Archive for the 'farmer’s market' Category

Apr 15 2015

Great Beginnings: Getting Back to Your Roots! Eat Your Beets

When I was in elementary school and ate lunch in the school cafeteria, I was introduced to beets. My mom did not fix them at home and I did not eat them at school either. I tried and they were either heated right out of the can plopped onto the tray or industrial pickle style. […]

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Apr 13 2015

Great Beginnings: Getting Back to Your Roots-Radishes

Mid-April is a great time to plant some radishes and I have quick growing vegetables in your garden. Radishes were once only used around my house to make radish roses or add to salads. I honestly, I did not love them but felt obligated to eat them since someone that I love grew them. I […]

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Mar 20 2015

Great Beginnings: Getting Back to Your Roots-Eat Kohlrabi

Have you eaten kohlrabi? Do you even know what it looks like? The first step to eating it is to learn a little more about it! Kohlrabi is from the cabbage family. Its flavor is mild and sweet. It is not so popular here in the United States and it rarely makes it outside the […]

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Mar 11 2015

Great Beginnings: Getting Back to Your Roots! Eat Some Cole!

Just for the record, I did not misspell coal! Cole crops are members of the cabbage family and include cauliflower, broccoli and Brussels sprouts. The family even includes turnips, arugula, bok choy, collard greens, horseradish, radish, rutabaga, watercress, kohlrabi, wasabi and kale. Here are some broccoli plants that I started.   Other names for this […]

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Mar 04 2015

Great Beginnings: Breakfast Grit Bowls with “plant meat”

Seitan, a vegetarian meat substitute, has been traditionally made from the high protein component of wheat. Sadrah Schadel and Mike Woliansky, the owners of No Evil Foods www.noevilfoods.com began making seitan about six years ago for home use. They began experimenting by adding kidney beans, tomatoes, organic herbs and spices, chick peas and nutritional yeast […]

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Feb 18 2015

Great Beginnings: Getting Back to Your Roots-Breakfast Egg Tacos

Two of my favorite breakfast foods include Mexican food and eggs. A combination of the two is even better! I love breakfast burritos, tostadas, frittatas, huevos rancheros and egg tacos and make a quick healthy meal. All of these combinations have the flexibility of being vegetarian meal or not. I find that the biggest meat […]

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Feb 16 2015

Great Beginnings: Getting Back to Your Roots

It is cold and dreary outside but it’s not too early to think about warmer weather, flowers, fresh fruit and veggies from the garden and local farmers markets. While you are counting down the days and weeks until spring, its time for some Great Beginnings: Getting Back to Our Roots. This includes: 1. shaping up […]

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Jan 09 2015

Happy New Year! Eat More Local Food to Improve Your Health!

January is the time of year we set goals to help achieve weight loss, mange a better blood sugar, reach better blood lipid or high blood pressure levels. Healthy eating also lower the risk of cancer, reduce uncomfortable GI symptoms and much, much more. Most of us are not patient when it comes to lasting […]

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Dec 08 2014

Local Food in the Winter: Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Pears and Goat Cheese

This is a salad from my new book, Farm Fresh Nutrition: Eating Green and Clean. Supporting Your Local Economy. You can find most of food locally during the winter. Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Pears and Goat Cheese 1 large butternut squash, seeded, peeled, and cut into one inch cubes, or other squash you have […]

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Nov 05 2014

Locavore Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving plans have been in the works, whether its traveling far or near to friends orĀ  family, making dinner reservations or planning the menu at home. Thanksgiving was designed around the bounty of the season so it is easy to plan a meal based on what is grown where you live. Depending on the availability […]

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