Organic Foods

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2014

    True or False? 5 More Common Food Questions Explained

    Since I work around food, I occasionally encounter some strange bit of information that's new to me, or realize that there are common misconceptions about certain food related things. That being the case, I thought it might be interesting to do another round up of "True or False" ideas about food. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2014

    First Look at Skinny Rita's Grille

    Tex-Mex and Latin cuisine gets a bad rap for being high in calories, fat, sodium and everything else in between. After a bowl of chips (that never becomes empty) plus guacamole, queso, sizzling fajita meat and veggies doused in oil, several flour tortillas, cheese, sour cream, beans (refried or char ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 25, 2013

    The Monsanto Menace

    The feds see no evil as a belligerent strongman seeks control of America's food supply.

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    Sustainable Harvesters Brings Aquaponics to the Table

    Increasingly, Houstonians -- from individuals to restaurateurs to activist groups -- are contributing their grain of salt toward the fight against unsustainable agricultural practices. But locals Andrew Alvis and Matthew Braud are tackling this same endeavor in a unique way. The pair created Sustain ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    Healthy, Fresh Food For Less: Discount Grocery Stores Near You

    As nice as it is to buy healthy foods -- especially organic produce and boxed items -- it is unfortunate that the price can be much higher than ordinary food products. In comparison, organic produce tends to be more expensive than regular produce. In an effort to feed an entire family, many househo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    World's Most Radical Natural Wine Now Available in Houston

    Ever since the New York Times first reported on the radically Natural wines of Mt. Etna, Sicily producer Frank Cornelissen in 2009, the wines have captivated the attention of Natural wine writers, enthusiasts and detractors across the United States. To my knowledge, the wines have never been availa ... More >>

  • News

    January 24, 2013

    Rockets Blocked Out

    Sources say Astros Stopped a deal to bring CSN Houston, Rockets Games to DirecTV.

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Houston Chicken Farmers Trying to Escape the Coop

    Ken Cousino knows exactly when the move to legalize chicken farming in Houston took off. Isabella, a nearby nine-year-old, had been a steady customer at Cousino's Quality Feed and Garden, picking up fodder for her few pet chickens. One day, she entered in tears. The city had arrived, she said. Tol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Nutritional Value of Organic Food Challenged by Stanford University Study

    A recently released Stanford University study, which reviewed and analyzed more than 200 previously conducted studies comparing the health effects of organic and conventional foods, suggests that organic food may not be a shining star in the department of nutritional value. The study's findings, in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Wine Time: A Natural Sicilian in Houston

    If you've been following along here at Wine Time, then you certainly know a thing or two about Natural wine and the often heated debate in the U.S. about exactly what Natural wine is, who makes true Natural wine, and who's allowed to write about Natural wine (it's a good thing that the self-appointe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Alice Waters: A Call to Arms for the Fate of America's Ill-Fed Youth

    Alice Waters is a modern-day icon, the mother of the farm-to-table movement and of farmers markets across the nation, the originator of California cuisine -- for better or worse -- and of the notion that eating and cooking local, organic, seasonal foods shouldn't be a socio-political issue but one o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Garden Fresh: Green Beans

    John KielyNot as impressive as Kathryn Creech's yield.​If there's any such thing as easy success in a warm-season Houston garden, it's green beans. As a first-time grower, I just plowed a 2-inch-deep furrow, dropped in the curved white seeds of Bush Snap beans, covered them with dirt, and wat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Why You Should Dress Up Like a Hot Dog on Halloween

    ​ On Monday we provided a snapshot into the disturbing world of mechanically separated chicken with a lovely photo of a strawberry pink, soft-serve like chicken slurry on its way to becoming nuggets--one of the processed foods celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has campaigned against in schools throu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2010

    The Green Scene in Fredericksburg

    Photo by jonlThe Texas Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association at the 2008 Roundup.​Attention, Houston-area organic chefs, farmers and food producers: Fredericksburg wants you! The annual Renewable Energy Roundup and Green Living Fair, which takes place this year from September 24 to 26, is l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    What to Buy at Costco

    ​ It's like a not-so-secret, secret society. The devotion it inspires may even be cult-like at times. Folks who shop at Costco love shopping at Costco. And they love talking about how wonderful shopping at Costco is. The selection! The samples! The sizes!

