Category Archives: The Simple Living Experiment

Coming to Ground Film + Connecting with Local Food Systems

I cannot remember exactly when my interest in sustainable and healthy food systems began, but it has grown as a result of reading books like In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto and watching compelling documentaries such as Food, Inc. I gave up shopping … Continue reading

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Israeli Couscous Three Ways

Recently I discovered the wonders of Israeli Couscous (aka pearl couscous). I’d received a free product coupon from Bob’s Red Mill as an early Christmas present, and after visiting my local grocery store I exchanged it for the product I thought would … Continue reading

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Carrot Mango Gelato

Last week I attended a Raw Food cooking demonstration at my local Whole Foods. Chef Stacey Dougan and RAW Mixologist Shane Stewart showed that you can get pretty creative in whipping up tasty raw food dishes. To add to the challenge, everything … Continue reading

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How to Preserve Tuscan-Style Pasta Sauce

My parents’ garden has an abundance of tomatoes (and basil) at the moment. The past two summers we have canned homemade salsa, but this year I wanted to try something different. Enter homemade pasta sauce. Rather than bring out all of … Continue reading

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Pesto-Quinoa-Veggie Wrap

Recently I entered Trader Joe’s Quintessential Quinoa Recipe Competition. The rules were simple: (1) the recipe must feature no more than 7 Trader Joe’s ingredients (one must be quinoa) and (2) prep to should be no more than 20 minutes … Continue reading

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