Today’s episode celebrates the change of season, so we wanted to bring you our favorite Fall recipes. Something just feels different in the Fall and we love to use those flavors that we associate with Fall to create variety in meals. We also had a chance to talk with The Beverly Hills Farmgirl, Dana Slatkin about her favorite recipes for this time of year. She was a wealth of information and she also gives us the best idea we have ever heard. You have to listen to the episode to get it, but I’ll give you a hint – it’s the best way ever to keep your kids from eating so much candy at Halloween! You are going to love this tip. If you use this tip this year, please let us know how it goes! We would love to hear how your children respond and all the good that ca come out of this one great idea!
DANA SLATKIN is a Culinary Institute of America-trained chef, cookbook author, food blogger and cooking class instructor in Los Angeles. She trained in France with Michelin Three-Star chefs Georges Blanc and Michel Guèrard and with renowned patissier Pierre Hermé at Fauchon. After cooking in New York City at Bouley, Dana moved to Los Angeles to become General Manager at L’Orangerie, one of the city’s most highly regarded formal restaurants. In 1994, seeing a need to engage her local community, she launched the Beverly Hills Farmers Market, which became the name and inspiration for her own line of award-winning food products, sold to airlines and supermarkets for a decade.
Dana’s first cookbook, Summertime Anytime: Recipes From Shutters On The Beach, was published in 2008 by Clarkson Potter. Dana’s appearances include The Today Show, ABC News, Extra!, Martha Stewart Radio, Maria Shriver’s Women’s Conference in Long Beach, UCLA Festival of Books, and NAPTE. In addition to writing for The Huffington Post, Dana has been featured in Food + Wine Magazine, C Magazine, House & Garden, Town + Country, and many other publications. Dana has been an online spokeschef for Crisco, Smuckers, Little Black Dress Vodka, Gardein and 360 Cookware. As the Beverly Hills Farmgirl, Dana teaches a popular series of cooking classes in her home, runs a pop-up shop and online store, and writes a weekly blog, 90210farmgirl.com. She is currently at work on a food-related television show.
Our Favorite Moments:
@4:30 – A review that really gets to us!
@10:55 -why you should be slowing down in fall
@13:00 – East coast Fall memories
@16:34 – vegan crab cakes – you won’t believe the main ingredient!
@19:31 – why conscious food matters
@20:00 – how the Beverly Hills Farmgirl came to be
@21:20 – Dana’ ballsy move
@23:16 – The Candy Witch
Allison’s Vegan Pumpkin Pie Smoothie:
15 oz pumpkin – fresh if possible, preferred organic local
1/4 c. raw cashews
1/2 c. non dairy milk – coconut, rice or almond, hemp
2 T maple syrup
2 T coconut milk creamer
2 dashes of cinnamon
1 dash cayenne
pinch of sea salt
******1 1/2 cups of ice
****or freeze coconut water in your ice cube trays
Blend all ingredients until it is a smoothie consistency.
Suzy’s Cinnamon Squash Soup:
4-5 c. roasted squash – can be any in season (acorn, butternut pumpkin, etc)
1 c. non dairy milk – hemp or almond are best
1/2 c. cinnamon applesauce
2 T apple cider vinegar
2 T vegan butter spread – Earth Balance or similar
1T coconut oli
1 t cayenne pepper
garnish with cinnamon, salt and pepper to taste
Heat all ingredients and combine with an emulsion blender until it is a creamy consistency.
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The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues – from picking the best non-toxic makeup and getting rid of wrinkles naturally, to learning about the benefits of a plant-based diet and the healing power of nutrition.