Archive for November, 2016

A Guide to Winter Greens

Cooler temperatures mean that the conditions for growing and harvesting greens such as arugula, collard greens, kale, and spinach are at their prime. These deeply colored and flavorful vegetables are among some of nature’s most nutritionally rich. Beyond their ability to strengthen your body for the long winter ahead, leafy greens add vibrancy to your meals. From spicy notes to sweet finishes, each cool-weather green has distinctive characteristics that, when explored, open up a world of possibility in your kitchen. Why You Should Definitely Eat Winter Greens We all know greens are good for us, right? We regularly hear how nutritious dark, leafy vegetables are, but hear less often what actually makes greens the darlings of healthy food enthusiasts. When […]

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Hello, Holidays–and Brussels Sprouts

Remember the Brussels sprouts you turned up your nose at as a child? Turns out they’re delicious braised or slow-roasted since that brings out the sweetness of these tiny nutrient-packed, cabbage-like heads that are in season in December. Discover easy ways to prepare Brussels sprouts for holiday guests or just to enjoy yourself. If the Bacon Braised Brussels Sprouts don’t win you over to the sprout-loving side, nothing will. Inspire your big holiday dinner planning this month by downloading the December 2016 Good Food Calendar to your desktop. Just click on the ideal version for your screen and then choose save/download. 2560 x 1600 1920 x 1080 1366 x 768 1280 x 1024 Not sure how to change your desktop […]

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10 Steps to Improving Digestion Naturally

“All disease begins in the gut.” –Hippocrates Do you feel like your food is just sitting in your stomach for hours after you eat? Or are you running to the bathroom before you have even finished your meal? You are not alone, and there are things you can do improve the situation. Cecily Armstrong, a Charlottesville, Va.-based health coach, shares 10 steps to take now to get things moving properly through your gut.  Try food combining. When foods are combined properly, they move right through your digestive system with ease. If you are experiencing “drama with your digestion,” it is a great clue that some part of the digestive process(es) could use some support.  To combine food, you eat protein with vegetables or grains with vegetables, never proteins and grains together. Fruits should be eaten […]

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How to Make Your Own Chai Concentrate

Close your eyes and imagine your perfect Autumn afternoon. Now, imagine that in the midst of your apple-picking, leaf-crunching, sweater-wearing merriment, you’re sipping on a warm, fragrant chai latte. It takes the daydream to a whole new level, right? Rather than dashing off to your nearest coffee shop to grab a cup, open up the spice cabinet and make a batch of chai concentrate so you can have a perfectly spiced, creamy chai whenever the craving strikes. Free of refined sugar and preservatives, this simple recipe can be easily adapted to your tastebuds. Do you like more spice, a tad more sugar? Have you ever wondered what a goat’s milk chai latte would taste like? Start with this recipe for […]

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Let’s Talk Turkey: How to Thaw the Holiday Bird

As much as we look forward to gathering with friends and family around a table laden with our favorite foods, Thanksgiving can be pretty overwhelming, especially the big bird. How much turkey do you need? How do you thaw this thing properly to make sure you don’t serve your guests a turkeysicle? Thankfully, we know a few tricks to help you tame that wild bird. If you’re planning to have a perfectly roasted turkey gracing the center of your table this year, you’ll be delighted to know we have Organic Prairie frozen turkeys that you can order now at the Shop to get delivered by the holiday. But how do you select the right size? We’re glad you asked. How Much Do […]

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Give Thanksgiving Sides a Makeover

Thanksgiving Infographic

If you’re a bit bored by some traditional (OK, bland) Thanksgiving dishes, why not spice it up a bit this year? Impress the more adventurous eaters at your table with easy but eclectic twists on green beans. In the following few weeks, we’ll uncover our twists on classic mashed potatoes and stuffing! All your guests will be wowed—we promise.   Find more turkey day inspiration at our Thanksgiving Headquarters. Download this infographic.Embed Our Infographic On Your Site!Image Width%px<img src="https://blog.doortodoororganics.com/colorado/files/2016/11/DTDO-Infog-ThanksgivingSides-v2-1-255×1024.jpg" alt="Give Thanksgiving Sides a Makeover – An Infographic from Door to Door Organics" width="100%" class="infographic_embedder" /><p class="infographic_attr">Embedded from <a href="https://blog.doortodoororganics.com/tristate/give-thanksgiving-sides-makeover/" target="_blank">Door to Door Organics</a></p><img src="https://blog.doortodoororganics.com/colorado/files/2016/11/DTDO-Infog-ThanksgivingSides-v2-1-255×1024.jpg" alt="Give Thanksgiving Sides a Makeover – An Infographic from Door to Door Organics" width="100%" class="infographic_embedder" /><p […]

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It’s Hand Turkey Time

One Thanksgiving tradition we really love (besides all the Good Food) is drawing a hand turkey! Download this coloring page now and 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. 21, 2017. Happy coloring! And if you need inspiration, check out these wonderful submissions we’ve gotten in previous years: See official rules and regulations here.

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