Is this just another hashtag trend or are we missing out on something?
So what’s all the fuss about?
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 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!
Making sure to plan your meals to reduce unnecessary spending and waste is another thing to keep in mind due to produce not containing any preservatives. An obvious but common expenditure, which is regularly overlooked 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.
Try out this mouth-watering
using organic eggs
4 organic eggs
4tsp vanilla extract
660g unsalted nut butter
300g coconut sugar
200g oat flour
4tsp baking soda
For the glaze:
3tsp peanut butter
3tsp coconut oil, melted
3tsp yacon syrup
pinch of salt
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