All hail fiber: the nutrient so many health professionals, media, magazines, and even friends and family tout as being the one part of our diets that we should always be working on. So, what is fiber all about? Where does it originate, how do we identify different types, how much should we be getting and why, and how can it fit nicely into our diets? Read along and increase your belief in the powers of fiber.
Time to head to the grocery store. One of the most important things we can do when pondering sales, deciphering labels and making sense of the shelves at the supermarket is separating the fact from the fiction when it comes to what’s in our food. We strive to manifest our own destiny by being informed consumers when it comes to understanding products. Something new hitting your local fresh meat case is Simple Truth Organic Grass-Fed Beef. What’s grass-fed beef all about? Should you make the swap?
We would all love to gather our own produce for dinner, but gardening can be a lot to take on. Before you plow up the yard, a good first step is to grow your own herbs. Herbs are not as demanding as other vegetables and typically don’t require daily attention. In fact, most herbs prefer dry soil, great news if you tend to forget about watering.
At its simplest, bread is a humble, baked dough made from flour, water, and yeast. However, as a source of nourishment and a cultural staple, bread has grown to represent sustenance as well as togetherness. As a gift to a new neighbor, a foil-wrapped loaf is a symbol of openness and welcoming. At the dinner table, a fresh yeast roll represents the cozy comforts of home. When Certified Organic ingredients are used to prepare this foundational food, you can trust the purity and wholesomeness of every crumb. Organic Unbleached All-Purpose Flour, Almond Meal Flour, Organic Sugar, Organic Thyme and Rosemary, and Flaxseed Meal are just a few Simple Truth ingredients that can weave uncomplicated goodness into your loaves and slices. Though bread is rightfully lauded for its ability to evoke warm and nostalgic feelings, a touch of science is required for baking success. Below, we explain the practical application of two major bread-baking principles: gluten development and yeast fermentation. You can put this information to use during your next organic bread-baking adventure!