We love eating!

Posted on: February 3rd, 2009 by admin No Comments

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It seems fitting that the inaugural post here at eatpress, starts on the right foot. Healthy eating! Really people have got to know by now that healthy eating is not about strict nutrition philosophies, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. It’s about feeling good, having more energy, just having a reasonable balance.

We love to eat out and love to eat in, and today it’s all about seasons. You can save time, money and the environment by finding out what’s in season near you (I’ll let you know). If foods are in season you won’t have to go far to find it, you can get local produce- which helps out your community and country, and driving less (you to the store and your produce to the store) is good for everyone right?

PLUS the best thing about eating seasonally is the taste! You know when you eat something just picked fresh from the garden? It tastes better than anything you remember. So

In season for February…

Northern hemisphere

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Root vegetables. Yeah that’s right. All your parsnips, beets, potatoes, turnips, carrots, radishes, yams etc. Also go for fresh ginger, celery root and tumeric right now. Don’t think that root veggies are frumpy and bland- you can do tons of things with these delicious solids. The winter cold makes root vegetables sweet and crisp, they’re low in fat and high in fibre and are full of vitamin C, beta-carotene and folate. You need more health info?

If you like a bit of meat- rabbit is in season too.

Southern hemisphere

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Fruits. Right now berries are at their best- all kinds, also the usual summer fruits should all be amazing. Especially bananas, mangos, peaches, nectarines, plums, grapes, melons, passionfruit.

Also, seafood should be great right now- particularly arrow squid, crab (blue swimmer and mud), bugs (balmain and morton bay) and prawns.

There will be recipes to follow, but if you want to know about any special ingredient- like the best thing to do with yams, or how to use tumeric, let us know. We have heaps of recipes for all kinds of weird and wonderful tastes…

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