Archive for the 'vegetarian' Category

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 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 24 2015

Great Beginnings: Getting Back to Your Roots-Sweet Potato, Tempeh and Spinach Burrito

  A few weeks ago, I shared a delicious way to prepare tempeh making a bacon sandwich. If you missed my recipe and have questions about tempeh, check out my blog post at I want to share with you a tasty burrito idea using tempeh and local produce this time of year, sweet potatoes […]

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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 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 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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