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February 26, 2016

#KitchenTips and more!

Photo @Cathyerway

    1. Learning how to poach eggs! Anyone have tips?
      post by @Rachna (14 comments, 5 likes)
    2. Battle of Brussels
      post by @rescuechocolate (13 comments, 12 likes)
    3. Raw vegan cabbage ideas?
      post by @JenniferDoscher (12 comments, 9 likes)
    4. Apparently you can eat the pit of an avocado! Has anyone tried it?
      post by @lauren (12 comments, 16 likes)
    5. Starting an Urban Ag Business Workshop
      post by @brooklyngrange (11 comments, 19 likes)
    6. Why you should use raw sweet potato in smoothies
      post by @lauren (11 comments, 15 likes)
    7. What is your quick go-to dinner?
      post by @tinabeans (10 comments, 6 likes)
    8. Why Cakes Crack (& How to Prevent It)
      post by @Rachna (9 comments, 9 likes)
    9. Love hard boiled eggs, but have a hard time taking the shell off. Any good tricks to share with me?
      post by @SimplySeema (9 comments, 4 likes)
    10. What to do with watermelon radishes
      post by @Cathyerway (8 comments, 21 likes)


    Photo @brittanymbarton

    It may still be winter, but Foodstanders are fully embracing ways to eat foods that are grown and produced locally. And March is right around the corner, so local farms are ramping up for their 2016 CSA shares. How are you going to #BeALocal?

    1. I’m challenging everyone to make at least one meal per month with 100% local ingredients. How many meals can you make?
      post by @brittanymbarton (10 comments, 19 likes)
    2. Bhumi farms organic produce delivered right to your front door in BK or the Hamptons
      post by @bhumifarms (7 comments, 16 likes)
    3. FREE Tomato Jam with the purchase of a Katchkie Farm CSA share tomorrow!
      post by @suzannah (5 comments, 10 likes)
    4. Last night’s dinner made entirely with Local Roots CSA ingredients
      post by @localrootsnyc (6 comments, 9 likes)
    5. Campus raised duck, Barber’s farm kale, cannellini beans and black currant jus. Everything sourced locally and produced by my Farm to Table class at SUNY Cobleskill.
      post by @MLapi (3 comments, 9 likes)

    Help! I need somebody.

    February 22, 2016

    Photo @JenniferEmilson


    Spreading good-food knowledge is a group activity. No single individual knows everything, but you’d better watch out—as a team, Foodstanders have this one covered.

    From hard-boiled egg peeling tricks to a conversation surrounding Why Cakes Crack, there were a slew of awesome questions, and equally awesome answers, on the app this week. Did you know that a cake’s rise depends on the interaction between the acidic and basic ingredients? “Make sure the balance between the acid and base is correct,” says @unconventionalbaker. News to me!

    We set out to make good-food information more accessible to all by connecting a community of good eaters, and guess what? You Foodstanders are sharp! Querying the community and sharing your tips is what Foodstand is all about. Keep up the good work!




    10 hard boiled eggs, peeled
    1/2 cup chickpeas, rinsed and drained
    1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
    2 tablespoons mayonnaise
    2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
    3 tablespoons lemon juice
    2 tablespoons warm water
    3/4 teaspoon Celtic sea salt
    1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    freshly ground black pepper
    20 parsley leaves for garnish


    Slice the eggs in half. Set the whites aside, and transfer the yolks to a bowl. Add the chickpeas, onion, mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, water, salt, and cayenne to the bowl, and mash well with a fork until combined, leaving bits of the chickpeas intact.

    Spoon the yolk chickpea mixture into the hollow of the egg white halves. Garnish with freshly ground black pepper and a parsley leaf. Keep refrigerated until approximately 1/2 hour before serving.

    Note: Makes more yolk chickpea filling than will fit into the empty halves. I saved the remaining mixture and spread it on toast with capers and additional parsley for a snack the next day!


    by Cravingsinamsterdam


    For the cake:
    1 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
    1 ¼ teaspoon of baking soda
    ½ teaspoon of salt
    ½ cup of cocoa powder
    ¾ cup of vegetable oil
    1 cup of milk
    1 tablespoon of white vinegar
    2 egg yolks
    1 egg
    1 ½ cup of sugar
    Zest of 1 orange
    1 bird’s eye chili, chopped (I used a 5 cm long chili)
    For the orange part:
    1 or 2 blood oranges, sliced into about 1/2 cm slices
    ½ cup of sugar
    3 tablespoons of butter
    ¼ cup of orange juice


    Preheat your oven to 180C/350F and line the bottom of a 21cm cake mold with parchment paper.

    Once the oven is hot, start to prepare the cake batter. Sift the flour with the cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.

