I am not a dietitian, I am a Research and Development Chef with a Nutritional Concentration. This site is based on opinions I've formed through my research and experience working for manufactured food processors.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Red, Red Tomatoes

Be still, my beating heart... I found these lovely tomatoes at the Grand Haven Farmer's Market in Michigan. Brimming with lycopene which contains antioxidant properties, these gems are brought to you by Visser Family Farms in Zeeland.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Cheese? Yes Please!

Wisconsin you've come a long way baby. I just tried these two cheeses that I purchased from the Green City Market last Saturday. Brunkow Cheese of Wisconsin produces Avondale Truckle and Little Darling under the Lafayette Creamery Label. According to the GC website, this year’s artisanal cheeses are made with milk from a single herd of 100% grass-fed Jordandal Farm's Jersey cows.

Happy Cows + Artisanal Cheesemakers = Deliciousness!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Green City Featurette - The Honest Meal Project

Chef Dana Cox-Lipe

There's a newbie at the market and she's cookin' it up! Chef Dana Cox-Lipe with The Honest Meal Project was selling some honestly killer salads, but she's also unveiled her brilliantly new CSA concept "Honest Puree "CSA". The purees are made the night before the market with the freshest and most seasonal produce. They are great for soups, sauces, salad dressings and get this BABY FOOD! How awesome. We purchased two different versions:

Carrot & Potato Spinach
I'm thinking about getting crafty and maybe using the potato spinach puree to make some gnocchi's. I'll post the recipe once I get it down!

Dogs of the Farmer's Market

It was so nice to see everyone yesterday at the season opening of the outdoor Green City Farmer's Market. Even the puppies were happy to see each other!