Archive for the 'local food' Category

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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Dec 08 2014

Maintain Don’t Gain Holiday Challenge Week 4: Snacking Your Way to a Healthy Holiday

How have you been doing on the holiday challenge so far? If it has been challenging, keep working at it. For most of us, the holiday season is a time of snacking. Eating snacks is not such a bad thingĀ  unless it is too much of a good thing. What you choose and how much […]

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Nov 05 2014

Fall Menus with Local Ingredients

Here are some fall menus to try: Fall Menus  

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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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Oct 21 2014

Celebrate Fall with the Abundance of Local Food

Kale, Cabbage and Apple Slaw 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon Lusty Monk mustard 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar Coarse salt and pepper 3 cups mixed shredded kale and red cabbage 1 red apple chopped 2 tablespoons diced red onion In a small bowl, whisk olive oil, mustard, and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. In […]

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Oct 08 2014

Farm Fresh Nutrition: Eating Green and Clean. Supporting Your Local Economy

It is finally here! After all the writing, editing, picture taking, interviewing, cooking, and printing. After all the nights with only four hours of sleep and those nights without any sleep, the time has finally come to share with you Farm Fresh Nutrition! Inside the Book I wanted this book to be a wealth of […]

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Sep 30 2014

Local Soda in WNC!

The WNC local food scene continues to grow and it now includes a delicious local soda company called the Waynesville Soda Jerks. This soda makes a nice alternative to the beer scene for many people and now they can have it hand crafted from fruit and other ingredients from local farmers. Some of the flavors […]

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Sep 24 2014

Farm Fresh Nutrition

The Essential Guide to Local Food and Health is Here! Eight years ago, I moved to Asheville, NC and as a nutritionist, I began to make local food connections in Western North Carolina. I began volunteering and working on projects with Appalachian Sustainable Agricultural Project and I created a series of local food classes at […]

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Sep 21 2014

Squash Season Means Healthy Season

I wanted to share a few pictures of the squash available at Flying Cloud Farm http://www.flyingcloudfarm.net/ and some other varieties that I picked up from Mountain Harvest Organics http://www.mountainharvestorganic.com/index.html The days are getting shorter, the weather is getting cooler and now there is an abundance of fall squash at the farmers markets and there are […]

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Aug 20 2014

Great Food Fermentations

I am sort of new to fermenting foods but my husband has been making beer and sourdough bread for about 25 years. He even made tempeh, which is a tasty protein alternative made with fermented soy beans. I have been a long time fan of Sandor Katz and have explored his book ” Wild Fermentations” […]

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