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Earth Day: 5 Tasty Ways to Honor the Planet

 

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April 22, 2010 is Earth Day. The holiday, which began 40 years ago in the United States, is now observed by an estimated 200 million worldwide. Here are 5 simple, tasty ways to honor the planet.

For the past few years, the media has been touting the benefits of eating locally-grown or organic food. From television to newspapers, websites to magazines we learn that locally- and organically-grown food has better protein ratios and more vitamin C. Meat and dairy products from grass-fed animals have been shown to be lower in saturated fats and harmful cholesterol.  And food grown organically or purchased from a local farmer has a smaller impact on the overall environment.


 

Foods from the Earth on Earth Day

 

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Nutritious, Delicious and Kosher: Are organic foods worth it?

April 22nd is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Back in the 1970s, organized rallies took place protesting offenses to the environment including toxic dumps, factories that created pollution, harmful car emissions and pesticides, just to name a few.


 

Eating Locally is Easy When You Grow Your Own...

 

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Whether you’re planting window boxes or an outdoor kitchen garden now is the perfect time to get started on the summer growing season.

Eating locally is a hot topic in food circles these days. Restaurant chefs have long known that to serve the freshest ingredients, you need to choose items that are grown or raised nearby. Many chefs have entered into partnerships with local farmers to ensure steady supplies. But you don’t have to be a chef or a farmer to grow your own. In honor of Earth Day and the start of the spring growing season, I spoke with Heather, our “Green Gal” about kitchen gardens.


 

Top 12 Tips For Coping With Fussy Eaters

 

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WHAT’S THE FUSS?

Anyone with children will know that when it comes to eating, fuss is often high on the menu.


 

Top Ten Tips for School Lunches Your Kids Will...

 

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PlaceholderMany children aren’t keen on school lunches and are opting instead to take lunch from home. Preparing a packed lunch every day in the rush before school can become a real nightmare and, unfortunately, most of the foods manufactured especially for children’s lunchboxes are really unhealthy.

Children are all different but by and large what they want is a quick fix—a bag of chips and a chocolate cookie that can be wolfed down in minutes saving maximum time for the playground. It’s never going to be what parents want, good food that will sustain them until dinnertime.


 

QUICK & KOSHER: BACK TO SCHOOL

 

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Good Ol’ American Ketchup and the Top 10 Healthiest Kid Foods

Most of the elders in my family are from “the old country”– though from the half dozen languages we speak, you’d think it was several old countries. And we have a tendency to talk really loud, unlike polite Americans who seem to converse in whispers. In keeping with this European influence, our eating habits are also distinctly un-American—like making a meal out of a zillion cloves of fresh chopped garlic piled atop toasted bread and butter. (Don’t knock it: my grandfather, z”l—the Garlic King—lived to age 97 on that diet.)