Returning to Christmas Past: Serving a Healthy Feast

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Holiday season is crush time when it comes to cooking. So little time to cook so much – and too much junk that is just unhealthy for your family. As you shop for your holiday meals, you might grow weary from trying to pull together a dinner that can satisfy your family and meet your health objectives. The shelves are lined with preservative-laden, … [Read more...]

Organic Stuffed Acorn Squash and Chicken Apple Sausage

Organic Stuffed Acorn Squash and Chicken Apple Sausage

When the winter squash is in season I start to get excited. I love to experiment with new recipes and bring back some of my favorites too. Organic Stuffed Acorn Squash and Chicken Apple Sausage is one of those favorites. It pairs the sweet organic sausage with savory stuffed organic acorn squash that's full of organic kale and garlic. It's a … [Read more...]

Barley and Organic Caramelized Vegetable Salad

Barley and Organic Caramelized Vegetable Salad

When I was in Mamavation Bootcamp 18, I discovered alternative grains like quinoa, amaranth, and barley. These grains are low-glycemic (which means it they won't spike your blood sugar) and gluten free. I love to incorporate them into dishes for added whole grains, a unique texture, and a more filling meal. I did just that with my Barley and … [Read more...]

Organic Green Breakfast Smoothie

Organic Green Breakfast Smoothie

I'm pretty new to the whole "green smoothie" trend. I went into it thinking a green smoothie is just like a fruit smoothie, only you add greens. Well it's not quite the same. You can't just blend together any ingredients and make something that's tasty, like with a traditional fruit smoothie. Nope. I learned this the hard way with trial, error, and … [Read more...]

URGENT – The DARK Act Hearing: Taking Away Your Right to Know What’s in Your Food

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On December 10, 2014, Wednesday of this week, a hearing will take place to discuss a bill named the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014,” sponsored by Rep. Mike Pompeo of Kansas. Despite its misleading name, this act would stop the GMO labeling movement that is gaining strength and popularity across the nation in its tracks. More aptly … [Read more...]

How Subsidies & Imports are Killing Organic Farming in the US

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Take your family grocery shopping in nearly any supermarket nowadays, and you’re likely to find an entire aisle or two dedicated to organics, if it’s not already integrated into the entire store. That’s because the organic movement is growing in popularity and that’s good news. Food Navigator reports that the U.S. organic market will grow by 14% … [Read more...]

Wild Alaskan Salmon and Organic Citrus and Bean Salad

Wild Alaskan Salmon and Organic Citrus and Bean Salad

Fish is a great option when you are eating on the lighter side, but I am clueless when it comes to choosing the right fish. I always let someone else buy and prepare it. When I attended ShiftCon this past October I was intrigued to receive some wild Alaskan salmon in one of my swag bags. It came in a vacuum sealed package,  already prepared, and I … [Read more...]

Organic Cucumber Dill Sandwiches

Organic Cucumber Dill Sandwiches

Are you still feeling the effects of Thanksgiving and need to detox? Well an Organic Cucumber Dill Sandwich is a great choice. It’s loaded with cucumbers, which are around 90% water. This makes them great for flushing out toxins and it also aids in digestion. Cucumbers have been shown to reduce cancer risks as well. Not only is this sandwich … [Read more...]

Thrive Market Twitter Party

Thrive Market Twitter Party

The future of food has arrived. How do you purchase name brand organic and non-gmo food and other toxic free products at an affordable price? Thrive Market is the first socially conscious online marketplace offering the world's best-selling natural and organic products at wholesale prices. Think Costco meets Whole Foods online. And they … [Read more...]

Cheesy Organic Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole

Cheesy Organic Hashbrown Breakfast

The holiday season tends to bring on a lot more food. I wanted a light breakfast, that still filled me up. I actually had all of these ingredients on hand, so it was a snap to make. This Cheesy Organic Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole can be customized based on what you have on hand too. Add whatever organic veggies you have, like mushrooms, or … [Read more...]

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