Is this just another hashtag trend or are we missing out on something?

So what’s all the fuss?

With the current climate change, declines of wildlife and diet- related ill health the need for healthy produce has risen steadily over the last few years. These days leading an organic life is easier than ever, due to many brands sporting the official EU organic logo on their packaging. This seal of approval is governed by European law and withstands rigorous, independent inspection and certification.

So what is Organic food?

Organic foods contain no artificial colours and preservatives, GM Ingredients and routine use of antibiotics, along with the use of fewer pesticides. But let’s not forget the main selling points! 1. Organic food is always free range 2. Organic food is traceable from farm to fork.  

 

With many stereotypes and previous hang-ups linked to organic lifestyle here are the two questions that are commonly asked when discussing this topic

Is it expensive to lead an organic life? And where can I find organic produce?

Facts show milk tends to be 10p more per pint and meats, depending on the brand can have a price difference of up to £10 but with this being said it truly depends on your shopping habits.  The key attitude to adopt when choosing to turn to an organic lifestyle is to shop smart! Visit your local butcher, bakery and farmers markets and try supermarkets own brands, sometimes it’s just down to good old marketing and package.

Online shopping

Online shopping  with independent brands can also be another good route to explore, providing a much larger selection of organic products from across the EU.  Online supermarkets also have the advantage of selling products at a reduced price due to no physical store costings!

Meal planning

Making sure to plan your meals to reduce unnecessary spending and waste is another thing to keep in mind due produce not containing any preservatives. A obvious but common expenditure, which is regularly over looked when trying to go organic. But above all else make sure to shop around to find the best retailer that suits your budget and produce needs.

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Try out this mouth-watering 
doughnut recipe 
using organic eggs

Ingredients

4 organic eggs

4tsp vanilla extract

660g unsalted nut butter

300g coconut sugar

200g oat flour

4tsp baking soda

4tsp maca

1/2tsp salt

For the glaze:

3tsp peanut butter

3tsp coconut oil, melted

3tsp cacao

3tsp yacon syrup

pinch of salt

Instructions

1. Whisk the eggs, peanut butter and vanilla extract in a large bowl along with a pinch of salt.

2. Whisk in the Add the coconut sugar once until the mixture is well combined.

3. Now, add the oat flour and baking powder.

4. Pour the mixture into doughnut mould or tray and bake in a pre-heated oven for 12 minutes at 180C.

5. After 12 minutes of baking take the donuts out of the mould or tray and cool on a rack.

6. Whilst the donuts are cooling on a rack you can proceed with making the glaze. Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix vigorously until you have a silky smooth chocolate sauce.

7. When the donuts have cooled completely dip them one sided into the sauce and sprinkle with your topping of choice