Table Talk: Favorite Recipes for the Winter Season



It's the time of gratitude, harvest celebrations and finding friends and family around the dinner table. The light is changing and the holidays are near. The AOC Team shares their favorite fall and winter recipes along with the stories that made those meals so exceptional.

Hosted by:

Helge Hellberg & Sitarani Palomar, An Organic Conversation

The Art of Chai: Warmth, Wellness & Worldly Flavor



Chai is a drink that has moved far beyond its borders and into the world. What is Chai, how do you make a perfect cup, and why is it so good for you? All in this episode of An Organic Conversation.

Guest: Rekha Sarin, Co-Author, Chai: The Experience of Indian Tea, Delhi, India

COP21: The UN Climate Change Conference in Paris



In the weeks leading up to the biggest climate conference since the Kyoto Protocol was signed in 1998, the President & CEO of Al Gore's non-profit tells us what we can expect this December when all nations of the world meet to set new global emission reduction standards - PLUS how you can help with the climate change crisis.

Ken Berlin, President & CEO, The Climate Reality Project, Washington, D.C.

Fall Produce: How to Shop, Store & Prepare for the Holiday Season



Make this year's holiday meals the simplest in preparation and most flavor yet. We'll tell you how you can get the best price, choose optimal ripeness, and prepare in advance with tips from the experts at Earl's Organic Produce.

Earl Herrick, Founder & Owner, Earl's Organic Produce, San Francisco, CA
Christie Biddle, Fruit Buyer, Earl's Organic Produce, San Francisco, CA
Rodrigo Velasquez, Fruit Buyer, Earl's Organic Produce, San Francisco, CA

Better Sleep: Tackle Insomnia & Promote Health



Are you ready for the best sleep of your life? Know how to eliminate bad habits that result in insomnia and instead create a nourishing environment for deep, restful sleep. Take our word for it: the night after recording this episode, we slept better than we had in years.

Dr. Tracey Marks, Psychiatrist, Marks Psychiatry, Atlanta, GA

Living Gluten Free: Keeping it Healthy & Delicious Every Day



Going gluten-free is easier than you think. This episode walks you through the basics of menu-planning and recipes, well-rounded nutrition, getting your can't-live-without-em comfort foods, and how to involve your family to lighten your load at meal-time.

Elana Amsterdam, Author, Paleo Cooking from Elana's Pantry: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free Recipes, Boulder, CO

Animals Who Self-Medicate: Using Nature to Survive


Did you know that Monarch Butterflies lay their eggs on one single plant that protects the next generation from parasitic infection? Or that primates swallow whole leaves without chewing to literally scrape parasites from their stomach? This hour uncovers stories of nature's brilliance as it manifests in animal intuition for preservation of the species - and what we as human beings can learn from them.


Mark Hunter, Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Red or White with That? Tasting Tips for Organic Wine



The amazing world of organic wine pairings: How do you decide which food flavors balance well with which wines? Walk with us through a complete guide, providing hands-on tips of how to easily pair food and wine.

Katrina Frey, Founder & Executive Director, Frey Vineyards, Redwood Valley, CA

The Language of Flowers: Conveying Meaning without Words



Flowers have long been used as symbols of something greater than their sheer beauty. Whether to express love, friendship, gratitude, or forgiveness, journey with us this hour and learn to speak a language that dates back to ancient times.

Shane Connolly, Floral Designer, Shane Connolly Company, London, UK
*Shane has been awarded a Royal Warrant of Appointment to the HRH the Prince of Wales

Cooking with Oils: The Healthiest Fat for Every Job



Learn the important basics of saturated and unsaturated fats, which oils can be heated, and what temperatures are safe to enjoy a variety of food preparations while maintaining your holistic health.

Chef & Nutritionist, Inspired Eating Enlightened Nutritional Healing, Boulder, CO

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