Category Archives: News & Updates

Backpack State of Mind

At some point I must have bought something online and checked the box that allows for “occasional promotional material” because I get a lot of email from outdoor apparel companies. For the most part, it’s always the same…fit couples in …

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I Run, Therefore I Am a Runner

August has been running month at Country Choice Organic. That means we’ve filled our Facebook page with inspiring running stories, artful running images and info about oats and running nutrition. We even imported a guest blogger to share her experience. …

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“Running” Your Wild Oats

Guest Blog: Niki from Quality

I’ve never been a big runner, but I recently committed to some serious training. And you know what I’ve found? Running makes you happier! It seems whether you are an avid runner logging 30+ miles …

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

With all due respect to Andy Williams, this has got to be the most wonderful time of the year. In addition to long warm days and the general sense of well-being that comes with trying to pack 12 months of …

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Keeping Oats Gluten Free

While oats don’t contain gluten, they are traditionally grown and processed in close proximity to wheat and other gluten containing grains. Producing GF oats takes extra care to minimize cross-contact with gluten containing grains every step of the way…from farm …

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Oats are Oats…Right??

Most of us don’t spend much time thinking about oats. After all, for much of our lives, the question each morning, “too lumpy?” or, “too runny?” Rarely did mom serve porridge that was “just right!”

So what’s up with all …

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A public service announcement for Earth Day

Earth Day is coming. You can tell by all the commercials peddling ways to save the environment, buy a car, plant a tree and save box tops to protect the rain forest. The possibilities are endless. Unfortunately, what isn’t endless …

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Are convenience foods really convenient?

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Convenience is defined as being able to proceed with something with little effort or difficulty. I thought about this as I walked the floor at the recent Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore, where amidst to latest innovations in snacking …

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Rhubarb Streusel Muffins

image copyIngredients:

1 egg
1 cup milk
1 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 cups whole wheat flour

1/2 cup oat bran
2 cups brown sugar (not packed)
1 cup oats; quick or old fashioned (or combination)
1/2 tsp. …

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CH…CH…CH…Chia!

Our society is in a constant state of fascination with any grain or seed that promises to provide an extra gram of protein or few milligrams of omega-3.  Pomegranates, Quinoa, and Flax have all had their moments in the spotlight, …

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