    Chop the chili with the orange zest, until it is very fine. Then place the zest and chili in a large bowl along with the sugar. Whisk it on low speed for 30 seconds to allow the oils to come out. Then add the egg and egg yolks, and whisk until it is all incorporated. Add the vegetable oil, milk and vinegar. Finally add the dry ingredients and whisk until it is well combined.

    To make the orange part, place the butter, sugar and orange juice in a large pan over medium heat. Let it cook for about 3 minutes until the sugar dissolves, swirling the pan around. Carefully pour it into the prepared cake mold and arrange the orange slices on top of the caramel. Press a bit so that the orange slices stick to it. Then carefully pour over the cake batter.

    Bake it for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.

    Let it cool for 5 minutes in the mold and then carefully run a knife through the edges of the cake and turn it upside down on a serving platter.



    February 19, 2016

    Spelling it out: CSAs and QR codes

    Photo @olivettefarm

    1. What are your thoughts on CSAs?
      post by @olivettefarm (28 comments, 20 likes)
    2. We’re launching a Food Book & Film Club. Suggestions?
      post by @sugardetoxme (14 comments, 20 likes)
    3. The best healthy lunch spots in NYC. Anyone else have favorites?
      post by @sugardetoxme (12 comments, 18 likes)
    4. Superiority Burger’s “new creation” and a couple of sides. Still takes my breath away!
      post by @Emma (11 comments, 9 likes)
    5. New food of the week: Pomelo! Like a grapefruit but much sweeter. What new food are you trying this week??
      post by @brittanymbarton (11 comments, 15 likes)
    6. How do you salvage salad greens?
      post by @katewilson (10 comments, 10 likes)
    7. Make it Grain: Our vegan No Bone Broth is even better over your choice of grain, seasonal roasted veggies, and protein. Now available for pickup.
      post by @diginn (10 comments, 18 likes)
    8. Proposed solution for labeling GMO foods: QR codes?
      post by @Ricky (9 comments, 11 likes)
    9. I was in need of a quick breakfast this morning, so I just threw some sprouted bread in the toaster. What are some of your favorite toppings?
      post by @marynfulton2 (9 comments, 5 likes)
    10. Turkish Sahlep or Sahlav, a dreamy, creamy hot drink made with milk, coconut sugar, vanilla paste, Rosewater, a treat on a winter day. On the blog.
      post by @JenniferEmilson (9 comments, 10 likes)

    Our food, our nation.

    Photo credit: Melissa Renwick via Getty Images

    Slowly but surely, our nation is seeing movement on the good-food front in legislature, #policynews, and business practices. But there needs to be a lot more! Foodstanders dig into current issues and trends, and activate the conversation.

    1. What do you think are the biggest issues in food today?
      post by @tinabeans (8 comments, 10 likes)
    2. Bernie Sanders Vows to Protect Organic Farming, Calls Out Monsanto As Presidential Campaign Heats Up
      post by @Udi (6 comments, 11 likes)
    3. The Woman Fighting to Make Sustainability Part of The American Diet
      post by @etsummer (5 comments, 8 likes)
    4. Why Trader Joe’s Big Move On Eggs Is So Important
      post by @lauren (4 comments, 11 likes)
    5. With Social Media Help, Consumers Find Their Voice On Food Policy
      post by @Rachna (2 comments, 5 likes)


    February 12, 2016

    Photo @ibikeforfood

      1. Picked up dried mulberries the other day here in Vancouver. What to do with them! I have some ideas, but welcome more suggestions!
        post by @JenniferEmilson (18 comments, 11 likes)
      2. Dreaming of summer veggies again today. Did you know that sweet potato greens are edible, nutrient-dense and delicious? Flavor is a mix of spinach and sweet potato. We love wilting them on top of some pasta.
        post by @olivettefarm (17 comments, 8 likes)
      3. Brusselsflower Soup. Hopefully this will ward of any cold I may or may not be getting…
        post by @LesleyRozycki (15 comments, 13 likes)
      4. If I handed you a glass of water and shared with you that there is poison in it, would you drink it? Probably not.
        post by @SimplySeema (12 comments, 7 likes)
      5. Fresh Air: How We Learn To Eat
        post by @Udi (10 comments, 3 likes)
      6. I recently found an easy way to store half of an avocado and keep it from turning brown.
        post by @Riki (8 comments, 6 likes)
      7. I sifted through a bounty of flours, g-free and alternates included! Thought you might enjoy it.
        post by @ibikeforfood (5 comments, 5 likes)
      8. 13 people to Know in the Food World Right Now
        post by @Rachna (4 comments, 7 likes)
      9. Food policy questions for the presidential candidates…
        post by @etsummer (2 comments, 7 likes)
      10. Why You Need To Say Goodbye To Soda For Good (If You Haven’t Already)
        post by @sugardetoxme (1 comment, 13 likes)


