Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Slow Cooker Chickpea Curry

Minimal prep. maximum flavor. This vegan slow cooker chickpea curry filled is healthy, hearty, and chock full of aromatic spices.| Local Food Rocks

Minimal prep. Maximum flavor. My kinda dinner!

This vegan curry filled with pantry staples is healthy, hearty, and chock full of spices. Perfect for eating next to the fireplace on a snowy, cold winter evening.

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Connecticut Winter Farmers' Markets 2018


Yes, you can still buy local eats in winter. No, you won't find tomatoes and strawberries, but you can find cold stored root vegetables, greenhouse greens, mushrooms, meat, and dairy, as well as jarred sauces, jams, condiments, maple syrup, honey, and more.

To assist in your search for locally grown ingredients during these cold months, I've compiled a list of winter farmers' markets going on around the state.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Sesame Ginger Edamame Spaghetti

This quick and simple vegetarian sesame ginger edamame spaghetti recipe is packed with protein, low in carbs, and full of flavor. | Local Food Rocks

You are probably thinking: "What? A recipe with spaghetti in January? Isn't that a bad idea considering it's the time of year when people swear off carbs and head back to the gym?"

Well ... yes and no. This is a recipe using a new-to-me ingredient that actually fits into health goals. This spaghetti is made from organic soybeans. Just soybeans. That's it. So, it's ridiculously full of protein, low in carbs, gluten-free, and best of all, it's really delicious.

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Friday, December 22, 2017

Grain Free Shrimp Buddha Bowl


Grain bowl, Buddha bowl, bliss bowl, hippie bowl, whatever you want to call it, they are a healthy, colorful, and easy dinner. Between finishing up work projects, wrapping gifts, making cookies, and other holiday prep tasks, easy dinners have been a must these last few weeks. And, in between all the indulgences at holiday parties, healthy meals also have been a must. Enter this grain-free version of a Buddha bowl.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Boozy Rice Pudding


I don’t make rice pudding very often. I am not sure why because it’s certainly easy to make. There’s something about it that is unpretentious and so satisfying. And you know what's better than regular rice pudding ... that's right, boozy rice pudding.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Share The Chef: Connecting To Food & Each Other


A chef. A home dining room. A five-course meal. Wine. Conversation. If that sounds like your idea of a wonderful evening, then we have someone and something to introduce to you.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Pumpkin Risotto


Risotto is one of those Italian comfort food dishes that suddenly begin making a regular appearance right around now. It warms you up from your soul. This version is full Fall vibes wrapped in a creamy, rich package.

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