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Planting a Fall Garden the Easy Way   September 20, 2013

Fall doesn’t have to be a time in your garden when your bountiful summer crops simply start to slow down. In fact, in most areas of the country, fall can be one of the most productive times...

Your Toddler and NuVal™: An Innovative Way to Keep (Food) Score!   November 7, 2008

With so many choices in the grocery store, it is often difficult to pick out the healthiest foods for your family. Recently, a system was introduced to help consumers make these important...

Fall Harvest Feature—Pumpkins & Squash   October 7, 2008

It has been said that pumpkins remind us of happy times—often bringing out the best in those who see them. We couldn’t agree more. One of the most-welcome  signs of fall is the...

Pumpkin Time!   September 30, 2008

Recognized in the literary world with stories such as Cinderella, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater, the pumpkin is no stranger to the spotlight. Each year in the USA,...

Magnificent Muskmelons: Cantaloupe   September 2, 2008

Cantaloupes, also called muskmelons, have a distinct netted or webbed rind. Dating back beyond 2400 B.C., it is likely the cantaloupe originated in Persia or possibly Afghanistan. In that time,...

Perfect Pineapple   August 7, 2008

It’s August and to many families, this means Back to School month. Making healthy food choices for your child is easier when they are right there with you, but now it is time to test his or...

Shrimp of Supper   June 3, 2008

The word “shrimp” comes from the Middle English shrimpe , meaning "pygmy." While shrimp may be small, they are anything but “shrimpy” in their nutrition...

Passion For Pomegranates   May 12, 2008

Pomegranates are quite unique. Slightly sweet. Slightly tart. Pomegranates are fun to eat, but they do require a little work. Inside the crimson-colored fruit, you'll find exactly 840...

Blue Eggs and Yellow Tomatoes
Recipes from a Modern Kitchen Garden
  April 15, 2008

We all know: vegetables plucked from a lush local garden are more flavorful and better textured than those from the supermarket. Trends are shifting towards sustainability and are all about eating...

Feeding Your Green Baby   April 7, 2008

If you are looking to reduce your carbon footprint, making organic baby food is a great way to go. Consider the green facts: Organic—Organic fruits and vegetables are the best choice for...

Everyday Earth Day II   April 1, 2008

Below are some more of our favorite everyday tips for celebrating Earth Day. Avoid cleaners containing phosphates Spring Cleaning is upon us, but phosphates don't have to be. While...

Blueberry Chick Pea Pancakes   March 7, 2008

Made with chick pea paste or flour, these pancakes are nutritious-and delicious! Vegetarian, wheat-free, corn-free, heart smart Makes a dozen 3- to 4-inch pancakes 1 cup of chick pea (garbanzo...

Baby Red Romaine topped with Roasted Red Pepper and Pinenut Flan, and Crispy Tofu Croutons, Drizzled with Lemongrass sauce   March 7, 2008

You'll Need Flan 1 cup toasted pinenuts 1 cup Nasoya Silken Tofu 1 egg white 1/2 cup roasted red pepper, diced Dash each of: Thyme, Oregano, Salt, Pepper Croutons 1 package Nasoya Extra Firm...

Earthbound Farm’s Famous Maple Almond Granola   March 7, 2008

Ingredients: 4 1/2 cups (18 ounces) old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant) 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shelled, raw, unsalted sunflower seeds 1 1/2 cups slivered or coarsely chopped raw almonds 2...

Anti-oxidant Berry Salad   March 7, 2008

Salad: 6 c. fresh spinach 1/4 c. thinly sliced scallions 1/2 pt. fresh strawberries, hulled 6 oz. goat cheese 1/2 c. sliced almonds, lightly toasted In a large salad bowl, combine spinach,...

Simply Organic: A Cookbook for Sustainable, Seasonal, and Local Ingredients   March 3, 2008

Asparagus and Scallops    This is a perfect dish for springtime, served with fresh rolls and a crisp white wine. 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons...

Kid-Friendly Treat: Best Ever Granola By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers   February 28, 2008

Granola can be great tasting hippie food, but buyer beware. On one side, some of the packaged brands cram a lot of unfamiliar flavors in the mix. While these ingredients are often healthy, the...

Top 10 Reasons to Go Organic!
  April 23, 2007

1. Organic products meet stringent standards - Organic certification is the public’s assurance that products have been grown and handled according to strict procedures without persistent...

Everyday Earth Day I   April 19, 2007

Below are some of our favorite everyday tips for celebrating Earth Day! Shop organic! Support farmers and grocers who work to keep pesticides out of the ground and our bodies—organic...

A Seductively Healthy Valentine’s Dinner   February 8, 2007

What can you do to make a special Valentine’s Day dinner for your sweetie? Make it hot, make it healthy, and make it easy! Studies show that spicy foods can raise your heart rate, cause...