Whats FRESH & LOCAL in October?
Imagine the earthy jewel tones and delectable tastes of autumn harvest on your dinner plate. Even after our first frosts, nutrient-dense, calorie-sparse root vegetables deliver a bounty of body-warming energy for the months ahead. Many of the super-healthy hearty fall “greens” such as chard, the kales and cabbages, Brussels sprouts and beet, collard and mustard greens taste even better when they are kissed by frost. Cooler temperatures stimulate plant sugar production leading to a touch of sweetness. In addition, October is the month to stock up on sweet or tart FRESH & LOCAL apples. Consider building optimal health while supporting local farmers and growers with October’s plentiful produce.
For cooking demos and ample samples of “Black Bean Smothered Sweet Potatoes” and “Tangy Cranberry Salsa with Pumpkin Seeds” plus more seasonal recipes and healthy coaching for easy whole-foods meals, sign up for my “FRESH & LOCAL FLAVORS OF THANKSGIVING” class, coming up on Tuesday, Oct 16th. (Register by Friday Noon, October 12: $27 members/$30 non-members. Use coupon code #5130 for $3 off online registration.)