rachelshulman

rachelshulman

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414 weeks ago @ Eat Drink Better - The Best Tomatoes for ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Acidity really messes with one of my friends at the farm too... but she is fine with cooked San Marzanos!

414 weeks ago @ Eat Drink Better - What's your favorite p... · 1 reply · +1 points

Um, this is only the greatest idea ever. Do you have a recipe???

415 weeks ago @ Eat Drink Better - Fruit Season -- What a... · 0 replies · +1 points

My favorite is Sapote, especially Black Sapote aka the Chocolate Pudding Fruit.

415 weeks ago @ Eat Drink Better - What's your favorite h... · 0 replies · +1 points

Ahhhhh, I have not tried either of those yet! I'll be at the Madison Farmers Market in Wisconsin this weekend though, so I'll definitely seek them out.

415 weeks ago @ Eat Drink Better - What's your favorite h... · 0 replies · +1 points

I love Cherokee Purple! So delicious.

415 weeks ago @ Eat Drink Better - Ginger Quinoa Muffins · 0 replies · +1 points

No specifics, unfortunately. They're pretty healthful, though. They have much more protein than the average muffin, and they're low in fat.

Here are a few substitutes if you're concerned about calories: swap the yogurt/keffir for low-fat yogurt, reduce the sugar to 1/4 cup, eliminate the candied ginger, or replace half of the oil with apple sauce.

415 weeks ago @ Eat Drink Better - Ginger Quinoa Muffins · 0 replies · +1 points

I have never made these muffins gluten-free before, but 2 cups of quinoa flour should work. Or you could substitute the wholewheat flour with 1 cup of Bob's Red Mill All Purpose Gluten-Free Baking Flour plus 3/4 teaspoon of Xanthan Gum.

415 weeks ago @ Eat Drink Better - Ginger Quinoa Muffins · 1 reply · +1 points

Thanks for the veganization!

416 weeks ago @ Eat Drink Better - What the heck is up wi... · 0 replies · +1 points

I haven't heard of this one before, but it looks very promising! I'll do some more research. Are you buying PATHS chicken or eggs?

416 weeks ago @ Eat Drink Better - What the heck is up wi... · 0 replies · +2 points

Don't feel discouraged! If you're going to buy industrial eggs, it's better to buy free-range or cage-free eggs, despite the deceptiveness of these labels. At least the chickens probably have a bit more room. The same can be said for eggs from vegetarian-fed hens. If you're going to buy industrial eggs, it's better that the hens were fed vegetarian feed than feed containing animal byproducts.

That said, eggs from pasture-raised hens are usually pretty easy to find and thankfully not much more expensive than the eggs you were purchasing at the grocery store. You can find pasture-raised eggs at most farmers markets for $4-5. You might also consider joining a CSA (community supported agriculture) group that includes pasture-raised eggs in their food shares. To find a farmers market or CSA near you, check out Local Harvest (http://www.localharvest.org/).

Don't have a local farmers market? Craigslist (http://www.craigslist.org/about/sites) is a surprisingly good place to find eggs from happy chickens. People with backyard chickens often have more eggs than they can eat, so they end up selling extra eggs on sites such as Craigslist. Just search for "eggs" on your local Craigslist and see what pops up!