Organic Food

Shepherd’s Pie—Quick, Easy, and Organic

The other night I had a pound of organic grass-fed beef thawing in the fridge, and it had been the third springtime snowstorm in a week. What to make? I needed the comfort of something hearty, easy, warm, and yummy to ease my winter pain. I checked the pantry and there were six potatoes left […]

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Spring into Kindness!

By guest blogger Alicia Silverstone I’m so excited that the paperback edition of The Kind Diet is now available! Since the original edition came out, I’ve received many success stories on my website, TheKindLife.com from readers who tell me how a kinder diet has turned their health and their lives around. It’s truly inspiring, so […]

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The Joy of Buttered Eggs

I had never really thought or heard of buttered eggs until one day when I was reading a romance novel. It was Duchess by Night, by one of my favorite authors, Eloisa James. I think it started out as a suggestion to help someone sober up. Then it became a means to comfort a child. […]

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March Madness Mango Float

I had a request in March to do a Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen float version of the McDonald’s Shamrock Shake, which I think is minty because it’s green. But the problem is I don’t really care for mint-flavored drinks unless the mint is REAL, and my mint isn’t up yet. It’s usually ready in time […]

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Fermenting Foods for Flavor, Fun, and Nutrition

By guest blogger Paulette Millis, speaker, trainer, and writer about good nutrition Preserving foods by fermenting to make them more digestible and more nutritious is as old as humanity. This technique, lactic fermentation, produces foods that have biological energy, and it is time to renew this practice. Fermentation has largely disappeared from our Western diet, […]

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Real Men, Women, and Kids Eat My Quiche

  It’s hard to remember what all the fuss was back then when real men wouldn’t eat quiche…. Was it the name? The fact that there might be vegetables in it? Anyway, around that time, I made my first quiche, from the original Rodale’s Basic Natural Foods Cookbook. Since then, I’ve made quite a few […]

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Virgin Piña Colada Float—February’s Great Escape

Oh, how I love a virgin piña colada on a beach. I always order one (usually just one a year) on my first day of vacation in a warm place. It’s a delicious confirmation that yes, I really am on vacation in a warm place. Well, I am determined to recreate that happy feeling at […]

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Curry Chicken from Scratch

We never ate Indian food when I was a kid, except for this recipe. I am pretty sure my mother got it out of The Joy of Cooking. I’ve altered it a tiny bit (for instance, the book calls for raisins or currants and I don’t really care for that.) And of course I made […]

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