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Guess what I’m doing this afternoon?  Looking for a H-O-U-S-E!  I plan to write more about the process as it evolves, but you have a fun House Hunters-style post to look forward to tonight – we’re looking at ten+ places this afternoon!

 

In the meantime, I thought I’d share a really unique and fun guest post from Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen).  

 

Take it away, Sarena!

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When Caitlin posted a picture of watermelon a couple of months ago,  I immediately started to yearn for the sweet juiciness that summer time will bring. You see, my husband and I have been on a little adventure to eating seasonally all year long.  He calls it an “adventure,” but I refer it to as a “challenge” because I lived on a base of lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and cantaloupe – all year long, regardless of whether the food was in season.

 

In late December, after a trip to the grocery store, my husband came home and asked how I felt about eating seasonally in 2011.  At first, I thought, “Sure! Why not?” We love learning about food and trying to use it in different types of recipes. I thought it would be a fun adventure for us and the boys (we have two children, ages 10 and 12).

 

We started doing the research on what is in season during the winter months. The kids were even into it. They Googled up seasonal fruits and vegetables and then read the lists to us.  We also used this list as a resource, which breaks down whether the food is in season by your location.  To truly eat seasonally, you must also eat locally!

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Looking over the lists, I realized that many of the foods that I love were not in season and wouldn’t be for months.  UGH, I need my salads!  After reading list after list, I discovered that I could still have my salads during the colder months, but with different greens and different components.

 

The thought behind eating seasonally for us is to eat more locally, cut food costs, and eat more like we were intended to. When the temperature gets colder outside, we need to eat heartier vegetables and things like soups/stews and vice versa in the the warmer months. I’m so cold-natured and I noticed a huge difference in the fact that I wasn’t freezing every time I ate because I could wrap my hands around a warm mug of soup.  

 

I didn’t keep a close eye on the budget, but I do feel like we kept our costs down in the grocery department because I watched the prices of the things I was buying and never strayed from the seasonal list. I never allowed myself the splurge for berries or melon or even lettuce during this time. I feel like we have a new appreciation for the foods we eat too. It’s been a lesson in discipline too. Truth be told, I think I was the worst. Learning you can’t always have everything all the time is hard, but since it did a little bit for the environment, our bodies, and our budget, I truly believe this is worth it.  Honestly, in the end of the winter months, I was happy passing by lettuce and berries. They will have their time soon.

 

Now that spring is here and summer is around the corner, I’m definitely looking forward to the produce that’s about to come out, but now I’m also sad to see the winter squashes and fruits go out of season. I’ve just started enjoying strawberries again! Peach season is coming up soon and with that comes peach cobblers! I guess the changing of foods with the seasons is like Christmas four times a year for food lovers! 

 

Here are some of the seasonal favorites we’ve enjoyed during this challenge and plan to enjoy in the next few months:

 

Winter Eats:

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Rutabaga Vegetable Soup

Pinto Bean Chili 

Cauliflower Chickpea Salad 

Ginger Orange Sweet Potatoes

 

Spring Eats:

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Spring Almond Buckwheat Pancakes with Coconut Cream and Fresh Strawberries

Gluten Free Cinnamon Bun Bread (great for Sunday Brunches)

Lemon Meringue Pie

 

Summer Eats:

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Black Bean Dip

Roasted Carrot Hummus

BBQ Stuffed Eggplant

Quinoa Lentil Burgers (or balls for pasta)

 

Fall Eats:

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Quinoa Pizza Bake (really good for any season, just add seasonal vegetables)

Pumpkin Rice Pudding 

Pumpkin Muffins

 

Do you strive to eat seasonally?  Does it help your budget?  I need to get better about eating seasonally – it helps the environment so much when we aren’t shipping in blueberries from Chile in December!

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  • Gavi @ Gavi Gets Going! May 6, 2011, 12:24 pm

    Thanks so much for this informative, insightful post! Since moving back to San Francisco two years ago, my boyfriend and I have strived to eat seasonally, organically, and locally whenever possible. Visiting our weekly neighborhood Farmers Market has taught us a lot about which foods are in season throughout the years. While we try our best to eat seasonally as much as possible, there are some foods–like apples and avocados–that I eat on a daily basis and will buy yearround. Thanks so much for this great post!

