Know Your Food

If You Eat Meat Be Smart About Your Consumption. Know More!

It’s time for a little tough love folks. I will never lecture anyone about their choice to eat meat. Instead, my work is to educate and inspire my audience to use food as a vehicle for living a healthy and happy life however when I do feel a moral obligation to give some tough love because I feel we are sabotaging the chances of a bright future, I cannot sit idly by. So… We know about the colossal land mass…

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What My Farmer Told Me

Today is Sunday and of course that means I am at the farmer’s market. JR Organics’ had fresh beautiful crown broccoli surrounded by the most gorgeous lush greens and even though I did not plan on buying broccoli today, I am mad for broccoli greens so immediately picked a beauty for myself. Loving them so much I couldn’t imagine anyone ever asking their farmer to remove these like they often request with carrot tops and beet greens. Are broccoli greens victim to this too? And why don’t…

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Don’t Eat That!

I don’t care how “cheap” food is because the conversation has more to do with “What is cheap anyway?” and “How much is this product really costing my health, my child’s health and the health of the planet?” Those questions, no matter your budget, are way more important than “How much does it cost?” because even fifty cents is too much for   glysophate. You only have one body and knowingly consuming a toxin proven to cause cancer is downright crazy!…

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How To Buy Honey While Protecting The Interests Of Our Honeybee Friend.

When buying honey you can find yourself facing an ethical dilemma. You may already know that since 2007 when we started hearing about colony collapse disorder, beekeepers have experienced an average annual hive loss rate of 30%. With combined factors like agricultural insecticides and neonicotinoids, the unsustainable  practices of commercial beekeepers like using acid in the hives, feeding their bees a daily diet of sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup and taking their bees hundreds and even thousands of miles from their natural…

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Real Food, Fake Food.

Larry Olmsted is an award-winning journalist and author of Real Food Fake Food. This book, though troubling in so many ways as he exposes the massive food fraud that is happening in this country from everything from olive oil, red snapper, shrimp, parmesan cheese… I mean the list goes on. However the great thing about this book is that Mr. Olmstead also makes sure to deliver very accessible solutions and ways around this madness in our food system and takes time to…

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That First Sign Of The Season

You know what it’s like. That first sighting of new bounty at the market. In spring it’s peas, tomatoes, fava beans and strawberries. In summer it’s fresh garlic, corn, figs, cherries and jammy sweet blackberries, mulberries and raspberries and of course the stonefruit. Summer wouldn’t be complete without peaches, apricots, nectarines and plums and in the fall and winter you know it’s all about pears, apples, pumpkins, butternut squash, persimmons and pomegranates lining the stalls at the farmer’s market. At first sight, it’s…

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#YouDontOwnMe

Remember, we do have choices in how we choose to live and what we bring to the kitchen table so that means instead of waiting and hoping that our government will label GMO foods, we can instead just make sure not to eat their conventional foods that we know are compromised. So, try means incorporating more produce from small local farms that are at your farmer’s market and eating less packaged foods. Also, know that grains are heavily treated with agro-chemicals in…

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It’s Not The Gluten Folks.

What’s Really Making You Sick After You Eat? Gluten gets such a bad wrap and it blows my mind because unless you are afflicted with celiac disease why on earth are you not questioning the mass amounts of agro-chemicals needed to harvest conventional wheat or the endless synthetic chemical additives that are in your food? You gotta admit it’s kind of odd that you don’t and are willing to spend insane amounts of money on gluten free products but balk at…

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How To Prep Fresh Herbs For Easy Access All Week Long And No Waste!

I love cooking with fresh herbs. Adding cilantro, parsley, mint and chives to almost any dish makes my palate sing a song and herbs elevates any meal by adding loads of essential minerals like magnesium, potassium, sodium and zinc in your diet. Using herbs to infuse nutrients in your convenient and processed foods is a great step in the right direction too. But like you, after a long day, I want to do less in the kitchen, not more, so…

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Have Your Pollinator Friends’ Back! How To Shop Thoughtfully for Honey and Other Hive Products.

Eating local honey is touted as the only honey you should ever buy but in our modern day, does this rule of thumb still reign supreme? With honeybee populations in peril and every person needing to do their part to help out, you may find yourself living in Los Angeles abut buying honey from Montana. This is when engaging with your beekeeper, whether at the farmer’s market or by visiting their website online matters! and there. Email them or call…

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