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Monthly Archives: March 2012
Here’s a recipe not to miss! These Sweet Potato Tahini Bean Burgers are super easy to make. Satisfy your burger craving in a flash. And while you are stacking toppings, humming happy burger-eating music, sipping lemonade, ginger ale or iced tea, crunching baked french fries, tater tots or chips – basically feasting however you like – you can laugh at anyone who thinks a ”real” burger can’t be vegan!
This week, Alex gave us her pick for favorite quick dinner. Fantastic World Foods Vegetarian Chili Mix is a fail-proof, easy dinner for a weeknight when you just can’t decide what to make. Alex says it’s yummy and you can’t go wrong with this awesome, tasty mix. Try it with a nice ripe avocado, a little hot sauce and some organic tortilla chips…mmmmm!
Earth Day 2012: Announcing Nature’s Corner’s Food Waste Challenge. Benefitting Lunch Break Food Bank in Red Bank, NJ
“One half of the food prepared in the US and Europe never gets eaten.”
–Dive!, the movie
We as a society might waste this much food, but we’re also coming up with good ideas about how not to. Here are just a few ways we came up with to help combat the problem: Continue Reading
So what’s your plan for all that hearty winter squash that you’ve stocked up on? These squash muffins are moist and yummy, and savory rather than sweet. They’d be fine for breakfast or tea, but I found they also worked well in place of bread with a hearty-soup-and-salad meal. And they help use up the surplus of cooked winter squash that’s filling up your freezer! Continue Reading
This week, 45 U.S. representatives and 10 U.S. senators signed a letter to Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg in support of a legal petition that asks the FDA to require labeling of genetically engineered (GMO) foods.
This is a good step towards being able to take better control over what we eat and make informed decisions on what we want to feed our families.
Genetically engineered foods are foods made from organisms — mainly plants — that have had their genes modified to exhibit specific desired traits, such as tomatoes modified to delay ripening or corn with built-in resistances to herbicides and insects. Such foods have been sold on the market since 1996.
Truck Farm, is exactly what it sounds like—a 1986 Dodge pickup truck converted to house a traveling farm that boasts heirloom seeds and green-roof technology. It’s an edible exhibit on wheels that brings a rural experience to urban school kids. Now that’s some original thinking! Click here to read the rest of this story.
Recently, Dr. Oz ran aprogram about GMOs. We talk a lot about GMOs here at Nature’s Corner and we’re actively taking a stand against the growing trend of bioengineering in our food supply. Here, Dr. Oz sorts through some of the information floating around this issue and identifies the major players in the genetic engineering industry. In this video he talks to experts and debates the controversy surrounding the future of our food supply. This is an incredibly informative and engaging video. Watch it for yourself. And when you’re done, come on down to the Corner and look for that GMO-free label if you never have before. You’ll see it all over the store.
There’s almost nothing easier than making kale chips at home. Most people compare them to really healthy potato chips but after reading this article you might think of them more like really healthy beef jerky! Continue Reading
BPA (or Bisphenol-A) is a chemical compound that acts upon the body in a way similar to the hormone Estrogen. It has been linked to heart disease, diabetes, infertility and behavioral changes in children. And it’s in your Chicken Noodle Soup. Continue Reading
Last week a judge dismissed a case in which farmers were trying to protect themselves from possible lawsuits from bioengineering giant Monsanto. The farmers were attempting to insure against litigation should Monsanto-brand plant pollen blow into and cross-germinate with their organic, non-Monsanto crops. Continue Reading