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Meet One of Our Favorite Local Foodies

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Meet Jaime Lopez of the South on Broadway food blog. She’s a busy Denver mom with a lifestyle blog for lovers of food, design, fashion, and travel. We also think she’s an inspiration for healthy living. We recently asked Jaime to share how Door to Door Organics makes her life a little easier. How does Door to Door Organics simplify your life? “I use Door to Door Organics to keep healthy fresh produce in my home at all times. The items in my delivery are the starting point for my weekly meal planning and often dictate what I will cook for the week ahead. I love that Door to Door Organics has expanded their offerings to include sustainable seafood, locally roasted coffee, range-free eggs […]

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Food Fight! Wild vs. Farmed Salmon [Infographic]

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Salmon is straight-up one of the healthiest fish you’ll find. It’s very low in mercury, high in protein, and extremely high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are stellar for your heart, memory, and mood. But it’s important to know your salmon source. Most of the salmon Americans eat come from foreign fish farms, which are cleaner and less crowded than they used to be, but not top-notch. When you choose wild salmon, you can be sure it was caught in its native habitat, like the Sockeye and Coho we offer that swim freely in cold, pristine Alaskan waters. When you order salmon at restaurants, most likely the fish was farmed if it doesn’t say wild. But how can you tell […]

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Go Natural When Dyeing Easter Eggs

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  When I was a kid, every Easter I dunked eggs in mugs filled with those fizzing tablets that instantly produced vibrant colors. It was the ’70s, or the better-living-through-chemistry decade, when no one questioned how chemicals affected our health. Today, even though the kits sold in stores proclaim to be nontoxic, many still contain synthetic food dyes that studies have linked to allergies and behavioral problems like ADHD in children. Why not skip the kits with neon colors and glitter pens (they contain polyurethane) and go au naturel this spring? Using veggies, fruits, spices, tea, and coffee will produce a vivid array of hues from soft pastels to deep, earthy tones. Of course, creating dyes with organic produce will help […]

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5 Ways to Get More Energy

5 Ways to Get More Energy

Lots of folks feel an energy jolt in January—new year, better you!—but by the time February rolls around, the fire fizzles. It’s still cold and dark, and you know the tulips aren’t budding anytime soon, so you feel more sluggish. But who wants to wait till spring to recharge? You need oomph now. Here are five easy ways to get more energy—and stay energized—even in winter. Eat to sleep. Quality shuteye gives you all-day energy, but sugary snacks and refined carbohydrates spike and tank blood sugar, a roller-coaster ride that sabotages sleep. It’s best to lay off junk food, but especially in the evening. Instead, craft dinners with healthy ingredients that promote slumber. Fish, turkey, spinach, and walnuts all contain […]

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6 Simple Soups You Can Cook in About an Hour

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Soup really is Good Food, as the classic slogan says. You fill a stockpot with any or all veggies in your crisper and some healthy protein, then let it all simmer on the stove or even all day in a crockpot. How easy is that? We’ve rounded up our favorite Simple Soup recipes, from classic Chicken Soup that has flu-fighting superpowers and veggie-packed Italian Minestrone to an easy Black Bean Soup and a quick Moqueca (Brazilian Fish Stew). Find your new favorite soup recipe in our recipe collection, and warm up with a big bowl sometime soon.  

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How to Take Food Photos Like a Pro

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Are you so passionate about Good Food that you often grab your smartphone to capture (and share) your yummiest, healthiest creations? Show us your Good Food selfies by entering our Eat Better Challenge photo contest on Facebook between January 15 and January 24, 2016—and we’ll give you $5 to spend at the Shop. (You can also enter by posting to Instagram with #eatbetter16.) It’s that easy and everyone’s a winner! To learn how to create even more drool-worthy images, check out these 9 tips from pro photographers. 1. Shut off your flash. Always turn off your smartphone’s automatic flash. “Nothing mucks up a pretty picture more than a hard blast of light,” says Brad Haynes, who shoots gorgeous food shots for Door to Door Organics. “Your phone’s automatic white balance […]

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16 Ways to Eat Better in 2016

16 Ways to Eat Better in 2016

Door to Door Organics wants to make it easy to keep your resolution to eat well, so we created an inspiring list of tips to kick off a healthy new year.

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