GMO, Dairy, and Meat free Kitchen

When did Harris Teeter decide to go into the Organics business?

I wonder which company is behind the Harris Teeter label? 

On the way home I stopped by there to pick a few things.  It had been about 3 weeks since I had been there and I was surprised to see all the purple “Organic Stickers” all over the store.  Also a ton of so called “Natural”  Harris Teeter products.  For some reason the photos of the “Organic” products didn’t turn out, but here are a couple of the  products.



I went through the produce isle and found regular carrots and “organic” carrots.  Both were unwrapped. I had one bunch in each hand.  I swear, I could not see the difference.  It was as if the employees had just decided to mark one bunch “organic” and mark up the price to $3.99 each.  Rat Bastards.  I don’t trust them.  I’ll be buying local.

I cleaned out my kitchen cabinets this morning and took out everything that I THINK is GMO.  Even though I used my list from Non-GMO, I’m sure I missed something, but this is good for now.


I’ve been meat and dairy free since Monday last week.

I’ve been almost GMO free since Thursday.  Again, I’m saying this because I’m sure that I have missed something somewhere.  This is a huge learning curve for me.  I have yet to hit a local farmer’s market.

I am still smoking. 

Usually my nose is stopped up and I have a sneezing fit when I get up every morning.  I’ve noticed for the past two days that I don’t have this problem anymore. I’ve had this issue so long, that I thought it was normal and everyone goes through the morning ritual of unclogging the nose and sneezing.

I’ve lost 4 pounds.  I don’t seem to want to eat as much as I usually do. A little food seems to go a long way.

Smoked my last cigarette a while ago.  Back on the wagon again!  Wish me luck!! :)



  1. Good luck!

    Its hard to eat organic, meat and dairy free, and GMO free. Not that I do it, but I have a SIL who does, and has for years.
    Its Work!

    Good for you!

  2. Rose...yes it is hard. Especially at first. It's so overwhelming. It will get easier and after a while it will just become another habit...a good one.

  3. Way to go Tango! I'd like to have your will power. To make so many changes at once, wow! I've been trying to get gluten out of my diet. Some days are more successful that others ;-)

    Can't wait to read the blogs as you experience this journey. I'm cheering for you!

  4. Way to go Tango! Looking forward to reading about your new journey. I'm cheering for you!

  5. Thanks, Sue. I'm not going to lie to you that it's not hard. It is very hard especially at my age, 53. But you know what??? I didn't realize I was feeling bad until I felt this good!!

  6. Tango my friend - Kudos for stepping up and giving this the full go!!! my hubby and i have been ridding ourselves of GMO products for several years now; however, we still eat meat and dairy (we get our meat from an organic farmer just outside of town).

    you mentioned the organic stickers showing up over night - i have noticed the same thing too! it really makes me wonder about what it really takes to be able to slap an "organic" sticker on stuff!!!

    anyway - good luck! your readers are all here to help cheer you on!

  7. Kymber....Good for you and your hubby for getting rid of the GMO products. I'm still trying to find some local meat to eat. Until then, I'll be meat free.

    Yes, the sticker thing was really bizarre. I like that they make the organic food easier to find with the stickers, but I seriously wonder about the organic store brand food. is the gardening going???
    If everything goes according to plan, I'll get started with my seeds tomorrow.

  8. I am very proud of you for making all these healthy changes. Good luck with the no smoking. I KNOW you can do it. xx

  9. Gypsy...thank you. I almost got in the car last night to buy some smokes, but then I saw you post. :)
    Congratulations :) I think if I can make it a month, I'll be over the hump.

  10. I haven't eaten any meat or fish or anything with a face since 1990. I miss it less and less, almost not at all anymore.


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