As we’ve been putting together the supporting materials for Kit and Alli’s upcoming webinar, Ancient Grains: A New Food Trend, we’ve been delighted to look at the broad variety of recipes in our database that feature some wonderful ancient grains. If you have an interest in understanding these grains and how to work with them, go save yourself a spot on the webinar! While you’re waiting to hear what Kit and Alli have to say, pop back over here to try a few new recipes that use ancient grains.
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Harvest-time and Halloween have gone hand-in-hand since the earliest pagan celebrations of the holiday, and when you’re trying to make Halloween less about the candy factor, returning to a harvest celebration with a spooky twist can be a great approach. Here are a few amazing recipes that take advantage of the season’s bounty…with a few spooky ideas thrown in for good measure.
Rooftop farms have been enjoying growth of attention and resources as innovators look for creative ways to bring fresh, affordable food into highly populated areas where fresh produce isn’t always readily available. Gotham Greens, a company that started in New York, has announced that it will be expanding to Chicago to bring the nation’s largest rooftop farm to date to the Pullman neighborhood, where fresh produce can be tough to come by.
The new rules about school nutrition have been a battleground at many different levels. Change is slow and the back and forth about to what degree the nutrition standards have to be implemented by local school districts has taken shape differently in different places. Here are a few articles that give a glimpse into what’s happening with this fight across the nation:
As we’re taking October to consider responsible food trends, community-supported agriculture is next up, particularly farm shares. The idea is simple: to help farmers even out their income throughout the year and to make sure they have the cash on hand for repairs and the up-front costs of planting, community members purchase a share of the crop, to be picked up on a regular (usually weekly) basis throughout the growing and harvest seasons. It’s the easiest way to make sure that you’re eating local, in-season produce and is often a good option for eating organic as well. Interested in learning more?
We all love our planet, which means that when we buy food at the grocery store, we’re bound to ask the question: “What do I do with the packaging?” Can it be composted? Recycled? Reused for a cute project? Is there any way I can keep it from adding to a landfill of materials that won’t break down? One option that manufacturers have been exploring is edible packaging.
The foundation of nutritious cooking is great flavor. No one wants to eat mushy vegetables that taste like sand, so taste is important to a smooth mealtime routine. One of the best things you can do to save yourself time in the middle of a busy week is to prep a few key ingredients in large batches to have on hand.