Blog Posts - Fresh Veggies



June 16 Fresh Veggies Day

June 16 is Fresh Veggies Day observed by people every year. Fresh Veggies Day was celebrated in early summer Take a vow to eat healthy everyday, with fresh veggies for every meal, and for snack, too. Better still, be a vegetarian for a day. Your bod...
by TodayDayInfo on Jun 15, 2016

Eat Local

Every June, here in New Orleans, we have the Eat Local Challenge. Participants agree to eat food that grown or caught within a 200 mile radius of New Orleans. This year we decided to give it a try. For people … Continue reading →...
by Down to Earth Fare on Jul 14, 2015

Fourth of July Leftovers

We ended up with a lot of extra food after the Fourth.  That is extra corn and potato salad. I used the potato salad in a mock-nicoise salad. Made a big green salad – lettuce, green onion, celery and tomatoes. … Continue reading →...
by Down to Earth Fare on Jul 9, 2015

I’m a Believer

I know juicing is a good thing. The easiest way to get a lot of fruits and veggies. Or at least the easiest way to get them into your body so that they do good. The NOT easy part is … Continue reading →...
by Down to Earth Fare on Jun 30, 2015

Stir Fry with Ginger Sauce

Summer is here and the garden is starting to produce veggies. Sometimes it is hard to figure out what to do with them. A favorite simple solution is stir fry.  Stir fry uses most available vegetables. In fact I use … Continue reading ͛...
by Down to Earth Fare on Jun 18, 2015

Eggplant (sort of) Caponata

Summer in New Orleans means eggplant and lots of it! The abundance of it, particularly coming out of garden has forced me to find creative ways to serve it. Don’t get me wrong, I like eggplant. I use it in … Continue reading →...
by Down to Earth Fare on Jun 15, 2015

Healthy Recipe: Halibut with Corn & Tomato Salsa

Here’s a great healthy recipe I’ll be making again this weekend. Nothing says summer like fresh fish topped with fresh veggies like sweet corn and cherry tomatoes right from the farmer’s market. What else is great about this recipe...
by PersonalFitCoach on May 30, 2014

Gardening in New Orleans

Our garden is growing – we have tomatoes, peppers, cucumber and melon plus a lot of herbs growing at breakneck speed. Something new is always popping up. The funny thing about gardening is that once you figure it out in … Continue reading ...
by Down to Earth Fare on Jun 19, 2013

Grilling Veggies

Since we have a “primitive” kitchen at the moment, we invested in a propane gas grill. Two advantages – it is a great cooking surface and it is outside. The outside part keeps the heat out of the house; something … Continue reading →...
by Down to Earth Fare on Jun 12, 2013

We Made It to New Orleans . . .

My head is still spinning – over the last two months we packed up our home in Prescott, drove ourselves and the three cats 1650 miles across company and have more or less moved into to our new home. What … Continue reading →...
by Down to Earth Fare on Jun 8, 2013

Garden in NOLA

The Packrat container is packed on on it’s way to New Orleans. A couple more days of clean up and then we pack the car and head out. All very exciting. Three weeks ago, our daughter Meggan, built some raised  … Continue reading →best p...
by Down to Earth Fare on May 10, 2013

Romanesco Broccoli — Fractal Cauliflower

About 30 years ago, I became fascinated with fractals. I had a brand new IBM PC with a CGA monitor, 256KB of RAM and a 5MB hard drive (which seem so huge that I couldn’t imagine using all that storage!). … Continue reading →...
by Down to Earth Fare on Mar 8, 2013

Fresh Veggies Promise a Better Night’s Sleep

American researchers have discovered that what we eat directly affects the way we sleep. Whilst those who know how important it is to eat fresh vegetables will also know that this isn’t rocket science, it’s a welcome declaration in a country wher...
by How to Grow Veggies on Feb 19, 2013

Vegetarian Stuffed Bell Peppers

All of the sudden most of the Bell peppers in the green house all got ripe at once. Time for a real winter treat of stuffed green peppers. Every since I wrote the piece on Flavoring a Whole Food  Plant-Based … Continue reading →...
by Down to Earth Fare on Jan 20, 2013

Flavoring Whole Food Plant-based Diet

Taste is a funny thing; part biology  part learned and always infused with expectations. We expect certain flavors to meld. An expectation many cooks fail to meet! A great example is in an interview excerpt shown in Forks Over Knives, The … C...
by Down to Earth Fare on Dec 11, 2012

Winter in the Garden

The calendar says it is fall, but evidently Mother Nature missed the memo. Over the weekend we had our first hard freeze. Lows were in the low 20s and a couple of days the high never got above 40. The … Continue reading →...
by Down to Earth Fare on Nov 12, 2012

Banzo Salad Sandwich Filling

Well, I ended up with a whole lot of Nutonnaise that I needed to find a way to use. In the “olden” days I would have made egg salad sandwiches. . . but when you don’t eat eggs, then what? … Continue reading →...
by Down to Earth Fare on Oct 15, 2012

The Green House is Up and In Business

Possible frost tonight so the last three days have been dedicated to finishing up the greenhouse and moving some of the plants in. Particularly the tomatoes and various kinds of peppers. Here are a few pictures taken by a VERY … Continue readin...
by Down to Earth Fare on Oct 12, 2012

Pumpkins, Cabbage and Tomatoes

No this is not a recipe! It is an homage to our Garden and to the change of season. It really is fall. The days are shorter and cooler and the light has changed. We expect the first frost sometime … Continue reading →...
by Down to Earth Fare on Sep 27, 2012

The “Eggless” Omelet (Omelette)

Earlier this week in my post about Eggless Quiche I mentioned eggless omelets.  Over the last couple of days I have had several people ask me for the recipe. So by popular request here it is: Eggless Omelet Put a … Continue reading →...
by Down to Earth Fare on Aug 9, 2012


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