Meet the crew from our third “Go Texan, Go Local Culinary Workshop” with Traveling Recipes. What an inspiring evening we shared on Sunday at the Sustainable Food Center kitchen, where we cooked up six delectable plant-based dishes focusing on seasonal and local ingredients. It’s what building a better local food system is all about. Find one of the recipes – Beet this Quinoa – featured below.
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This week it’s all about romance (of course). From adorable handmade brooches and beautiful pressed cards, to the rich and decadent Kiskadee drinking chocolate, we’ve got plenty of tasteful gifts for everyone.
Little Low Valentine’s Cards: $3.50 ea (Save $1.00)
Dear Today Wooden Brooches : $13.00 ea (Save $3.00)
Last night’s Wine and Cheese Event was postponed due to weather (if we had a nickel for every time that’s been said this month). See below for the new date.
Send us a message if you’d like to plan an event here – we’re a great spot to host your next happy hour, meeting, or birthday celebration.
Geeks Who Drink Trivia
Thursday, February 13th at 7pm
After a long hiatus (made longer by last week’s weather delay), Geeks Who Drink Trivia returns to Manor Road! Come compete with your neighbors for some coveted prizes. This is a free and open event but please note that the content is not intended for children.
Little Herds Pre-Party and World Ento Product Launch Tuesday, February 18th, 6:30pm
When it comes to old ideas resurfacing to solve new problems – i.e. removing unnecessary food packaging – you know we’re in. And that’s why we’re getting into another new, old idea: eating insects. Read our full blog post here, attend our launch party next week, or get tickets for the main event here.
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Recipe of the Week
Beet this Quinoa
We’re still giddy from the energy and excitement of our recent Go Texan, Go Local Culinary Workshop. Fifteen of us from the community came together to share six inspired recipes from the creative wellspring that is Andi Jo at Traveling Recipes. This one was one of our favorites. Enjoy!
Rinse quinoa and place in pot with OuterSpice and water. Bring to boil, cover, reduce to simmer and cook for 11~13 minutes.
Place beets in small pot, cover with HOT water and boil until tender (10-15). Remove and drain. Place in blender with 3 tbs of water and blend. Set aside.
While cooking, prep all veggies and the apple. Place onions in a hot pan and caramelize. (To caramelize, heat pan on high, add onions and allow to brown while stirring. Once all are browned, add a splash of water, stir and repeat for 4 minutes.) Add carrots & garlic after 4 minutes and continue to cook for 5 more minutes. Turn off heat.
When quinoa is ready add sauteed veggies, beet mix, vinegar, pecans and remaining ingredients. Mix thoroughly until all is PINK! Season to taste.