      February 5, 2016


      My first time here and definitely not my last! A delicious #marketplace courtesy of @diginn. Thanks to #thefoodstand team for this connection. 🙂

      Location: Dig Inn Seasonal Market
      Ingredients: Chicken breast, Brussels sprouts, orange, rainbow chard


      A savoury scone that sings of Europe! Caraway Rye Scones with caramelized onions and Gruyere cheese. Link to the recipe included. Swapped the sour cream for kefir, so it’s even better for us. 🙂

      Ingredients: All purpose unbleached wheat flour, medium rye flour, caraway seeds, Gruyere cheese, red onion, kefir, chestnut honey


      Fresh coconut is the best coconut! This is going to be cooked with chicken bones for 2 hours to make a super duper soup base! #GetReal



      Gnocchi made by my students in class tonight.



      Grist & Toll, Pasadena, CA—whole grain heaven!



      January 29, 2016

      Many of us have pledged to make some New Year’s resolutions that will really stick,
      and at the beginning of the month we asked Foodstanders to tell us…

      What real food resolutions are YOU going to #GetReal about in 2016?

      Thanks to everyone for your inspirational good food choices! And congratulations to the Dig Inn lunch winners! Hopefully we’ll continue to see your #GetReal resolutions throughout the year!



      Gluten-free bread, topped with homemade hummus, baby spinach, and avocado. Sprinkled with za’atar and togarashi. Good breakfast indeed! #GetReal

      Ingredients: Avocado, gluten-free bread, hummus, za’atar, baby spinach, shichimi togarashi


      Miso Glazed Salmon Revelation. Find out the secret to the crispiest skin, and perfectly seasoned, buttery, silky flesh! #GetReal

      Ingredients: Miso, salmon, cane sugar, white wine



      Golden rice pudding with turmeric, ginger & pink peppercorns—a spin on the Ayurvedic turmeric milk, but in a healthy, cozy dessert form 🙂 #GetReal

      Ingredients: Pistachio nuts, turmeric, coconut milk, raw honey, fresh ginger, Saigon cinnamon, basmati rice, pink peppercorns


      Breakfast this morning: turmeric scrambled egg (egg wash from my pie the other day!), seeded sourdough, avocado and Brie. Some assembly required! #GetReal

      Ingredients: Avocado, egg, turmeric, black sesame, sourdough bread, satsuma tangerines


      Mâche salad with roasted beets and soft goat cheese, dressed with a light French vinaigrette #GetReal

      Ingredients: Mâche, soft goat cheese, red beets



      January 22, 2016

      The New Year continues! Many of us are pledging to make some resolutions that will really stick,
      and we’ve asked Foodstanders to tell us…

      What real food resolutions are YOU going to #GetReal about in 2016?

      This month, share your good food choices using #GetReal on the Foodstand app.
      Each week, one lucky winner will win a #GetReal lunch for you and a friend at Dig Inn,
      get a chance to be featured in our Top 5 #GetReal posts of the week!



      Had leftover savoury harissa waffles. Now they’re toast! With ricotta, avocado, pomegranate, and poppy seeds. #GetReal

      Ingredients: Avocado, pomegranate, poppy seeds, ricotta cheese, harissa, cara cara orange, pistachios


      I made a big batch of kimchi the other day! This time I used normal white cabbage. A similar recipe can be found on the blog, just search for ‘kohlrabi kimchi’. #GetReal



      California dreamin’ in NYC this morning. #GetReal

      Location: Commissary
      Ingredients: Persimmon



      Nothing like #CarnitasTacos to fulfill our #TacoTuesday cravings. #GetReal with a #homemade meal.

      Ingredients: Pork shoulder, tomatillos, tomatoes, white masa corn flour, yellow onion, fresh cilantro, lime


      I could eat crunchy veggie tacos everyday! #GetReal

      Location: Health & Yoga w/ Seema
      Ingredients: Broccoli, red cabbage, green onion, kale pesto, quinoa, corn tortilla, turmeric, sea salt, black pepper



      January 15, 2016

      Happy New Year! Many of us are pledging to make some resolutions that will really stick,
      and we’ve asked Foodstanders to tell us…

      What real food resolutions are YOU going to #GetReal about in 2016?

      This month, share your good food choices using #GetReal on the Foodstand app.
      Each week, one lucky winner will win a #GetReal lunch for you and a friend at Dig Inn,
      get a chance to be featured in our Top 5 #GetReal posts of the week!



