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Early Autumn Vegetables

By Lori Rodgers –   Fall is my favorite season. Anticipating the first cool morning, brewing the first pot of pumpkin spice coffee, biting into a crisp, juicy apple. What’s not to love?   In seasons past I’ve focused my culinary efforts on desserts (think pumpkin everything!) and carb-focused side dishes like corn pudding and cornbread dressing, southern style of course. This year I’m exploring the bounty of autumn...

Basics of Indian Cuisine

By Deepa Alfano – Namaste! I am extremely passionate about Indian Food! It’s the cuisine that I grew up with, that I first started cooking and still prepare to this day. One of my earliest memories is sitting on my mothers kitchen floor, pounding fresh garlic into a paste in a brass mortar and pestle. I believe it dates back to my great grandmothers era. I can remember my mother giving me a rundown of meals to...

Fall Flavors, Pumpkins & All Things Autumn

By Lori Davis – Grandma Hatfield’s Southern Apple Pie Nothing says Fall season like a good old fashioned -apple picking – flaky crust – smell of cinnamon Apple Pie! My grandmother’s recipe was always a secret and blue ribbon, for when she passed from this earth she left me one of my most treasured items. A box full of all her recipes, with old food stains and love written all over them. And this one was my favorite for...

Kids Cook… And Gain Lifelong Skills

By Daniel Hammond, Director of Pali Adventures When you think about sleepaway camp, you probably think about activities in nature, getting dirty, or lounging by the lake.  With more sophisticated kids and a constant need to raise the bar on unique activities, you may be surprised to hear that the specialty in highest demand at Pali Adventures Overnight Camp for summer 2017 is Culinary. With the rise in popularity of Food...

Why Vegan – Part 1

By Lori Rodgers – I learned early on not to ask this question of my two teenagers. It happened the summer of 2016. My two teens and I were sitting down to dinner at an upscale Mexican restaurant in Vegas after three days of outdoors adventure in Zion National Park and the Grand Canyon. We had tickets for Chris Angel that evening and I was enjoying a wonderfully cold and blessedly large margarita on the rocks, reveling...

Why Vegan – Part 2, White Bean and Potato So...

By Lori Rodgers – This hearty soup has quickly become a family favorite. It is satisfying and packed with plant-based protein. One of my biggest concerns when my children chose a Vegan lifestyle was ensuring they would get the nutrition that is so important during the teenage years. After researching and discussing the plant-based diet with our pediatrician, I learned they can get all the protein they need without...
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