I've been trying to turn my kitchen into an organic kitchen for a few months now a bit at a time. Each time I run out of a spice I buy organic. When the sugar runs out or there is a sale I buy organic. What I have discovered, for the most part, is that if you buy in a general market, organic prices aren't much higher than conventional and the product is better- pesticide free, fresh, no preservatives. I like the way it makes me feel about the food I'm eating and serving.
On Halloween we had a completely organic, delicious chicken and wild rice soup. It was based on a recipe my friend Tami shared with me years ago, that used a product of Farm House 'Wild Rice Herb and Butter'. I tweaked her recipe by using ingredients that I picked up at Costco and Whole Foods, organic rice from a wonderful product (Harvest Medley, a blend of four rices), a great chicken broth (Pacific Organic Free Range Chicken Broth), a quality half and half (Horizon Organic Half & Half), and organic boneless skinless chicken breasts along with great vegetables to make a nice mellow soup that would be great for any fall night.
I've had some requests for this soup recipe, please let me know if you use it and how you like it!