Eating Around Dietary Restrictions During the Holidays

When people think of the holidays, three things often come to mind: family, blessings, and food. For some, the holidays are an opportunity to relax and indulge in homemade meals, but for those with dietary restrictions, the holidays can create stress. Rather than showing up to a family gathering on an empty stomach, ready for not one but two loaded plates of everything on the … Continue reading Eating Around Dietary Restrictions During the Holidays

Meat Versus Meat Substitutes

As more people adopt vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, the question of whether plant-based diets are healthier than meat-based ones comes into play. While some may argue that plantbased diets are better for health, that’s not necessarily true. Tofu Made from curdled soymilk, tofu’s ingredients have previously been linked to health risks. It contains phytoestrogens — an isoflavone — and goitrogens, which have been known to … Continue reading Meat Versus Meat Substitutes

Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Diabetes

What once seemed like a good alternative to sugar in some foods and beverages has now been called into question. It’s no secret that sugar leads to obesity and, in some cases, diabetes. Sugar releases opioids and dopamine in the brain that create a high like that produced by certain drugs. Sugar consumption becomes more frequent as cravings for the high increase. Since sugar is … Continue reading Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Diabetes

Venison Recipes

Venison Chili Ingredients 1 pound ground venison 1 small onion, chopped 4.5 ounces chopped green chiles, undrained 1 teaspoon oregano 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 pints canned light red kidney beans, drained and rinsed 1 pint canned tomatoes 2 quarts tomato juice 2 tablespoons chili powder Directions Start by adding your ground venison, chopped onion, green chiles, oregano, cumin, and cayenne … Continue reading Venison Recipes

Georgia Hunters for the Hungry in Need of Funding

The Georgia Hunters for the Hungry program allows hunters to share their bounty of meat from the last hunt they had. Hunters for the Hungry helps feed Georgians in need by paying accompanying deer processors to process and package the ground venison for food banks. According to Feeding America, 1 in 7 Georgians struggles with hunger. More than 500,000 of the total people are children. … Continue reading Georgia Hunters for the Hungry in Need of Funding