Just how much organic food is out there? While it may seem like the organic food industry is a quiet little subset of your local produce seller, or the pricey stuff at Whole Foods, how’s this for sticker shock: Costco sells more organic food than Whole Foods.
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Don’t judge a carrot by its straightness or an apple by its roundness. Most “defective” produce ends up as food waste because it’s just not pretty enough.
Eating well doesn’t have to break the bank. Use these simple strategies to stretch your grocery dollars, while embracing a healthy and delicious real-food diet.
Let’s face it: buying organic can be pricey, and sometimes it’s just not in our budgets to buy everything organic. When you’ve got to be choosy, it helps to also be informed. The Environmental Working Group released its 2010 guide to organic shopping. The guide lists food items that are the most likely to be […]
The folks at Coupon Sherpa just launched a new Eco Eco-Frugal Life Guide, with a whole chapter all about sustainable eats. The guide’s first chapter is full of advice on topics from buying produce to conserving and sharing food. Here are a few excerpts:
“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants,” says Michael Pollan. While I’m pretty good at eating real, non-processed food and basing my diet on plants, I struggle with the “not too much” part. I love food. I probably love it a little too much. Although I’m very active, I carry around 10-20 extra pounds from […]
With all of the attention being paid to the platforms of foodies like Jamie Oliver and Michael Pollan, you would think that Americans would cook more and rely less on fast- and processed-food. The misperception that cooking is too time consuming turns out to be a major roadblock on our path to a sustainable national […]
With the holidays approaching and the economy on the downturn, I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels the pinch in my wallet. There’s not much you can do to lower rent or mortgage, utility bills, or car payments, so your food budget will likely be what gets cut back. If the thought of […]
Here is the continuing countdown of My Top 10 Techniques Every Cook Should Know about Continental Cuisine. Lets first review #10- #6: Number 10, Spatchcock Number 9, Sautéing Number 8, Dicing Number 7, Blanching Vegetables Number 6, Cooking Pasta
Amanda Gold, a staff writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, recently came out with 10 techniques every cook should know: Breading Browning/searing Dicing an onion Folding Making pan sauce Rolling out pie crust Making a roux Segmenting citrus Tempering Making a vinaigrette She said, “Mastering these will ease everyday kitchen chores and help you tackle […]