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I’m interested in buying poultry and meat that doesn’t come from factory farms — both for my family’s health (no antiobiotics, grass-fed, etc.) and for the health of the livestock it came from.Why doesn’t my Schnucks (Richmond Center in Clayton) carry lines of meat and poultry that are sustainably raised? (You could even advertise that fact.) Many customers would be willing to pay more for this choice.

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

I suggest that you approach the manager of your local store and tell him/her that you are interested in buying such items. Good luck!

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can you freeze rutabaga

Friday, August 7th, 2009

Rutabaga can be frozen. You can find instructions for doing so here.

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Good Afternoon Sirs/Madam I hereby on behalf of our Sunday School and Youth of the O. A. C. Church do hereby humbly request if you can assist us with any kind of donation in the form of fruit and those small bibi juices that you may have for the breakfast of our sunday school children that will be hosted on the 22nd August 2009, most of these children hails from dis-advantaged families and they comprise of black, coloured and Indian children and we have thereforedecided to give them something special to remember, there is about 200 of these children and we really want to make these kids feel that they are important to us and the community as a whole, most of them do not even have proper food to take to school and we feel that this event will surely instill in them a sense of care that the adults is showing towards them. Thank you for your kind assistance, your favourable consideration in this regard would be greatly appreciated.Yours faithfully

Friday, August 7th, 2009

We are an educational organization and regret that we do not have food or resources to provide you. Best wishes.

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Is there any food that can be recommended that is regarded to fruits and can be cooked/baked within 1 hour?

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

It should not take longer than an hour for any fruit to be cooked or baked.  For instance, our recipe for Rhubarb Crisp requires very little cooking time.  It takes only about 15 minutes to make a baked  Read More

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I often make a treat for my co-workers, but one of them can not eat eggs. Other than just fruit is there a place where I can find a treat without eggs?

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

There are many delicious recipes for snacks and desserts in our Cooking section that do not contain eggs, such as fruit crisps,cobblers, fruit pizzas and parfaits.   You can also search for  vegan snack and  Read More

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I am trying to find out what the nutritional value of the muscadine grapes is per serving. Thank you in advance

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

The USDA nutrient database does not have nutritional content for muscadine grapes.  I would suggest you google muscadine grapes.  There are some resources that have some nutritional information from other sources.

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can you freeze kulrobi?

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

Yes, kohlrabi can be frozen.  Cut off tops and roots, and peel. Blanch for about 3 minutes.

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My husband and I have recently started juicing. I’ve had type 1 diabetes for 17 years. I’m also participating in a ”farm to work” program where I receive a box of organically grown local fruits and vegetables each week (then take home). I want to find some recipes for juicing that won’t cause the astronomical rise in my blood sugar that the fruit juices I’ve been drinking so far have caused. The continuous glucose monitor I wore for three days showed a rise of 400 points in thirty minutes. I’ve tried adding whey/soy protein powder and some pulp to the juice to slow the rise in blood sugar but the juice is still causing my blood sugar to rise like a rocket. Obviously fruits have considerable sugar and carbs, and when broken down by the juicer seem to be causing this fast rise. If I do vegetable only juices (and include the protein powder and some of the pulp) will this make my blood sugar react more reasonably? What ingredients would you suggest that will cause a slower increase in blood sugar (so the insulin I take can keep up with the juice)?

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

When whole fruits are consumed, you obtain fiber, which may help to slow the absorption of the sugar in the fruit.  Most juicers remove the fiber, which remains as pulp.  Additionally, you may be consuming  Read More

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what is the calorie content of the most popular fruits? I need a list I can refer to..thank you. msq

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

You can find a chart  in our Healthy Meal Planning/How much is a cup of fruit and vegetable section.  (scroll to bottom of the page).  You can also find the information in our Fruit and Vegetable Database.  Read More

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I have an autistic 16yr old that eats tons of fruit and uncoked veg,and drinks oj nothing cooked no meats or rice or milk.he eats lowfat p’nut butter he keeps going up in weight I need suggestions please. thankyou a desperate mom

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

I would suggest you speak with your pediatrician, who may be able to refer you to a registered dieitian who could help you.  You can also find a registered dietitian in your area at www.eatright.org.

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