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Organic Dog Food

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Our  sweet Breanna  with her Santa Moose~

 

Beginning this Organic Blog has introduced us to a new world of healthy foods and next we want to be sure that Breanna is eating Organic as well.

We have been feeding her what we considered to be a wonderful diet, for the past three years that she has been with us, but now we are about to go in search of a new Organic food for her.

We know about all of the reasons that she should be eating Organic, but were not aware before, that it existed.

Now that we do, the hunt is on for the best one.

She has been eating Wellness Core Ocean since she turned one year old, it was suggested by the maker, that we wait until then to switch her off of her Wellness Puppy food and we did.

She has loved this food and the rest of her diet, so why change now?

A very simple reason, we do not want ANY chemicals or pesticides in her food.

One of the things that disturbed me the most when I first began searching for her food, was the fact that too many companies were using  Ethoxyquin  as a preservative, which is a known pesticide produced by guess who, Monsanto, of course.

This was the beginning of my hostility towards this Company and it has only deteriorated since.

This search is going to take time, as there are now, unlike three years ago, quite a few makers of Organic Dog Food.

The list of those in contention includes the following:

Newman’s Own, Blue Wilderness, Natural Planet Organics, Castor & Pollux Organix, Taste of the Wild, Natura Karma, Pet Guard, Royal Canin, Merrick, Canidae and Wellness.

If you have personal favorites, please tell us about them.

More will be added here as they are discovered and the final choice will be posted when it is decided upon.

Stay tuned dear Readers~

 

Places to learn more:

Ethoxyquin

Organic Dry Dog Food

Best Organic Dog Foods

The best organic pet food brands revealed

Organic Dog Food Reviews

Best Organic Dog Food

Choosing the Best Organic Dog Food Brands – What to look for

 

Spinach Quiche

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A perfect, for us, Spinach Quiche~
Picture credit: Walkingfox

 

This will be the first Recipe here for a good reason, it is one of our favorite quick dinners.

It would be perfect if all of its ingredients were Organic, but I buy what is available here~

To begin, assemble everything and try to use a bowl with a pour lip, if possible.

Rinse and drain the Spinach and set aside.

Crack five eggs into your bowl, then stir in your own personal favorite spices.

I add a bit of each of these three: California Style, Coarse Grind Garlic, Onion, McCormick’s Perfect Pinch, ORIGINAL All-Purpose Salt Free.

Next add the grated cheese and mustard, then pour in the half & half.

Finally add the rinsed and well-drained spinach.

Blend gently and pour into a frozen pie shell.

Bake and test with a knife half way in, to be sure it comes out clean.

We tend to like ours just a bit well done, so I add a few extra minutes for a nice brown crust.

Let the Quiche sit for 5-10 minutes, while you set the table, or other.

We like this with a loaded salad. ( Everything, but the kitchen sink)

Enjoy~

 

The ingredients are quite simple, please do try to buy as many Organics as you can find~

Preheat the Oven to 375ºF.

I Cup Organic Spinach (Rinse and drain)

5 Grade A Large Eggs ( Eggland’s Best, All Natural, Vegetarian Fed hens)

1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese ( We use Colby/Jack)

1/2 Cup Half and Half

1/2 Cup crispy, crunchy, Turkey Bacon, broken into small pieces ( I use Louis Rich or Oscar Meyer )

1/2 to I Teaspoon Dijon Mustard, to taste.

I Frozen pie shell ( I buy Marie Callendars )

Add your own spices, as you like.

Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown, tested and set, at 375ºF.

 

 

Welcome~

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Your Coffee should always be Organic!
Picture: Public domain Wiki

 

This Blog is quite a broad departure from what I normally write about, which is Endangered Animals, Global Culture and Evil Corporations.

The impetus for beginning this Blog today, came from my continuing disappointment and failure to find anything, but a narrow range of real Organic products here in Florida.

As with today, all I wanted to do, was to find some Organic Spinach to use in a Quiche later this week, but it was simply not to be.

Wal Mart, which is where I normally buy much of our food from, always with an eye out for anything Organic, chooses not to carry Organic Spinach.

Today, lucky us,  they had Organic Bananas, yeah, once a month, this is their idea of a tiny reward, for the thousands of dollars that we spend there each year!

So, I had to, as usual, make a special trip and stop at a Publix to find it.

There are several places near us, that claim to carry Organic products, but upon discovery, they quite frequently are not.

Today, as a result of yet another frustrating trip in search of Organic anything and in what hopefully will not be a futile effort, to educate myself, perhaps find some like minds or kindred spirits along the way, this Blog begins.

This ongoing failure to find Organic anything, is only exacerbated by the fact that after living in Southern California for more than 30 years and having easy, convenient access to healthy Organic Food and countless other products,  coming to Florida is just so hard to adjust to.

People often  refer to this phenomena of coming here, as “culture shock,” but  in this case, it is ” food shock.”

The Journey will be a hopefully joint venture, or effort, with you and me.

I know that real Organic products are out there, but as the title at the top says:  finding it, aye,  there’s the rub!

We shall begin….

 

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