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Here are some recipes that highlight research on particular food types.  We’ll cover nutritional benefits of organic ingredients, the importance of avoiding pesticides, and environmental impacts of different food types.  We’ll post new recipes every month, so keep an eye out for the latest on food-centric science!

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Annie’s Easter Treat Activities

While the typical Easter gatherings won’t be on the agenda this year, that doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun preparing for whatever at-home celebration you have planned. Our friends at Annie’s shared with us these super fun and creative ideas for Easter treats that are easy to make, with little fuss. These recipes can... Read More ›

Michelob Ultra’s Marinated Chicken Skewers with Yogurt Sauce over Rice

This recipe transforms typical chicken wings flavors into a balanced meal that’s tasty and less messy. The marinade and yogurt sauces are easy to whip up, and this recipe utilizes those interesting grains you might have waiting for you in your pantry like barley and wild rice. Tastemade created this recipe for our friends at... Read More ›

CADIA’s Calzones

Be a hero around the house with a Calzone Party! Calzones are a fun twist on pizza and just as flexible so you can use whatever ingredients you have on-hand or need to use up. Our friends at CADIA sent us this recipe along with some suggestions for ingredient combinations. They also recommend making mini... Read More ›

Lundberg’s Family Friendly Fried Rice

Fried rice is an easy meal that can be made any day of the week. It’s flexible and can star any ingredients that you need to use up from your produce drawer and the freezer. This recipe was developed by our friends at Lundberg Family Friends and lists the typical fried rice veggies, but feel... Read More ›

Cal-Organic’s White Bean & Kale Soup

Bean soup is a hearty and delicious way to use up those canned beans in your pantry. The kale in this recipe could be substituted with other greens like chard, spinach, cabbage or hearty collards. This soup pairs well with buttered bread or toast. Our friends at Cal-Organic sent us this recipe, which can be... Read More ›

Prairie Organic Cocktail Recipes

With social distancing, people are finding creative ways to still hang out like  hosting virtual happy hours.  Whether you’re attending one of these virtual parties or you just feel like winding down with refreshing beverage in the evening, you’ll want to check out these cocktail recipes. Our friends at Prairie Organic shared some new recipes... Read More ›

Urban Remedy’s Alkalizing Mineral Broth

This nourishing broth is as good as your grandma’s chicken soup sans the chicken. For ease, you can make your mineral broth in one large batch and consume it at regular intervals over the course of 4 days. This recipe was created by our friends at Urban Remedy   The Recipe Ingredients 1 celery root,... Read More ›

Perfect popcorn tips from experts at Grain Place Foods

Want an easy (and kid-friendly) way to get some Whole Grains into your diet? Popcorn is a whole grain food that can be both nutritious and delicious. Our friends over at Grain Place Foods are the experts in popcorn, and they have some really fun kernels, like Organic Yellow Popcorn (butterfly variety, like you get... Read More ›

Creative Chicken Nugget Recipes from Applegate

If you managed to stock up on frozen chicken nuggets before they disappeared off the store shelves, then you may be looking for a way to make them appealing to the whole family. Our friends at Applegate shared with us two recipes that get creative with chicken nuggets: Mini Chicken Parmesans and Mini Chicken &... Read More ›

Frontier Co-Op’s Turmeric Noodle Soup with Greens

Brothy, noodle soups feel like the best thing when you’re sick, and can even just warm you up on a chilly spring day. This is a fantastic non-meat and gluten-free recipe created by our friends at Frontier Co-Op.   The Recipe Ingredients: 2 teaspoons Frontier Co-op Organic Turmeric Twist Spice Blend Frontier Crushed Red Chili Peppers... Read More ›

Simply Organic’s Turkey Chili with Pumpkin and Spicy Curry

Chili is a nutrient-packed comfort food. It’s easy to make a large amount and you can freeze surplus if need be. This recipe has an earthy flavor and earns its heat from jalapeños and Simply Organic Spicy Curry Powder. This recipe was created by our friends at Simply Organic.   The Recipe Note that while... Read More ›

Amy’s Chunky Tomato Bisque with Cheesy Toast Topper

Tomato soup pairs so well with grilled cheese sandwiches and this recipe offers a twist on the sandwich to changes things up. Canned tomatoes make this recipe fast and easy and if you’ve stocked up, then it will help thin out your pantry supply. If you prefer a vegan option then swap out the Italian... Read More ›

