5 Cool Organic, Pesticide-Free and Otherwise Healthy Food Blogs
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The healthy lifestyle can be a challenge. Restaurant choices are limited. Products are misleadingly labeled. Accurate information about pesticide-free, non-GMO foods and other goods gets buried by powers like Monsanto.
Luckily, the blogosphere provides those living organic with some trustworthy voices. These bloggers translate news headlines and dig for important facts big media can pass over. Becoming a regular reader can help you feel like you have an expert in your corner.
San Diego Food Blog: At San Diego Food Stuff, San Diego food writer and friend to Brian's Farmers' Markets Caron Golden shares her experiences searching for great fresh food found in San Diego and even foreign countries. She writes the "Local Bounty" column in San Diego Magazine and appears once a month on KPBS These Days.
In recent posts, Caron takes readers along with her as she goes to Mission Hills Farmers Markets and watches chef Brian Johnston of The Red Door Restaurant pick out ingredients for the dishes he will make that evening. She explains quickly how she uses her convenient garden to cut some escarole, Swiss chard and tatsoi to clean and toss with tomatoes and feta cheese for a quick salad.
Caron also takes us along as she explores special events like "An Aphrodisiac Dinner for Your Valentine," patronizes vendors San Diegans may not have heard of ( Specialty Produce or California Olive Ranch ) and experiments with exotic ingredients like crosne (a small tuber). If it's an interesting, exotic, amazing ingredient, chances are Caron Golden has found it and used it.
Political Action: Sustainable Food, the food section of Change.org, keeps organizations, corporations, politicians and individuals squarely in its sites, ready to out their bad global citizenship. Taco Bell, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Los Angeles school district have all received calls to accountability from Sustainable Food. This site also covers the most recent research about genetically modified foods, the water systems (flouride in the water) and more.
Sustainable Food also includes petitions that visitors can easily sign and send to the appropriate organizations or political figures.
Recipes: Food 52 features recipes from talented home cooks, even though the writer, Amanda Hesser, just wrote The Essential New York Times Cook Book. No "meals in thirty minutes" or "five easy ingredients" site, Food 52 honors the central role home-cooking takes in family and society. With contests, visitor recipe reviews, profiles of the cooks who contribute recipes and a blog, its one of the more interactive food sites out there.
Organic Authority is the Epicurious or AllRecipes of the organic world. The categorized hyperlinks up front making finding the recipe with the seasonal ingredients you have on hand easy. More, it features healthier versions of standard recipes (like Thanksgiving's famous green bean casserole).
Lifestyle: Cooking Up a Story is a video site with clips submitted by farmers, gardeners, cooks and other sustainable living advocates. True to their tagline, "shows about people, food and sustainable living," Cooking Up a Story features interviews with chefs, cookbook writers, sustainable food and farm political advocates, organic and other farmers, parents, journalists and more. While getting your fill of the life of a potato farmer, you can also watch different cooks prepare healthy dishes.
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