& Food Trends
Healthy rewards from small garden spaces & good carbs
The final trials of our new grain free mug bread mix are finished, after eating many modified versions of this mix. We now have a complete mix that makes 2 servings with only 1/4 cup of water added to the mix. Now that the formula has been tweaked, we can experiment with different uses for the bread mix and some add-in recipes.
Aside from the health benefits that go along with eating grain free bread, a second benefit to note is a little bread goes a long way to make you feel full. This means, instead of needing a double decker burger and full-size empty carb bun to fill the hunger gap, a simple little slider burger can do the job and allow for some extra carbs and calories to enjoy some healthy side dishes.
I had the pleasure of previewing the new documentary “Farmers for America” yesterday with a group of other local farmers. This was an emotional up and down experience for me because the film covered just about every aspect of my own dreams and fears about the future of farming in the United States. There were three take-away realizations this farming documentary made evident to me by the end of this film that will affect not only my future potential for continuing as a farmer, but the future potential for young adults to get into farming, and the results of what could happen to the food supply if they don’t.
We live in a rural area that is categorized as a food desert, so when the local produce season is over, finding good quality veggies can be a challenge, even in chain supermarket stores.
It is not uncommon to see grocery store produce coolers practically empty, so stocking up on fresh veggies is a must. Problem #2 is when there are veggies at the local stores, they rarely are fresh. So when we do find a bargain featuring quality veggies, we stock up and freeze for the future.
In a world in which so many eating lifestyles exist, can one lab built burger be marketed as “one burger for all food lifestyles”? The new burger introduced in grocery stores is the Beyond Burger which aims to recruit a mass market by simulating the look, feel, and taste of a meat burger.
One common question that is asked by customers who are considering growing their own microgreens at home is whether the microgreens will keep on growing after the initial harvest cut.
This question derives from a need to be thrifty consumers and to have their growing efforts be ongoing.
One of the responses I often hear from customers at our market booth when discussing indoor plants is “I can't have house plants because I have a cat”. I totally sympathize with this statement because as an owner of two active dark tabby cats, I understand how curious and playful cats can be and house plants seem to be their playground. Read on to discover some simple tips to keep plants away from curious cats.
By planting a miniature garden and adding some fairy accessories, you can create a container garden with a purpose. Miniature gardens with specific themes, such as a fairy garden, are swiftly becoming an emerging trend for year-round gardening enjoyment. Beach, camping, and farm scenes are trendy for outdoor summer gardens. Holiday figurines can accent an indoor mini garden to change with the seasons.
Air Plants are a revitalized tropical gardening trend as both interior and outdoor plants. The trick for successful air plant care is to duplicate the humidity in their natural growing environment. Find out what home gardeners need to know about caring for air plants.
Does the broccoli served on your plate still have the same original nutritional qualities after harvest and distribution to the consumer market? The answer is ‘maybe’, depending on how many days it was stored after harvest and how the vegetable is prepared for eating. Broccoli carries a big bang of nutrition when picked fresh from the garden or when grown as broccoli microgreens or sprouts.
Hello gardeners and foodie fans. We are James LeValley and Cathy LeValley, owners of New Earth Micro Farm llc and our Good Carb Foods brand.