Suntava’s Purple Corn Chicha Morada

Chicha Morada is a Peruvian drink traditionally made with a variety or purple corn that grows in the Andes mountains. The color makes this a fun drink and it’s reminiscent to a non-alcoholic sangria. In the U.S. you can find Suntava Purple Corn, which is organic and therefore non-GMO. This recipe was created by our... Read More ›

Cherry Chocolate Oatmeal by Nature’s Path

If you love chocolate-covered cherry lovers, then this oatmeal is for you! Breakfast can be the most decadent meal of the day and it doesn’t have to be difficult to make. This recipe is loaded with lots of delicious ingredients and textures from vanilla, sweet cherries, dark chocolate chunks, shredded coconut and crunchy Vanilla Pumpkin... Read More ›

Muir Glen’s Fire Roasted Tomato Butter Sauce

This pasta sauce recipe is delicious, easy, and you likely already have everything you need in the pantry. The key is to use great butter, which lends a nutty sweetness to this dish, and fire roasted tomatoes. Leftover sauce can be used on pizza or served with eggs. This recipe comes from our friends at... Read More ›

Muir Glen’s Smokey Pulled-Chicken Nachos

If you like nachos and smoky flavors then this recipe is for you! The sauce is made with smoky Roasted Muir Glen tomatoes, chipotle peppers and smoked paprika. Every pantry can benefit from the addition of smoked paprika to its stock, but if you don’t have that on hand, then you can use regular paprika–... Read More ›

Rogue Creamery’s Classic Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese sandwiches are the perfect match for soups, especially tomato soup. This recipe was created by our friends at Rogue Creamery and they suggest using a mild bread of your choice—since this recipe is about the cheese. Sandwiches can be pan-grilled in butter or olive oil, or pressed in a panini press or sandwich... Read More ›

Pan-fried Sesame Tofu

Tofu is made from fermented soybeans, which can seem like a strange thing to eat. But even people who are new to tofu are surprised how delicious this side dish can be! The sesame seed crust gives the marinated tofu a crunchy texture that is hard to pass up. Pair this with rice and a... Read More ›

Bubble and Squeak (Potato Pancakes)

This recipe of British origin is a great way to use leftover mashed potatoes or to spruce up the usual mashed potato side dish by adding vegetables and pan frying. You can make either one giant pancake or smaller individual portions. The Science Potatoes provide a valuable source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, and research... Read More ›

Mulled Wine

There’s something about dark and cold evenings that make warm, spiced, mulled wine a magical treat. Mulled wine is similar in concept to sangria, but served warm rather than iced. While you can find spice mixes that make this concoction really easy, you can also make your own spice mix and adjust to your preference.... Read More ›

Wild Rice “Stuffing”

Wild rice is a whole grain rich in phenolic compounds (i.e. antioxidants). This gluten-free, rice “stuffing” dish fits perfectly into any holiday or every day meal and can be enjoyed throughout all the colder months. You can change up the vegetables to suit the season and remember to buy organic rice! The Science The journal Foods recently... Read More ›

Fresh Almond and Pomegranate Salad

This recipe is very simple, yet extremely flavorful. Because there are so few ingredients, it’s important to get the tastiest that you can find. Normally, roasted nuts are preferred because they pack more flavor, and you’re encouraged to try this salad with roasted nuts, too. However, the texture of the raw almonds matches that of... Read More ›

Pickled Jalapeños

Pickling peppers when they’re ready lets you enjoy the their flavor and nutritional benefits year-round. Tacos and nachos provide an excellent venue to pile them onto your plate. The Science Chili peppers can provide a lot of vitamin C and antioxidants if you can take their heat! A PLOS ONE study showed that these nutritional... Read More ›

Universal Tomato Sauce

The fall harvest brings a bounty of tomatoes that can be hard to keep up with. If you have the room, one trick is to put whole tomatoes into freezer bags and store in the freezer, pulling them out to make sauce on the spot, any time of the year. You can also store pre-made... Read More ›

Sweet Peach Iced Tea

This month’s recipe combines two intriguing scientific studies: one on peaches and one on tea. These make the perfect combination for a refreshing drink on a hot August night. Recent science says that organic peaches are tastier, and organic tea production supports a healthier environment. The Science A study published in the journal Organic Agriculture... Read More ›

