The Knowledge You Need to Find the Best Ingredients

Here you'll find all my posts designed to help in finding the best possible ingredients for your budget. I hope you'll find it helpful in sorting through the toxic food maze.

Which Potato Do You Buy?

Thumbnail image for Which Potato Do You Buy? Let's talk potatoes shall we? The lowly dietary staple that everyone and his brother runs down as the unhealthiest thing ever. So simple, so ordinary we use it to describe lazy people ( couch potatoes ) or plain eaters ( meat and potato kinda-guy ). That potato. Let's just say straight out of the gate that I adore potatoes in just about any form. And I firmly disagree with any notion that they are unhealthy in any way. That isn't what I want to talk about today. Nope, not at all. I want to talk about the processing of good healthy food into stuff that isn't as healthy and costs a mega-truckload more to buy using the lowly potato as an example.
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Whole Grains Have a Sketchy Past

Thumbnail image for Whole Grains Have a Sketchy Past Have you considered that historically people ate grains that weren't really whole grains? Nor were they completely refined in the modern sense? That perhaps the traditional processing of grains was done with the goal of a highly refined product but that goal could not be reached given the technology? So throughout history people ate grains that were somewhere in-between modern bleached enriched flours and rough coarse 100% whole grain flour? My research leads me to believe that this is the case.
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Feel Bad About Eating White Rice?

Thumbnail image for Feel Bad About Eating White Rice? I'm here to tell 'ya that you can feel good about eating white rice again! I've never cared much for brown rice and I bet you feel much the same. I've had maybe one or two good plates of brown rice in a lifetime. Most brown rice in the US is rancid long before it gets to you. That's why it generally tastes rather bitter not nutty as it should if it were fresh.
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The Best Fruits and Vegetables You Can Afford

Thumbnail image for The Best Fruits and Vegetables You Can Afford When you think of healthy eating what does your mind visualize? If you’re like most people it is a pile of fresh fruits and vegetables in glorious variety! And, wow does this ever make for a gorgeous picture. Who doesn’t feel inspired to eat well after imagining that? Most likely your mind moves on to imagining beautiful salads along with a few lightly steamed sides with lush sauces. These kinds of dishes are very popular on cookings shows and that makes sense. TV is a visual medium and these dishes look so good you just want to jump thru the screen and grab them :-).…
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Grassfed Beef is Best

Thumbnail image for Grassfed Beef is Best Practically everyone eats beef, except vegetarians :-). Most of us have very little idea of how that beef was raised. What I’ve found researching this post is that there is even more confusion than I expected. Keep clearly in mind though that cows are fed and brought to slaughter very differently now than they were in Grandma’s day. Since World War II cattle are generally grain finished, a very unhealthy diet for the cow. And that’s only part of the story.…
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Eat More Eggs – Easy to Make Affordable Nutrition

Thumbnail image for Eat More Eggs – Easy to Make Affordable Nutrition There is nothing more down-home delicious than a breakfast of eggs. Just picture it: Think of Granny’s house in the fifties. Imagine it’s early in the morning and the kids are not up yet. But Granny is and she’s getting breakfast ready. Is it cold cereal? Is it granola? Is it even yogurt or a smoothie? Nope, it’s eggs, always eggs! Now don’t get me wrong there may have been some yogurt, cereal or a grapefruit on the table. But these were side-dishes to the main event, eggs! And bacon, sausage or even steak.…
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A Little Something about Beans

Thumbnail image for A Little Something about Beans Over the past few weeks I’ve been talking a lot about how to save money on your real food bill. There can hardly be a better place to start when considering ways to fit real food nutrition into your budget than the humble bean.…
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