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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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 […]
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 […]
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.
Looking Back at 2015 & Forward to 2016 What a wonderful—and action-packed—2015! We were reminded yet again that Mother Nature is always in charge. She brought heavy spring rains that kept our local farmers from planting their fields and delayed the growing season by several weeks. Meanwhile, our West Coast friends were having the opposite problem, thanks to a record-breaking drought. So here in Colorado, we enjoyed delicious spinach and fresh rhubarb from local farms while waiting patiently for the rest of our local season’s bounty. But we had plenty of events to keep us busy, including the Local Food Summit, Healthy Living Expo, Earth Day, VegFest, and Lafayette Peach Festival. We fueled our high-altitude athletes with organic bananas at […]