Grilled peaches with vanilla ice-cream

Who knew you could grill peaches? This is a fun and easy dessert to add to your backyard BBQ. The Science Stone fruits such as peaches and nectarines are an important fruit because not only are they delicious, they are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. One study in the journal Foods tried to extent the... Read More ›

Apricot jam

For some reason, apricots are one of those fruits that come and go in the blink of an eye. They come on fast and furious, and you have a very short window of time to deal with an overabundant bounty. Jam is a great way to use up a surplus of fruit. In this case,... Read More ›

Dutch oven pancakes with fresh strawberries

These pancakes look very impressive and are deceptively easy to make although you do need a blender. Dutch oven pancakes differ from regular pancakes in that you bake your batter and, in the process, they puff up huge like a soufflé. You end up with a sweet and salty, crispy yet chewy, airy pillow. This recipe... Read More ›

Hashbrown waffles

Hash browns are supposed to be easy to make from scratch, but despite soaking, draining and squeezing grated potatoes to get rid of their starch, hash browns can still come out stodgy and sticky unless you use a gallon of oil to fry them. This is the one instance where making hash browns from scratch... Read More ›

Greens and chickpeas wrap

The Science A study in Applied Biological Research compared nutritional values of organic versus conventional kale, and found the organic kale was nutritionally superior. In particular, organic kale contained more protein and vitamin C, so the next time you feel like eating your greens, grab organic for a more nutritious meal. This is a really fast... Read More ›

Butternut squash muffins

This recipe is adapted from Jamie Oliver’s and is really easy to make if you have a large food processor. It’s also a great way to get kids to eat more squash! It is especially important to buy organic butternut because you leave the skin on for this recipe. The Science According to a study... Read More ›

Sweet tea popsicle

After water tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world. Try your next glass of tea as a sweet frozen desert with this simple recipe.  Remember to use organic tea! The Science A recent study published in the journal Biological Agriculture and Horticulturecompared organic and conventional black tea from China and found that... Read More ›

Salad with greens, cheddar, pecans, and roasted organic grapes

It’s the peak of the season for grape production, and while grapes are really delicious raw, their flavor can be enhanced by a light roasting. Once lightly shriveled, the sugar becomes more concentrated, making them a perfect addition to a fresh green salad, a roasted veggie side, or mixed with a rice pilaf. In this... Read More ›

Blueberry Balsamic Holiday Turkey

For a novel twist on the traditional holiday turkey, try this recipe with a blueberry balsamic glaze! Bring bright flavors to your holiday table (or any time you’re feeling the craving for turkey) by melding the flavors of sweet blueberries and tart balsamic vinegar.  Your family will love the complex flavor of this dish, and... Read More ›

Creamy garlic dill dip

Serve this dip with bread, veggies, grilled meat or chips and …if you end up just licking it out of the bowl, who are we to judge you? When looking for dill weed, make sure to choose organic for this recipe so that you’re making the most of its antioxidant properties. The Science A recent... Read More ›

School Lunch Box–Go Organic!

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,... Read More ›

Frozen chocolate covered bananas

Nothing brings back childhood memories like frozen chocolate-covered bananas!  Not only are these delicious but they are simple to make and they are on the healthier end of the dessert spectrum. Remember to consider the environment when making these and choose organic bananas. The Science Banana plantations in Costa Rica use a significant amount of... Read More ›

Wild rice and herb salad

It’s summertime and that means it’s salad season.  Try this Middle Eastern inspired wild rice and fresh herb salad to accompany just about any meal. When you are shopping for ingredients, make sure to do your part to protect the environment by choosing organic rice. The Science A study published in the Journal of Cleaner... Read More ›

Cajun onion rings

A little sweet, a little spicy. Nothing hits the spot like these Cajun onion rings. This snack falls far from the health food category, but you can still up your antioxidant uptake by using organic onions when you make this recipe! The Science A study published in the journal Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science compared the... Read More ›

Mushroom Barley Salad

Spring is here and summer is fast approaching.  Try this hearty whole grain salad as an easy side for any meal. When picking your barley, be sure to do you part for the environment and choose organic. The Science A study published in the Journal of Cleaner Production compared life-cycle analyses of organic and conventional... Read More ›

Tomato Carrot Soup

Spring is here and it is time to start planting those gardens. If you haven’t already, make sure you get your tomato and carrots planted now so you’ll be ready to make this delicious soup.  The key to this simple and unbelievably delicious dish is good tomatoes.  Get them from your garden or farmers market... Read More ›

