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Organic Tofu Turkey — Yes, It Is Available

Organic Tofu Turkey -- Yes, It Is Available

When I did my best organic Thanksgiving ideas last week, an organic tofu turkey option was conspicuously absent. Many people may have wondered why Tofurky wasn’t on the list but it is not certified organic. However, I am happy to report that an organic tofu turkey is now available for the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. […]

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When I did my best organic Thanksgiving ideas last week, an organic tofu turkey option was conspicuously absent. Many people may have wondered why Tofurky wasn’t on the list but it is not certified organic.

However, I am happy to report that an organic tofu turkey is now available for the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. Here’s the skinny:

– This organic tofu turkey is made by a company called Fresh Tofu, Inc. Cliff Preefer, the genius behind Sacred Chow, buys his tofu exclusively from them and he says it is the best. Many, many other top NYC vegetarian restaurants buy from them also.

– This product is fresh, not frozen. It hasn’t been sitting on the shelf for months and months, and is only available during this time of the year. The shelf life is about 2-3 weeks. Read more »


Organic Thanksgiving Ideas – Traditional, Vegan and Raw Options

Organic Thanksgiving Ideas - Traditional, Vegan and Raw Options

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, two thoughts come to mind. One, I am super-excited that my beloved New England Patriots will be playing the Detroit Lions on national television. Since Detroit has finally developed into a respectable team, the football game should be a good one. Two, I am trying to figure out exactly […]

Boston NYC Organic Holidays Raw Food
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With Thanksgiving right around the corner, two thoughts come to mind.

One, I am super-excited that my beloved New England Patriots will be playing the Detroit Lions on national television. Since Detroit has finally developed into a respectable team, the football game should be a good one.

Two, I am trying to figure out exactly which organic food I’ll be eating.

For me and many other people, holidays do not mean a vacation from organic food. Here are some of my best ideas for an organic Thanksgiving.

– DINNER –

Certified Organic Turkey

As we all know, the staple of traditional Thanksgiving dinners is turkey. Certified organic turkeys mean that:

– No antibiotics, chemicals or pesticides are used.

– All organic feed is used.

– They are pasture-raised, have had ample time to roam outdoors and are not confined to tight spaces.

There are many online vendors that sell certified organic turkeys, and local organic supermarkets have them as well. However, the following two farms offer something pretty unique.

**  Guttenberg Farms in Wisconsin offers certified organic heritage turkeys. Heritage turkeys are the ancestors of the common broad-breasted white industrial breed of turkey that comprises 99.99% of the supermarket turkeys sold today.

Heritage turkeys have a stronger flavor and darker color, dine on grass and insects, and require about 28 weeks to get to full size. Because it takes so long to grow to market weight, the turkeys have time to develop a thin layer of fat under their skin, which makes them “self basting.” Read more »


Organic Thanksgiving: Two Traditional Dishes with My Spin on Them

Organic Thanksgiving: Two Traditional Dishes with My Spin on Them

With Thanksgiving around the corner, I thought I would take two very traditional and well-loved dishes and put my own spin on them: Roasted Garlic & Meyer-Lemon Rubbed Turkey and Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Tempeh & Onions. There are certain healthy foods (greens, for example) that I like to see at almost every meal, even […]

Organic Holidays
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With Thanksgiving around the corner, I thought I would take two very traditional and well-loved dishes and put my own spin on them: Roasted Garlic & Meyer-Lemon Rubbed Turkey and Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Tempeh & Onions.

There are certain healthy foods (greens, for example) that I like to see at almost every meal, even if it is a holiday. And, there are certain foods (white flour or sugar) that I don’t like to see at any meal.

Both of the following recipes are from EatingWell Magazine and include the substitutions that I would make. Of course, all of the ingredients should be organic.

ROASTED GARLIC & MEYER-LEMON RUBBED TURKEY

The one really great thing that they did here was to add white miso paste. My changes would be to add more greens to the stock. Yes, there is bay leaf and thyme but I would add kale and dandelion to it as well.

I would substitute the all-purpose flour with an almond flour and the canola oil with a cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil. These changes are more inventive and healthy. I’d rather not see the white flour. Read more »


Top 5 Organic Candy Options for Halloween

Top 5 Organic Candy Options for Halloween

Even though I don’t have kids (yes, 40 and still single. If my mother were still alive, she would not be happy in the slightest.), I always think about what I would feed them. You can be sure of one thing, however. Come Halloween, they’d be getting organic. As the end of October approaches, I’ve […]

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Even though I don’t have kids (yes, 40 and still single. If my mother were still alive, she would not be happy in the slightest.), I always think about what I would feed them.

You can be sure of one thing, however. Come Halloween, they’d be getting organic.

As the end of October approaches, I’ve put together my Top 5 options for Halloween, both organic candy and organic food that is sweet and tastes like candy.

ANGELL ORGANIC CANDY BARS

I came across this product last week at the 2010 Natural Products Expo East Trade Show in Boston. Co-Founder Christopher Angell said it is the only certified organic and fair trade candy bar on the market. While there is a select number of other certified organic candy bars available, I haven’t come across one that is fair trade as well.

The taste is rich, and the middle is soft and chewy. There are three flavors, one of which is vegan (Dark Angel) and one of which is gluten-free (Angel Crisp). Read more »