Archive for the 'local food' Category

May 14 2015

5 Delicious Ways to Eat Local Strawberries we get into the second month of the farmers’ markets in Western North Carolina, we are starting to see a beautiful red along with the familiar green. It’s strawberry season! I am so excited that these local berries have come in and I have been picking them for a few weeks in my little […]

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May 13 2015

Support Your Local Food Movement! Buy Asparagus Straight from the Farm!

It’s asparagus season! Buying local food directly from the farmer can be a very rewarding experience. Not only do you get to meet the farmer and find out about the growing methods, you also get the freshest food around! Setting up my tent as a vendor and selling my book,¬†Farm Fresh Nutrition¬†has allowed me to […]

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Apr 23 2015

Great Beginnings: Getting Back to Your Roots. Plant and Eat Your Carrots:

I never knew that a local grown carrot was so much sweeter and tastier than those that my mom purchased at the store until we grew our own almost 25 years ago in our urban Saint Louis garden. About three weeks 3 weeks before frost is about the time to plant them which is the […]

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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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Apr 07 2015

Great Beginnings: Getting Back to Our Roots-Trout Breakfast Pizza

After a visit to my mom in Southwest Missouri where I had limited internet and phone connection, I am back in the Blue Ridge Mountains where I am able to get back online and on my phone! I am really excited to share with you in the next few weeks, my new website! More details […]

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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 18 2015

Great Beginnings: Getting Back to Our Roots! Potatoes

I am a day late to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day season with my potato post but I hope that you enjoy my potato and greens pancakes! This is a great time to plant your potatoes in your garden. They are a super fun thing to grow even in a large patio pot for kids. Potatoes […]

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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 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 24 2015

Great Beginnings: Try Some Breakfast Bean Cakes!

Getting creative in the kitchen is all about learning the rules and then developing a sense of when and how to break them. In our North American culture, breakfast foods are perhaps the most entrenched in traditional habits (A waffle is a waffle is a waffle). Thus breakfast lends itself well to some rule breaking […]

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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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