Oven-roasted asparagus with parmesan and lemon

The Science Spring is almost here, and one of the first vegetables to emerge in the garden is asparagus!  This recipe only works with fresh asparagus. Also, make sure to choose organic if it’s not coming from your backyard. A recent study published in Food Analytical Methods sought to determine if organic cultivation systems resulted in... Read More ›

Grandma’s Rice Pudding

Pair this delicious rice pudding with a mug of hot coffee or tea to get you through this last stretch of winter! Organic agricultural production has been shown to be more resilient to climate change, and organic rice production is no exception. The Science A recent study published in the journal Renewable Agriculture and Food... Read More ›

Hot Ginger Lemon Tea or Refreshing Ginger Lemonade

This is a simple and delicious beverage that you can enjoy year-round regardless of whether it is January or June or you live in Canada or Florida.  All you need are four ingredients to get you through the winter and usher in the summer. When buying lemons for this beverage, be sure to choose sustainably... Read More ›

Whole Wheat Pancakes

Piping hot pancakes may be one of the best breakfast traditions of all time. Try this healthy but delicious spin on an old classic by using whole-wheat flour and remember to increase your nutritional content even more by choosing organic when purchasing your flour. The Science A recent study, published in the scientific journal PLOS... Read More ›

Blueberry Oat Cobbler

Summer is coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean you need to give up summer desserts. This blueberry cobbler can be made with fresh or frozen blueberries.  It is simple to make and certain to impress. To increase your antioxidant intake, make sure to choose organic blueberries for this dish. The Science A study... Read More ›

Watermelon Agua Fresca

The summer is almost over! Enjoy your final steamy days cooling down with a refreshing watermelon agua fresca. This recipe uses real fruit (of course!), and you can adjust the sweetness according to your preference. When you head to the store or farmers’ market for your watermelon, make sure to do your part to conserve... Read More ›

Super Easy Raspberry Sauce

Summertime means berry time and there are few berries that are more coveted for their supreme flavor, beautiful color and versatility than the raspberry. This simple fruit sauce is ridiculously easy to make, and can be used to top just about anything. Use it as a dip for chocolate cookies, pour it on top of... Read More ›

French Onion Soup

French onion soup is a comfort food classic! In it’s most basic form this soup is an elegantly simple combination of onions, beef broth, bread and cheese.  Here we give you all the know-how you need to make this French bistro staple in your own kitchen – from your own homemade beef broth to a... Read More ›

Refrigerator pickled carrots

If you like crispy pickles in the summer, then you are going to love this new take on an old classic! Pickled carrots are absolutely delicious and lend a burst of color to any plate. Because these pickled carrots are refrigerator pickles, they much simpler to prepare than when using traditional canning, and allow the... Read More ›

Sesame-Soy Brussels Sprout Slaw

Spring is here and summer is just around the corner and that means it’s finally the season for cookouts and summertime salads!  Mix things up this year, and try this variation on a classic summer dish, coleslaw.  This salad is inspired by Asian flavors and leaves out the heavy mayo.  Remember to choose organic when... Read More ›

Sesame Green Bean Egg Salad

This delicious green bean salad provides the perfect combination of veggies and protein.  It is simple but flavorful, and toasted sesame seeds and sesame seed oil give it a nutty twist. When making this recipe, make sure to use organic eggs to increase the protein content! The Science Recent research published in the journal Poultry... Read More ›

Simple Roast Chicken with Root Vegetables

Try this classic meal alone with your family or make it for guests!  This simple, one-pan dish is sure to impress and takes hardly any effort. When making this recipe, remember to choose organic chicken to avoid exposure to antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The Science A study published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology tested organic and conventional... Read More ›

Caramelized Onions

Caramelized onions are both sweet and savory, and the perfect topping for just about anything.  Use these to top your sandwiches, meats, salads, and soups… even ice cream!  Just remember, when you choose your onions, be sure to choose organic. The Science A study published in Science of Food and Agriculture found that organically grown... Read More ›

Old-Fashioned Caramel Apples

Fall has arrived and apple season is in full force. Celebrate the changing season this year with a classic treat—caramel-coated apples. When making this recipe, use your favorite variety of apple. Choose apples that are firm, unbruised and grown in an environmentally sustainable fashion – aka certified organic. The Science  A recent study published in... Read More ›

