Archive for March, 2010

Salpica Rustic Tomato Salsa: Reviewed

Published on: March 12, 2010 at 8 am

Late in the Winter season, or early in the Spring season, there comes a time where you run out of canned tomatoes. Why do we can tomatoes in the first place? Because the ones shipped in from other parts of the country, or even other continents, are not as fresh. They were picked days ago […]

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Are organic foods more nutritious?

Published on: March 11, 2010 at 7 am

Answering a question like this one is impossible in one study; rather, we need to look at an entire collection of related studies. In research, we call this meta-analysis.

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Fajitas with ground buffalo

Published on: March 10, 2010 at 10 am

Buffalo is a great substitute for ground beef in just about everything. Here we try buffalo with fajitas to produce a delicious meal.

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Are organic farms less efficient?

Published on: March 10, 2010 at 7 am

This post is the second in a series of responses to typical anti-organic, anti-local talking points. My first article considered whether or not organic foods are too expensive for the average American family. Today’s subject is the the efficiency of organic farms. Conventional farms use chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and genetically-modified (GM) seed to boost yield. […]

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Are organic foods too expensive?

Published on: March 9, 2010 at 7 am

If we eat better food, as a society, we may pay more at the checkout counter. But our insurance premiums drop. Critics like Martosko always seem to miss this.

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News: FDA warning on product health claims

Published on: March 8, 2010 at 6 pm

The FDA is entrusted by consumers to be a watchdog over health claims such as POM Wonderful’s. Manufacturers and marketers are not allowed to just claim their product offers certain benefits without substantial proof.

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Ignite Lansing recap

Published on: March 8, 2010 at 8 am

Friday night in Lansing, Michigan, was exceptionally fun. I was the third speaker in the first session of Ignite Lansing 3.0, talking about “Simple Rules for Eating Real Food”.

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Better, healthier popcorn on the stove

Published on: March 7, 2010 at 8 am

Traditional production of popcorn (the old-fashioned approach), is done on a stovetop with little more than oil and popcorn kernels. When made this way, popcorn is a healthy, filling snack both high in fiber and low in calories.

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