Dirty Dozen

Beyond Organic

I would like to start off by stating that when feeding our family, if we can not raise or grow it ourselves or buy it from someone local who grows or raises it in the same way that we do, we try and buy certified organic, GMO free food whenever possible. I also want to say that I know there are farmers out there; organic and conventional, I know some of them, that are using methods in their farming practices that try and rebuild the health of their land and impart as minimal damage to the environment as they possibly can.  For this article however, I am speaking about the way farming is done across the majority of North America. I listen to 840 CFCW AM radio because I’m an old man, or so says my wife.  Its an Alberta wide radio station so of course there are a lot Read More

Dirty Dozen

Gluten-Free Banana Muffins

Well, its that time of the year again… summer is coming to an end and the kids are heading back to school, which means packing school lunches becoming part of our routine again!  This is actually the first year of full-time school for us, which means being even more creative with lunch ideas.   Wyatt’s lunch usually consists of: Main – sandwich, wrap, salad, leftovers Vegetables – carrots, kohlrabi, peppers, snap peas, beans Fruit – apple, orange, banana, mango, berries, melon, applesauce Dairy – yogurt or cheese Baked goods – muffin, biscuit, granola bar I very rarely buy pre-packaged lunch snacks, besides the occasional granola or fruit bar, and this year I would like to avoid those completely as well.    In order to do this, I plan to do baking on the weekends to make sure that I always have a selection of baked goods we can grab from Read More