& 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.
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.
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.