Archive for April, 2012

The Secret to Grit-Free Greens

I can eat spinach at every meal, except breakfast. Actually, I have added it to smoothies and juiced it for an energizing morning beverage. Most workdays, I make a huge salad with spinach and mixed greens covered with every other veggie in my crisper. I add the leaves to my dinner many nights to give the dish a boost of vitamins A, C, and K as well as iron, lutein, and calcium. I’ve tossed handfuls into everything from soups and stir-fries to pizza, eggs, and pasta. My love for this leafy green would make Popeye proud, but there’s one thing that will make me throw a spinach-filled plate in the trash (uh, compost): dirt. Nothing stops my enjoyment of a meal […]

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Make Healthy Choices at the Office

We’ve come a long way since the Mad Men days of scotch and donuts at meetings. While today you’re more likely to see desktop diners eating fresh salads at lunch, there are still some people who hit the drive-thru for fast food. With many employers looking to cut healthcare costs for preventable diseases linked to poor diet and skyrocketing obesity, it’s easy to understand why companies are getting involved in promoting healthy eating in the workplace. Based on research that proves that good nutrition can reduce risk of such chronic illnesses as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and osteoporosis, the Centers for Disease Control is encouraging employers to start workplace nutrition programs focused on fruits, vegetables, and other whole foods. If you’d like to […]

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LAFAYETTE, Colo. (April 26, 2012) — Door to Door Organics, an online retailer delivering organic produce and natural groceries to homes, offices, and schools throughout Colorado, Chicago, Kansas City, and Michigan, announced today that all four of its locations were certified organic as of March 3, 2012.  Door to Door Organics received the USDA-Certified Organic Handler/Processer designation through QAI, a USDA-accredited certifying agency that verifies the organic integrity of foods throughout the supply and production chain, from farm to distribution.   “Our customers are focused on eating food that keeps them healthy. Taking the initiative to certify our facilities through the USDA National Organic Program is another level of assurance that all the produce we deliver is free of pesticides, herbicides, synthetic […]

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  “Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.” –Jim Rohn   I started working in restaurants and catering when I was 15 years old. Though I helped prep and cook for parties from eight to 800, I found myself, at the age of 24, in my kitchen, unsure how to bake a potato. How had such a basic cooking skill eluded me? I looked it up in a cookbook, called my mother for clarification, and then baked myself a potato. Here’s what I learned that day: Heat an oven to 400 degrees, rinse the russet under cold water, remove any eyes, poke all over with a fork, and then bake […]

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Coming Soon: Our New, Improved Website

We’ve been hard at work taking our website to the next level. In migrating the old website to the framework we created for the Kitchen, we’ve been able to work through a bunch of kinks and bring a level of consistency that wasn’t there before. Our team has done an amazing job. Here’s the stuff they’re most proud of: “I’m most proud of the new produce-substitution system. It was one of the first things we implemented and one of the top priorities for the new site design. It’s really convenient to be able to do substitutions while looking at recipes or while shopping for other items. Also, it’s refreshing to not have to sub and unsub items just to see […]

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You Can’t NOT Eat the Cake

Or How to Enjoy the Fruits of Your Box Perhaps you saw the “Sex in the City” episode where Miranda bakes a chocolate cake, enjoys a slice, eats more of the cake, puts the cake away, pulls it out to eat more of the cake, throws the cake in the garbage, and then STILL eats more of the cake. She finally resorts to pouring dish soap on it and stuffing it down the garbage chute then talks of entering the “Betty Crocker Clinic.” Whether or not you recall this scene or not, we all know the feeling of You Can’t NOT Eat the Cake. Don’t think this is just the provenance of women — men feel this, too. An officemate […]

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