Archive for May, 2010

Chicken with Fennel and Mushrooms

Chicken with Fennel and Mushrooms 

We had a wonderful pastured chicken and had some fennel from our CSA so I decided to try this. It was a wonderful dish and the leftovers were even better. You can serve it over pasta or noodles, but we just ate it as is, with some crusty bread on the side. Yum!

1½ hours | 30 min prep

SERVES 8 -10

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Sprouted Flour Blueberry Crumb Cake

When I was growing up in NY we would get this wonderful crumb cake from the local bakery for a special treat. The first time I made this recipe, I knew I found the cake of my youth. It’s a wonderful cake.  The original recipe is here:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/blueberry-crumb-cake-recipe/index.html

My new version is below. For the streusel topping I used sucanat for both of the sugars (in the original recipe it calls for ¼ sugar and 1/3 brown sugar) and since I couldn’t figure out what that would add up to, I just added the 1/3 cup and ¼ cups separately.  I always use full fat Greek style yogurt for the sour cream and that’s what I tend to have on hand and it works great.  If you use frozen blueberries, fold them in when frozen and plan on at least a few more minutes of cooking time. You could use any other berry or even chocolate chips as well. As usual, organic is best. 🙂

For the streusel:

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Nanites in Our Food

Nanites in Our Food? Guinea Pigs Again!

By Stanley A. Fishman, Author of Tender Grassfed Meat (Photo credit: *PaysImaginaire*)

Nanites are being added to food, and food packaging. Nanites have even been added to some cooking utensils. There is no labeling requirement. Nanites do not occur in nature. The human body has no experience with nanites, or genetic memory of how to deal with them. At this point, no one knows how nanites will affect human bodies, or the environment. We are guinea pigs once again, without our knowledge or consent.

What Are Nanites?

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GMOs in the News

GMO’s in the news

Genetically modified food introduces host of dangers

Sen. Richard Lugar’s (R-Ind.)  bill touting genetically modified (GM)  foods is emblematic of well-meaning leaders who have been duped by the biotech industry about safety – yet again.  The Lugar-Casey Food Security Bill states foreign aid shall be used to conduct research on genetically modified organisms (GMOs)  without offering other options. It is time that Congress holds hearings to learn what lobbyist won’t tell them about what’s in their children’s diet.

The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) cites horrific results of GMO animal feeding studies, including infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, organ damage and gastrointestinal disorders. AAEM called for an immediate moratorium and asks physicians to prescribe non-GMO diets to all patients.

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Why Do People Hate Monsanto

Why Do People Hate Monsanto?

By Jim Duncan, reprinted with permission of the author.

Monsanto – Crown Prince of the New Robber Barons

We keep hearing an old story that should have died years ago: An organic farmer invites his children’s city cousins to visit. After the urban kids reveal that they eat McDonalds French fries twice a day, the farmer decides to experiment by having his own kids lay down in a field next to the city kids. After awhile, the farm kids are swatting away potato beetles but not single beetle comes near their city cousins.

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