Food For Thought: Get Your Culture Here – It’s For Your Gut!

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Taco or Tostada Bar Anyone? Nachos? You can have cultured foods that are easily made and stored in the refrigerator so you are ready to make many yummy dishes in a flash. Just add your creativity!

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Food For Thought: Guilty Pleasures – Healthier Ways to Satisfy Food Temptations!

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What are your guilty food pleasures? Of course it’s an individual thing, so write to me and together we might create a healthier recipe for your guilty pleasure foods. In the meantime, I will share a few solutions I have …

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River Arts District Farmers Market: Growing Community Around Fresh Local Food

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I am lucky to watch a community in the making every Wednesday, May through November, in a grassy field next to All Souls Pizza in the River Arts District. When I arrive at noon, the field is a blank slate …

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Interview with Catherine Classen, Owner of Finally Farm

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| By Rosanna Keyes | Catherine has a youthful and vibrant energy about her that was especially apparent on a recent winter afternoon as we sat in her living room, chatting about her experiences as a farmer and small business …

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Meet Our Advertisers: Julie Loveless of Living Roots

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Nature Vs. Nurture And The Role Of Nutrition The top two causes of death in the U.S. are both preventable and treatable through dietary measures.

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Community Profile: Kiera Bulan of the Asheville Buncombe Food Policy Council

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| By Frances Nevill | Asheville’s vibrant food community is made up of many people and organizations working tirelessly to tackle the broad landscape of issues related to all-things-food – everything from food insecurity, to hunger, to poverty, to access …

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Asheville Herb Festival – A Must See Event May 5-7, 2017

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| By Tammy Taylor | Herbs have been part of human culture since the beginning of time. Although they add the characteristic Italian flavor of spaghetti sauce, as well as that nutty-exotic flavor of Indian curry dishes, herbs have long …

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Ten Warning Signs of Health: The Relationship of Pieces to the Puzzle of Health

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| By Elizabeth Pavka, PH.D. | According to the Merriman-Webster dictionary, “Relationship is the way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected, or the state of being connected.”

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Food For Thought: One-Pan Wonders – A Skillet is All You Need!!

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What could be better than a luscious meal made in one pan? Fewer dishes, easier clean up, and yummy food… writing about one-pan dishes got my creative juices flowing! (Pun intended)

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How I Lost 8 Dress Sizes Without Really Dieting

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| By Tammy Taylor | Three things happened. First, I had children and never lost the pregnancy weight. The doctor said nursing the children would make the weight drop off, but it didn’t. That was the biggest factor. Second, I …

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Food For Thought: Souper-Duper Winter Soups!

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At this time of the year, we all expect cold weather, making soup even more appealing! Our fall this year was rather warm, but it’s never too warm for an easy, nutritious soup. Sometimes I put together a quick and …

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About December and Beyond

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| By Elizabeth Pavka | This “Food for Thought” article has three parts. First, how to navigate holiday parties in healthier ways.

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Food For Thought: Dessert! Need We Say More? Apples Are In!

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There are many, many apple varieties in season locally at this time of year. I am also taken my what apples offer, both in their raw form and by way of the end products like apple cider and apple cider …

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Guests at the Feast

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| By Susanne Kimball | Philosophers since Plato have argued that the topic of food is too transient to merit serious consideration, and the sense of smell and taste associated with food too primitive and instinctual. Ironically, it is in …

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