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  • Freya May 6, 2011, 12:25 pm

    I don’t really eat seasonally at all :s I eat what my family grows, which is seasonal, but I also eat parsnips and winter squash all year round! I probably should try and eat more seasonally though…
    All the food in this post looks INCREDIBLE!

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  • Jen @ Light Enough to Travel May 6, 2011, 12:27 pm

    Sarena, Why don’t you try preserving some of your favourite summer foods this coming season, and see if that can get you through the worst of October / November? Canning, drying and freezing can be fantastic. What do you think? I always freeze lots of berries every summer so that I can have smoothies any time of year.

    Caitlin, great guest post! I enjoyed reading it!

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    • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) May 6, 2011, 12:53 pm

      Jen, we are planning too! I’m really excited about it too since my mother-in-law is a pro at canning and I just got a HUGE pressure cooker for canning from my grandmother. I freeze stuff now, but that only lasts so long. I can’t wait to get into canning though. There will be no tomato safe from my canning!

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  • Stacy @ Every Little Thing May 6, 2011, 12:28 pm

    This is a great “challenge!” I love that it requires you to eat locally – I wish everyone would explore their farmer’s markets and base their weekly meals off of what’s available! It can be difficult to eat seasonally in the winter, especially in the midwest or northeast, but it certainly can be done – I wouldn’t want a tomato or strawberry in December, after it’s been shipped thousands of miles, been sprayed with pesticide, and lost almost all nutritional value after traveling and sitting on the shelf!

    Great post! Definitely something I try to do and blog about as well. I’ll check out your blog too!

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  • Kierstan @ Life {and running} in Iowa May 6, 2011, 12:29 pm

    That would be such a challenge! I live in Iowa and would never worry about this during the summer as we pick up 90% of our produce from the farmers market. However, I think winter would be a bit of a struggle. Maybe this summer I should look into freezing a bunch of stuff to eat during the winter months…

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  • Janelle May 6, 2011, 12:31 pm

    You should definitely check out Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. She and her family spent a year only eating what they could grow themselves or buy within a 100 mile radius of their house – completely changed how I eat. (and incited guilt for every banana I purchase…but I’m not convinced I can parent without bananas).

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    • Ashley May 6, 2011, 12:40 pm

      I agree! I think everyone should read that book, it is wonderful and really makes you think!

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    • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) May 6, 2011, 12:58 pm

      I will definitely check out that book. I’ve heard of it, but haven’t read it yet. Thanks for the suggestion!

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    • Amy May 6, 2011, 2:09 pm

      I really enjoyed that book! It’s one of my top 5 favorites. So interesting!

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  • Holly @ The Runny Egg May 6, 2011, 12:33 pm

    I don’t eat seasonally on purpose — but at my grocery store it seems as though in season produce is cheaper, and since I’m a cheapass I tend to go for those foods first. I think it is an excellent challenge and I love that Sarena and her family decided to do this for 2011.

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  • Allison @ Happy Tales May 6, 2011, 12:37 pm

    Wow, what an informative post!!! The only strides I currently make to eat seasonly… is to eat locally. So I guess by default, I am eating “in-season” a little bit. I definitely want to do better, though… and this post is a goldmine of helpful information!! Thank you so much for this!

    Also, good luck on the househunt! I can’t wait to follow your process :)

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  • Michelle (your girlfriend for fitness) May 6, 2011, 12:38 pm

    This is a great idea. I told myself that I was going to start getting all of my produce from the farmer’s market when they open (which should be now in my area), but that is such a great challenge to do all year. I know it has got to be so much healthier.

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  • Ashley May 6, 2011, 12:39 pm

    What a wonderful post, thank you! I try to eat seasonally as much as possible. I live in Ohio, so I am fortunate that we have farmer’s markets year round where I can get my produce from. There is nothing better than having friendly relationship with the farmer that grow your food! I feel good supporting local farmers and I think it helps cut down food costs. I basically go to the market every week with 30$ and buy what looks good. From there, I go to the grocery to get staples like rice and pasta to eat with my produce. For my family of 2, we spend about 250$ a month on groceries which is pretty good considering how much local and organic vegetables we consume!

