic tea basket
Pick out a few organic teas – these are some great brands:
Organic Essential Oils/Aromatherapy Basket
Essential oils are wonderful to use for making home care products and diffusing in the air. Add a few essential oils in this basket with a diffuser.
- Essential oil diffuser
- Essential oils my favorites to start out with are these:
Organic Spa Basket
What mom doesn’t want to relax? I know I do. Here are some of my favorite items to make a nice organic spa basket.
- Bath Salts
- Dr. Bronner’s Lavender Soap
- EO Shampoo & Conditioner
- Redmond Clay Great for detox baths
- Loofah Bath Mitt
There are so many types of baskets you could make. You could do an Italian Style basket and fill it with organic pastas, spices and sauce. What about an organic snack basket? You can fill it with things like organic popcorn, chips, crackers and cookies? Whatever gift you decide to give to your mom this Mother’s Day, is going to perfect. After all it’s not the gift that matters, it’s the person giving the gift! Happy Mother’s Day
What organic gift ideas do you have this Mother’s Day?
My pantry actually goes through many changes and gets plenty of makeovers. It really depends on my family’s ever changing way of eating and learning. It took our family five years to get from a fully stocked non-organic, chemically-laden, processed food pantry to an all-natural, organic pantry. That might seem like a long time, but back then it was a learning process for me. Those were the days long before Pinterest and blogging so it was a slow process. So how do you stock an organic pantry? It’s actually easier than you think. All you have to do is swap out your non-organic staples with its better-half: the organic version! I promise you, you can do it. It took me five years to figure this stuff out on my own, but now I’m giving you the tips and know how to start today!
First things first: go through your pantry and throw out all your outdated and expired items. Next, I strongly advise you to throw out any products that have these ingredients listed on the label:
- Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
- High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)
- Aspartame/Sucralose (artificial sweeteners)
- Artificial Food Coloring (Red 40, Yellow 5, Yellow 6 etc.)
- BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene)
- Sodium Nitrate/Sodium Nitrite
- Trans Fat (partially hydrogenated vegetable oils)
* The above ingredients are all detrimental to your health; they are chemicals, preservatives, additives that have no business being in your body.
Now that you have cleaned your pantry, it’s time to re-stock it.
Here are fifteen essential go-to organic pantry items:
- Sea Salt
- Organic/Raw Honey – this lasts forever practically, even when it gets hard and crystallizes, it’s still perfectly fine to eat.
- Organic Flours (almond, coconut, all-purpose, or whatever your diet allows)
- Organic Oils (coconut, olive, avocado oils)
- Organic Baking Powder/Aluminum Free Baking Soda
- Organic Pasta (if you can eat grains)
- Organic Dried Beans (long shelf-life too)
- Organic Coffee
- Organic Tea
- Organic cornstarch or Arrowroot
- Organic Broth
- Organic Maple Syrup
- Organic Canned/Jarred Tomatoes
- Organic vanilla Extract
- Organic Spices
That wasn’t too bad was it? Now you are on your way to having an awesome organic pantry! The items above are my top picks for essential organic pantry items. What are your favorite pantry items and if you haven’t already are you going to make the switch to organic? Organic is always going to be worth it. It’s much better to feed you and your family food without the added chemicals, preservatives and additives.
There are many ways to celebrate Earth Day, but one of the simplest ways, to celebrate is by switching to a greener way to clean. Having children really motivated me to switch to natural products, because so many traditional cleaning products contain a number of harsh chemicals. Those harsh chemicals are not good for the environment and not good for my family! What’s amazing about making the switch is that using natural products is incredibly cost effective. And the best part: one great product, baking soda, can be used to clean just about anything in your house!
Today the spotlight is on baking soda. Yes, baking soda has a ton of uses, not just for baking. Here are some of the ways you use baking soda in place of harsh chemicals for cleaning.
1. Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Who needs Comet or soft scrub when you can sprinkle baking soda in your toilet bowl? Sprinkle a little bit inside your toilet bowl like you would any other cleaner. After you scrub just let it sit until the next person flushes.
2. Hair Brush Cleaner
Soak hair brushes and combs in a mixture of 1 teaspoon baking soda and a small amount of warm water. Rinse and dry.
3. Odor Remover
Keep a small open box or a bowl of baking soda in your fridge to absorb the odor. You can also sprinkle a little in the bottom of your trash can to cut down on the smell.
When you have food burned on the bottom of a pot sprinkle in a little baking soda and cover with hot water. Let sit for an hour or so, the burned food will have loosened and be much easier to clean out.
5. Clean Silver
To shine tarnished silver, combine three parts baking soda with one part water. Rub onto silver with a clean cloth. Rinse thoroughly and dry.
Add 1/2 of a cup of baking soda to your wash to freshen your cloths and keep the colors bright. This allows you to use up to 1/2 the amount of detergent.
7. Drain Cleaner
Pour 1/4 cup baking soda, 1/2 a cup of white vinegar, and a cup of hot water to clean your clogged drains.
Sprinkle baking soda on each cloth diaper as you add it to the pail. It will reduce to odor and add a cleaning boost when you wash them.
9. Soft Scrub
Mix 3 parts baking soda with 1 part dish soap to make a paste to scrub a stubborn stain in your bathroom or kitchen.
10. Soak Toothbrushes
Soak toothbrushes in a mixture of ¼ cup baking soda and ¼ cup water; let brushes stand overnight for a good cleaning.
