Rice & Beans

June 13th, 2015

Rice & BeansFrom Cuban black beans with yellow rice to Indian ramjah (kidney beans) with basmati rice, rice and beans is a classic, versatile dish that’s found throughout most cultures around the globe. Rice and beans are hearty, inexpensive, and super adaptable, making them a worthwhile addition to anyone’s kitchen repertoire. The key to making this not only a belly-filling meal, but also a nourishing and nutritious one is using whole grains and loading up on veggies. Click here to get the recipe for Mikaela’s Rice and Beans, which takes full advantage of the season’s awesome bounty of peppers and greens!

>> Mikaela and Jason have been members of Blooming Glen Farm’s CSA program since its first season in 2006. Farmers Tom Murtha and Tricia Borneman  and their dedicated crew grow over 75 different varieties of vegetables, fruits, flowers and herbs, which are available through the CSA, to restaurants and natural food stores, and at seasonal farmers’ markets.

Stopping Stigma

March 16th, 2015

Stigma—where does it come from & how do we change it?:

“Stigma against addicts exists because it is commonly believed that they are making bad choices, & that they have control over their actions. While this is essentially true—no one is forcing you to drink or use—there are fundamental changes in not only reward, but also executive control areas in the brain that make it hard to do what some consider a simple cost-benefit analysis before imbibing. ‘Addiction is so complex, & also so devastating, that many societies have ostracized and shamed people with addictive disorders..It’s easy to do that because the behavioral component—using something that is not working in one’s best interest—is poorly understood & thus easy to criticize.’”

>> Click to read the whole article on thefix.com

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