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  • Kelly May 6, 2011, 12:45 pm

    I do *try* to eat seasonally with fresh produce, but I always have my staple foods that I buy no matter what like spinach, lemons, apples. I also buy a lot of frozen fruit and veggies that are obviously not in season. Even if they were in season, they were probably frozen months ago. I decided to join a CSA this spring/summer so I would be forced to eat mostly seasonal produce for the next 15 weeks. I kind of like the idea of not having to think about what I need to buy at the grocery store because I have to work with what I’ve been given — a cooking challenge as well! Happy house hunting Caitlin! I hope you find something a block away from our new house. :)

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  • Amanda May 6, 2011, 12:50 pm

    We strive to eat seasonally so that we can eat only what we grow (and a few local things) as far as fruit and veggies are concerned anyway. It’s hard, but canning and freezing helps a lot. In the dead of winter I had a massive craving for strawberries, but I was able to eat frozen ones from the freezer. They were local berries from the prior June, they weren’t the same as fresh, but neither are what you get in the super market in NY in January. Mine had flavor and sweetness although they were soft, at least they didn’t taste like the Styrofoam ones at the store!

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  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) May 6, 2011, 12:54 pm

    Thanks for sharing this Caitlin! It has been fun and I’m really looking forward to each season now!

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  • Paige @Running Around Normal May 6, 2011, 12:56 pm

    Those charts are SO helpful! Thanks for posting :)

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  • brandi May 6, 2011, 1:13 pm

    We’ve been trying to do this more and more over the past few years, and it’s done wonders on our budget! Plus, once you’ve had berries picked from the vine that morning from your farmer’s market, you can never go back to storebought – they just aren’t nearly as ripe or delicious!

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  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat May 6, 2011, 1:19 pm

    Oooh your pancakes look delicious! I think this is a great challenge, and it IS important to eat seasonally. I’ve also been trying to do the same in order to keep my grocery spending under control – although being a foodie, sometimes that can be hard! Thanks so much for posting the charts!

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  • Lisa Fine May 6, 2011, 1:20 pm

    I’m really into eating seasonally; in fact, that’s what one of the main things I focus on in my blog.

    I find that having a garden makes it really easy, which we started doing last summer. It also takes some adjustment to eat more wintry foods [potatoes, kale squashes, turnips and other root veggies], but it always feels right to me to follow.

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  • Charise May 6, 2011, 1:24 pm

    I definitely strive to eat seasonally. We eat local as much as possible; the only time that gets hard is Jan-April. As it’s still important to me to get lots of fruit and veg for health reasons, during that time I stick to at least things that are in season even though they don’t come from nearby most of the time. Food just tastes so much better when it’s grown during it’s natural season! After a couple years of most of our groceries coming from the farmer’s market 6 months of the year (with a portion still coming from there in the winter months), I learned what’s in season when and for the last few years have still been able to meal plan accordingly, which is great for me since I like to plan ahead instead of picking up whatever.

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  • Amy May 6, 2011, 1:27 pm

    I completely eat seasonally- we belong to Essex Farm- a full-diet (meat, grains, dairy and produce) year- round CSA in the Adirondack Mountains– which, with it’s 60+ day growing season, takes seasonal eating to a new level! I do “put up” (freeze and can) produce, jams, pickles to make the winter not so root-vegetably! But I LOVE eating this way, and wouldn’t have it any other way! Can’t imagine eating strawberries in December ever again!

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  • Deanna May 6, 2011, 1:27 pm

    Thanks for the link to the seasonal food table!
    I think eating seasonally helps me appreciate food for it’s uniqueness. I mean if I could eat watermelon year round I would, but then it loses it ‘special’ quality by being so available. Waiting until it’s in season makes it special and a treat!

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    • Amy May 6, 2011, 1:29 pm

      COMPLETELY agree on the food becoming a special treat! That’s the best part!

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    • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) May 6, 2011, 2:30 pm

      I completely agree! It is such a treat when you get to have your favorites again. I’m enjoying finding new things too within each season. It’s definitely an adventure!

