National Certified Transitional Program

by in Our Dietitan

Allison Stowell

A farm can’t become organic overnight. It takes time–three years to be exact–for soil to be considered organic (and for a farmer to price their crops accordingly). During this time, a farmer must comply with costly organic regulations, while not being able to price their crops at higher organic rates. This expensive combination of increased expenses without increased revenue (not to mention the high cost of receiving an organic certification) leaves farmers in the difficult position of knowing that organic practices are better for our environment, and quite frankly wanting to sell higher priced organic crops, but not knowing how to get there. The USDA may have a solution.

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National Certified Transitional Program

No Better Pancakes

by in Recipe Reviews

Recipes

Pancakes are a hallmark of cozy weekend mornings, and we love clever variations that make them too delicious for syrup. This recipe hit the mark gorgeously. Rich sweet potato and warm spices turn out a scrumptious comfort food that will start your active winter weekend off right.

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No Better Pancakes

Three-Star Dinner Ideas

by in Recipe Roundup

Recipes

During the winter months, eating nutritiously is a great priority to focus on to help recover from the holidays and set our families up for a healthful new year. These recipes will make smart eating choices more of a pleasure than a chore.

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Three-Star Dinner Ideas

Welcome Elizabeth Caton to Our Team!

by in Guiding Stars News

Jim McBride

I am very pleased to announce that Elizabeth Caton recently joined Guiding Stars Licensing Co. as the Client Services Manager. In this role, Elizabeth will manage and enhance relationships with a variety of new and existing retail and food service clients that have a wide range of needs. She will also lead our branding, marketing, communications and outreach for Guiding Stars, leveraging some outstanding business partners.

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Welcome Elizabeth Caton to Our Team!

American-Thai Fusion

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Recipes

If you love Thai food but wish you could get some of the flavor without going out or buying tons of unfamiliar ingredients, this recipe is worth a taste. Powdered ginger can be substituted for fresh if you need to, and rice wine vinegar can be replaced with any light vinegar (white vinegar or sherry vinegar would work) in a pinch. Slightly sweet, slightly salty, and packed with veggies in a creamy sauce, this is a meal you’ll be glad to have leftovers of for lunch.

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American-Thai Fusion

Winter Weather Nutrition

by in Our Dietitan

Allison Stowell

If I surveyed a group of people, none (or a very, very few) of them would report that they like to think of calories in connection to how much they move. As a food lover, I totally get it…food is fabulous. But here’s the thing: There are the times when we just enjoy food for the pleasurable part of our life that it is and savor flavor without curiosity of how that flavor came to be. We don’t have a choice, however, but to consider how our food choices impact our health and overall wellness. To that point, our calories, as well as our intake of negative attributes like saturated fat and sodium, matter. So while it may be lovely to gather with friends for a rich meal of flavors, we need to think about how often we can indulge like this.

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Winter Weather Nutrition