Freekeh and Broccoli Salad (and Why I Eat Grains)

Freekeh and Broccoli Salad (and Why I Eat Grains)

Grain-free diets are all the rage. But before you dive into one, ask yourself these questions: Do I suffer from a medically diagnosed digestive disorder? Have I already tried reducing my consumption of processed carbs? Do I eat mostly whole, intact grains in reasonable portion sizes? Have I sampled a wide variety of grains? If your… Continue Reading

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10 Ways Organic Dairy is Different from Conventional

10 Ways Organic Dairy is Different from Conventional

I spent last weekend touring organic dairy farms in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. These farms were the type we all picture when we hear the words “family farm”: very green, scattered with cows grazing on pasture, uncrowded, and downright gorgeous for those of us accustomed to city life. Unfortunately, dairy farms like these are unique. More often… Continue Reading

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3 Reasons to Choose Milk Over Milk Alternatives

3 Reasons to Choose Milk Over Milk Alternatives

Twenty years ago, milk meant one thing: cow’s milk. Now, heading to the grocery store to buy “milk” could mean something wildly different. From soy to almond to hemp to coconut to grain — the milk options these days are seemingly endless. And most people feel a little overwhelmed when it comes to choosing the healthiest milk… Continue Reading

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4 Big Myths About Organic Food

4 Big Myths About Organic Food

The other day as I was buying a latte at a local coffee stand, I asked if they offered organic milk. After saying no, the employee started ranting about how “organic is a lie” and how there’s no such thing as organic milk “unless you have your own cow and drink raw milk straight from the udder.”… Continue Reading

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28 Organic Milk Alternatives Without Carrageenan

28 Organic Milk Alternatives Without Carrageenan

I’m a dairy girl for the most part, since I truly believe that organic, pasture-raised cow’s milk is the most nutritious milk you can buy. But sometimes it seems like everyone else I know is into almond, coconut, soy, grain, rice and other alternative milks. Though these milk alternatives are a great option for people with… Continue Reading

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3 Supposedly Healthy Products You Should Rid From Your Kitchen

3 Supposedly Healthy Products You Should Rid From Your Kitchen

Nutrition science changes over the years, but it usually takes the government – and much of the public – a loooong time to catch up. This delay is partly because of our country’s policies (for example, the government considers an ingredient “safe” until a large body of science proves it to be harmful) and partly because of great marketing… Continue Reading

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