2017 Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen

If you’re trying to eat organic then you may be surprised to know you don’t always have to. Every year the Environmental Working Group tests a wide variety of conventionally grown (non-organic) produce for levels of pesticides and publish their findings in two easy-to-understand lists: the Dirty Dozen (highest levels of pesticides) and Clean Fifteen (lowest levels.) Getting familiar with the Clean Fifteen can help us all to save a few dollars... Read More

Green Zebra Gazpacho

The green zebra is an interesting variety.  They are grouped in with the other heirloom tomatoes but they are actually a hybrid of two different heirlooms.  Heirloom technically means that the seeds come from pure strains (in other words, they have not been crossed with another variety) so by crossing two heirlooms it actually yields a non-heirloom.  Does that make sense?  It doesn’t really matter anyhow, all you need to know is that these... Read More

peanut tofu stir fry

tofu is a wonder food for vegans and vegetarians alike.  it often gets a bad rap for being bland or tasteless, a misconception perpetuated by restaurants that serve up soggy, flavorless blocks that just makes my taste buds sad.  if you marinade tofu correctly and cook it in just the right way, it can be super tasty.  toss a few fresh veggies in and you’ve got yourself quite a meal. Read More  Read More