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Sampler Plate: This Week In Food Blogs

    Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. Houston Wok: Yes, there's a recipe for Korean stuffed peppers (which look like ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 1, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Two Cent Tortillas and Organic Masa

    ​I paid 70 cents for a 36-count bag of tortillas at Ayala's Tortilla Factory on Fulton the other day. As you might imagine, the tortillas at the factory are extremely fresh, along with being cheap. Of course, I was hoping that this seemingly obscure tortilla factory was making masa from fresh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    A Farmer Cooks You Dinner

    ​Garden slugs, green activists and organic food lovers will gather for cocktails from five to seven p.m. tomorrow night at Last Concert CafĂ© at a mixer sponsored by Houston Green Scene. Drinks will be followed by a dinner to benefit Last Organic Outpost's community gardening efforts. The Liv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    My Organic Dirt Patch: Cloudy and Cold with a Chance of Frozen Lettuce?

    ​So I finally got some salad greens growing in my new organic garden. I was pretty proud of those little sprouts. The "Bright Lights" chard was looking good too. My doubting spouse still suspects it was a mistake to tear out the jasmine landscaping and plant these organic vegetables. So I drag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Michelle Obama on Iron Chef

    ​Michelle Obama appeared on Iron Chef America last Sunday to promote healthy eating. Ever since she planted that organic garden last year, she has become a spokesperson for eating your vegetables and therefore a lightning rod for controversy. The White House communications office reached out t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Giant Watermelon Radishes

    ​Here's a radish that you could snack on for a few days. It's called a watermelon radish. The first time I recall seeing one was at Soma, the upscale sushi restaurant on Washington. Here's what I said about it in the review: "The salad came on a glass plate with one cobalt-blue edge. It was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    What the Oughts Brought: Top 10 Innovations and Trends

    Photo by Marco VeringaMolecular gastronomy, one of ten major innovations and trends of the last decade.​What funny food trends have marked the last decade? And what innovations do we hope carry us into the middle ages of the millennium? Here are a few things that have kept our tongues wagging. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Grass-fed Beef: Healthier Hamburgers

    Photos by Robb Walsh​Grass-fed sirloin hamburger steak is downright delicious. No doubt grass-fed beef raised without antibiotics and hormones is better for you too. Grass-fed sirloins lack the marbling that makes for tender steaks. But grind it up, and you get all the bold herbaceous flavor w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    Oh My God, How Did I Not Know Gwyneth Paltrow Has A Stupid Website?

    I am such a Johnny-come-lately to this party, I fear. But then again, perhaps it is for the best that I did not realize any sooner that Gwyneth Paltrow has what has to be the most self-indulgent, ridiculous website ever, and it's named -- for some reason -- Goop (with the tagline "Nourish the Inner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Room At The Inn

    Photo by Katharine Shilcutt Canapes with house-made chevre and garden herbsAs the fourth course of the meal was set in front of me, I marveled at its elegant construction but was more struck by a far subtler thing: Every ingredient in the dish had been plucked fresh from the organic garden o ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 5, 2008

    Bootlegging Dr Pepper

    The demand for sugar-sweetened Dublin Dr Pepper has never been higher — just ask the bootleggers

  • News

    June 22, 2006

    CSI: New Caney

    Tonight's episode: "Oops"

  • Calendar

    May 25, 2006
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    May 5, 2005
  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Vegetarian Restaurant

    Naturally Yours Café

  • Dining

    December 28, 2000

    Butter Yourself Up

    Looking for food-related New Year's resolutions? Start by swearing off margarine.

  • Dining

    October 5, 2000

    It's Alive!

    Frankenfoods may be genetically altered, but are they really dangerous?

  • Dining

    September 21, 2000

    Strange Fruit

    People pay lots more for organic produce, but are they getting their money's worth?

  • Dining

    August 24, 2000

    Full of Manure

    You say you want a totally organic world?

  • Dining

    March 11, 1999