Consider the almond. Almonds and other nuts are often touted as healthy snacks, because they can help you maintain a healthy weight and are linked to a lower risk of heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. But almonds are grown in drought-stricken California, and the amount of water required to produce them has come under intense scrutiny in recent … Continue reading Is A Diet That’s Healthy For Us Also Better For The Planet? Most Of The Time, Yes
Packing a turkey sandwich in your kid’s lunchbox, or serving up bacon or hot dogs? When shopping for processed meats, many health-conscious consumers look for products with words like “no nitrates added” or “uncured” on the packaging. But we may have been misled, experts say. Click here to read the entire NPR article.
Take a walk through the grocery store; the packages are talking to you, proclaiming their moral virtue, appealing to your ideals: organic, cage-free, fair trade. When I dug into the world of eco-labels recently, I was surprised to find that some of the people who know these labels best are ambivalent about them. Click here to read … Continue reading Why Food Reformers Have Mixed Feelings About Eco-Labels
So many food labels proclaim their eco-virtues these days — organic. Pasture-raised. Cage-free. Non-GMO. What do they actually mean? Here are six ways to make sense of it all. Click here to read the entire NPR article.
Eating is one of life’s greatest pleasures. In a perfect world, healthy and delicious food would be all around us. It would be easy to choose and easy to enjoy. But of course it’s not a perfect world. There are thousands of barriers that can keep us from eating in a way that nourishes our … Continue reading Good and cheap cookbook by Leanne Brown
“Text, recipes, design, and photographs by Leanne Brown, in fulfillment of a final project for a master’s degree in food studies at New York University. I am indebted to other cooks whose recipes have guided me, and all those friends, professors, and classmates who supported me. This book is distributed under a Creative Commons AttributionNonCommercialShareAlike4.0 … Continue reading Recipe’s by Leanne Brown