A list of some food brands you can trust. Big Food brands like General Mills, Kellog, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, M&M, etc. are buying up small organic brands who don't have our health in their best interest. For example, General Mills now owns Cascadian Farms, Muir Glen & LaraBar. Kellog owns Morning Star, Kashi & Bear Naked. Pepsi owns Naked Juice. The best way to go is to grow your own, or shop local! Try your farmer's market, hit up a local CSA or Co op.
ROASTED TOMATO PASSATA (adapted from The River Cottage Preserves) (rest of the directions on blog) 4.5 pounds of ripe tomatoes 7 ounces of thinly sliced shallots or onions 1 head of garlic, cloves peeled and thinly sliced a few sprigs of various herbs, thyme, basil, oregano, parsley, rosemary, (I use one sprig of each if I have them) 1 teaspoon of sea salt freshly ground pepper 1/4 cup good olive oil 2 Tablespoons of balsamic vinegar (optional)