Posts Categorized: Food & Health

Giving the Gift of Produce

Why not give a gift that keeps on giving…delicious seasonal produce to the food lovers on your list. Hand select fresh produce each month and deliver to that special person for one year. We’ve included a seasonal suggested list below, but tune in to An Organic Conversation to listen to our weekly segment, “What’s in Season?” with… Read more »

The World’s Simplest Thin Crust Pizza

Total Time: 20 minutes Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 8-10 Minutes Makes 1 individual pizza Ingredients Two 6” diameter sprouted grain tortillas Your favorite pizza ingredients: ¼ cup pesto ¼ cup tomato sauce ¼ cup shredded cheese (mozzarella, parmesan, provolone, fontina, non-dairy, whatever you like!) sliced mushrooms sliced olives chopped vegetables torn basil etc… Procedure… Read more »

Marinated Mixed Olives for Easy Holiday Entertaining

This week we are proud to feature a recipe by fan Patrick Lefranc. The season of entertaining is upon us, and Patrick’s Marinated Mixed Olives can be mixed up in minutes, leaving you more time to focus on important things such as friends and … dessert. Additionally, this recipe suits a wide variety of guests’… Read more »

Champagne & Sweet Corn Risotto

This recipe for Champagne and Sweet Corn Risotto is light enough to enjoy in ample quantity with a big fresh salad and has simple and delicate flavors that sing summer – or the last moments of it. Fresh yellow sweet corn is juicy, crunchy, and rich in natural sugars, complimenting the acidity of the champagne beautifully…. Read more »

Authentic Vegan Ranch Dressing – yes, it’s true

Dress up your veggies with this dairy-free ranch dressing. We love it over butter lettuce and shiitake mushrooms or as a dipping sauce for collard wraps. It’s a delicious way to enjoy protein and veggies together and, when eaten as a snack or at lunch, provides sustainable energy to last throughout the day. Feeling more… Read more »

Iced Vanilla Coconut Chai Blend

This caffeine-free alternative to one of Summer’s favorite iced drinks can be made two ways: all at once in a chilled pitcher anytime you want some – or one perfect glass at a time. Ingredients: 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise 2 cinnamon sticks, crushed 6 cardamom pods, crushed ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut   Option… Read more »

Jasmine Tea Cranberry Cooler

This healthful and refreshing hydrator is a great summer beverage not just because it’s delicious but also because it’s good for you. Cranberries d-mannose promotes bladder and urinary tract health quercetin can protect against the development of certain cancers, such as breast and colon Jasmine used aromatherapeutically as an aphrodisiac and to relieve depression and… Read more »

Herbal Sun Tea

My first memories of Iced Tea in the Summer were of brewing this beautiful amber elixir in large glass carafes with my mother. Always the elegant and creative teacher, my mother had a multi-gallon dispenser specifically for sun tea which she brought out every year — complete with painted sunflowers on the outside. She filled… Read more »

Easy 10 Minute Homemade Hummus

Well, summer is here and the weather will soon start turning hotter. If you haven’t started your outdoor entertaining it’s not too late to begin. This time of year offers many opportunities for produce to play a roll in your summer social calendar. Corn, portabella, and zucchini on the grill. Honeydew, cantaloupe, and watermelon for breakfast, or fruit salad. Grapes… Read more »

The Facts on Flax

  Ground or Unground? When it comes to purchasing flax seeds, purchasing whole, unground flax is your best option. Once ground, more surface area is exposed to oxygen, and because flax is comprised of lots of healthy omega-3 fats, the more exposure those fats or oils have to oxygen, the quicker they will spoil. That… Read more »