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Natural Awakenings Magazine Chicago

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Eat, Learn, Connect, Repeat at the Good Food Festival

As part of FamilyFarmed’s 14th annual Good Food EXPO, the Good Food Festival returns March 24 to celebrate food that is local, sustainable, humane and fair.

Welcome the Year of the Earth Dog

The Feng Shui School of Chicago will hold its seventh annual Chinese New Year Celebration from 6 to 9 p.m., on January 19th.

Good Food EXPO Coming in March

The EXPO brings together consumers, producers, top chefs and experts to celebrate the fast-growing Good Food movement.

Grayslake Organic CSA is now Prairie Wind Family Farm

Starting with the spring growing season, Prairie Wind Family Farm, the resident farm within the Prairie Crossing community, in Grayslake, is now solely owned and operated by farmers Jen and Jeff Miller.
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Spring Salad Bowls from Prairie Wind Family Farm

Jen Miller says, “In my farm kitchen, spring is a time to clean the refrigerator in preparation for plenty of spring vegetables.

Spring is Asparagus Season

"I am very excited for warmer days and the hint of spring as April rolls in. But beyond warmer and longer days, it means spring produce is here!” says Janie Maxwell, of the Illinois Farmers Market Association.

Rustic Saffron and Potato Soup Recipe

This delicious staple of Indian cuisine also has a distinguished aroma, and research indicates that it helps ease mild depression and promotes healthy sleep.

FamilyFarmed Launches

Good Food is Good Medicine Initiative
Good Food is Good Medicine is a new FamilyFarmed program that reflects the organization’s vision of “good food on every table” because they know good food is a key ingredient for a healthy and fulfilling life.

Minestrone Soup

Good Ole Minestrone Hits the Spot for Comfort Food
"One of the first recipes I made for a crowd was minestrone soup from the More with Less Cookbook,” says Janie Maxwell. “I still look at recipes for minestrone soup to be inspired and see what others add."
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Changing Our Diet to Cool the Climate

Good Food Choices Enable Global Health
A new word in the food vocabulary—climatarian—points to rising global interest in eating in ways that reduce the impact of our diet on our beleaguered planet.
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Eat Well Features

Backyard Gardening

How to Get a Lot From Your Plot
Whether this is your first year growing a kitchen garden or your thumb glows green from years of use, it’s possible to quickly turn dreams of bountiful organic harvests into a reality.

A Flexitarian Diet for a Flexible Life

On Your Mark, Get Set, Flex
There’s a new term in town, ‘flexitarian’, which gives us a handle on what many of us are likely doing anyway; we are inclined to eat less meat and more plant foods, but not ready to completely give up chicken or the occasional burger.

Nutrition for Breast Health

Food Choices are Big Factor in Preventative Breast Health
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, prompting many studies about the possibilities for preventive breast health through a healthy lifestyle that incorporates good nutrition and regular exercise.

The Edible Schoolyard

Revolutionizing Classes and Cuisine Across America
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches may be a lunchtime mainstay for many schoolchildren—along with other cafeteria fare of questionable nutrition and taste. Or worse, soda, snacks and candy from a hallway vending machine. But better, more healthy alternatives are on the horizon, thanks in part to the vision of renowned restaurateur Alice Waters.

Satisfying Summer Smoothies

Get a Whole Day's Fruit Quota in One Delicious Shake-me-up
Fruit smoothies have come of age and gone main stream to the point that they now rival coffees as a daily drink of choice. They’re quick, portable, filling and, of course, naturally nutritious.
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Whole Grains Help Us Eat Less

Feel Fuller Sooner, Lose Weight

Fruit Pesticides Lower Fertility in Women

Produce Has Impact on Conception

Leafy Greens Lower Risk for Heart Disease

Vitamin K for Cardiovascular Health

Gooseberries are Good for the Gut

Ayurvedic Remedy for Gastrointestinal Problems

Eating Meat Raises Diabetes Risk

Increases Chance of Developing Type 2