Lemon-Ginger-Grape Granita

The end of summer has arrived, but that doesn’t mean it’s not still hot outside! Celebrate your final warm evenings with this delicious and easy dessert, and remember to choose organic grape juice to increase your antioxidant intake! The Science A study published in Food and Chemical Toxicology compared the difference in antioxidants found in... Read More ›

Vegan Velvety Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Whether you’re in charge of bringing desert to the next BBQ or satisfying your own sweet tooth, this chocolate peanut butter pie is for you! It is rich and creamy, may possibly be one of the easiest deserts ever to make, it’s much higher in protein and lower in fat than most chocolate peanut butter... Read More ›

Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Buttermilk and Browned Butter

Nothing says comfort like a creamy bowl of mashed potatoes! Try this classic dish with a spin, and be sure to choose organic potatoes when making this dish to increase your antioxidant intake. The Science A recent study published in PLOS ONE investigated the effects of conventional and organic cultivation systems as well as cooking... Read More ›

Tomato garlic soup

Tomato season is upon us! This delicious and simple soup recipe highlights the most delicious produce of the season, and can be stored in the freezer for several months so that you can enjoy the flavors of summer even when it’s not tomato season anymore. To increase your vitamin C and antioxidant intake, remember to... Read More ›

Homemade Yogurt

Homemade yogurt is cheap and easy to make, healthy and absolutely delectable! Once you start making your own, you may never buy it in the store again. Remember, when you try out this recipe, use organic milk to increase the nutritional content even more!  The Science A new meta-analysis that examined 170 published studies found... Read More ›

Homemade Yogurt

Homemade yogurt is cheap and easy to make, healthy and absolutely delectable! Once you start making your own, you may never buy it in the store again. Remember, when you try out this recipe, use organic milk to increase the nutritional content even more!  The Science A new meta-analysis that examined 170 published studies found... Read More ›

Masala tea spiced plum preserves

Try this sweet and spicy plum preserve to add a little adventure to your morning toast or as an accompaniment to roast chicken or pork tenderloin. In order to increase your intake of beneficial bioactive compounds such as antioxidants, remember to choose organic plums. The Science A study published in PLOS ONE compared the bioactive... Read More ›

Roasted broccoli with garlic parmesan cream sauce

If you’re looking for an easy way to increase your vitamin and antioxidant intake, including a broccoli side dish with your meal is the way to go. Broccoli is rich in nutrients including vitamin C and vitamin K. Maximize your intake of bioactive compounds even more by choosing organic! The Science A study in the... Read More ›

Middle Eastern lentil soup

The holidays are over but we still have ways to go until spring. This delicious lentil soup will help keep you warm until the weather does. This lentil soup recipe is easy, hearty and healthy. You can make it even healthier by choosing organic lentils. The Science A study published in Organic Agriculture measured the... Read More ›

Candied Lemon Peels

The holiday season is upon us, and that means it’s time for a smattering of gastronomic specialties ranging from special beverages to desserts to main courses. If you’re looking for an easy and elegant way to spruce up the presentation of your dishes, try these beautiful and delicious candied lemon peels. If you can restrain... Read More ›

Red Orange Sorbet

Looking for a simple elegant desert to serve at your next dinner? Look no further. This delicious red orange sorbet is sure to wow the crowd with hardly any effort! Remember: increase your intake of antioxidants, anthocyanins, ascorbic acid, and phenolics by choosing organic red oranges. These naturally occurring chemical compounds found in plants have... Read More ›

Decadent Garlic Shrimp with Spinach and Pasta

Tonight make a dinner that your entire family will love. This simple garlic shrimp and spinach pasta dish is easy to prepare and so delicious that you won’t have to convince anyone to eat their greens tonight. Remember, in order to pack in as many nutrients as possible, choose organic spinach for this dish! The... Read More ›

Slow-roasted tomatoes with garlic and herbs

Looking for a new way to use fresh tomatoes from the farmers’ market or the herbs from your garden? Try our slow-roasted tomatoes with garlic and herbs! Baking tomatoes slowly concentrates the sugars, giving them irresistible flavor. These gems can be served on top of crusty bread as an appetizer or used to spruce up... Read More ›

Sour Chana Masala (Indian sour curried garbanzo beans)

