Archive for the 'vegetarian' Category

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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Feb 03 2015

Season of Love: Find Your True Love!

I love the thought of the romantic aspect of Valentine’s Day! I imagine the thoughts of a candlelight dinner, a couple’s massage, a glass of wine in the hot tub, a basket of chocolates & other goodies, ect, ect………   The two weeks before Valentine’s Day, I am going with the Season of Love: Find […]

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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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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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Sep 06 2013

Putting Away Local Food for Winter

Labor Day is a transition time for all of us. The nights are getting cooler and the summer garden is starting to look a little crispy so it is time to get the fall garden planted. My husband and I have a Labor Day tradition of making salsa with the last of the local tomatoes […]

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Aug 08 2013

Western Carolina Local Dried Beans

Last weekend, I had an exciting surprise from our garden. My husband planted some pinto beans for the first year in our garden. We enjoyed seeing the beautiful plants climb on the string and lately with all the rain, our plants looked a little weepy. We thought the pods looked a little yellow and that […]

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Jun 20 2013

Snow Peas Are Here

Our garden has been bringing us a lot of arugula, spinach, chard, kale, lettuce and snow peas. I wanted to share one of my favorite ways to make a snow pea salad that is simple and healthy as well as beautiful. Hope that you enjoy! Snow Pea Salad Take 3 cups of fresh, local snow […]

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Jul 31 2012

Good to Grow – Celery

By Nicole Martinez – Guest Blogger & Student of Nutrition & Dietetics at Western Carolina University There are some foods I do not eat. Not because I don’t like them or my grocery store does not carry them, but because they contain high levels of pesticide residue. You may have heard of the “dirty dozen” […]

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Jul 31 2012

Tomato Tasting Competition!

I promised that I would share the winning tomato! Growing an abundance of heirloom tomatoes, I wanted to test each variety to determine which one was the very tastiest. I tried a Mr. Stripey, a Brandywine, a Purple Cherokee and a yellow grape tomato. I closed my eyes and tried to remain neutral and the […]

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