Available from Greencity Wholefoods, the Sundried Tomato Barley Risotto instantly grabbed my attention. I adore barley risotto, in fact, I have grown to love it even more than regular risotto. This particular barley risotto was packed full of porcini mushrooms and sundried tomatoes, but of course, a few extra wouldn’t hurt.
We added some grilled chicken, Parmesan cheese, 2 cups of the leftover liquid from rehydrating the porcini mushrooms, organic chicken stock and topped with a spoonful of homemade pesto. A quick evening supper was certainly made even more delicious by the fact that we knew that everything that we were eating was nutritious, healthy and of course, very tasty indeed. Find this recipe here.
There is no doubt that buying organic is more expensive, and although I struggle to do it all the time, I do try to do it when possible. Swapping to organic food has huge benefits for people, animal welfare and the environment.
The Soil Association have come up with 30 simple and affordable small organic changes to make throughout the month of September.
Here are 3 of our favourite tips to get you started:
- Switch to organic milk
Organic milk is naturally different – no system of farming has milk with higher levels of omega 3 fatty acids or higher standards of animal welfare.
- Eat less, but better, organic meat
Organic animals enjoy the very highest welfare standards of any farmed animals. They are fed a GM free diet and graze on organic pasture where pesticides are severely restricted.
- Brew an organic tea or coffee
Organic tea and coffee are grown without the use of artificial pesticides and fertilisers. This not only reduces the farmers’ exposure, it also means healthier soils and more habitats for birds and wildlife.
To find out more about ways that you can get involved in Organic September, visit the Soil Association website.