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Zero Waste at Metabolance

24.03.2017 10:23 | 0 Comments

Besides already being food waste free, Metabolance now also offers you many grains and legumes in bulk.

Your Real Food Gatekeeper #12: Cookies and Baked Goods

10.11.2016 16:42 | 0 Comments

At Metabolance, I consider myself your personal Real Food gatekeeper, making sure that everything I offer at my shop is truly sustainable AND nourishing. Because an organic label is not necessarily a guarantee for that.

Every week, I am explaining to you one organic food that I choose to sell (and why) and one organic food that I object to sell (and why). 

Edition #12: Cookies (and other baked goods)

Your Real Food Gatekeeper #10: Legumes

27.10.2016 14:51 | 0 Comments

At Metabolance, I consider myself your personal Real Food gatekeeper, making sure that everything I offer at my shop is truly sustainable AND nourishing. Because an organic label is not necessarily a guarantee for that.

Every week, I am explaining to you one organic food that I choose to sell (and why) and one organic food that I object to sell (and why). 

Edition #10: Legumes and products made from them

Farmers' Friday

13.10.2016 09:49 | 0 Comments

Farmers' Friday encourages people to nourish themselves for a whole day with natural Real Food from local, sustainable farms - whether it be vegetables, fruit, meat, eggs, milk, cheese, bread, butter, or local varieties of grains, legumes, nuts and seeds. Changing the system by moving money away from industries into local economy - without demonizing, but rather appreciating the importance of local, ethically raised animal foods for our health and the environment.

Your Real Food Gatekeeper #6: Pet Food

29.09.2016 17:06 | 0 Comments

At Metabolance, I consider myself your personal Real Food gatekeeper, making sure that everything I offer at my shop is truly sustainable AND nourishing. Because an organic label is not necessarily a guarantee for that.

Every week, I am going to explain to you one organic food that I choose to sell (and why) and one organic food that I object to sell (and why). 

Edition #6: Dry Pet Food

Even if you do not have a pet yourself, please read on, so you can help spread awareness to those of your friends and family that DO have pets and end a very special kind of animal ABUSE!!

 

 

Your Real Food Gatekeeper #5: Butter

23.09.2016 21:34 | 0 Comments

At Metabolance, I consider myself your personal Real Food gatekeeper, making sure that everything I offer at my shop is truly sustainable AND nourishing. Because an organic label is not necessarily a guarantee for that.

Every week, I am going to explain to you one organic food that I choose to sell (and why) and one organic food that I object to sell (and why). 

Edition #5: Butter and Butter imitates

Your Real Food Gatekeeper #1: Milk & Dairy

24.08.2016 15:24 | 0 Comments

At Metabolance, I consider myself your personal Real Food gatekeeper, making sure that everything I offer at my shop is truly sustainable AND nourishing. Because an organic label is not necessarily a guarantee for that.

Every week, I am going to explain to you one organic food that I choose to sell (and why) and one organic food that I object to sell (and why). 

Edition #1: Milk & Dairy

Behind the scenes of Pintafish

05.12.2015 22:32 | 0 Comments

Do you think MSC is a guarantee for sustainable fish? I thought so - before attending the Pintafish information and contact day! It was a very informative and interesting event that made me get a glimpse of the complexity and difficulty of the Belgian fishery in general, and sustainable fishing in particular. While things might not yet be "perfect" at Pintafish, I am extremely enthusiastic about their project, absolutely share their philosophy, totally trust their commitment to sustainable fishing and happily distribute the delicious result of their hard work in my shop. This is the summary report from the Pintafish information and contact day.

Why I still eat (sustainable) meat

26.11.2015 10:35 | 0 Comments

In the light of industrial agriculture, it is easy to argue to simply stop eating meat. And while for some people that might indeed work due to their individual biochemistry, for others it will lead to health implications in the long run. This was the case for me and for many of the clients I see. 

10 ways how shopping at Metabolance dramatically reduces food waste

13.10.2015 18:24 | 0 Comments

Food waste is a huge problem and consequences are dramatic for the planet, the animals, the farmers and us people! Food waste is inherent to any supermarket or shop that offers fresh produce on a “push” basis to customers. Metabolance functions in a completely different way than other shops. Learn about 10 ways how shopping at Metabolance dramatically reduces food waste.

How organic is your organic food really?

25.03.2015 18:54 | 0 Comments

The market for organic food is a profitable one, growing double digit. Nowadays organic food is available almost everywhere, including supermarkets, hypermarkets and discounters. While this is definitely a positive development, there are huge differences between organic produced industrially in and for the masses and small-scale organic food from a local farm.  How organic is your organic food really?

6 reasons why organic food is really better

25.03.2015 18:41 | 0 Comments

Every now and then there is a new "study" coming out supposedly showing that organic produce is no better for us than conventional produce. In this entry I give you 6 reasons why organic food (the "real", small-scale organic at least) is of course better - for you, the farmers, the animals and the planet.

Real Food on a budget

26.01.2015 16:51 | 0 Comments

Tips for saving money while eating healthy. Find out why you cannot afford to not afford good food and what you can do if you are on a budget.

Real Food Categories

26.01.2015 16:45 | 0 Comments

Detailed information about all Real Food categories: selection, storage, preparation, consumption

How to dye your eggs naturally

15.04.2014 16:23 | 0 Comments

Create beautifully coloured eggs for Easter using only natural ingredients, such as red onions, red beets or red cabbage (and some patience).

Eating meat is not the problem. Eating mass-market meat is.

08.01.2014 12:20 | 0 Comments

Eating meat is blamed for wasting precious resources, accelerating climate change and provoking all kinds of diseases, from cancer, to cardiovascular diseases, to diabetes and obesity. In this article I stress the point that not all meat can be considered equal and that eating meat as such is not the problem, but that it is choosing the wrong quality of meat, namely factory-farmed meat fed on soy and corn instead of pasture-fed meat coming from small-scale organic, local farms.

Why we should care for small, local, organic farms

15.05.2013 15:22 | 0 Comments

Simplified, if you don’t choose for local farmers, you choose for industrialized, mass production.