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Entries in new year's day (3)


Two-Part Resolutions for Healthy Eating that Work

Last year, I made a New Year's resolution that I actually kept. My resolution worked for me because it combined an aspiration (why) with practical steps (how). The aspiration provided the inspiration and motivation and the practical steps let me actually do something about it.

My Resolution: Use Less Plastic

Why use less plastic

  • The chemicals that leach from plastic into food probably cause many health problems, including lower IQs, lower fertility and altered sexual development, and higher risk of cancer. Embryos and growing children are at the most risk, but the chemicals affect fish and wildlife exposed to polluted water.

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Happy Nooch Year! Healthy, thrifty, and delectable resolutions

Supercharge your New Year with these easy resolutions. You'll enjoy fabulous food, improve your health, trim your budget, and make the planet a better place!

  1. Happy Nooch Year. Try nooch (aka nutritional yeast) in place of expensive Parmesan cheese for a low-fat dose of flavor, protein, and B vitamins, and minerals. Sprinkle it on air-popped popcorn in place

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Scored collards and more for local New Year's Day feast

I was SO happy to pull into the State Farmers' Market lot today and see Mrs. Wise in her usual place at the Wise Farm booth. She's there nearly every day except Sunday with great produce and great advice. She's here with her son, Gary, who owns the Mt. Olive farm with his wife Teresa.

My New Year's Day party will now have excellent local collards despite the snow! Mrs. Wise said that they'd run out of collards Wednesday, but they had plenty today at 9:00. They will be at the market on Friday and Saturday, so please drop by to get some yourself. Gary pointed out their excellent bok choy, which they've planted under row covers this year with good results. Those amazing tomatoes come from green houses and they will have hoop-house strawberries soon.

I got five big bunches of collards, red and yellow onions, and sweet potatoes. At other booths, I picked up two gallons of apple cider, and some apples.

I got local corn meal at the grocery store.

What's cooking for New Years' Day? Hoppin' John, Tasty Tahini Collards, and corn bread from Wildly Affordable Organic, and a new chocolate cake I'm developing. Other folks are bringing salads, fruit, and more greens. Should be fun!

What are you cooking for New Year's Eve or New Year's Day? Any special local dishes or ingredients?