TAKE ACTION – Don’t Let Proposed FDA Food Safety Rules Devastate Small Local and Organic Farmers

Written by Max Goldberg on October 28, 2013. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

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With the continued popularity and importance of farmers markets around the country, it would seem logical that our government would put in place policies to protect these treasured institutions and the people who supply them the food.

The problem, however, is that the success of local and organic farmers markets is a serious threat to Big Agriculture. These massive companies would prefer that our entire diet consist of nutritionally-devoid, genetically-modified soy and corn instead of healthy organic produce grown by local farmers. Read More »

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An Herb Salad Dressing and How to Soften Kale with Lora Krulak

Written by Max Goldberg on February 8, 2013. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

In this video with my friend and author of Veggies for Carnivores, Lora Krulak shows me: Read More »

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Veggies for Carnivores is an Excellent Resource for People Craving More Vegetables

Written by Max Goldberg on November 20, 2012. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

When I go to the supermarket, my absolute favorite place to shop, look, and browse is the vegetable section.

I am captivated by the bright colors, fascinating shapes, and wide variety of flavors from the vast array of these plant-based foods.

Even though I could take many of the beautiful vegetables that catch my eye and throw them into the juicer, I know that they could be put to use in many other ways.

And that is precisely why Veggies for Carnivores is so compelling.

Author, blogger, cook, and world traveler Lora Krulak takes the mystery out of preparing vegetable-based recipes and demonstrates their incredible versatility in the kitchen. Read More »

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Top 10 Green Vegetables by Nutrient Density

Written by Max Goldberg on April 16, 2012. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

When you go into the produce section of Whole Foods, you’ll notice signs that say “ANDI Score” with a number associated with that respective food.

Created by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, ANDI stands for “Aggregate Nutrient Density Index” and ranks a food’s nutrient density on a scale from 1 to 1000.

The ANDI scores are calculated by evaluating an extensive range of micronutrients, including vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and antioxidant capacities, and by dividing the nutrient level of a food by its caloric content (N/C). Read More »

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Organic Tatsoi – This is a New One for Me

Written by Max Goldberg on December 30, 2011. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

When I was in my local organic market the other day browsing in the produce section, I came across a green that I had never seen before – tatsoi.

It had the most beautiful green color, rich and deep, and its leaves were full-bodied and spoon-shaped. Trying to get a good picture of tatsoi was not that easy because the vegetable was a little unruly.

While it is in the mustard family, this Chinese green was not bitter or sharp at all. In fact, it was very, very different than I thought it would taste. Read More »

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The Organic Food That I Ate at the Wanderlust Yoga Festival in Stratton, VT

Written by Max Goldberg on June 27, 2011. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

This past weekend, I attended the fantastic Wanderlust Yoga Festival in Stratton, Vermont. If you are a yoga person, definitely try to go to one of these events. It is pretty spectacular. There was plenty of organic food available (a must, for me), and here is a sampling of some of the organic meals that I had.

ORGANIC PASTA WITH VEGETABLES AND SALAD

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How to Get Kids to Eat Organic Greens

Written by Max Goldberg on February 14, 2011. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

Now that many of my friends have young children, one thing that I hear from all of them is that “My kids won’t eat any green vegetables.”

This doesn’t surprise me in the least because (a) most kids would rather have french fries than spinach or broccoli; and (b) they have to be taught to like greens at a very, very early age. The good news is that there is an easy solution.

It is called Juicing. Read More »

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