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The Art of Grass-Fed Beef

Colorful Ranch Cow in the field

We wanted to learn more about how our local, grass-fed beef is raised, so we recently drove two hours east of Denver to visit with Tom Lasater, one of the founders of Colorful Ranch, a division of Lasater Grasslands Beef. Since 1949, this storied family has been raising 100% grass-fed and grass-finished cattle on the eastern plains near Matheson. This expanse of short-grass prairie is home to 850 head of the Lasater’s specialized breed of cattle, Beefmaster, which is a cross of Hereford, Shorthorn and Brahman. Chosen for traits like heartiness, weight, and disposition, Beefmaster cattle feed on native grasses including cool-season varieties like ‘western wheatgrass’ and emerging warm-season varieties like ‘gamma grass.’ “A variety of nutrients is important to the […]

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5 Easy Ways to Put Extra Produce to Great Use!

5 ways to put extra produce to great use

Got extra produce? You’ve got a healthy, budget-friendly meal in the making! Use these 5 simple recipe “equations” to add together whatever you have on hand. We guarantee the edible “sum” will be even tastier than its produce parts! You can make produce-packed soups, quesadillas, meatloaf, quiches and casseroles too! There are an endless amount of cool concoctions you can make with your leftover produce, so be bold and don’t be afraid to mix it (all) up.

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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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7 Ways to Stay Warm This Winter

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When the weather outside is frightful—and germs are making the rounds at school and in the office—one of the most enduring pleasures is hunkering down and getting cozy at home. We’ve gathered some ideas we hope will inspire more warmth in your life—and your family’s bellies—during the most wintery months. Check out our Winter Warmers recipe roundup, and read on for more inspiration to raise the temperature! 1. Go savory to satisfy on cold mornings. Eating refined carbs at breakfast, especially those with added sugar like cereal or muffins, causes metabolic swings that can last all day. Oatmeal’s complex carbs are a better foundation, especially if you ditch the usual sweet toppings for savory ones, like an over-easy egg and […]

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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 by January 25, 2015—and we’ll give you $5 to spend at the Shop. (You can also enter by posting to Instagram & Twitter with #eatbetter15.) It’s that easy! 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 tries to make what it […]

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15 Ways to Eat Better in 2015

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Door to Door Organics wants to make it fun & easy to keep your resolution to eat well in 2015, so we created an inspiring list of tips to kick off a healthy new year.

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Plan Your Thanksgiving Feast: You Might Win It for Free!

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Whatever you like to cook to celebrate “Turkey Day,” the best part is sharing Good Food, good times, and hopefully plenty of good laughs with family and friends. If you’re planning to host a big crowd, or even an intimate gathering, the prep and planning can sometimes feel a wee bit overwhelming. We’re here to help, with more than 100 chef-curated recipes to inspire you. Wait, there’s more! To give thanks to YOU and all our awesome customers, we’re giving 1 lucky Good Food lover all the fixin’s for their perfect Thanksgiving meal for FREE (up to a $150 retail value)! How to Enter: Browse the Thanksgiving Recipe Collections for dozens of recipe ideas, from the traditional to the more adventurous and […]

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