Archive for the 'vegetarian' Category

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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Nov 17 2008

Week 2: Holiday Survival Eating Challenge: Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving

If you started the Holiday Challenge on November 10th, record your weight for Week 2. Did you use the www.thedailyplate.com or another method to write what you ate and reduce the amount 100-200 calories each day? Sometimes this is challenging to do! Some steps that have worked for me to prevent hunger include lots of […]

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Jul 17 2008

Light Up the Grill with Summer Ideas

For many people the barbeque grill is not the same without a serving of meat. Choices should be lean, such as sirloin, pork loin, loin chops, chicken or fish. To lower saturated fat, take off the skin from poultry even after grilling and trim off visible fat. Try fish in a foil packet, this prevents […]

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Jun 28 2008

Light Up the Grill With Veggies

As Fourth of July and summertime in general slips upon us, I think of spending more time outdoors which includes eating there also. Whether you are having a picnic or a barbeque with family and friends, make your choices healthy and delicious. Choose the majority of your meal as low calorie, seasonal veggies such as […]

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Sep 24 2007

Spicy Butternut Squash Soup

Last spring our neighbor shared some vegetable seeds to use in our garden. This included some butternut squash seeds. About a week ago we harvested our only one and I look forward to making a delicious and healthy soup with it that I have included below. To me, this soup really says autumn. The soup […]

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