Category Archives: Farmers Markets

Co-op Membership Can Really Help the Budget – Introducing Natural Living Food Co-op

There is a wonderful resource just south of Houston in League City, Texas!  Natural Living Food Co-op, founded by Lisa Piper in 2005, is a complete food co-op.   I first met Lisa several years ago when she had a table … Continue reading

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Best Christmas Dinner Ever! Thyme Roasted Chicken, Baked Ham, Veggies, and Real Gingerbread

That’s what my son said!  He always likes the food I cook, but he said this Christmas dinner was maybe the best meal I’d ever prepared.  Maybe he was just extra hungry, but he wasn’t the only one that enjoyed … Continue reading

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Roast Goose for Thanksgiving Dinner

My family doesn’t especially like the white meat in chicken or turkey.  That’s why we usually prefer goose or duck because the meat is all dark meat–tender and full of flavor.  Last year’s Christmas dinner featured roast duckling.  Modern turkeys … Continue reading

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Pastured Chicken and Okra with Coconut Milk and Indian Spices

Summer in Houston means a plentiful supply of fresh okra,and I’m always looking for new ways to use seasonal, organic produce.  Last Saturday at the farmers’ market was no exception–I found a nice bunch of beautiful red okra pods grown … Continue reading

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REAL Peach Ice Cream in 15 Minutes (or Less) Including Cleanup!

It’s summertime hot in Houston, and what could be better in hot weather than cool, creamy ice cream?  We love our homemade REAL ice cream, and one of our favorites (maybe number 1) is peach.  There are many ways to make … Continue reading

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Food Banks CAN Provide Healthy and Nutritious Food!

I appreciate that food banks help many people who need food to eat, but, as I learned more about nutrition, I realized that almost all of the foods collected and distributed by most food banks are not the nutrient-dense, fresh … Continue reading

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No food freedom in Texas! Texas raw milk farmer’s license suspended for delivering milk!

[Update February 12, 2013:  Wow! I've already got an update.  I just found a video of the farmer being forced to dump 700 gallons of raw milk ($5,000), just because he was delivering.  There was nothing wrong with the milk.  … Continue reading

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What’s for Christmas dinner? Roast duckling and veggies!

The roast duckling we ate for Christmas dinner is probably the best I’ve cooked.  It was tender and juicy, but still flavorful with brown, crispy skin.  My family prefers duck to turkey or even chicken because it is ALL dark … Continue reading

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Blueberry Muffins – Grain Free

One of the projects for my Nutritional Therapy Practitioner course was to make a real food recipe that I had never made before.  I had not experimented much with grain-free baked foods so I chose to make a blueberry muffin … Continue reading

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Say yes to food freedom! Let’s improve access to raw milk in Texas!

During the 2011 session of the Texas legislature, a bill to allow delivery of raw milk by the farmer to the customer was defeated–it never even got out of committee!  Why was it defeated?  There are probably many reasons, including … Continue reading

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