Tag Archives: Eating Local Articles

An Adventure for the New Year

The new year. Time to take down the holiday decor, finish off the last of the gifted candies and sweets and look forward to the fresh start of a new year. Often this involves lighter meals with more salads, to compensate for over indulgence over the last month. For some, this time of the year […]

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Summers are made for outdoor cooking!

July has arrived and summer is upon us. With the temperature rising, it’s time to get out of the kitchen, dust off the barbeque and do some outdoor cooking. Everyone loves grilling, even the hesitant cooks. It doesn’t take prior cooking experience to become a competent backyard chef, starting with the basics of grilling burgers […]

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Springtime means Asparagus!

It’s nearly a month past the first day of spring and Walla Walla is finally starting to show signs that the season has arrived. Trees are in bloom around town, colorful flowers are popping up everywhere and warm days intermix with wet, cloudy ones. I love this time of year. But for me, the season […]

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Evolving our Personal Food Identities

Have you ever stopped to think about why you eat certain foods and dislike others? We all come into this world under different circumstances, different cultures and traditions.  Our parents are our first food teachers, passing down their knowledge and preferences with what they eat and prepare for us.  We learn with and without words […]

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Cooking with Alternative Grains

I recently wrote an article for Lifestyles magazine, sharing the appeal and steps of a spring detox diet. At the end of the article, I thought it would be helpful to offer to my readers a step by step guide, by doing the detox myself for a month and writing about it on my blog. […]

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Building a Better Salad

Last week I started a new job, teaching a cooking class for teens. When asked what they would like to learn to make, one of the girls said she’d like to learn how to make a salad, beyond lettuce and tomato. That got me thinking. What is a salad? And how can we build a […]

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Whole Grains ARE Good for You!

A friend approached me the other day with surprising news “ Whole grains are actually bad for you!” What?! Being a huge proponent of whole grains and a whole foods-based diet, I was puzzled. What sort of misinformation is being spread out there?! It turns out her doctor had told her wheat is bad for […]

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New Year’s Resolutions for Mind and Body

The coming of a new year gives us a fresh start, a chance to make positive changes in our lives and to begin new habits for the future. I’m not usually one for making New Year’s resolutions. I’ve tried it in years past but didn’t keep up with them and gave up. Maybe it’s the […]

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Eating Local Holiday

Christmas is right around the corner! Time for extravagant meals, festive desserts, dressing up in your holiday best, and sharing with those you love. No matter if you’re staying close to home for the holiday or heading out of town, it’s nice to think local for your holiday purchases. Every family has it’s own traditions […]

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Eating in Season in the Fall and Winter

You’ve heard it before: Eat in season. That’s all fine and dandy in the spring and summer, with a bounty of beautiful easy to prepare vegetables, but when fall and winter roll around it’s a whole different story and challenge. Even for me, with a degree in nutrition and years of cooking experience, fall and […]

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