Blog & Video

    Mirem’s Kale Salad

    Author: Vera Fabian

    1/19/16 |

    In a season of warm, soft, cooked foods, a crisp winter salad can be a wonderful change of pace. My friend Mirem shared this salad with me, and we were delighted to share its preparation as a community in our winter Seasonal Food Workshop. 2 bunches of kale, any type – much better if it’s young …Read More

    Winter Gardening Tips from Farmer Jane Saiers

    Author: Jane Saiers

    1/19/16 |

    It was a pleasure to host a group of community members at our winter Seasonal Food Workshop. January is a great time to explore what helps us (here in the Piedmont of North Carolina and elsewhere) extend our growing seasons to enjoy fresh from the garden food for as many weeks and months as possible. Here …Read More

    Butternut Date Cookies

    Author: Jen Snider

    1/19/16 |

    As we prepared for our winter Seasonal Food Workshop, I knew I wanted to make a cookie that used some of our yummy butternut squash. Butternut squash is one of those summer crops that stores so well it can feed you all the way through the coldest months of winter. I loved finding a cookie …Read More

    Sweet Potato Peanut Stew

    Author: Jane Saiers

    1/19/16 |

    We enjoyed sharing this delicious soup at our Seasonal Food Workshop all about winter vegetables. Sweet potatoes are a versatile, nutrient rich powerhouse for winter. We enjoy this recipe every winter for many reasons, partly because it takes so little time to prepare. (the recipe listed here is gently adapted from the original found at Good …Read More

    How to Approach Seasonal Eating in the Winter

    Author: Vera Fabian

    1/19/16 |

    I love how simple it is to eat seasonally in the winter! Unlike more abundant times of year, our choices are narrowed down to just a few cold-hearty greens and storage crops. With just a few types of vegetables to choose from, we can still get creative and transform them into many different, delicious and …Read More

    A Few Favorite Winter Recipes

    Author: Jen Snider

    12/30/15 |

    As we prepare for our Seasonal Food Workshops starting this year in partnership with RambleRill and Ten Mothers Farms, we are preparing new recipes and looking back at our old favorites. This post is a quick highlight of a few that we love. Deep Down Good Sweet Potato Stew At our home, this recipe is …Read More

    Life and Wellness Coaching

    Changing How We Change

    Author: Jen Snider

    12/30/15 |

    I work with people to alleviate the the pain of too much. In our culture: Too much marketing that keeps us thinking about what’s wrong with us. Too many distorted images of what healthy looks like. Too much health advice flooding our news feeds. Too much negativity about our bodies, our naturalness, our variations, our aging. Too many unsupported …Read More

    The Allure of Fresh Starts

    Author: Jen Snider

    12/16/15 |

    I can’t tell you how many people have told me they would love a fresh start. The language is different for everyone, but here are a few versions I hear often: If I could just take a week/ month/ year off, I would… If I could just get some relief from my job/ kids/ spouse/ responsibilities/ …Read More

    Fresh Corn “Pesto”

    Author: Jen Snider

    6/4/15 |

    One of the most pleasurable aspects of summer is the “just cut it up and throw it in a bowl” quality of the food in the garden. Our basil has been growing so boldly over the last few weeks that I thought about hauling out the food processor to make a batch of pesto, but then …Read More

    Farmer E’s Gluten-free Pancakes

    Author: Jen Snider

    5/14/15 |

    Sometimes you mess with recipes for fun. Sometimes you’re trying to win a contest! These were made for a school fundraiser that ended up showcasing a wonderful array of healthful pancake alternatives. I love these because they are light, buttery and easy to make. Throw some fresh or frozen berries on top, and maybe a …Read More

    Comforting Ourselves through Change

    Author: Jen Snider

    5/14/15 |

    Letting go of our dearest comforts takes extra special care.  This morning, we started a “no-binkie” experiment to see how our little boy would fare. He was upset first, then brave, and for a good hour, he was absolutely fine. Then, in a moment of absent-minded comfort-seeking, he went for the binkie. His courage collapsed into outrage, desperation, sadness and fear. …Read More

    Farm Fresh Food and Community

    Author: Jen Snider

    4/29/15 |

    I have a bright, shining love that’s always alight for the farmers and sustainable farming advocates and educators of the world. Our farmers are nothing less than the talented, committed, resourceful and incredibly hard working people who week after week connect us with the healthiest food around. We’ll be visiting area farmers markets nearly every week this …Read More

    Moving Back into Your Body

    Author: Emily Burrows

    4/29/15 |

    During every yoga class I leave space for students to guide themselves through any movement their body is requesting, even if it doesn’t resemble a familiar yoga pose. We come back to this intuitive movement several times in class, and it’s the last thing we do before relaxing in savasana, corpse pose. Every once in …Read More

    Mindful Eating is a Personal Revelation

    Author: Grow Well

    4/13/15 |

    I have taught and practiced mindful eating for many years now. What I find most meaningful is that when I slow down and pay attention, so much about life is revealed. The approach to food I learned as a child becomes illuminated in new ways and subtle beliefs about eating can be brought into the …Read More

    2-Minute Power Beet Salad

    Author: Jen Snider

    4/8/15 |

    The way I usually cook is fast. Quick, thrown together combinations of real food and stuff that makes it taste great. I balance flavors and textures by instinct more than by procedure. This is one of those thrown together meals that is so satisfying and delicious and EASY.  Got a cheese grater? Good. You’ve got …Read More

    A Few Wild Yums of Spring

    Author: Jen Snider

    4/8/15 |

    I am a newbie to wild foods, but the bits I know are precious to me now. To walk across an uncultivated field and see ~food~ growing everywhere is a piece of mammalian wisdom that has been unintentionally lost to humans as we have grown accustomed to cultivated and manufactured foods. Foraging for wild foods …Read More

    Outrageously Healthy Salad

    Author: Jen Snider

    4/8/15 |

    As I prepared this salad, I felt myself getting more and more excited about its nutrient power (and I also grew suspicious about whether it would taste great when all was said and done). Much to my joy, it is as beautiful and delicious as it is nutritious. I ended up adding some of the wild …Read More

    Is Clutter Getting in the Way of Self-Care?

    Author: Emily Burrows

    4/8/15 |

    Even though I’m a self-care and wellness coach, there are plenty of health habits that I’m still in the early stages of addressing. This post is about one of those habits. As I write this, I’m sitting on the couch, an area where I generally would prefer not to write. I’ve been working from the …Read More

    Why We Bring Kindness to Physical Movement

    Author: Jen Snider

    3/26/15 |

    Movement is an essential element of wellness. Regular movement can impact our days by giving us better energy, less anxiety and sadness, clearer thinking and less stress, while improving our long-term health outlook for just about any chronic disease you can think of. The human body is built for dynamic motion and interaction with the outside world, but modern life, with hours sitting in cars, …Read More

    Legs Up the Wall

    Author: Emily Burrows

    3/25/15 |

    One of my all-time favorite poses to recharge after a stressful day or wind down before bed is a restorative yoga pose called “legs up the wall.”  You can practice it on the ground or on a bed, or in our new Grow Well office during our Yoga for Better Sleep workshops this Spring! How to practice “legs up the …Read More