It’s Meatless Monday! It’s also summer, so cool, refreshing salads are at the top of my menu list. Here’s a recipe for one of my faves, a kale cranberry salad garnished with toasted walnuts, slivers of red onion, and a tangy dressing made from olive oil, liquid amino acids, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice […]
Among the benefits of organic food, you can now add this important one: it’s more nutritious than food grown using pesticides, herbicides and insecticides. It may reduce the risk of getting cancer, too. A new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that “organic crops and crop-based foods are up to 69% higher” in […]
One of the biggest sources of throwaway plastic in my kitchen used to come from empty yogurt containers. I eat at least a cup of yogurt every day, and I didn’t want to give it up. But I hated buying and trashing all that plastic! Even though the containers are supposed to be recyclable, we all […]
Here’s a delicious Meatless Monday recipe that takes advantage of all the zucchini overflowing in farmer’s markets, grocery stores, and maybe your own garden, thanks to Jaden Hair at steamykitchen.com. It shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes to prep the ingredients and 25 minutes to cook. BONUS: All of these ingredients are available organically, even […]
For a fast, healthy and delicious Meatless Monday recipe, try this tasty Cauliflower Couscous. It’s a simple ragout made from cauliflower, tomatoes, onions and raisins, seasoned with cumin, salt and pepper and served on a bed of wholewheat couscous. NOTE: I use organic and locally grown vegetables and fruits when they’re available in the grocery […]
When you read the label on the processed foods you buy at the supermarket, what do you look for? I’ve mostly been on the hunt for information about calories, sugar and fat content, transfats, and synthetic chemicals like food dyes and preservatives. Rainforest Action Network (RAN), along with Dr. Andrew Weil, an expert in integrative […]
This infographic from the Organic Center explains why eating organic food is better for you and the planet.
Organic milk is healthier and more nutritious than milk produced the old fashioned way. Scientists at Washington State University compared the milk that came from two groups of cows. The “old fashioned” cows had been fed a diet of mostly corn, probably living in what are called “confined animal feedlots” where they are also […]