Tag Archives: organic food

Is Organic Really Any Different Than Nonorganic?

This question recently occurred to me when I was talking to my father-in-law about his garden and organic food. He laughed at me and said, “Organic food makes me laugh. All food is organic, everything uses pesticides. Organic is a scam.” I looked at him, both dumbfounded and perturbed. I know organic is different, and…

Cornmeal-Crusted Fish with Spicy Herbed Remoulade Sauce

Last week, I was given a bag of fragrant, native, yellow stone-ground cornmeal from Anson Mills with the request that I “please make something out of it.” Well, of course the first thing that came to mind was cornbread. But anyone who knows me knows that I like to take the road less traveled and…

Dairy-Free Is Not a Life Sentence!

Did you know that dairy-free does not need to be a life sentence? Read on to learn why! People all over America are going dairy-free. Children, adults, teens, and even tweens have gone “DF” by adopting a dairy-free diet. Which means exactly what you think it means: eliminating dairy from the diet. Most people who…

Discussing Sea Vegetables: Not Just Nutrient but Super Nutrient!

Generally speaking, sea vegetables are primarily eaten by people in the Asian community. Interestingly enough, we also find an absence of obesity and thyroid disease in this culture! Ever wonder why? In view of our fever-pitched attempts to lose excess weight as well as the fact that so many of us take thyroid medications, it…

How to Cure Picky Eaters, Part Two

This is the second and final part of my series on helping children eat nutritious food. For the first part in the series, please see “How to Cure Picky Eaters, Part One.” Getting persnickety eaters to enjoy a variety of nutritious foods can feel like a futile mission.  When you consider how many unhealthy influences…

How to Cure Picky Eaters, Part One

Few things are more discouraging than planning a nutritious meal, gathering healthy ingredients, and cooking the wholesome dish for your family—only to be met with a chorus of complaints: “This looks gross!” “What’s that green stuff?” “I hate tomatoes!” And the ultimate, “I’m not eating that.” Your heart sinks. Your temperature rises a little (or…

The Benefits of Homemade Yogurt

These days, most people agree that yogurt is a health food, if only for the probiotics—or beneficial bacteria—it contains. However, the yogurt at the supermarket may not deliver the health benefits you think it does. So remember that the next time you toss fat-free Greek-style yogurt into your shopping cart, thinking you are “doing your…

Greeley Winter Farmers’ Market

  Buy local! The Greeley Winter Farmers’ Market is a great place to buy one-of-a-kind foods and gifts for yourself and everyone on your list. Market open from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.   Greeley Winter Farmers’ Market 1100 8th Avenue  Greeley, CO   For more information, click here.    

Fort Collins Winter Farmers’ Market

Get fresh! Visit the Fort Collins Winter Farmers’ Market and find fresh foods, baked goods, handcrafted items, and more. Market open from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.   Fort Collins Winter Farmers’ Market Opera Galleria 123 N College Fort Collins, CO   For more information, click here.  

Greeley Winter Farmers’ Market

  Buy local! The Greeley Winter Farmers’ Market is a great place to buy one-of-a-kind foods and gifts for yourself and everyone on your list. Market open from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.   Greeley Winter Farmers’ Market 1100 8th Avenue  Greeley, CO   For more information, click here.    

Synthetically Modified Food—Another Reason to Worry?

GMO corn

A lot of people are freaking out about GMOs—and for good reason. The public has been lied to many times regarding food safety, so it’s no surprise we’re paranoid. How can we overlook mistakes like this old ad: “DDT is good for me-e-e!” While the GMO debate rages, now there’s a new kid on the…

Beer and Cider-Braised Pork Shanks

The humble pork shank doesn’t get much recognition compared to its low, slow, braise-worthy cousins, such as the shoulder. That’s too bad. Shanks not only take up less room and time in the kitchen, but they also contain lots of rich cartilage that add dimension and silkiness, as well as plenty of nutrients, to the…

This Year, Give the Gift of Real Food

Believe it or not, there are only 16 days until Christmas. How’s your shopping coming along? I’m a list maker, so I like nothing better than to write down all of the people I need to buy for, make note of something they mentioned wanting, and cross their name off once I find the perfect…

Creamy Tomato Bisque

The day I sat down to write this post, the weather had severely changed. The previous morning I was wearing sandals and a dress as I dropped my daughter off at preschool. But by early afternoon, the temperature had dropped so dramatically that I struggled to get warm. Today it seems as if winter has…

Turkey-Tomatillo Stew

It’s that time of year again—the week when you just can’t seem to find enough uses for Thanksgiving leftovers. Now don’t get me wrong. I think one of the best things about Thanksgiving is the leftovers. Then again, I’m one of those funny people who actually prefers the leftovers to the feast itself! But I…

Chocolate, Pumpkin, and Peanut Butter Cheesecake

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s time to talk turkey…and stuffing, and gravy, and squash, and mashed potatoes. And, of course, dessert. While pie is absolutely imperative in my opinion, sometimes it’s also nice to add something unusual to the spread. This scrumptious cheesecake combines two traditional flavors of fall: warm spices and sweet…

Ancient Grain Primer: Taking a Closer Look at Nutrient Dense Grains

I recently had the privilege to write an article for the Weston A. Price Foundation titled “To Gluten or Not to Gluten,” and I was amazed to see so many responses of the not-so- favorable type. It didn’t take long to realize that I’d touched a very sensitive nerve with my suggestion that we stop…

What’s So Great About Apples?

Fall is here, and along with the season comes one of the most versatile fruits out there, the apple. It’s easy to find an apple recipe for every eating occasion you can imagine, and for good reason. This ubiquitous, orb-like fruit is simply delicious—and it’s quite nutritious as well. What’s so great about apples? Let…

Practice Forgiveness: One Very Important Dietary Guideline from the Weston A. Price Foundation

While slowly absorbing and incorporating the 20 dietary guidelines recommended by Sally Fallon Morrell and the Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF) into my life, I always found the final guideline totally astonishing—“Practice Forgiveness.” But isn’t forgiveness related to some form of spiritual or emotional work? Not that the other 19 guidelines hold any less importance…

Baked Spaghetti Squash with Basil, Beef, and Sausage Ragu

With summer holidays well behind us and school back in full swing, all of a sudden it seems like dinner is once again an issue. I don’t know if it’s the shorter days or the extra activity that hits in the fall—probably a little of each. But every year around this time I find myself…