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Doesn't matter if you're Paleo or not, these are the new pop'ems.
We're beginning to think there is a whole subset of folks who like bananas in smoothies, pie, banana bread etc, but won't eat a plain banana...Is this you?
If the blast of green doesn't capture your heart, the flavor will.
Last year there was the sauerkraut that never was. Armed with info straight from Sandor Katz, I'm feeling ready for round two.
I love vacation, but I always seem to come back weighing more than when I left. That’s fine, but it just makes getting back to reality post-trip all the more depressing. Typically, I eat my weight in carbs, skip my leafy greens, and generally arrive home at my door with mountains of dirty laundry, and a mild case of scurvy.
So this week, we are in Key West with the whole fam, and I decided to try something different. We’re staying in house, and I brought the entire contents of my Green Grocer box down to Florida with us. Granted I swapped a few things to make the bag travel better (butternut squash packs up better than red leaf lettuce). Not that there isn’t good produce here, but by the time I’d seek out markets or whatnot, I’d probably just have given in to a jumbo bag of Cheetos.
Cabbage and Collards and Turnips...oh my! Usually, those ingredients sound uber healthy to me -- in a good way, but maybe not in a super comforting curl-up-with-a-bowl-type of meal. However, this recipe is definitely healthy comfort food. There are more veggies than you can shake a stick at -- if you’re into shaking sticks at vegetables, that is -- but the sausage adds a cozy, savory element that really makes this soup delish.
It’s Meyer lemon season again and there are literally hundreds of things you can do with these little gems. Here’s a great article for inspiration -- which links to recipes for everything from Meyer lemon pizzas to Meyer lemon dog treats. Because really, what dog’s breath couldn’t be improved with a little Meyer zest for good measure? Anyhoo, I opted for the Meyer lemon gimlet. And you know what? After a few of these, I couldn’t tell you if my dog was a Meyer lemon! In fact, by #3 I think he was actually mixing the drinks!!
From one egg lover to another: this frittata is downright delish. It uses our Heritage Breed eggs that I love for many reasons, of them, that by eating them I avoid jail...and don't have to actually feed chickens at the crack of dawn.
Sausage is one of those foods that can get a pretty bad rap. And yes sir, in some cases it should -- with factory farmed pigs living in dirty conditions, well, it’s not rocket science that that meat probably isn’t the best thing for you. But pastured pork, like the kind we proudly deliver, is a different story, it’s good for you -- and yes, even the fat it contains is healthy for your body. Why? Because it contains conjuguated linoleic acids, Omega 3s, Vitamin A D & E, and a whole slew of other good stuff you need to have a healthy heart, brain, and immune system.
Happy 2013 -- let's make it clean and GREEN!