      Another soup which will absolutely be enjoyed by the whole family: chicken and sweet corn soup! Delicious and comforting. #GetReal

      Ingredients: Chicken thigh, sweet yellow corn, fennel bulb, potato, yellow dhal, carrot, chicken stock


      If you’re growing basil, make sure to pinch off the flowers so the plant won’t bolt! #GetReal and grow your own.

      Location: Boyle Heights
      Ingredients: Fresh basil



      Another Meatless Monday winner: Braised Fennel and Blood Orange Salad with pecans and feta. So yummy! #GetReal Recipe link included.

      Ingredients: Fennel bulb, blood orange, feta cheese, pecan, orange zest, orange juice, vegetable stock, kosher salt, fresh cracked black pepper


      Breakfast time! #GetReal breakfast. This one is simple—heat up some tomato sauce in a pan, add some black beans, top with egg, and chopped cilantro. Cheese also, and salt.

      Ingredients: Egg, black beans, cheddar cheese, tomato sauce, fresh cilantro, fleur de sel


      Beets are beautiful and versatile. We’ve been roasting them in some spicy olive oil lately. #GetReal

      Ingredients: Beets



      January 8, 2016


      More green for new year #GetReal

      Ingredients: Enoki mushrooms, pak choi, lime, coriander, zucchini, miso, vegetable broth



      Starting off the week with a sunny side up egg on homemade rye, frisée and kimchi. And in other news, parsnips are now haute cuisine! Resolving to get more probiotics in each meal, so I used kefir in the bread, and added the kimchi! Have a great week #GetReal

      Ingredients: Rye bread, egg, za’atar, frisée, kimchi


      Local yogurt, goji berry, be pollen, fenugreek




      Location: Killington, VT

      Ingredients: Apple, bacon, blue cheese, crimini mushrooms, fresh rosemary, ricotta cheese, half and half, rainbow chard, white cheddar, egg


      Guacamole with cotija cheese.

      Location: El Nopal



      THE TOP 15 POSTS OF 2015 !

      December 30, 2015

      1. @Cravingsinamsterdam

      Roasted butternut squash, zucchini & corn quesadillas for dinner tonight!




      2. @diginn

      Our wheat and rye berry salad with grains from Maine Grains. Perfect for Meatless Monday, or any day that ends in Y.

      Location: Dig Inn Seasonal Market
      Ingredients: Golden beets, wheat berries, dill


      3. @Rachna

      Hey Foodstanders! We were just featured in SELF magazine! Thanks for all of your contributions and inspiration. People are taking notice!

      Location: Purpose


      4. @andressito09

      Saffron infused linguine con vongole #homemadepasta #saffron #fresh #allday



      5. @etsummer

      Composed salad w/ seaweed and Asian dressing. Had it for breakfast.

      Ingredients: Avocado, carrot, seaweed, edamame, quinoa, shishito




      6. @NiaTrition

      A vegan twist on the classic spaghetti and meatballs.

      Ingredients: Eggplant, onion, garlic, parsley, garbanzo beans, gluten free bread crumbs, tomato sauce, zucchini

      7. JenniferEmilson

      Asparagus = Spring. Goat Cheese and Asparagus Galette with a yogurt thyme crust. This crust is so buttery, it’s halfway to puff pastry! Without all the work.

      Location: City of Toronto
      Ingredients: Asparagus, dried thyme, unsalted butter, garlic, Greek yogurt, parmesan cheese, red chili pepper, goat cheese, egg, shredded mozzarella, all purpose flour, extra virgin olive oil

      8. uneasyrider

      Perfect mid-day meal. Lemon ricotta, watercress, and avocado tartine on my sprouted grain bread.

      Location: Morningside Heights
      Ingredients: Avocado, ricotta cheese, watercress, lemon, sprouted wheat bread

      9. Carissas_Breads

      Location: East Hampton, NY
      Ingredients: Salt, flour, water

      10. justcooknyc

      Cauliflower carbonara.

      Ingredients: Cauliflower, parsley, spaghetti, egg, pancetta

      11. Eva

      Delicious Veggie Pizza using Jamie Oliver’s Recipe!

      Ingredients: Artichoke, feta cheese, garlic, fava beans, lemon, olive oil, mint, cherry tomato, basil, ground black pepper, salt

      12. Flavourandsavour

      Meyer Lemon Mini Parfait

      Ingredients: Meyer lemon, coconut whipped cream

      13. gustin

      Awww yeah, Chanterelle time! Picked from my woods.

      Ingredients: Chanterelle mushrooms

      14. Juliaehale

      Homemade pasta for homemade bolognese.

      Ingredients: Olive oil, egg, flour

      15. gingerandchorizo

      Mashed avocado toast with soft boiled egg, topped with Za’atar!

      Ingredients: Avocado, egg, za’atar, toast