Food Integrity

Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes

Last week we shared our experience on how to keep your Thanksgiving from getting too complicated, as well as an idea for cooking your turkey early. We also promised to share a few additional simple recipes to help round out the meal. Honestly, we’re not so smart that we figured out this simplicity thing ourselves, but found other folks with the… Read More

Effects and Consequences of Covid

Every time society encounters an economic crisis, interest in self-sufficient living rises. This recent crisis is no different. When things go well, we humans tend toward all things convenient—the glitzy and glamorous. But when times get uncertain and scary, we quickly realize how impractical and expensive convenience and luxuries are. With that being said, let’s look at the sustainable–and unsustainable–consequences… Read More

Additional Corona Thoughts

Just a few additional calming thoughts on the corona scare again. I’m not superstitious, but am making an attempt to keep things in perspective and still be fully realistic on this Friday the 13th. Here goes… To be honest, I have a general distrust of most info coming out of major national news channels, simply because of their reputation for… Read More

Alt Milk, Anyone?

Last week, Starbucks initiated their “milk makeover” (my term; sorry for the cynicism). Yes, Starbucks, café king of the world, caters to the vegan crowd by eschewing mammalian milk and offering their popular latte’s using alternatives such as almond, coconut, and oat milk. Truth is, they’re listening—and responding— to consumer trends on the horizon. If you’ve noticed, the millennial generation… Read More

Fats and Brainpower

  Although the subject of dietary fats has become friendlier in recent years with most health experts becoming more lenient toward their necessity in the human body, most Americans are still quite paranoid of consuming fats. In mainstream medicine, fat facts primarily center around heart health, cholesterol, and whether or not to consume saturated or unsaturated fats. Meanwhile fringe groups—and… Read More

Beyond Organic

What is “organic” and what does it mean? The Encarta dictionary on my computer defines it as; of living things; relating to, derived from, or characteristic of living things. Or as: developing naturally; occurring or developing gradually and naturally, without being forced or contrived. At the beginning of the organic food movement in the 1960’s—yes, it began as a fringe movement—these definitions were… Read More