Green Health & Nutrition

Green issues with the foods and health supplements we enjoy every day.

What Does Green Tayst Like?

As their website states, Tayst Restaurant is the first (and so far only) green certified eatery in Nashville, TN. What began as chef/owner Jeremy Barlow’s desire to buy only locally produced food spiraled into a full-on one man green movement. Barlow found that as he researched local food, he became more and more interested in the entire growing process of that food. Since nearly everything that happens to food affects its flavor, this led Barlow toward sustainable organic foods and that led the chef toward greening other aspects of the restaurant as well. In addition to using only foods grown locally which are pesticide- and fertilizer-free, Tayst recycles, composts, and continually works toward reduced energy consumption and an ever-smaller carbon footprint.

The Tayst menu offers a wide variety of items from an “Escargot Pot Pie” to goat cheese grits, bison with cranberry relish and tobacco gnocchi gratin to strictly vegetarian offerings. Since there is an attached wine bar, each selection on the menu has a recommended wine with which to pair it. First courses start at $7 and mains start at $17.

101 Ways to Be a Greener Eater

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101 Ways to Be a Greener Eater

Did you know that Americans toss out nearly 25 percent of their food? Or that between eight and ten percent of the energy usage in the United States is tied up in producing that food? Whether you knew these facts or  not, they’re just part of the motivation to start being a greener eater. By watching what you eat, you’ll be reducing the amount of money you need to spend on healthcare, saving the environment and generally enjoying a longer, happier life. If you’re motivated to start eating greener, here are some tips on how to get started.

Starting Small

Not ready to jump into green eating feet first? These baby steps will let you start small and work your way up. Read More »

An Eco-Babe’s Guide to Greening It

book1From Author Stephanie Byng:
My name is Stephanie Byng and I wanted to let you know about my book, An Eco-Babe’s Guide to Greening It. I self-published this book because I couldn’t find a publisher that would allow me to promote my book in eco-friendly ways, or maintain an ethical consumerist point a view. Because I don’t have the backing of a billion dollar conglomerate, I am reaching out to other grassroots and self-started sources to help me disseminate my book without charging me outrageous advertising fees. I’m just a woman with a laptop who is trying to save the world! Read More »