In the Spirit of Spring | Pasta Primavera

*This dish is easily customizable for meat eaters, vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free diets.

It’s a gorgeous spring-like day and it inspired me to make a light, bright, and tasty lunch! This afternoon I made a delicious and healthy, low-fat pasta primavera! Pasta primavera is an Italian-American dish consisting of pasta, any selection of fresh vegetables and sometimes a meat of choice. Did you know that ‘primavera’ means spring in Italian?

This dish was quick and easy to make. I used all organic ingredients. It serves approximately 4 people and the cooking time is 20 minutes. (more…)

How To Eat Organic Healthy on a Budget!


“My budget for this video was 80 dollars, but if you follow this method, you should be able to figure out a way to get everything you need for the week, no matter what your budget is. There are also handy tips in the video on what types of organic foods to look for! Hope you enjoy!” ~ Nap

Tamales

I find it rather amazing that I have gone through 23 years of my life without discovering the magic of tamales. Growing up in Iowa, they were not something that I came across on a regular basis. They always seemed like this strange, mysterious, non-vegetarian friendly menu item.

As I was sitting at Urth Cafe with my BFF Marly one day we unwrapped and devoured some delicious green chili and cheddar cheese tamales. My mind immediately jumped to the thought, “I could do this!” I began to ponder how to concoct such a scrumptious dish. (more…)

Michael Pollan: From the Soil

“Visit http://nourishlife.org. Eating offers us an intimate connection with the soil. Food journalist Michael Pollan describes the nutrient cycle that starts and ends with dirt.”

As Michael Pollan says – “Eating connects you to the soil”. Until I moved to Colorado, I admit, I  wasn’t a huge fan of vegetables. Now, not only do I LOVE vegetables, I strive to grow my own food, know where my food comes from and what is in it. I imagine a world without Monsanto. A community driven world where the people come together and grow food for one another. For information on what Monsanto is, click here.

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