Beer and Food Pairings: A How-To Guide

Beer is made with four ingredients: water, grain, hops and yeast. Despite this humble foundation, however, there’s a wide variety of color, flavor and aroma to be found on the shelves of our beer cooler. At the most basic level, there are two types of beer: ales and lagers. Ales are typically a bit heartier, … Read More.

Take a Hike! (And Take These Foods With You)

Hundreds of predators. No real shelter. What could go wrong? The temperature is getting warmer, the days are getting longer and it’s that magical time of year when people all across America are venturing into forests and, as a leisure activity, trying not to die. Let’s face it, hiking and camping don’t make a whole lot of … Read More.

Mom Life: Psyche Glimpses and Gift Ideas

I’m not a mom. Some people consider their pets children, but my cat is more of a really surly roommate who thinks it’s fun to stand on my face at 3:00 in the morning. Which I suppose could be said about some kids too, but I don’t think that qualifies me as a mom. I … Read More.

Common Questions and Answers About a Gluten-Free Diet

  This post was written by our own Kathryn Dickens, Floor Manager and resident Registered Dietitian Nutritionist at Good Foods Co-op. It’s a very brief overview of what she’ll be discussing in her May 23rd class: Gluten-Free Fundamentals. You can get details and buy tickets here.   Photo credit: cocoroselle.com What is the gluten-free diet? The … Read More.

How I Learned to Shop My Co-op on a Budget

Me every time I listened to The Decemberists pre-2009 My friends tried to get me to listen to The Decemberists for years. A few of them would even put their music physically into my hands so there would be no excuse for me to not listen. Primarily in order to end the nagging, I listened … Read More.

For the Love of Your Heart

How plants naturally grow in Kathryn’s world probably It’s that time of year when everyone seems to be thinking and talking about love, affection and, the most romantic of all topics, how to reduce your chances of suffering a potentially horrific cardiac episode. Judging by a super scientific poll I did inadvertently by overhearing my … Read More.

A Lot to Love About Valentine’s Day

This post was written by our own Kathryn Dickens our Sampling Coordinator, Floor Manager and resident Registered Dietitian Nutritionist at Good Foods Co-op. She’s also a self-professed romantic and lover of all things related to LOVE, which includes loving yourself through food. She’s co-teaching a three-part class series that continues through March about diets and healthful … Read More.

Game Day Grub Guide

How I feel when I watch football. I can think of plenty of things I would rather watch than a football game. Grass growing, paint drying and just a blank wall immediately come to mind. I’m not knocking football fans; as a matter of fact, I have tried to become one. For multiple years. I … Read More.

Drink To Your (Gut) Health

I’ve never been much of a bandwagon jumper. I don’t know what clothes are trendy. I can’t remember the last time I listened to new music on purpose. I just started watching Game of Thrones two months ago (and, if things continue as they have been will be finished some time in the next two … Read More.