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Ozuké: Bringing Fermented Foods to Life in Colorado

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If you’ve ever eaten sourdough bread, yogurt, or sauerkraut, you’ve enjoyed some form of fermented food. One variety called lacto-fermentation creates foods that are literally alive with probiotic microbes, which aids in digestion and absorption of nutrients. Often slightly fizzy, they also tend to boast spunky, downright sassy flavor. “Kids really like our foods,” says Mara King, resident chef and COO of Ozuké, a Lafayette, Colo.-based company that excels at all things pickled. Mara and her founding business partner, Willow King (no relation), love offering samples of their organic foods at local farmer’s markets and watching kids (and grownups) try fermented foods for the first time. It was this excitement of creating kimchi and live, raw kraut in their home kitchens—and […]

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We’ve Got Some Changes Coming in 2015

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I’m Chad, the FoodiEO at Door To Door Organics. Ever since we were just a tiny team packing boxes of organic food in the garage of our founders’ home, we’ve been focused on empowering people to eat Good Food. We’re still focused on that today. And we know a big part of making it easy to eat healthy is also to make it affordable.

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Gloriously Gluten-Free Whoopie Pies

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If you haven’t yet tried a fresh, locally made whoopie pie from Inglorious Monk Bakery, prepare yourself for a religious experience. Frustrated with the shortage of delicious allergen-free desserts in stores, Nancy Coppom of Longmont, Colo., started making gluten-free whoopie pies for her family, then friends. Having grown up near Pennsylvania’s Amish Country, where the whoopie pie was invented, she decided to create a gluten-free version. The results were unique and delicious. Word spread and soon a local restaurant owner called, wondering if she could supply a gluten-free dessert. Nancy dropped off samples of her chocolate whoopie pie—and didn’t make it back to her car before the owner (who’d just tasted one) ran out to place an order. Thus, in […]

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Helping Sister Carmen Help Others

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For many of its participants, to know Sister Carmen Community Center is to know the way home. This well-respected Lafayette, Colo.-based family resource center provides assistance to over 2,500 families in need—a number that can soar even higher during the holidays. Established in 1978, Sister Carmen Community Center (SCCC) serves Lafayette, Louisville, Superior, and East Boulder by operating a food bank, community garden, and thrift store and by offering a variety of classes to help people get back on their feet and to a place of self-sufficiency and dignity. “There isn’t anyone we serve who isn’t courageous,” says Basic Needs Program Manager Sarah Jensen. Taking a holistic, strength-based approach, SCCC provides a range of assistance including food, clothing, housing stabilization, […]

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Helping Feed Denver’s Neediest Kids

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Did you know that at 50 of Denver’s elementary schools, more than 90% of students rely on federally funded meals? Many of these children, ages 3 to 12, eat lunch on Friday and may not eat until they return to school Monday morning. “That fact brought us to our knees,” says Food for Thought co-founder Bob Bell. “We could not believe that was happening in our backyard.” In 2012, Bell joined forces with fellow Rotary Club member John Thielen to start this  grassroots organization with a volunteer staff that packs and distributes Powersacks, grocery bags filled with staples like peanut butter, pasta, and energy bars, to kids in need. Food for Thought now helps feed more than 1,200 students (& their families) […]

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Chili Cook-off Season Has Begun!

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With fall & football in full swing, are you ready to show your culinary stuff in a chili cook-off? Even if it’s just the chillier nights that have you craving a hearty bowlful of savory goodness—and awesome leftovers—you’ll find your new favorite, not-your-ordinary chili recipes in Chef Chris’s Chili Cook-off collection. Find all these spicy chili recipes and more in Chef Chris’ Chili Cook-off collection at the Door to Door Organics Kitchen. Here are 3 tips to make your favorite chili feed your family for a few meals: 1. Make a large pot of chili on the weekend so you can reheat leftovers during the week. Chili gets better with age, lasting a week in the fridge or longer in the […]

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Support GMO Labeling: Vote With Your Dollars

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We believe that you have a right to know what’s in your food. October’s Non-GMO Month is a good time to recognize all that work that has been happening to support the labeling of genetically modified organisms. We’ve been supporting state and national legislative efforts, including labeling campaigns in California and Right to Know Colorado’s Proposition 105. We also support the nationwide Just Label It campaign and the Non-GMO Project’s commitment to labeling and ensuring the availability of non-GMO foods. From our start, Door to Door Organics’ mission has been to empower people to eat Good Food. Lately, we’ve been hearing from more and more of you that you avoid GMOs when shopping for your family. So while we work hard […]

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