Is a new tax the answer to obesity?

Lately there has been a lot of buzz about the possibility of creating a new tax on beverages that are sweetened with sugar. Several politicians in states such as California and New York have been promoting the idea of a 1-cent tax per ounce of sugary drinks in an effort to fight childhood obesity. The… Continue reading Is a new tax the answer to obesity?

Recipe with Meyer Lemons

Not sure what to do with the lemons in your organic in-season mixed box? Try this healthy and tasty recipe from Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Meyer Lemon, Arugula, and Pistachios Sea salt or coarse salt 1/2 cup shelled unsalted pistachios 1 small shallot, cut into eighths 1 Meyer lemon (about 5 ounces), cut into eighths… Continue reading Recipe with Meyer Lemons

New Healthy Eating Guidelines

Recently, the federal government released the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which updates the 2005 guidelines for healthy, balanced diets. Because of the growing obesity problem, the new guidelines focus on balancing calorie intake and physical activity to control weight. There is a focus on eating more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, fat-free and low-fat… Continue reading New Healthy Eating Guidelines

Benefits of Blood Oranges

Though their name may be a bit gruesome, blood oranges are among the tastiest and prettiest varieties of orange. Rather than the typical orange color of the flesh inside, blood oranges are dark red, making for striking additions to salads, desserts or your favorite citrus recipe. But beyond the beauty of blood oranges is something… Continue reading Benefits of Blood Oranges

What’s the Deal with CSAs?

Lately there has been an increase in buzz about CSAs. Even though they’ve been around for years, CSAs are just now becoming a more popular option for those of us who like to get fresh, local, organic food. So what exactly is a CSA? Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, is a great way for you… Continue reading What’s the Deal with CSAs?