Welcome to Week 1 of Market to Meals: FORAGERS and Andrea Beaman Make Life Delicious!
Market to Meals is a 4-week plan designed to help you make healthy food choices. Each week we will share one of food and wellness expert Andrea Beaman’s healthy and delicious recipes and a list of FORAGERS groceries you’ll need to make it! We want to make it as easy as possible for you to start a healthy food regimen, and to encourage you along the way.
We will also give you a bit of information about the ingredients and philosophy that go into Andrea’s recipes. Like Foragers, Andrea believes in the power of natural foods, and how important it is to source your food seasonally and locally. She writes, “My sage advice to you…if you want to avoid unsavory ingredients, purchase whole foods that are naturally raised, and get into the kitchen and start cooking. When you cook with whole foods you know EXACTLY what your ingredients are”. We agree 100%! It’s a simple fact that locally grown food is going to be fresher, and seasonal food is at its highest level of nutrition and flavor.
Root vegetables are the best during the winter months because the cold speeds up the conversion of starch to glucose, which is what makes fruits and vegetables sweet. That’s why we chose Andrea’s recipe for Winter Roots Salad to kick off Market to Meals!
Here is your FORAGERS shopping list of everything you’ll need to make Andrea Beaman’s yummy Winter Roots Salad.
1 Daikon radish
2-3 red radishes
1 beet (FORAGERS suggests using Myer’s Produce Local Beets)
1/4 cup olive oil (FORAGERS suggests using Foragers Cold Pressed Olive Oil )
2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar (FORAGERS suggests using Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar)
1 tsp. honey (FORAGERS suggests using Catskill Provisions Honey)
1/4 tsp sea salt
Wash all the vegetables. With a hand grater or food processor, grate the Daikon, carrots and radishes. Peel the beet and grate that, too. Put the grated veggies into a large mixing bowl. Whisk olive oil, vinegar, honey and salt together for the dressing. Pour dressing on top of grated veggies and toss a couple of times. Let the salad marinate for about 15 minutes. Drain any excess liquid. Place Winter Roots Salad on individual plates and garnish with fresh parsley. Serves 4.
To learn more about Andrea Beaman, visit www.andreabeaman.com or follow her on facebook at www.Facebook.com/Andrea.Beaman1 or Twitter @andreabeaman. Learn more about Foragers at www.foragerscitygrocer.com or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/foragersnyc or Twitter @ForagersNYC.
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With Valentine’s Day at the end of the week, we’ve had love on the brain. It’s our business to be clued in to what people grow, eat and cook, but Valentine’s week brings the added fun of aphrodisiacs.
Romance and food have a strong connection which affects our senses on many levels, including nutrition. Foods’ shape can be an aphrodisiac (think asparagus and oysters) but their iron and histamine building properties help with stamina and achieving your, ahem, goal. Ginseng is good for that, too. Honey is sticky and sweet, and also full of vitamin B. The term ‘honeymoon’ really makes sense if you know that vitamin B is exceptional for testosterone production. Cucumbers have the right shape for an aphrodisiac, and their scent can increase blood flow which is definitely stimulating. Black licorice and garlic can have the same effect, too!
So have a happy Valentine’s day full of roses and heart shaped boxes of chocolates….cucumbers, ginseng, honey, asparagus, garlic and black licorice!
We receive a lot of requests for gluten, dairy and nut free products.
We carefully source all of our products and hold them to high standards of taste, nutrition and growing practices. We are also on the lookout for great products that are gluten, dairy and nut free to accommodate the growing number of people with allergies.
As more and more of our customers were requesting these products we felt compelled to find out why it seemed like all of a sudden everyone had some kind of allergy. Our investigation led us to the “Hygiene Hypothesis” which has a clear and interesting take on the allergy epidemic in America.
We have become a very sanitized society. We have tried hard to create a “healthy environment” by eliminating the dirt and germs that make us sick. Unfortunately, we had it backwards. According to the Hygiene Hypothesis, our extreme cleanliness is to blame for the increase in allergies. Cleanliness derails the development of our immune system and hinders its ability to fight a variety of germs. So the whole time we were dousing ourselves with Purell we were creating a perfect environment for allergies.
Our urban lifestyle with fewer children and a sterilized environment is a far cry from our days of living on the farm. We are no longer exposed to the range of germs, dirt and other “bad” things. But those “bad things” are what made our immune system strong and capable, and rarely allergic to anything.
We aren’t suggesting that you stop washing your produce or taking showers, but maybe we could all relax a little when it comes to germs and remember that a little dirt don’t hurt.
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Call or go online to reserve your table at New Year’s Eve at our restaurant! Also open for New Year’s Day brunch!
#EBseasonalsips at #foragersnyc we’re drinking Rosenberry’s Winter Shandy:
Brueklen 77 Whiskey, Fire Cider, Cassia Bark Clove, Lemon, Blue Point Winter Ale and Rosemary
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We’re shooting today for our website! Look forward to ordering online from us soon!
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Let us cook for you this thanksgiving! Visit our website to order!
Had an #amazing time with @puakai & @goodwaterfarms & @sustyparty at Monday’s book signing @foragersnyc ! Thank you all for coming!