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VIP Dinner

The Organic Center is holding its 12th Annual VIP Dinner on Thursday, March 5th, 2015 in Anaheim, CA. With over 500 attendees expected, you won’t want to miss the largest organic business networking event at Expo West. At this celebratory fundraising dinner, you’ll hear thought-provoking keynote speakers discuss the intersection of food, farming, science and politics. A celebrity-chef-designed menu will feature delicious appetizers, delectable main courses, and mouthwatering desserts made with the finest organic ingredients. The evening will start with a cocktail reception and end with a rhythm & blues soul band — so you can count on plenty of time to connect with friends, colleagues, and the industry’s leading innovators.

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Recipes for Strawberry Season

Jul 03, 2013

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 quality between organic and conventional strawberry production.  Their research showed that strawberries that are grown organically have longer shelf lives, higher antioxidant levels, and higher concentrations of ascorbic acid and phenolic compounds than conventional berries.  They also found that organic strawberries taste better than conventional ones!  If nutrition and taste weren’t enough to convince you, they also showed that the organic farms that grew strawberries had higher soil health than conventional strawberry farms.  You can learn more about the study here.

The Recipes

And now for some of the most delicious strawberry recipes I’ve found:

1. Strawberry Rhubarb Shortcake: from Earthbound Farm

2. Strawberry Basil Spritzer cocktail: from Square One Organic Vodka

3. Strawberry Spinach Salad: from Earthbound Farm

4. Strawberry Oat Bars: from Martha Stewart

5. Strawberry Breakfast Power Smoothie: from Alana Amsterdam

Appetizers, Breakfast, Desserts, Entrees, Gluten free, Kids Recipes, Organic Recipes
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