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Looking to the Past to Solve Our Food Future

Looking to the Past to Solve Our Food Future

  The American diet is killing us, many diseases are preventible, and yet we perpetually spend huge money on treatment instead of prevention. Whil...

We Tried 10 Organic Olive Oils Ranging From $7 To $50 Per Bottle—These Were The Best Ones

We Tried 10 Organic Olive Oils Ranging From $7 To $50 Per Bottle—These Were The Best Ones. Never did I smell or taste my dull-colored oil before pouring it into a pan for sautéing veggies or drizzling it onto a salad. But then I went to an olive oil tasting where we sampled a number of oils ranging in quality and price, and everything changed. (Slash your cholesterol, burn stubborn belly fat, solve your insomnia, and more—naturally!—with Rodale's Eat For Extraordinary Health & Healing!) And the taste? That can depend on a number of factors, but it should match the aroma and have a nice spicy bite when it hits the back of your throat (which is an indicator of high levels of polyphenol antioxidants). (Check out these 5 times you should never use olive oil.) Everyone’s so obsessed with whether their olive oil is extra virgin—but isn’t an organic extra virgin oil really the gold standard? But that’s not completely true. Turns out, farmers of non-organic olives spray groves with pesticides to kill olive fly pests, among other insects; and pesticide residue does, in fact, make its way into the oil.

Why is romaine lettuce a great choice for a nutrient-rich salad?

Not all lettuce is created equal, but if you start your meal with a salad made of romaine lettuce you will be sure to add not only a variety of textures and flavors to your meal but an enormous amount of nutritional value. The vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and fiber found in romaine lettuce are especially good for the prevention or alleviation of...

How Learning to Eat the Rainbow Transformed My Entire Approach to Food

How Learning to Eat the Rainbow Transformed My Entire Approach to Food

Every so often, my inner hippie takes over and I attempt to go au naturel. I buy apple cider vinegar and plan to make my own salad dressing. I stock up on cayenne pepperand vow to drink shots of spicy lemon water in the morning. Of course, not all my crunchy plans last or even get off the ground. I have deleted my fair share of recipes I found...

Farms drawing diners who eat near crops that produced food

In this Aug. 1, 2017 photo, diners attend a weekly farm dinner at Valley Dream Farm in Cambridge, Vt., featuring produce from the farm and other Vermont made products. From California to food-loving Vermont, farmers are drawing customers to feast on foods raised in nearby fields. (Lisa Rathke/Associated Press)

CAMBRIDGE, Vt. — What was once a smattering of farms...

4 Genius Ways To Use Up Leftover Salad

A grilled cheese sandwich filled with leftover vegetables
Photograph courtesy of Luisa Brimble
A fried egg on leftover vegetables in a bowl

PUT AN EGG ON IT

When in doubt, put a fried egg on it. Sometimes, if the salad is robust enough to do so, I like to quickly fry the leftovers in a little extra-virgin olive oil, just to add some heat, then top the whole thing off with a fried egg. Just like that, you have a hearty lunch or...

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