Good eve beloved readers!
I’m writing from up north at my parents little farmhouse, as they prepare a healthy and delicious dinner for us. My parents have an amazing organic garden with fresh herbs, lettuce, spinach, rhubarb, tomatoes, zucchini, green beans, sweet peas, radishes and pumpkin. They eat something from their organic garden nearly every day and I’m lucky enough to always get a “care package” of take-home veggies
Organic fruits and vegetables are nutrient dense and taste amazingly delicious. The studies that have been published to date that state organic foods are not more nutrient dense, only focus on the vitamin content. While it is true that organic and conventionally farmed produce is similar in terms of vitamin content, the major difference is the mineral content.
Minerals come from the soil and farms that grow their produce non-organically use a cocktail of chemicals that destroy the soil’s mineral content. A recent study in Europe found that minerals such as iron, calcium and magnesium were almost negligible in non-organic produce. For example, spinach a well known powerhouse of iron, had 0% iron content in the non-organically farmed produce. As compared to organic spinach, which contained 60% iron.
The vegetables I’m about to eat are all from the garden. The salad dressing and veggie dip my dad has been making for years is delightful and full of flavour. Everytime I go to a potluck party and bring this dip, people LOVE it and it’s been passed on for years so I’m sharing it with you all today. Enjoy!
Delicious Veggie Dip
1/2 cup organic full-fat yogurt
1/2 cup organic sour cream
2 tbsp fresh organic chives
1/2 tsp fresh organic dill
1/4 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 crushed garlic cloves
This dip is great as a salad dressing or an afternoon snack for dipping your veggies in.
Have a wonderful weekend!