Food

farmers-market-2When we think about consuming the freshest and healthiest food possible, it is important to consider two questions. One – what makes organic food natural? And the other – what impact do your shopping choices have on the environment and your health?

We believe that through education, encouragement, and networking we can truly change the way we as a people choose our food.

Full of nutrients and delicious taste, spinach is a winter superfood. But what's the best way to eat it? Read the following surprising facts about this leafy green
  If you are an on-the-go type of person and have a hard time finding time to eat a good hearty breakfast to start your day then this delicious recipe is just for you. It is loaded with vital nutrients to start a healthy and energetic morning and besides, who can say no to cookies for breakfast!
  Here's a stimulating study: researchers at Texas A&M University found that watermelon may have similar effects as Viagra. The scientists credit a variety of ingredients that collectively stimulate blood vessels and may increase libido. Watermelon contains a variety of nutrients like beta carotene and phytonutrients like lycopene (which research incidentally also links to a healthy prostate) and citrulline. Lesser-known citrulline is still being studied to determine its health effects but researchers find that it relaxes blood vessels in the same way Viagra does.
I've always been a little scared of mayonnaise, not because I didn't like it (I grew up on Duke's) but because I never really knew what was in it. The store bought stuff is extremely convenient but usually contains GMO laiden soybean or vegetable oil, preservatives, and tons of chemicals. So when I came across this recipe I had to share it. 
  Our skin is our biggest organ, which means it's mega-important for all us beauties to keep it in top-notch condition. Luckily for us, we can do this by simply eating! I know, I'm excited about this concept too! So what foods will give your skin that healthy, clear, youthful, radiant glow? Well, read on, sister, because I'm about to break down 3 of the best foods that will make your skin look better than it ever has.
What is THAT!" hollered Josie when I opened the box we'd just gotten in the mail. Floating in the plastic bag inside was a whitish disk with brownish threads hanging from it that looked more than a bit like a very flat jellyfish. "That," I said, "is a kombucha...thingie," I finished lamely. How to explain to a child what a symbiotic collection of bacteria and yeast (aka "scoby") is? Because that's what we'd just gotten in the mail, a "thingie" commonly called a kombucha mushroom, even though it's not a mushroom at all.
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