I usually do most of my cooking on the weekends, and this was an experimental recipe that went over very well. We all said we’d like to have it again. That’s the tried and true test for any recipe to make it into the blog recipe archive… do I want to make it again? What we eat is about 80% paleo, but I do believe the primal lifestyle has a logical stance on raw cheeses. Therefore, you’ll see a few recipes seep in from time time time that incorporate some of these raw cheeses. Here in Philadelphia, we’re able to pick them up from Whole Foods and the Reading Terminal Market. Availability of these fine gems will vary depending on location. To learn more about the primal theory on cheese, check out this post “Is Cheese Unhealthy?” from Mark Sisson, author of The Primal Blueprint. Without further ado, the cheese is optional for all of you hard core paleo enthusiasts out there. This is a tasty dish.
At this time, people in this country have no way of knowing whether the foods we buy are Genetically Engineered (GE) or contain GE ingredients because the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not require labeling of GE foods, even though it has full powers to do so. The FDA requires food producers to put labels on products with nutrition facts, ingredients, vitamins, and the presence of known allergens (e.g., milk, soy, and nuts), but does not believe we need to know whether our food contains genetically modified ingredients. Neither does the government of NYS.
The Farm Bureau has written an e-lobbying message for members to send to their state legislators in opposition to Senate Bill 3835-A/Assembly Bill 3525-A, a bill that would require the labeling 1.of foods that are entirely composed of genetically engineered (GE, also commonly referred to as GMOs) ingredients, 2. foods that contain GE ingredients and 3. GE seed. I would like you to consider that opposing this bill is not in our interest as farmers. Here are some of the reasons why we should support consumers who want to know what they are eating:
The Roasted Eggplant is made with real eggplant. I thought it was delicious and had enough flavor that you really didn’t need anything else; just this sauce and pasta was enough. The eggplant sauce was noticeably thicker than the other sauces.
Do you think ingredients from genetically-modified crops have been in the food chain for a long time? Think again. America has adopted genetically-modified crops faster than any other nation. In the late 1990’s, less than 10% of the corn and soy planted in the US was genetically-modified.
Max Goldberg, Living Maxwell As we head into 2014, there are several stories that I’ll be keeping a close eye on, all of which could have a monumental impact on the organic food industry. While there easily could have been a lot more, here are My Top 5 Organic Food News Stories for 2014.
I first tried Good Boy Organics Organicasaurus snacks at Expo East. They were tasty and super cute 3D dinosaurs. I could not wait to share them with my kids. It didn’t take much convincing to get the kids to try the new snacks. Both of them love the Organicasaurus cheddar cheese flavor. The 3D dinosaur shapes adds to the fun, 3D is better duh, and gives them a little extra crunch. Read full review
I was recently given the opportunity to sample Good Boy Organics Organicasaurus Baked Snacks, and they were a HUGE hit in my house. I swear we went through four bags of these with the kids in a matter of two days. They were so good that even the hubs and I couldn’t resist sharing a bag to ourselves (secretly of course!).