Archive for September, 2014

Introducing a New (Old) Favorite: Boulder Organic! Soups

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If one meal embodies the feeling of home, it’s soup. “Soup is very comforting, sentimental, and nurturing,” says Kate Brown, founder of Boulder, Colorado-based Boulder Organic!, the only U.S. producer of ready-made soups that are 100% fresh, organic, and gluten-free. (You may already know–and love­–the soups under their former name, Boulder Soup Works.) Made in one of the country’s healthiest cities, these handcrafted soups are a wholesome addition to your day, whether as a quick lunch or dinner. Best-selling Roasted Tomato with Basil, for instance, contains only 61 calories and 3 grams of fat per 8-ounce serving. Nutrition research backs up soup’s health-boosting powers. Soup eaters have a smaller waist circumference and a lower BMI than those who don’t eat soup, […]

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Yes, You Can! 8 Easy Steps to Canning & Preserving

8 Easy Steps to Canning & Preserving

It’s easier than you think to preserve fresh fruits and veggies so you can savor summer flavors year-round. Learn how in 8 easy steps in the infographic below. Canning saves money and allows you to eat local, even in winter. Plus, fermented foods are good for you!

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MMLocal Preserves a Local Canning Tradition

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Five days a week, I drive an hour and a half to work. Instead of listening to my incessant thoughts or radio noise, I love to be transported to another world by listening to audio books. My current indulgence is Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, which describes her family’s year-long quest to eat only local ingredients on their family farm in Virginia. This intrepid task means the family must grow as much of their own seasonal produce as possible. Virginia’s growing season averages 200 days a year as compared to 150 days in the plains of Colorado. Some mountain towns like Leadville (elevation 10,177 feet) have a mere 25 days to grow their vegetables. And although we have a good […]

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