Food – 2018 Clean and Dirty Food List

One of the most important items in our lives is food. I appreciate, as many of you also, the idea that we are given the freedom to know what may or may not have more pesticide residues. We are given the freedom to choose our foods and to plan how to manage them and to know what vegetables and fruits need extra cleaning and preparation before serving. The EWG (Environmental Working Group) provides a list every year of fruits and vegetables so that you may know what is best for your family.


Environmental Working Group

2018 – Clean 15

2018 – Dirty 12

1. Avocados 1. Strawberries
2. Sweet Corn 2. Spinach
3. Pineapples 3. Nectarines
4. Cabbages 4. Apples
5. Onions 5. Grapes
6. Sweet Peas 6. Peaches
7. Papayas 7. Cherries
8. Asparagus 8. Pears
9. Mangoes 9. Tomatoes
10. Eggplants 10. Celery
11. Honeydews 11. Potatoes
12. Kiwis 12. Sweet Bell Peppers



13. Cantaloupes
14. Cauliflower
15. Broccoli

This list is good through the 2019 growing season when an updated list will be published.


Delicious, Simple, Parmesan Cheese


1 cup raw almonds (or cashews)

½ cup nutritional yeast

3/4 Tbsp. Herbamare, (herbed sea salt) more or less or salt-free seasoning if preferred.


Combine all in food processor with “S” blade and process until powdery texture (or blender). Yummy! Use on spaghetti, popcorn, steamed veggies, etc.