Healthy Food Manifesto, Part 2

Healthy Food Manifesto, Part 2

Posted by: on Apr 30, 2012 | One Comment

“Let food be they medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food.” -Hippocrates

A community food system (CFS) is defined as an integrated food production, processing, distribution, and consumption system that enhances a place’s environmental, economic, social, and nutritional health (Cornell, n.d.).

Mint Lemonade

Mint Lemonade

Posted by: on Apr 18, 2012 | No Comments

Makes about 4 cups.

You will need a juicer for this recipe. Hands down, my favorite kitchen appliance is our juicer.

In the Aftermath of Grief

Posted by: on Apr 16, 2012 | 2 Comments

for Reema (4.16.2007)

I remember your face

as it was the day before the April snows.

We danced together,

swirling skirts and twirling feet.

Vegan Apple Crisp

Vegan Apple Crisp

Posted by: on Apr 7, 2012 | 3 Comments

A friend of mine invited me to dinner a few weeks ago. I didn’t want to come empty handed but I didn’t have a lot of time to devote to baking. I am a huge fan of apple pie. However, it’s involved and has a significant amount of butter in it. So, I thought I’d try a quick and vegan alternative.

Food retrospective: Chronicling my dietary evolution

Food retrospective: Chronicling my dietary evolution

Posted by: on Apr 2, 2012 | 8 Comments

I was raised on whole grains and vegetables from our garden and the local co-op. We ate brown rice and wheat bread. My favorite treats were dried pineapple and apple slices. We ate meat but not at every meal. Despite these relatively healthy beginnings, by the time I finished high school, I consumed my fair share of white bread, white rice, candy, and soda.