The seasons change and with them the availability of fresh, local produce. Crisp fall apples, tart cranberries, juicy summer strawberries, fresh figs — would they be so special if we could eat them all year round? Continue reading
Maca, (ma-kuh), an energizing enhancing root in the radish family and comes from the Andes of Bolivia and Peru. Dried as a powder/flour, you can add 1/2 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon to everything from pastries, salads, smoothies, juices, and cooked foods to combat stress and fatigue, boost stamina and libido. Maca has a pleasing earthy, nutty flavor. Loaded with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and healthy fats, a little bit goes a long way. Continue reading
Guest blog post by Kelsie Evans, Equal Exchange Chocolate Products Coordinator.
Cacao, the fruit from which the main ingredient in chocolate is derived, grows in beautiful, tropical conditions along the equator. The cacao tree naturally prefers the shade, especially when young, and can grow in harmony with and in support of the local ecosystem when thoughtfully cultivated by small-scale family farmers using organic production methods. Continue reading
Published December 3, 2013 Consciouslivingtv.com
For 25 years, Leslie Cerier, aka The Organic Gourmet, has been teaching the art of healthy cooking at some of the finest eco-lifestyle centers and spas in the world. There’s a reason her classes are so popular. Continue reading