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Dinner with ready to eat baked tofu

Dinner with ready to eat baked tofu

Added by Lisa Rainer on March 12, 2011 at 4:30am — No Comments

Organic is healthier…but you can still get fat

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We like to eat. We especially like indulgent foods – desserts, snacks and tasty treats.



We’d love to believe it’s okay to heap our plates with foods we perceive as “healthy".



In fact, studies have shown time and again that foods perceived as healthy or foods with a health aura drive us — if only subconsciously — to eat more. Foods with "low… Continue

Added by Ayala laufer-Cahana MD on May 10, 2010 at 6:01am — No Comments

Which Foods to Buy Organic?

We are now hearing daily about organic foods and why we should purchasing and eating them. For years, our food has been sprayed and fertilized with syntheic chemicals. According to the USDA, Organic farming has become one of the fastest growing areas over the past decade. Between 1990 and 2002, certified organic farms doubled in acreage and doubled again between 2002 and 2005.



Even with this many acres in organic farm production, organic foods are sometimes hard to find at your local… Continue

Added by Lynn on November 3, 2009 at 10:50am — 1 Comment

From garden to healthy table—zucchini, potato and fresh herbs gratin

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m an amateur organic gardener with many good intentions and a very modest yield.



I give my little vegetable patch lots of love, but the veggies are very slow to grow, and although some of my friends have been boasting home-grown produce for weeks, I harvested my first few cucumbers, tomatoes and zucchini just this week.



I love watching the plant in all its stages, and I’m especially fascinated to see how a fruit evolves from the flower. In the… Continue

Added by Ayala laufer-Cahana MD on July 27, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

The Incredible Edible Egg

Well if you didn't already know how great the simple egg is for your health then you should find out. Where do brown eggs come from? Do the chickens have white or red earlobes? What eggs are the most healthy for you and why? Exactly what nutrients are in those wonderful eggs that make them so great for you. Find Out Here: Read… Continue

Added by TC on July 21, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Do you know the difference between an organic and a natural food?

The hottest label claims right now are "organic" and "natural". Do you know the difference?



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Organic foods were produced under environmentally friendly conditions with no antibiotics, growth hormones, fertilizers with synthetic ingredients or sewage sledge, pesticides, bioengineering, or ionized radiation.



The label claim "100% Organic" is the highest standard a food can receive and is allowed on single ingredient foods (fruits, vegetables, meat,… Continue

Added by Lisa Nelson on March 24, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Do you peel your fruits and vegetables?

When you peel fruits and vegetables you throw away a large chunk of its nutritional value. Such as a large dietary fiber loss when you throw out an apple skin, along with vitamin C, and various other minerals.



You may be tempted to throw out produce skins due to pesticides. Instead opt to thoroughly wash your produce to remove potential contaminants. If you are especially concerned, consider buying organic produce.



All the best,

Lisa…
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Added by Lisa Nelson on December 26, 2008 at 8:00am — No Comments

How can you save money on Organic Produce?

The Learning Garden

It’s long been debated what’s better for you, with both sides of the debate having merit--despite other claims—but the facts are becoming more conclusive:

According to an article published in the San Francisco Chronicle,…

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Added by Lisa Newton on October 13, 2008 at 6:03am — No Comments

The organic experiment begins at Almost Fit

Today's post on Almost Fit is an introduction to my family's new experiment: We've started our own organic garden. It's been a project that we've wanted to try for some time now, so this year we finally made it happen.



My reasons for this are important: a) we'll eat better, and within a budget, b) we're imparting an important lesson to our children on… Continue

Added by Metroknow on May 13, 2008 at 11:00pm — 5 Comments

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