Salmon Baked in Cream and Herbs

Swimming a pool of fresh cream and seasoned with fragrant herbs, baked salmon makes for a satisfying and deeply nourishing supper.  Simple food is often the best food.  Indeed, good food needn’t be complicated.  When you rely on wholesome ingredients of the best quality you can reasonably afford, the simplest of preparations will illuminate their… 

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Baked Garlic with Thyme

Baked garlic, savory and sweet, finds its way into our kitchen more often than it should – weaving its way in and out of sauces, breads and soups.  And, without a doubt, we enjoy it in its own right – unctuous and smooth, intensely garlicky and scented with fresh thyme.  Garlic, mellowed but simultaneously made… 

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10 Ways to Grow Your Foodshed

1. Start a community garden. Gather a group of friends or like-minded enthusiasts of local food with the goal of creating a community garden.  Together your group can begin the planning and eventual execution of a community garden.  First select a series of potential sites.  Consider petitioning your local government for space.  Next, develop your… 

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Cold Quinoa Salad with Chicken, Pine Nuts & Feta

Quinoa is a remarkable grain – rich in magnesium, phosphorus and manganese as well as the amino acid lysine which offers antiviral properties.  Quinoa is not truly a cereal grain in the same manner as wheat or rye; rather, it’s a pseudocereal and, as such, is gluten-free and well-tolerated by those who choose to consume… 

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Chipotle Chile, Black Bean and Chicken Soup

Black bean soup – warm, spicy, brimming with chicken, beans and vegetables – is a dish that everyone can appreciate.  There’s nothing quite like a nourishing black bean soup on a cold winter’s afternoon, that, when paired with a salad of fresh winter greens and full-bodied unrefined olive oil, makes for a fully satisfying meal. … 

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Wilted Spinach Salad with Chicken & Honey Mustard Dressing

A wilted spinach salad, simple and nourishing, offers an excellent way to incorporate fresh winter greens onto your supper table during the long, dark days of winter when hardy spinach is plentiful. Heating the spinach very slightly, as in this wilted spinach salad recipe requires, provides a dual purpose: not only does it make the… 

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Beef Pot Roast with Winter Root Vegetables

Beef pot roast – classic comfort food – offers that lovely warmth one needs most during the darkest days of winter.  A good beef pot roast satisfies and nourishes on an almost primal level.  The savory, fork-tender beef falls apart with gentle ease while winter root vegetables (carrots, parsnips and turnips) swim in a combination… 

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Red Chili Pork with Pineapple Habanero Salsa, Guacamole and Fresh Corn Tortillas

Hi, folks, this is Ren from Edible Aria, covering for Jenny as she winds up a much-deserved vacation. Local, pastured pork is pan-seared then braised until tender in a thin paste of red chilies, garlic, Mexican oregano and pineapple juice before being served on top of fresh corn tortillas, silky guacamole and fresh pineapple habanero… 

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Six Local, Seasonal Winter Salads

Hi there! I’m Peggy, guest blogging for Jenny. I blog over at Local Nourishment, where I’m learning the art of Slow and SOLE food. Jenny’s on a beach eating tropical fruit with a cool coconut water in her hand right about now, and has asked me to guest blog a post. We had two inches… 

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Cottage Pie with Mashed Yams

This post was generously contributed by Emily of Minneapolis Real Food Lover – one of my favorite blogs focusing on real food.  Over the coming week Nourished Kitchen will feature more guest posts by some of the best, but most undersung voices in the real food community. What will I be doing?  Why sipping fresh… 

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