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Entries Tagged as 'locavore'

Gluten-Free/Allergen-Free Cooking Class in Atlanta

July 13th, 2009 · 13 Comments

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · locavore

The Take

May 31st, 2009 · 13 Comments

What a gorgeous bounty of food. Yesterday morning, my husband and I made our way to the park to join the wandering masses making their way through farmers’ booths, bakery stands, and stalls of homemade goods. I picked out most of the produce we will eat this week.  We already had an avocado, red potatoes, […]

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Tags: gratitude · locavore · summer

The strawberries are coming! The strawberries are coming!

March 24th, 2009 · 21 Comments

This is a very exciting time of year.  My husband and I try to eat seasonally as much as possible, sourcing many of the ingredients we use from local growers and purveyors who use sustainable methods for what they produce.  We’re fortunate, living in the South (the Southern U.S., that is), to have a variety […]

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Tags: celebrations & holidays · gratitude · locavore

Health, Food Allergy, & Sustainability Tidbits for You

February 3rd, 2009 · 8 Comments

It’s been about a hundred years since I did a tidbits post.  I kid you not when I say that I had about 200—two hundred!—tabs open in Firefox that I needed to go through and close yesterday.  Some of those were links I was considering sharing with you. Here are a few of the best […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · dessert · gratitude · locavore · vegetarian

Weekly Meal Plan: Finding Balance & Eating Autumn Up

October 5th, 2008 · 14 Comments

This weekend was insanely busy and pleasurable–it was the kind of weekend where you run around all day, stay up late, then get up early just to do it all over again.  For once, I had enough energy that even though I was tired at points, I didn’t absolutely have to go take a nap […]

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Tags: flexitarian · locavore · meal planning

Weekly Meal Plan: Fall Foods and Anticipation!

September 21st, 2008 · 10 Comments

This morning it hit me that I have one more week of work before my life transitions full-time into my long-time dream of writing for a living.  I called my husband into the living room, grabbed his hands, and spun around with him like we were five years old and on a playground. I’m so […]

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Tags: autumn · flexitarian · gratitude · locavore · meal planning · Uncategorized

Meal Plan for the Week: Wholesome, Tasty, and Allergen-Free (Plus a weight-loss update)

August 25th, 2008 · 22 Comments

Do you ever have moments when your brain is so mashed full of thoughts, ideas, and feelings that when you open your mouth to speak or pose your hands to type, you pause to collect your thoughts, and then can get little of use to come out? That’s me today.  I’m sitting in a chair […]

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Tags: autumn · locavore · meal planning · running just as fast as we can · Uncategorized · vegetarian

Next Week’s Meal Plan (with miscellaneous notes on food allergies and weight loss)

July 21st, 2008 · 7 Comments

I’m finishing up this week’s meal plan while I sit in the cute little coffee shop that’s catty-corner from my office.  It is so pleasant to come in here (with my new laptop!) and take a break with some good music, a tasty hazelnut-milk latte, and a couple of the yummy little peanut butter cookies […]

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Tags: locavore · meal planning · summer

A Gift

July 12th, 2008 · 11 Comments

I’ve been feeling quite burned out at work lately.  Partly, it’s just the nature of any job over time—I don’t know anyone who works and doesn’t go through bouts of wondering whether the benefits are worth the drawbacks from time to time.  My burn-out is also partly because in my job, in order to do […]

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Tags: gratitude · locavore

For the Love of Wine & Friends

July 9th, 2008 · 17 Comments

Despite the lack of energy that surgery brings, extrovert that I am, I knew I would be seriously jonesing for some company by two weeks after the date, so we planned our fifth monthly wine-tasting party for July 6th.  Every month, I mean for us to take extensive photos of the food and wine so […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · dessert · locavore · meal planning · summer