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July 22, 2011

Fast Food Nation 

Box Of Fast Food Toys

Fast Food Nation: One Mother’s Perspective

I initially applauded the decision by Jack in the Box to remove toys from kids meals, but when you peel back the layers you see that this is just a PR move.

July 12, 2011

Food Safety 

E. coli

Food Safety Testing Program On The Budget Chopping Block

The USDA's Microbiological Data Program will be cut if Congress passes the proposed budget bill. How will this affect food safety for Americans?

July 5, 2011

Food-Borne Illness  

alfalfa sprouts

As Russia Lifts Veggie Ban, U.S. Now Plagued By Tainted Sprouts

The German E. coli outbreak is slowing down, but salmonella cases in the U.S. raise more concern about contaminated alfalfa sprouts.

June 11, 2011

Preventative Measures 

Salmonella Bacteria

How Consumers Can Prevent Food Borne Illnesses

The most common pathogens that cause food borne illnesses can be eliminated from food with a few simple steps.

June 5, 2011

Green Thumb 

Two Garlic Patches

Beginner’s Guide To Gardening: It’s Harvest Time!

Yes, I realize we're still in the middle of growing season, but you want to be prepared for the day when it's time to harvest!

June 3, 2011

Food Borne Illness 

E. Coli On Lettuce

New E. Coli Strain Responsible for Outbreak

The strand of E. coli responsible for the food-borne illness outbreak in Germany is rare and deadly.

May 22, 2011

Green Thumb 

Diseased Leaves

Beginner’s Guide To Gardening: Disease Control

Even the best-loved plants can get infected by disease. Here are organic tips and tricks to apply to your garden to keep your crops healthy.

May 15, 2011

Green Thumb 

jars of Strawberry Preserves

Beginner’s Guide To Gardening: Think Outside The Garden

As your garden starts to produce, don't forget to look to the future. Saving seeds, canning, and drying flowers is a great way to enjoy the bounty all year.

April 24, 2011

Green Thumb 

Organic Apples

Beginner’s Guide To Gardening: Organic All The Way

Why does using organic methods to grow food matter? Why is organic more expensive? Is the food better? Join the discussion on these and more organic issues.

April 23, 2011

Local Seeds 

Purple Calabash Tomato

Nature’s Crossroads Wants To Be Your Local Seed Source

This Indiana company offers locally produced seeds to folks who want to make every aspect of their garden organic, earth-friendly, and local.

April 5, 2011

Feeding Kids 

child's face peeking through leaves

How Parents Can Help Kids Eat And Enjoy Vegetables

Parents may have to be sneaky when it comes to helping kids like veggies, but keep trying. You never know when your child may come around to liking vegetables.

April 3, 2011

Green Thumb 

Building Raised Beds, Two Pictures

Beginner’s Guide To Gardening: How To Get Started

What vegetables should I plant? How much sun should the garden get? Should I construct raised beds? Some advice for all the first-time gardeners out there.

March 27, 2011

Adventurous Soup 

Softening The Beans With Onions

White Bean Soup With Ground Goat

Another recipe using goat meat! This time, I am adding some dry white beans and making a fantastic soup.

March 12, 2011

Cooking With The Kids 

two kids shelling peas

Cooking Guilt-Free Meals With Your Kids

Preparing food can be just as enjoyable as eating the food, especially if you involve your kids. Veggie pizzas are a fun way to let your kids be creative.

March 11, 2011

Quick And Easy 

CSA box with tomatoes, parsley, cucumber, and onions

Yams And Potatoes Bring Color To Your Plate

We’re cleaning out the last little bits of our root cellar today. What has held up over these cold months? Yams and potatoes!

February 20, 2011

Eat More Fiber 

grains and beans in bags at a market

Fiber May Reduce Risk Of Disease, Help You Live Longer

A new study found that a high-fiber diet can help prevent cancer and cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.

February 5, 2011

Belly Warmer 

17 different types of dried beans

Vegetarian Chili With An Indian Flare

Does your chili recipe need an updating? Try this Indian chili that includes asafetida, fennel and cumin seeds, and turmeric powder.

January 30, 2011

Make Your Own Stock 

chicken broth

Chicken Broth Uses The Whole Bird, Even The Feet

This recipe provides a great excuse to buy an entire chicken from your local farmer. The broth will be better than what you can make from store-bought birds.

January 26, 2011

Eat Your Veggies 

Veggies

6 Ways To Get More Veggies On Your Plate

Recent data shows less than 10% of Americans are eating enough veggies—here are some easy and delicious ideas to help you meet your quota!

January 15, 2011

Winter Veggies 

hand holding carrots and parsnips pulled from ground

Getting Back To Your Roots With Roasted Parsnips And Carrots

This recipe is low in fat and high in taste. Mustard seed adds a nice zing.

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