Monday, November 24, 2014

Savory Fall Apple and Beet Bites

At this time of year indulgent eating and drinking kind of becomes a sport for Renato and I. I mean we have already been to our first official holiday party of the season, then there was my big 40th birthday party, and Thanksgiving is just days away.

Aloha is a company that makes superfood and protein powders, they also have a great recipe section chock full of inspiring ideas. It was after surfing around there that I decided to come up with an appetizer that would be good for holiday cocktail parties but was still on the healthy side. Consider these apple and beet bites my contribution to all the healthy holiday ideas out there.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Festive Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

At this time of year, I'm especially smitten with all the delightful carbs like mashed sweet potatoes and stuffing. I can't help to notice that I seem to fill my plate with all things brown, orange, or cream.

Where are the greens?

Friday, November 14, 2014

Help Urban Oaks Farm

Many years ago I did a video about Urban Oaks Farm. The farm is located in the center of New Britain, CT. As soon as I stepped onto the property I was transported from a world of urban decay to a world filled with nature's bounty.

Urban Oaks is an oasis that provides healthy, fresh organic foods to a community that, without the farm, would be considered a food desert. This oasis now needs our help.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Winter Farm To Table Dinner On Dec. 14th

Instead of a stuffy work party, why not usher in the winter holidays with a little something more delicious, more local, and undoubtedly more fun.

Chef Michael Bick of Some Things Fishy Catering is brightening up the holiday season with a farm to table dinner.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Grilled Sausage and Peppers

There is just something about sausage and peppers. Served with a hunk of crusty Italian bread, it's a quintessential comfort food for most Italian Americans.

As part of our Pork CSA this year we received some fantastic sausages - just the right ratio of fat to meat. We knew we just had to pair them with what's probably the last of our farmers' market peppers and tomatoes.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Recipe of the Week: Italian Pot Roast

This recipe collaboration with Max of Max's Best Bootcamp could not have come at a better time. With Sunday's howling winds and today's frosty morning I'd say it is definitely time to break out the slow cooker.

Nothing feels better than coming home to a hearty meal that has essentially prepared itself. And, this Max approved recipe gives you big flavor in a healthy, hearty meal.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Sugar + Olives Presents Farms And A Market

Love local? Want somewhere to get it even now that most farmer's markets are winding down?

Then you need to head to Sugar + Olives in Norwalk, CT because starting Friday, November 7th from 3pm to 7pm they are hosting a Friday farmer's market.