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Organic Recipes

Quick and Easy Quiche

Jan 08, 2014

Use organic eggs to avoid pesticide resistant bacteria   The Research   Several studies have shown that using antibiotics in poultry rearing can increase the number of antibiotic resistant bacteria on eggs.  Researchers swabbed the outside of  conventional and organic egg shells to test for bacterial antibiotic resistance, and found that bacteria on the conventional [...]

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Buckwheat Pasta with Tofu and Sesame Vegetables

Jan 05, 2014

 The Research Despite its name, buckwheat is not a grain.  It’s actually more closely related to sorrel and rhubarb than wheat!  The seeds of buckwheat plants are ground into flour, and are known for having high levels of flavonoids.  Some of these flavonoids are more concentrated when the plant is grown under organic conditions.  For [...]

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Spicy Indian Chicken with Chickpeas

Dec 04, 2013

I like to spice things up in the kitchen; for variety’s sake, and health’s sake too. Turmeric has been shown to help with digestive disorders, the aches and pains from arthritis, and even prevent certain types of cancer. The Research As always, use organic ingredients wherever possible.  This goes doubly for the chicken in this [...]

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Easy Weeknight Chicken and Rice Casserole

Nov 08, 2013

Chicken and Rice Casserole This was inspired by a recipe I found in my grandmother’s recipe box after she passed away.  It’s perfect when you’re crunched for time but need a healthy, hearty meal.  Use organic ingredients whenever possible. The Research One of the reasons I eat organic is to avoid accidentally consuming genetically modified [...]

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Quinoa Tabouli – a light and delicious summertime treat

Nov 07, 2013

Quinoa Tabouli Salad With the summer heat in full swing, we thought you might enjoy this cool recipe you can make with left-over quinoa.  It also features quinoa rather than the more traditional cous-cous, making it healthy and gluten free! The Research Quinoa is one of the most healthy grains out there (or pseudo-grains, anyway [...]

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Easy Kamut Bread

Oct 08, 2013

This kamut bread is one of the easiest to make, delicious fresh and as toast alike.   The Research Kamut khorasan wheat is an ancient grain that is full of protein and nutrients, not to mention delicious!  Several studies have come out recently comparing kamut to durum wheat, consistently finding that the kamut had health [...]

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Harvest Pie with Apples, Pears, and Cranberries

Oct 07, 2013

The Research You may not think of pies as healthy, but apples have a lot of nutritional value.  Also, according to a study published in the International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, eating apples may help prevent and treat colon cancer.  The researchers found that oligosaccharides (complex carbohydrates) in apples decrease the number of tumors, size [...]

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School Lunch Box–Go Organic!

Sep 05, 2013

It’s that time of year again—back to school, which means you’ll be doing a lot of shopping–new school supplies, clothes and shoes, and those important lunch box items for growing kids.  Remember to get your kids involved in the selection of your organic foods so they too can understand the importance and, let’s face it, [...]

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Seared Wild Salmon in Lemongrass Broth

Aug 17, 2013

with Pad Thai Noodles, Shitakes, and Tat Soi This recipes is courtesy of Chef Nora Pouillon of Restaurant Nora–America’s first certified organic restaurant!   The Research One reason to choose organic salmon is that it’s a sure fire way to avoid genetically modified (GM) fish.  A recent study found that GM salmon could be posing a [...]

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Recipes for Strawberry Season

Jul 03, 2013

Strawberry season is here! Before I tell you about my 5 favorite organic strawberry recipes, here is a little about the research behind why you should choose organic strawberries to add a little healthful nutrition to your treats: The Research Professor John Reganold teamed up with eight other researchers to examine the differences in fruit [...]

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