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Winter inspiration [Jan. 11th, 2009|01:36 pm]
Whole Foods: the anti-Twinkie lifestyle



I'm a big fan of Bittman; here's his advice on stocking a pantry: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/07/dining/07mini.html

Good seasonal advice: ideas for using winter vegetables and things that don't go bad, like dried beans.

I'd improve on his butternut squash preparation method: I use a melon baller to scrape out the seeds, and peel the squash, before baking.

[User Picture]From: silkensteel
2009-01-12 03:58 am (UTC)
This is sort of a Nelson-esque "Hah hah!" Here in the Central Valley we have greens, organic or conventional, nearly all year round - the exception being a week or so after monsoons come through, or in the summers after one of our classic 105*+ heatwaves. In this household I prep a couple gallons of salad mix every couple of days, and we eat mixed green salad with every meal nearly, the way some folk eat bread.

Puts us closer to the Paleodiet approach, which is part of our goal - reducing overall the glycemic indices of our meals for reasons of health and well-being.
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[User Picture]From: likethewatch
2009-01-12 02:46 pm (UTC)
You're very lucky! Here in the Pioneer Valley, I eat salad by the bucketful from June through September or October. After that it's Cabbage & Friends until spring brings salad greens again.
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