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3 Easy DIY Natural Body Care Recipes

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As we head into winter and find that we’re hibernating at home more, it’s the perfect time to slow down, relax, and indulge in a little self-care with easy-to-create homemade body care products. The best part about making your own skincare products? No label reading to suss out bad-for-you ingredients because you know everything that’s in your DIY potion. You put healthy foods into our body, so why not put healthy, homemade products on our bodies? Plus, making your own is simple, fun, and inexpensive. 1. Happy Head Scalp Rinse Cold winter days and blow dryers are a surefire way to stress out your scalp. The solution to a dry scalp is rinsing with apple cider vinegar. Sounds a bit weird and […]

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It’s Hand Turkey Time

Turkey Hand Coloring Contest

One Thanksgiving tradition we really love (besides all the Good Food) is drawing hand turkeys! Download this coloring page now & just print it out. Trace your hand on the page, then create your own gobbling masterpiece. Submit your colorful handiwork on our Facebook page for a chance to win $10 in Door to Door Organics credit. All entries must be posted on Facebook by 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 22, 2016. Official Contest Rules for the Hand Turkey Coloring Contest November 2016 The information you provide will only be used for administering and communicating with you about Door to Door Organics, Inc. and the Door to Door Organics, Inc. promotion you are participating in. ELIGIBILITY: Door to Door Organics, Inc. Hand Turkey Coloring Contest (the“Contest”) is open to entrants […]

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6 Tips for Greener Grilling

6 Tips for Greener Grilling

Before firing up your grill for a cookout, check out these simple—and surprising!—ways to lessen your eco-impact and barbecue healthier. Did you know gas beats charcoal every time? Or that besides making meat delicious, marinades can be good for you, too? With a little planning, you can grill safer, healthier, and greener. 1. Go gas, chuck charcoal. Research shows that a charcoal grill’s carbon footprint is three times greater than a gas grill’s. Fat dripping onto coals creates that smoky aroma you might savor—but it also emits cancer-causing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Plus, charcoal-churned soot irritates lungs, and lighter fluid squirted onto hot briquettes wafts up and soaks into your food. Eww. 2. Marinate meat. Cooking beef, chicken, pork, fish, and […]

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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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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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Reflecting on 2015, Revving up for 2016

Look Back at 2015

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 […]

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5 Ways to Simplify Thanksgiving

Turkey Feast

Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays because it’s all about cooking and sharing Good Food with people you love. That said, we’ve all experienced Thanksgivings where we sent family members on last-minute trips to the store or ended up with overcooked turkey while we were busy making an overly ambitious number of side dishes. This year, let us help you get a jump-start on the holiday with five tips to make planning easier and by delivering all you need for your feast. 1. New! We’re delivering fresh turkeys. Now you can pre-order a fresh (never frozen) turkey that we’ll deliver the first part of Thanksgiving week. We’re carrying what we think are the best fresh turkeys available, from sustainable-meat […]

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