Good oil/bad oil. Now you’ll know the difference.

There is a good deal of confusion around which oils are good for cooking and which are not. Fat is essential for human health. We need fat in our diets for hormone health, cell building, energy, and even for keeping our skin in good shape. There are certain vitamins (A, D, E, and K) that […]

Red, yellow, green or orange?

Not all bell peppers are created equal. First, there are the colors – red, orange, yellow, and green are the most common. The second is the flavor – from sweet to hot. It is all from the same plant. The only difference is when they are picked. As the pepper gets riper, it gets not […]

Looks like a brain to me

Also known as Cabbage Flower, cauliflower is a member of the Brassica family of veggies, well-known for their cancer fighting capabilities. Mon petit chou means (in French, chou is pronounced “shoe”) “my little cauliflower” and is a term of endearment! How do you like that? Here’s today’s TRICK: Take the stem off your cauliflower and […]

How to start an organic garden (here’s how!)

I just love this time of year when those tender green leaves start shooting from the earth. There’s nothing like walking out to the garden with a pair of scissors and bringing in everything you need to make a fabulous salad for dinner. If you’ve made the decision to plant your own organic vegetable garden […]

(Safety Issue) Meat Storage Tips

I thought it would be a great idea to talk about how long you should be keeping that expensive local, grass-fed, and organic meat and wild-caught fish you’ve been investing in. Y’all make me so proud! 🙂 First, let’s talk about poultry storage. Nothing has quite as off-putting a smell as chicken that’s past its […]

4 Reasons to Love Strawberries + a Smoothie Recipe

Strawberries are one of the most popular berries on the block. Equally delicious eaten right out of hand or tossed into a salad, strawberries are quite versatile fruits. These sweet, red heart-shaped fruits are not only scrumptious, but they are also packed with nutrition (as most berries are). One cup of strawberries (roughly 8 large […]

3 Ways To Get The Kids Involved In Freezer Meal Prep

As far as I’m concerned, basic kitchen skills are every bit as important to teach our children as are basic hygiene skills. We brush our teeth and wash our hands multiple times every day of our lives, and we also have to eat multiple times a day, every day of our lives. So, why is […]

Fermented Foods: A Primer!

By: Leanne Ely   I think our ancestors would be pretty surprised at how fermented foods seem to have all but disappeared from our dinner plates. Since ancient times, humans around the world have been fermenting their food before eating or drinking it. Wine was being made at least eight thousand years ago. Milk fermentation […]

How NOT to Overcook Meat

You’ve decided what to make for dinner. You’ve shopped, chopped, cooked, cleaned, and placed a gorgeous meal on the table. You take your first bite and start chewing and chewing and chewing it’s tough, it’s dry, it’s overcooked. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there! Cooking meat can be tricky. You want to cook it long […]