8 Foods That Magically Regrow

8 Foods That Magically Regrow

By Stephanie Lynch When you think about how vegetables or fruits grow, you probably think about a seed, right? While you’re technically right, did you know there’s another way to regrow some fruits and vegetables from the scraps when you’re done eating it? As long as the scraps are fresh and you’re giving it the right environment, you won’t have to go the grocery store or buy seeds again! Check out these 8 fruits...

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A Guide to Campfire Cooking

A Guide to Campfire Cooking

This post was derived from Alison Hudson’s eReplacementParts.com post on cooking over a campfire. Alison submitted this version for Real Goods. Who doesn’t love a warm and abundant fire while out in the wilderness? Not only does a campfire provide warmth and ambiance, but it’s a great way to enjoy a delicious meal. The unique flavors that come from a campfire meal are worth the wait. But first you’ll need to build the...

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More Information Coming to Light About Olive Oil Purity and Fraud

More Information Coming to Light About Olive Oil Purity and Fraud

Dr. Joseph Mercola has written an extensive article on olive oil purity and fraud – including the Italian mafia’s involvement. His article also contains a video of his conversation on this subject with investigative journalist and food critic Larry Olmsted. Olive oil fraud (like diluting the olive oil with cheaper oils and misusing the “extra virgin” label) is estimated to affect 75-90% of olive oil purchased in American...

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The Tie Between Fermented Foods and Freedom

The Tie Between Fermented Foods and Freedom

By Landa Roon, Real Goods Operations Manager For me, self-reliance is freedom, because it means I have a greater say in what can be done to impact my life in a positive way. That philosophy extends to self-care. Self-care starts with a healthy immune system, which is my top defense against disease. Since 80% of my active immune system is located in my intestines, maintenance of healthy gut flora is critical to maintaining my health. Fermenting...

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SunHawk Olive Oil Independent Lab Analysis

SunHawk Olive Oil Independent Lab Analysis

For all you olive oil connoisseurs out there, check out the exceptional results we received from Agbiolab, an independent laboratory analysis of this year’s olive harvest. Some points of interest: All our numbers pass the USDA standards as well as the much stricter COOC EVOO standard for extra virgin To be considered true “extra virgin,” the free fatty acid needs to be below 5% (ours is 0.16%!) The polyphenol content generally...

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SunHawk Farms Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

SunHawk Farms Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

We planted our 2,800 olive trees (14 acres) in 2006 and 2007 because we’ve always loved eating olives and consuming high-quality olive oil on just about everything from vegetables to fish to eggs. In 1998 we purchased 320 acres 700 feet above the Solar Living Center and about 10 minutes by car to the West. We call our homestead “SunHawk Farms.” It was a dream and at the time seemed like a great retirement income when fruition...

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