TBP’s Friday Favorites: Winter Produce Ideas
Have you read Barbara Kingsolver’s book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle ? It’s a fascinating story about how Barbara and her family (also her co-authors) made some serious life changes and ate locally.
I have a hard time imagining how I could do this (last I checked avocados don’t grow in Canada), but I’ve definitely made an effort to incorporate more seasonal produce into our menu plans.
If you’re trying to do the same, I thought I’d share some recipes using Winter produce, as well as some websites that might help you along the way.
Starters and Salads
- Raw Kale and Grapefruit Salad
- Wintery Spring Rolls
- Crimson Salad with Pecans and Pumpkin Seeds
- Emerald City Salad
Sides and Main Dishes
- Sweet Potato Latkes
- Fennel, Rutabaga and White Bean Hash
- Cajun-Roasted Root Chips
- 5 Minute Chard & Kale Saute
- Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
- Plenty: Eating Locally on The 100 Mile Diet by Alisa Smith and J.B. Mackinnon
- Eating Local: The Cookbook Inspired By America’s Farmers by Janet Fletcher
- Local Harvest – Find organic farmers, markets, and sustainably grown food in the United States.
- Melissa’s farm lingo resource.
- Homemade Crackers – A blog about a family who wanted to become super-market free.
- Small Measures – A blog about reconnecting with our food and small-scale homesteading.
- Local Sustainability - An online directory for farmers in the Colorado area.
And if you’re still getting local kale, you’ve got to check out this post from Daily Bites.
Next week we’ll have more tips for eating locally so stay tuned.
Maggie is a co-founder of The Balanced Platter and is the author of She Let Them Eat Cake where she shares healthy, gluten-free, egg-free, and dairy-free recipes. She Let Them Eat Cake was born out of Maggie’s intense passion for feeding her friends and family nutritious and delicious food. Maggie has a Bachelor of Education and is currently studying to become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) with the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition.