Organic, non-gmo, cage free, free range, pastured raised, grass fed, grass finished, vegetarian fed... There are a LOT of ways to label food these days. It can be really overwhelming to keep up with what each of these means, and to distinguish between marketing mumbo-jumbo and legitimate quality standards.
It can also be very anxiety-inducing to stand at the egg section hovering between "cage free vegetarian fed" and "free range Omega-3 enriched". No one likes to be made to feel unintelligent like this - we all want to be able to efficiently buy our food AND have confidence in our choices.
So that's what I'd like to equip you with in the next series of posts: the information and peace of mind required to make excellent purchasing decisions that you understand and can stand behind.
If you are looking for an easy chicken dinner on the grill to complement the summer tomatoes and cucumbers that are coming out of your garden, farmer's market, CSA share, or your ears, this is the recipe for you.
This treat is hands down my new summer favorite. It is not the most photo-worthy recipe I’ve ever made.... okay ha ha, we've all had a laugh about the photo ;) but it is a cinch to make and is a fantastic option when you’re craving ice cream on a hot summer day.
Last weekend I had the privilege of inviting some friends over to watch a documentary on child slavery in the chocolate industry, discuss what we can do about it, and indulge in some delicious dark chocolate (well-sourced of course).
You may be reading this and thinking "Slavery in the chocolate industry?! How could this be and why don't I know about it??" I strongly encourage you to read on: familiarize yourself with the problem and learn some VERY practical ways you can ensure you do not support this injustice with your purchases.
Today I've got a pretty straightforward recipe for you - I'm sharing this because The Live & Eat Community Group meets next week. Each month I highlight a Food of the Month and this month is beets. We'll talk about why beets are so healthful and this month's meal plan features 3 different ways to prepare beets. Plus we're also talking about fermented foods and there are a couple of ways to ferment beets that we'll discuss - it will be a real beet extravaganza, and you're welcome to join us if you're into that.