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10 Ways to Make Extra Produce Disappear

Do you stress when you’ve got extra fruits & vegetables in your kitchen without a plan to use them? Stop stressing & start eating better with these 10 fun, delicious ways to make brilliant use of all that organic goodness. 1. Bake veggies & fruits into healthy chips. Simply slice produce with a sharp knife or mandoline & bake them into perfect snacks. Discover how to make Garam Masala Eggplant Chips, Baked Zucchini Chips with Parmesan, Cinnamon Carrot Chips & more on Pinterest. 2. Freeze your own smoothie packs. Browning bananas? Peel & chop ripe fruits & veggies, bag ‘em & stick it in the freezer for your next smoothie. Combine chopped greens with a cup or more of produce. […]

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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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Call First Dibs on Our Local Farm Box!

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How do we get through the frigid days of winter? By daydreaming of hot summer days and the sweet, local produce they bring. Summer harvest is closer than you’d think, so we’re gearing up for the season and partnering with new local farms. That means one thing — Local Farm Boxes! Everybody loves supporting local farms, so these boxes are sure to be uber popular come summer. Quantities are limited, so get your name on the list now, and you’ll be the first to know when Local Farm Boxes become available in June. That way, you can get your hands on a box before they all sell out. How’s this different from a CSA? You can enjoy the freshness of local […]

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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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We’ve Got Some Changes Coming in 2015

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I’m Chad, the FoodiEO at Door To Door Organics. Ever since we were just a tiny team packing boxes of organic food in the garage of our founders’ home, we’ve been focused on empowering people to eat Good Food. We’re still focused on that today. And we know a big part of making it easy to eat healthy is also to make it affordable.

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Helping Sister Carmen Help Others

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For many of its participants, to know Sister Carmen Community Center is to know the way home. This well-respected Lafayette, Colo.-based family resource center provides assistance to over 2,500 families in need—a number that can soar even higher during the holidays. Established in 1978, Sister Carmen Community Center (SCCC) serves Lafayette, Louisville, Superior, and East Boulder by operating a food bank, community garden, and thrift store and by offering a variety of classes to help people get back on their feet and to a place of self-sufficiency and dignity. “There isn’t anyone we serve who isn’t courageous,” says Basic Needs Program Manager Sarah Jensen. Taking a holistic, strength-based approach, SCCC provides a range of assistance including food, clothing, housing stabilization, […]

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