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      • Amy May 6, 2011, 7:43 pm

        I agree with that, too! I find new things every season and get more creative with what I have every season! It’s an awesome adventure!

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  • Theresa May 6, 2011, 1:27 pm

    This was a really awesome, inspiring, and informative post! I will definitely try this challenge! Thanks Serena and Caitlin!

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  • Amy May 6, 2011, 1:28 pm

    FOR AN AWESOME READ– I’m not kidding, you will love it– check out Kristin Kimball’s book “The Dirty Life”– how she and her husband started this very cool, largely horse-powered CSA!

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    • Aundra | Fit for Life May 6, 2011, 1:33 pm

      Kristin Kimball recently visited my town! Loved her book, loved her talk. Super jealous that you belong to her CSA in NY!

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      • Amy May 6, 2011, 7:44 pm

        Kristin and Mark are awesome- and the food is to die for. I am so lucky to live here. Even if it did snow this morning. :(

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  • Aundra | Fit for Life May 6, 2011, 1:32 pm

    Love this! I’m all over local, seasonal eats. When you think about it, before cities, all food was local. People ate what grew around them. Only in the past few hundred years have we started to cultivate foods and take them outside their intended growing environments (example: tomatoes are from Mexico!). Did you know that the average piece of produce travels 2,000 miles to get to your plate? Mind blowing.

    My area is loaded with fabulous farms that provide everything from pastured meats to locally grown veggies. I’d encourage you to also check out a Community Supported/Shared Agriculture program, too, if there’s one near you! It’s a great way to support and encourage farmers to keep producing local vegetables.

    Bravo to you, keep spreading and sharing the good word!

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    • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) May 6, 2011, 2:37 pm

      Thank you for the suggestions! I’m definitely going to check into getting a lot more involved locally with shared agriculture!

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  • Natalia - a side of simple May 6, 2011, 1:32 pm

    First off, LOVE your blog Sarena :) It’s my go-to resource for GF living. And second, thanks for really highlighting the benefits and ways you can eat seasonally. I’m going to try to make more of an effort to eat what is locally available especially with the summer coming up!

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    • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) May 6, 2011, 2:43 pm

      Thanks Natalia! Summer time is the best time to start…then ya gotta go cold turkey come fall with the new seasonal foods!

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      • Amy May 6, 2011, 7:46 pm

        And you gotta freeze and can like a crazy person! It reminds me of the fable about some little ant or bug or something who did all the work to get ready for winter! But there’s nothing like fresh frozen blueberries, corn chowder or slow-roasted tomatoes in the dead of winter!

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  • Lauren May 6, 2011, 1:33 pm

    Great challenge! I try to eat seasonally and avoid the berries in the winter, but I could definitely eat more seasonally. The book, “Animal Vegetable Miracle” touches on this fact, and it’s a great book!

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  • Lisa (I'm an Okie) May 6, 2011, 1:39 pm

    I love this!! And I love the sheets with what veggies/fruits are in season–I made sure to save those!

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  • Jen May 6, 2011, 1:53 pm

    Good luck house hunting!! We have been on the hunt for a few weeks now, overwhelming to say the least!!! I’m going out looking at a few Monday with my Mom and sister.

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  • Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me May 6, 2011, 1:57 pm

    I try very hard to eat seasonally but it’s so hard sometimes!!

    House hunting? I thought you guys were waiting??!?

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  • Amy May 6, 2011, 2:08 pm

    This definitely makes me think of “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle”…LOVE THAT BOOK! It’s so interesting!

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  • Susan May 6, 2011, 2:12 pm

    Have fun house hunting! 10+ houses is pretty ambitious! The first time we went out, I had 8 houses on the list, but we ended up knocking it down to 5 and I was exhausted after those.