If you are looking for an easy recipe to spice up your menu, try this delicious dish. This robust vegetarian curry, commonly served on the streets of Northern India, is robust enough that it will satisfy both vegans and meat lovers and it is loaded with flavor, thanks to the array of delicious spices. Be... Read More ›

Blueberry Crumb Bars

Summer is in full swing and what better way to take advantage of sweet and seasonal fruits than with these scrumptious blueberry crumb bars. Whether you pick your own blueberries or get them from a farmers’ market or grocery store, make sure that you reduce your exposure to synthetic pesticides and support healthy soils by... Read More ›

Strawberry Rhubarb Nests

Summer is here, and that means it’s strawberry season! Enjoy this delicious pastry in the morning with your coffee or as an after-dinner desert. Remember to always choose organic strawberries to reduce your exposure to harmful chemicals. The Research A recent report released by the European Food Safety Authority compiled pesticide data from 29 European... Read More ›

Roasted carrots with honey ginger glaze

As a tribute to honey bees, one of our most important pollinators, this month’s recipe features honey! Even your children will be begging for more of these sweet and savory roasted carrots. The secret to this delectable dish is the honey ginger glaze. When choosing your ingredients for this dish, make sure to avoid synthetic... Read More ›

Earl Grey Shish Kebab

The spring is finally approaching, but just because it’s getting warmer outside doesn’t mean you need to give up the exotic aroma and flavor found in your piping hot mug of Earl Grey tea. This innovative recipe from Numi Tea uses its Aged Earl Grey tea to infuse the flavors of aged organic Assam black... Read More ›

Southwestern fiesta salad with peaches, black beans and avocado

This delicious salad is the perfect mix of sweet and savory with just a little kick!  It’s hearty, healthy and can be served as a main course, as a side to any meal, or as a party snack with tortilla chips. Remember, those delicious peaches add much more than a little bit of sweet to... Read More ›

Coconut water mojito

Spring may be a long way off but that doesn’t mean the winter blues need to get you down.  Draw yourself a warm bath, close your eyes, and take a sip of this coconut water mojito (delicious with or without alcohol) to instantly transport yourself to a tropical beach. Coconut water is rich in vitamins... Read More ›

Cranberry-orange holiday relish

 Welcome the holidays to your table with this refreshing side dish that will compliment any holiday meal. Cranberries are not only delicious, they’re healthy, but make sure that when you’re in the grocery store, minimize your pesticide exposure by choosing organic cranberries! The Research Conventional cranberry bogs rely on a large number of insecticides, fungicides... Read More ›

Banana Walnut Oat Bread

Get ready for the holidays with our decadent Banana Walnut Oat Bread. This easy sweet treat is great as a dessert after dinner or first thing in the morning with your coffee. It’s so delicious you’ll hardly believe how many nutrients are packed into one slice. Bananas are rich in potassium, walnuts provide loads of... Read More ›

Ginger Apple Cobbler

Fall is finally here and what better way to welcome changing leaves and chilly evenings than with a hot apple cobbler. When picking out apples for this dessert, choose tart apples for their flavor and organic apples for their antioxidant properties.   The Research A report published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry... Read More ›

The Silver Jubilee

For those of you (over 21 years old) looking for the perfect organic summer cocktail – look no further!  This recipe for The Silver Jubilee from Choice Organic Teas and Bluewater Organic Distilling is a fresh take on using ice tea to mix fantastic cocktails that will help you withstand the heat of summer.  ... Read More ›

Quick and Easy Quiche

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... Read More ›

Buckwheat Pasta with Tofu and Sesame Vegetables

 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... Read More ›

Spicy Indian Chicken with Chickpeas

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... Read More ›

Easy Weeknight Chicken and Rice Casserole

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... Read More ›

Quinoa Tabouli – a light and delicious summertime treat

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... Read More ›

Easy Kamut Bread

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 benefits... Read More ›

Harvest Pie with Apples, Pears, and Cranberries

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... Read More ›

Seared Wild Salmon in Lemongrass Broth

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... Read More ›

Recipes for Strawberry Season

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... Read More ›

Salad Bites: endive boats with apple and cheddar

Looking for a quick, easy, and healthy appetizer to bring to a potluck? Try endive boats. These perfect little salad bites are sure to be a big hit and break up the mix of all of those heavy dips and nachos at the party. As always please use organic ingredients whenever possible–for the health of... Read More ›