USDA Organic

Recently, organic lifestyles have been gaining popularity. Foods are considered organic when they are grown without the use of pesticides and fertilizers. To be considered “USDA Organic” foods must be at least 95% organic. This means that they must come from organically produced products to be labeled USDA.

Although I do not only eat organic, I do like to incorporate USDA Organic foods into most of my dishes. Using organic foods is a way that I can support local farms and family businesses in my area. Of course, food grown without the extra chemicals or fertilizers is also better for both your body and the environment.

Many people argue that they cannot afford to eat organic because it is too expensive. While budgeting can be difficult, I have found that shopping according to what is in season can keep the cost manageable. Also, if organic food is purchased locally, often customers can negotiate a lower price.

The best thing about cooking organically at home is that you know exactly what ingredients are going into your meal because you bought them! You cannot get that same assurance at a restaurant.

I am proud to announce that Charine’s Mediterranean Garlic Sauces are all organic, made from local ingredients. Eating organic does not have to be tasteless, so be sure to shop my sauces to add an extra tool to your kitchen. With my assortment of sauces, you will have a head start in cooking delicious organic snacks and meals!

My current goal is to create a section of my recipes that are completely organic for my readers who want to begin an organic lifestyle. The possibilities are endless when it comes to organic cooking. Some of my favorites right now are avocado salads, butternut squash soup and organic pie! I hope you are hungry!