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  • D May 6, 2011, 2:16 pm

    I think that’s a cool experiment, and I enjoyed reading that animal, vegetable book, too. But, I do think that ‘eating seasonally’ is, unfortunately, a fad for most people. I’m definitely not directing that at the guest poster, because she seemed to do an awesome job, but visiting your farmers market once in a while to buy some berries is not the same as truly eating seasonally. A lot of responses here say things like, “I try”, and while that is MORE than okay, I feel like if this was over veganism (“I try to cut down on meat but I just love a good steak sometimes!”) then there would be a different attitude. I also feel like a lot of people don’t understand the true extent of eating seasonally – what about nuts and seeds? Also, not that I necessarily do or don’t agree with this argument, but society has always considered the ability to get fresh food year round (I know people argue with ‘fresh’ but just because it’s not ‘plucked from the vine’ doesn’t mean it’s not fresh or healthy) one of the great advancements in our world! Seriously. It is a privilege to get food year round, and while I understand the environmental impact, I don’t think we should turn our noses up at supermarket food just because it’s not local, organic, and so on. Seasonal eating is a great idea in theory, but in my opinion, it’s a fad.

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    • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) May 6, 2011, 4:53 pm

      I completely agree that visiting your farmer’s market during the summer months and calling that your try at seasonal eating is a little bit of a cheat. However, I do believe that it still helps out the environment, the local farmers and well, ultimately, our bodies. I actually went cold turkey on this one and while it was hard to begin with, I feel better for it. I am grateful for the supermarkets, but for me, I want to eat closer to home. I do think that every little bit helps, so even if people say they will “try it” or even if they do a little…a little goes a long way! I plan to stick with it. It’s right for me.

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  • chloe @ 321delish May 6, 2011, 2:22 pm

    this is SUCH a great post and a wonderful challenge. You are SO fortunate to be able to access these types of foods!

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  • Steph @ A Life Without Ice Cream May 6, 2011, 2:30 pm

    This was a really neat post and I have a feeling this would have been a real challenge at times! I’m for sure one of those people who enjoys my out of season fruits and veggies but I find things always taste so much better when they’re in season too (ie Strawberries that cross the continent compared to those that are grown a few miles out of the city).

    Is this something that you intend to continue (or generally continue)?

    Great guest post!!

    Also, HTP, looking forward to hearing about the house hunt!

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    • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) May 6, 2011, 2:40 pm

      I intend to continue it. I think getting past the hard part of withdrawals from my lettuce during the winter months was the hardest. I think my family has learned a lot and really, it is fun discovering new loves with food when you think about what’s available during the different seasons. It’s helped our budget too!

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  • Sarah for Real May 6, 2011, 2:39 pm

    Great post! My CSA has me eating seasonally now for sure.

    The thing I love most about eating seasonally is the TASTE. I’m happy to wait for summer to eat good tomatoes. And strawberries too!

    Oh my gosh I just had the first strawberry of the season (though it got shipped to me from California) and it was an amazing moment. So much better than anything I’d have bought in the winter.

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  • Katy (The Singing Runner) May 6, 2011, 2:39 pm

    This is fantastic! I really want to start eating seasonally and start hitting up the farmer’s market! :D

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  • Marina May 6, 2011, 2:52 pm

    Where I live , produce in the grocery stores and in the market are mostly the ones in the season. Some are always there, but I tried to avoid them during those months, and eat up the seasonal stuff. It’s much more healthier and environment healthy!
    I always get excited when seasons change, the thought of new fruits and veggies makes me happy. I can’t wait for summer fruits!

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  • Sara @ OurDogBuffy May 6, 2011, 3:00 pm

    I wish more people did this!

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  • Elena @ GagaForGrapefruit May 6, 2011, 3:10 pm

    what a great post! thanks for the inspiration!

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  • Mac May 6, 2011, 4:09 pm

    I just saw the Farmer’s Market open across the street for the first time this season… so excited! This is my favorite time to buy veggies and home baked goods.

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  • Ellie @ The Mommyist May 6, 2011, 4:25 pm

    I absolutely try to eat seasonally. I don’t think it helps my budget at all. I try to buy locally grown, seasonal produce and to get that you have to buy from either a farmer’s market or a grocery store that cares enough to carry those products. Much more expensive than just going to Fred Meyer and buying produce there. I’m not complaining, it’s a choice I’ve made and I’m happy to pay the extra money. Food is THE most important thing I spend money on.

