Just Food For Thought

Friday, August 28, 2015
Community Chef Sia Pickett

A friend introduced Sia Pickett to Just Food’s Community Chef training program in 2011, and she’s been inspiring Brooklyn farmers’ market shoppers with healthy--and delicious--cooking demos ever since.

A farm girl raised in rural Wisconsin, Sia Pickett grew up eating homemade meals and learning about the nutritional value of food. Both her grandmothers enjoyed baking bread and cakes...

Friday, August 28, 2015
imply Ancient Grains: Fresh and Flavorful Whole Grain Recipes for Living

This month’s seasonal recipe for Farro Salad with Roasted Eggplant, Caramelized Onions and Pine Nuts comes from the cookbook Simply Ancient Grains: Fresh and Flavorful Whole Grain Recipes for Living by Maria Speck. The book celebrates ancient grains such as black rice, red quinoa and farro, providing easy, approachable recipes. This recipe pairs beautifully with grilled steaks, chicken, or lamb. Vegetarians can...

Friday, July 31, 2015

This month's seasonal recipe for Grilled Corn on the Cob with Smoked Paprika-Lemon Butter comes from The Lemon Cookbook by Ellen Jackson. Lemons add tanginess to desserts and brightness to help ingredients shine in savory dishes. Jackson celebrates the zest of lemons in every dish.

Serves 6 

• ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
• 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
• 1 clove garlic, finely grated
• 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice...

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