Eight Ways to Find Local Produce (via Ergobaby Blog | Eight Ways to Find Local Produce) with lots of great links!
Insightful and frustrating conversation with a dietitian.
And that is what floored me. A dietitian who makes her living advising people on what is healthy for them is so convinced that people will not actually eat health foods (and are basically too stupid to be taught how important real food is) that she will only give real food an honourable mention before moving on to recommend the processed stuff.
Tips for people who are “barely surviving,” “comfortable,” and “well-off.” This advice applies to any whole-foods buying, not just paleo, and would be a great addition to this past week’s Six Ingredient Challenge topic!
Plus bonus tips for using a whole chicken!
Our food is not all organic, but we do our best. I will not purchase conventional apples, strawberries, or tomatoes. We try very hard to make ethical food choices. We don’t use coupons.
Incredible wealth of tips for how to save buckets on high-quality food! This is giving me great ideas. Like craigslist as a food resource — who knew?
A primer on what egg carton labels really mean. The truth may surprise (and sadden) you. While “cage-free” and “free-range” and “certified organic” can be meaningless as far as treatment of hens is concerned, “Animal Welfare Approved” means the chickens were treated with the highest standards for egg layers: allowing continuous outdoor access and room for natural behaviors and not forcing molting through starvation or performing beak cutting. (However, even then, all male chicks are killed shortly after hatching, which gives weight to the vegan side of things, huh?)
This is the type of eggs I’d like to buy. Or perhaps barter with some neighbors who have chickens. Or keep hens on our condo balcony…
If you can find a local source and a lot of eggs to buy in bulk, this article might also be helpful: "Can You Freeze Raw Eggs for Later Use?" at StillTasty.