Archive for the 'vegetables' Category

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 22 2015

Eat Local and Support Your Local Farmers!

I had a great afternoon at the West Asheville Tailgate Market yesterday! I made a tempeh lettuce wrap for a taste test and also had a book signing! It is always a lot of fun to make something with ingredients from local farmers that people can make with seasonal foods! I am including the recipe […]

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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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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 Your Roots-Salad for Breakfast?

I never heard about salad for breakfast until I moved to Asheville about 8 1/2 years ago. I am fortunate to live near the Sunny Point Cafe http://sunnypointcafe.com/ and I didn’t even see the breakfast salad on the menu for several years. After a few people raved about the salad, I thought that I had […]

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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 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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Jan 27 2015

The Power of Pesto

It’s nice to try out making new, delicious recipes at home, but, for when things get hectic during the week, it’s essential to have some clutch recipes on the menu. You know the ones: you could cook them blindfolded, with even a couple of ingredients missing. Clutch meals make it to the table fast and […]

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Jan 26 2015

Warm Your Heart-Good for Your Heart Supper!

It is cold outside and its the time of year for comfort food! When I think of comfort foods, I think about warm and carbohydrate, however, I realize that in order to have a balance of nutrients-I need to mix it up with a little vegetables and some other healthy recipes. I wanted to share […]

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Jan 15 2015

3 veggies to Eat and Grow this Winter

Celebrate the New Year by eating more local food in 2015 with growing some winter greens. Arugula, kale and collards are easy to grow when it’s cold. These power greens will continue into spring fairly easily also. Having them readily available is a great way to add them to your weekly menu! Growing Tips We […]

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