11. Clean Dishwasher
Run dishwasher on an empty cycle with baking soda to clean. You can also do this with your coffee maker too.
Sprinkle lightly on your carpet before vacuuming as a natural deodorizer.
How do you use baking soda to clean? What other natural products do you use?
In-season spring time produce:
- Strawberries (available all year long, but their peak is between April – June)
- Sweet Cherries (Late spring – early summer)
- Peas (sweet peas, green peas, snow peas)
And here are a few organic recipes for spring:
Organic Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Recipe
A perfect dessert for a nice spring afternoon!
- 2 organic pie crusts (prepared)
- 2 c. organic strawberries (sliced)
- 2 c. organic rhubarb (sliced)
- 1 tsp organic vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 c. organic sugar
- 1/4 tsp organic nutmeg
- 3 Tbsp. organic cornstarch (very important that it be organic, most cornstarch is GMO)
Preheat oven to 400 °
Combine sliced strawberries & rhubarb in a medium sized bowl. Stir in cornstarch, salt, sugar, nutmeg, and vanilla. Pour strawberry/rhubarb mixture into the ready pie crust. Top with remaining pie crust. Cut a few slits in the top crust. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until juice begins to bubble and crust is browned.
Crunchy Green Pea Salad Recipe
I love spring time salads, this salad will pack a nice crunch.
- 10 oz Organic Green peas (rinsed, fresh is best)
- 1 c. diced organic celery
- 1 c. diced organic green onion
- 1 c chopped cauliflower or broccoli
- 1 c. organic roasted cashews, sunflower seeds, almonds (or combo of any)
- 1/2 c. crumbled cooked bacon (always look for nitrite free)
- 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1 c. prepared organic ranch dressing
- 1/2 c. organic sour cream
Blanch fresh peas. Combine all the vegetables, nuts and bacon with sour cream. Mix dressing and mustard together, pour over vegetable mixture. Toss gently. Chill at least an hour and serve.
This might not be off of my list of spring time produce, but if you are gluten/grain free, there is always a need for a good cracker. This one is perfect for spring time or anytime!
- 1/2 cup each:
- raw sunflower seeds
- chia seeds
- raw pumpkin seeds
- sesame seeds (or flax seeds).
- 1 clove of minced garlic
- 1 tsp minced onion
- 1 cup of water
- salt and pepper to taste
In one bowl add all seeds, garlic and onion, pour water and stir until thick and water is absorbed. Add salt and pepper and any other spices/herbs you might like and stir to combine. Preheat oven to 325 °. Grease a pan and flatten out mixture until 1/4 inch or thinner. Bake for 30 minutes then take out and cut into the sizes you want the crackers to be, flip and bake 25-30 minutes more! These have a good source of healthy fats, fiber, protein, and absolutely no sugar!
What are your favorite spring inspired organic recipes?
Sustainability is a big issue these days, and it should be. You can define “sustainable” in many ways, but at its core it is an engagement in practices that keep the environment healthy and food production economically and socially viable. This is no different with seafood; sustainable seafood means catching or farming seafood responsibly, with consideration for the long-term health of the environment and the livelihoods of the people that depend upon the environment. Sounds good right?! I agree, but the big question is how do you know is the seafood at the grocery stores or markets, or even on the menus at the restaurants, came from sustainable sources?
Here are a few tips to help you determine whether or not you’re purchasing sustainable seafood:
- Buy seafood from knowledgeable, reputable dealers. More and more retailers and chefs are putting into practice sustainable seafood purchasing policies.
- You’re usually better off eating the local variety. Even out of season, the local fish that haven’t been frozen are preferable.
- The Marine Stewardship Council certifies seafood that is caught or raised in a sustainable, environmentally friendly manner. When at the grocery store, seafood items that meet its criteria are marked with a MSC-certified label like the one shown here.
- When at a restaurant or market, ask questions! Ask where is the seafood is from? Does that country manage its fisheries sustainably?
- American seafood isn’t perfect, by far, but the U.S. variety of a particular type of seafood is generally better than its imported counterpart, because the U.S. has stricter fishing and farming standards than other parts of the world do.
- Read your labels and packaging! Look for wild caught instead of out of country or farm raised.
- Smaller fish tend to be more plentiful and better for your health because they generally contain less mercury. Great small seafood choices include: squid, oysters, mackerel, sardines and mussel.
The Best in Sustainable Seafood:
- Catfish (U.S.)
- Clam, Mussels, Oysters
- Cod: Pacific (U.S. hook & line)
- Crawfish (U.S. Farmed)
- Mahi Mahi (U.S. Atlantic troll, pole)
- Salmon (Alaska)
- Sardines Pacific (Canada & U.S.)
- Tilapia (Ecuador & U.S.)
- Tuna: Albacore/White canned (U.S. Canada)
- Trout: Rainbow (U.S Farmed)
Seafood to Avoid:
- Conch (wild)
- Crab: Red King (Russia)
- Crawfish: (China)
- Salmon: Atlantic
- Shrimp (imported, L.A. Wild)
- Orange Roughy
- Mahi Mahi (imported)
The above recommendations come from The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch, I just listed a few. For more information or to look up a different species of seafood go to their site
To find out more up-to-date current info on which seafood is sustainable, farmed or even what is in season check out these wonderful resources: