This week I've been trying a variety of Australian Natural Food Co's products, and I must say I'm impressed.
Our little family has converted to consuming organic fruit and vegetables the last 11 or so months, and I'd say we eat about 85% organic. We found a service that delivers to our home once a week and it makes my life so much easier, especially as a busy mum trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle for all the members of our family.
When it came to meat, I looked for organic options, but was usually disappointed. In the two years that I've lived in Brisbane, I had yet to find nitrate free bacon (a household staple in all grocery stores in America where I'm from). The pickings for organic meat are so slim at Coles and Woolworths, that I typically drove over an hour (roundtrip) to Costco in North Lakes to get better quality and value for our money.
Thankfully, Australian Natural Food Co just opened in Brisbane! They are family owned and operated which, as you know, is a huge tick for me. They offer nitrate free, chemical free, organic meat delivered right to your door. But why ANFC? If I'm going to eat an animal product, I prefer to consume a meat that is organic, free of chemicals, hormones and not fed a genetically modified diet.
You can support your heath, support farmers, and support the way in which animals are ethically treated. Why wouldn't you want to make the change to organic meat?
You can learn more about Australian Natural Food Co at the end of this blog post. So, without further adieu, I'd like to share my recipe that I made night before last. It fed my husband and myself for dinner, and my daughter and I had the left overs for lunch the following day.
6 Hour Slow Cooker Beef Cheeks
Serves 2 + leftovers
1 white onion, diced
2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
4 cups of organic beef stock (I like Nature's Own Organic)
1 tin of crushed organic tomatoes
4 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced
2 stalks of celery
800 grams of organic beef cheek ( I had 2, 400 gram pieces)
3 large, organic white potatoes
2 heaping tablespoons of natural, Greek yogurt
50 grams butter (eliminate if you're vegan)
Salt and pepper
For the Love of Food
I think eating well is a form of self-respect, and that's evident in my recipes.