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Bean Salad

Summer! Who wants to cook? Not me! Much of our summer food is cold – salads, chilled soups and sandwiches. Mostly I prepare the the salads and soups early in the morning and put it in the refrigerator to chill … Continue reading →...
by Down to Earth Fare on Jul 16, 2015

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

White House Orders A Review of GMO Crop Rules

Who is in charge? Who really regulates genetically modified crops? In a bureaucratic sleight of hand the USDA spreads the responsibility for GM products throughout three agencies — the Agriculture Department, the Environmental Protection Agency and...
by Down to Earth Fare on Jul 7, 2015

Red, White and Blue!

Happy Fourth of July. Independence Day! We will be celebrating with red, white and blue. That is red cherries, white crust and blueberries. David has promised to make his famous sugar-free, gluten-free vegan pies as a special holiday treat. Plans ...
by Down to Earth Fare on Jul 2, 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

A New Record

Last semester I took a class in Childhood Obesity. I spent fifteen weeks studying the policies and practices around childhood obesity. In the end  I concluded that the problem isn’t childhood obesity; it’s adult obesity. For every overweight/obe...
by Down to Earth Fare on Jun 27, 2015

Mexican Rice

Most Mexican restaurant entree’s include rice and beans. The rice is a quintessential side dish which uses tomatoes and various herbs (garlic, cumin, cilantro) to lightly season the rice. Sometime, however, the rice includes jalapeno and can be qui...
by Down to Earth Fare on Jun 25, 2015

Iodine

Like most American kids, I grew up using Morton’s salt. My mother, a nurse in her former life, stressed that the reason we used it was to be sure we got our iodine. To further imprint the lesson we were … Continue reading →...
by Down to Earth Fare on Jun 23, 2015

Talking About Tofu

There are foods that make my mouth water. Tofu is not one of them! I have never looked at tofu and thought “yummy!” Mostly it is a vaguely gelatinous food with no color and very little taste. Turns out that … Continue reading →...
by Down to Earth Fare on Jun 18, 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

Spring – New Orleans One Week Miracle

For one glorious week in May, we have spring here in New Orleans! Right around Mother’s day the threat of frost leaves, the rains die down and the weather is reasonably cool. That’s it! One wonderful week before it gets … Continue reading &...
by Down to Earth Fare on May 14, 2015

Spring – New Orlean’s One Week Miracle

For one glorious week in May, we have spring here in New Orleans! Right around Mother’s day the threat of frost leaves, the rains die down and the weather is reasonably cool. That’s it! One wonderful week before it gets … Continue reading &...
by Down to Earth Fare on May 14, 2015

Energy Cookies

Every now and then your body screams at you — “I need fuel”. Something more than a handful of nuts or a piece of fruit. It wants something solid and chewy. Which is why energy bars were created in the … Continue reading →...
by Down to Earth Fare on May 12, 2015

Time to Eat

Like most women, my most persistent life struggles have been in and around my weight. That struggle is what prompted my interest in nutrition. As a teenager and young woman I went on many, many diets. Lost weight and promptly … Continue reading...
by Down to Earth Fare on Mar 11, 2015

Organic Produce vs Conventionally Grown

When shopping for fresh produce, I really, really want to buy organic. I believe it is healthier and I am careful about what I put in my body. But for all my good intentions there are time when I can’t/won’t … Continue reading →...
by Down to Earth Fare on Mar 2, 2015

New Recommendations: Eat Less Sugar; Fat not so bad . . .

Seems that what we have been told for the last 25 years is really not to great advice.  A new report says that cholesterol and fat are not the enemy after all. Turns out the real enemies are sugar, salt … Continue reading →...
by Down to Earth Fare on Feb 25, 2015

One of those days . . .Stress Management

Today is one of those days – everything I touch turns to crap! I woke up a year older, my treadmill decided to break, breakfast burned, the bank locked me out of my online banking and so it goes! I … Continue reading →...
by Down to Earth Fare on Feb 3, 2015

Calcium without Dairy

We have all heard “milk does a body good.” If you bother to examine the facts about milk, however, you may not be so convinced that the slogan is right. If you are lactose-intolerant you figured out a long time … Continue reading →...
by Down to Earth Fare on Jan 27, 2015


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