There’s a reason why 100% of the fruits and vegetables we sell are organic … actually there are a few reasons. You already know why we choose organic for your health, so here are the top six reasons why we support organic farming to lessen our impact on the land and work in harmony with the natural world. Here’s what you help to keep in the environment (the good stuff) and what you keep out (the bad stuff) when you pick that organic apple instead of the nonorganic one. What Organic Farming Keeps Out of the Land 1. Pesticides out of our drinking water: All those pesticides sprayed by farmers using conventional agriculture methods don’t just stay on the food; […]
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It’s hard to believe that people change the oil in their cars more than they cleanse their bodies to keep them running better and longer. Your everyday aches and pains, sluggishness, allergies, breakouts, digestive woes, and anxiety bouts are all “check engine” lights going off and signaling it’s time for a tune-up. Cleansing will help you feel better, sleep better, look better, and have more energy to perform better. The good news is that you don’t have to follow a fasting cleanse to benefit from a detox. Our bodies are designed to “always be cleansing,” which at the Conscious Cleanse we call “doing your ABCs.” This means tuning into how food makes you feel so you eat in a way that […]
Fall’s freshest, crispest apples are at their peak this month. Right now, we have bushels of sweet Fujis, aromatic Galas, tart Granny Smiths, crunchy Honeycrisps, and tangy-sweet Jonagolds, and we’re getting in more varieties every week. Top salads, fill pies, or just snack on slices for juicy bursts of vitamins A, B, and C, and fiber. Find more ways to add apples to your favorite fall dishes at the Kitchen. Then bring a bit of autumn’s bold colors to your desktop as a reminder to savor the season. Just download the October 2013 Good Food Calendar to your desktop by clicking on the ideal version for your screen and then choose save/download. 1920 x 1080 1680 x 1050 1600 x […]
Nurturing fruits and veggies doesn’t end at the farm. Door to Door Organics offers these quick storage tips to keep your produce from spoiling too quickly. Did you know that you can keep your tomatoes free of bruises if you store ‘em upside down? Or that chopping off the tops of carrots helps them retain their nutrients longer? Discover where your favorite fruits and veggies store best to keep them fresh and flavorful longer. Soon you’ll be throwing out less food and saving money. [Click here for full size version] […]
Our nectarines are just peachy this week! Let the juice run down your chin as you bite into one of summer’s tastiest treats that are at their peak right now. Did you know that nectarines are just peaches free of fuzz and with a bit more of a red blush on the skin? Sort of like a peach inside and a plum outside. I think that’s the best of both worlds! How and why to eat ‘em Compared to peaches, nectarines are packed with more potassium and vitamins A and C. They’re also fiber-filled so they’ll keep you satisfied with just 60 calories in an average-sized piece of fruit. So go ahead and indulge in this low-cal snack. I’m thinking of turning […]
As the hot summer sun beats down, I can’t help but be jazzed about all the locally grown fruits and vegetables that are now available. Not only does food grown on a nearby farm leave a smaller carbon footprint and support Colorado’s economy, but I believe it also tastes better and is better for you than food trucked in from faraway places. As a nutritionist, it makes sense that fruits and veggies eaten within a few days of being picked would be more nutrient dense than those that are weeks old from traveling thousands of miles and being in storage. More researchers are now supporting local’s health benefits, like Kathleen Frith of the Harvard School of Public Health, who found these […]
“Ice cream is happiness condensed.” –Jessi Lane Adams In my family, if all six of us kids had been good, we would all get ice cream. So you see, ice cream was a very rare treat. But it need not be for you. Whether it’s a popsicle, gelato, or ice cream, everyone has a favorite incarnation of frozen happiness. These recipes take 25 minutes or less to put together, and once frozen, you can spread the smiles. Find more cool and easy recipes at the Kitchen.