Archive for January, 2011
It was so very disappointing to see that the USDA approved Monsanto’s GMO Alfalfa. Despite protests from lawmakers, organic groups, public health advocates and hundreds of thousands of citizens like you and me. Please take a minute to call, write or email the White House and let the President know we want LESS not MORE GMO crops, and we want independent testing and labeling too. – Mom
You can contact the President here:
Rustic Apple Tart
We’ve been getting a lot of wonderful apples from our CSA and as the kids weren’t eating them all, I was looking for some apple pie recipes.
The filling was from a recipe from The Pioneer Woman’s cookbook that I changed up to be more WAPF friendly. I used a crust that I found on Bon Appetite and switched up as well, recipe below. I had a small bit of caramel sauce on hand and drizzled a little on top. This makes two pies. It was amazing.
Here’s an article and a link to a great video by Jeffrey Smith. Mom
Everything You HAVE TO KNOW about Dangerous Genetically Modified Foods by Jeffrey Smith
View Jeffrey Smith’s powerhouse keynote to an audience of more than 1,000 and experience why so many say he is one of the best presenters they have ever seen.
Why This Talk Transforms
What is not shown is Jeffrey asking the audience at the beginning, “Please rate yourself from 1-100 how vigilant you are at avoiding genetically modified (GM) brands.” Using a show of hands by category, most audiences fall in the least vigilant range (1-20). But by the end of Jeffrey’s fast-paced multimedia presentation—EVERYTHING changes.
After the audience hears about:
The Best Butternut Squash Soup
My husband and I had a bad cold over the holidays. While resting we ended up watching some of Jamie Oliver’s Christmas cooking shows on the cooking channel. We love his recipes and this one looked delicious. He has it up on his website – link below – so I was excited to try it. I added a few notes as well.
It’s sweet & creamy from the coconut milk with a wonderful mix of spices. It is one of the best soups we’ve ever had.
Eating GMO-free on a budget
It’s a new year and it’s a great time to make resolutions. I am hoping that many more of us will make a resolution to eat GMO free in 2011. Organics can be expensive so how can you eat GMO free on a budget? Here are some tips for healthy GMO-free eating on a budget. You can do it, and it will be good for you and your family.
Buy whole foods and cook from scratch – cooking from scratch is less expensive and healthier then buying pre-made meals. As long as you avoid the common GMO ingredients you can use non-organic products. Buy fresh and in season fruits and vegetables, meats, from local farmers if possible, grains (other then corn) and olive oil. Add some fresh herbs and you can make amazing and wonderfully GMO free meals. We have a number of great and easy recipes, right here on Moms for Safe Food
Join a CSA – Community Supported Agriculture is a great way to eat GMO free and support your local farmers as well. When you join a CSA you are buying a share of the years crop, given either weekly or bi-weekly. We belong to a wonderful CSA and get fruit, a wonderful variety of vegetables, spring mix and herbs every week for much less then we’d pay at the store. If you want to find a CSA near you, go to http://www.localharvest.org/csa/
Moms for Safe Food is in a ‘Top Mom blogger contest’ here:
We’re at #84 at the moment, the middle of page 2, and if you could take a minute to vote, it would help to move us up in the rankings.
This is a great opportunity to get the word out to other moms about GMO’s.
You can also search for ‘moms for safe food’ on the pages.
Thanks and Happy New Year!
Sheri aka Mom