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Polenta w/ asparagus in chipotle gravy

by KalaLea on March 25, 2011 • Posted in Recipes

Recipe by KalaLea K

Serves 3-4 hard-headed hippies

Cooking I love, recipe writing is torture. To all of the cookbook writers, I salute you! I have perhaps 10 more recipes in me but then something has to give. It feels so un-natural because cooking, for me, is whimsical and unpredictable. I urge you to experiment with these recipes, try new spices, use your head, listen to your gut & most importantly Have Fun!

One huge lesson
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mission #1: relationship with food

by KalaLea on March 23, 2011 • Posted in News

Why Did I Eat That? is more than a food blog or book project; it’s a practice in awareness, a lifestyle, if you will. I’ve thought a great deal about what I wish to accomplish via this project. While taking a branding workshop last fall, I drafted a mission statement. For the next few weeks, I will share one key focus from the W.D.I.E.T. Mission:

Mission #1: to encourage others to re-visit their relationship with
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Chipotle Mexican Grill

by KalaLea on March 20, 2011 • Posted in Kala's Favorites

I know, I know. How dare I recommend going to Chipotle for Mexican fare. Listen foodies, not every one lives in a multicultural metropolis, you know. And the primary goal of Why Did I Eat That? is to bring awareness about what we eat while not alienating those who may not have access to fresh, authentic, international dining experiences. I visit Chipotle at least once a month. They cook their beans and rice on a stove,
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Tempeh Surprise & Kale, of course

by KalaLea on March 18, 2011 • Posted in Recipes

Recipe & Photography by Dar Riser

Serves 3-4 healthy eaters

Taking a long break from meat again, it’s important for me to eat tons of beans for protein but I also enjoy tempeh and that’s what Dar made last Sunday for dinner. I’m not going to outline how to make beans for the 3rd time if you wish to add this tempeh recipe to your beans, check out the previous recipe, East Indian Black Eyed Peas
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by KalaLea on March 17, 2011 • Posted in Kala's Favorites

Weeks ago, I auditioned for a potential show on the Cooking Channel. During the interview, they asked me if I could go back in time, what advice would I give the little girl KalaLea based on what I know now. I can’t remember how I responded but if given that opportunity again, I would tell my little self to drink loads of water, consume super amounts of fruits & veggies, and get tons of sleep.
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the number 9

by KalaLea on March 15, 2011 • Posted in News

During a staff meeting yesterday, I asked a hand full of women if they knew how to tell organic produce from conventional produce. Five out of five said, No, how?

The number 9.

Go get a piece of produce and check the label or code on the sticker. If it contains five digits starting with the number 9 then according to the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 (OFPA), this item was produced organically without the
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What’s in Season: Spring

Snow Peas
Sugar Snap Peas
Vidalia Onions


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