Welcome to Local Food Month!
For those of you just checking in you can find out more about the guidelines here.
The gist of it is that for the month of July participating readers will try to increase their intake of locally grown, sustainable foods, while reducing the amount of processed and fast foods they eat. Kinda like the 100 Mile Diet meets the Slow Food Movement, but with a whole bunch of choices and variety.
To start the month off, we made a cherry pie, using local Bing cherries (homemade crust of course). I also tried my hand at making tofu from soymilk that I made at home. Between the food growing in the garden and local farmer's markets, this week we're set. Here's the dinner menu for this week:
Monday: veggie burgers made from okara left over from making soymilk/tofu and turnips from garden; locally made buns; salad from the garden
Tuesday: quesadillas with grilled tofu (handmade); roasted veggies from the garden; handmade tortillas
Wednesday: homemade pasta with greens from the garden;
Thursday: handmade pizza with not-so-local cheese, local tomatoes; salad from garden
Friday: (we usually eat out on Fridays) - restaurant that serves locally grown food
Also, there have been a lot of questions popping up in the comments regarding soy. I'm not ignoring them -- I'll address the soy issue (good vs. bad) in a post this month.
And, remember, it's not too late to join in on the fun!