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  • Baking 'n' Books May 6, 2011, 4:27 pm

    What an interesting post! Hmm…I’d love all those eats! I am definitely a salad person – but cringe when I hear people say they prefer heartier fare such as soups, chilis only during the colder months – they’re good foods! Just maybe change up the ingredients…just what you said!

    I once knew a Yogi who said we were much the same in that we loved our “certain” foods (i.e salads, greens) etc. – but really what we needed were more earthier, hearty, oilier foods. Very interesting – so now I LOVE squashes and oils and stuff added to vegetables. And beans.

    …and pizzas with cheese of course :)

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  • Melissa @ Be Not Simply Good May 6, 2011, 4:37 pm

    We’re not strict about eating seasonally, but over these last couple of years doing the CSA, it has come a bit more naturally. We eat what we get in the box. Also, since the CSA produce is such good quality, I think we’ve become a little pickier. There were plenty of times over the winter when I’d have been willing to pick up some produce that wasn’t in season, but frankly, it didn’t look that good. We are finally getting decent cucumbers at the store again, for example. And yes, I do feel we save money by shopping seasonally for much of our produce. The things that are in season typically are available for a better price because they don’t have to be shipped from so far away. Win-win!!

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  • R @ Learning As I Chop May 6, 2011, 5:28 pm

    I would love to try this plan but I feel like it’d be hard in NYC, where nothing is in season in the Winter

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  • Kelly May 6, 2011, 6:19 pm

    Saving this post so I can come back later and read those seasonality charts closer! Love this idea! I know I need to do a better job of eating seasonally!

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  • Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 6, 2011, 6:48 pm

    I do try to eat seasonally – mostly because food just tastes better in season. And it forces me to change up my diet and get more creative in the kitchen.

    My body tends to crave different foods too… in the winter I want to pack in butternut squash and in the summer I can eat a whole watermelon on my own! :)

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  • Sarah@The Flying ONION May 6, 2011, 6:53 pm

    I love this post!

    Honestly, eating seasonally is something that I *try* to do, but it’s never been something that I seriously put at the forefront. This post makes it seem completely doable and realistic.

    Thank you for your candid writing and for making local, seasonal eating something that we can all strive for (even in small ways!) The food will be fresher AND healthier, aside from also being more environmentally friendly. :D

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  • Christine May 6, 2011, 7:12 pm

    I need to be better about seasonal eating and put in the leg work to find some better farmer’s markets in my area so I can eat locally as well.

    10 in one day? Sheesh! The whole house buying process is stressing me out. If you don’t have patience (like me) stay away from short sales!

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  • Kristin @ FoodFash May 6, 2011, 8:46 pm

    Have you read Terry Walters’ books? They’re all categorized by season and it’s all dairy-free! I can’t wait to check out your blog as I recently gave up eating dairy. Thanks for sharing your seasonal challenge experience!

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  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin May 6, 2011, 8:58 pm

    Way to go on sticking with this challenge! It must be tough at times!

    I wish I could eat more seasonally, but I would have such a hard time giving up bananas and exotic fruits! I try to eat locally when possible though, especially in the summers when I buy my produce at our farmer’s market.

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  • Emma (Namaste Everyday) May 6, 2011, 9:30 pm

    I put a lot of emphasis on eating in season, though I can’t completely yet. I have one major problem with eating in season: tomatoes!!! I miss those babies!!! (I live in New Zealand and winter is almost here)

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  • Cora May 6, 2011, 9:40 pm

    I’d love to do this but Cabbage, Carrots and Potatoes from October to May is too depressing for words. Oh to live somewhere less frigid!

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  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) May 6, 2011, 10:38 pm

    I usually eat quite seasonally because I prefer heartier winter vegetables in the winter, and lighter foods in the summer.

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  • Khushboo May 7, 2011, 1:27 am

    That’s really interesting to read! Fortunately by living in India, I have no choice but to eat seasonally- if it ain’t in season, it ain’t available! Strawberries for example are on their last leg so I am devouring them as much as I can till its time to say bye-bye!

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  • Amber K May 7, 2011, 12:23 pm

    I’ve thought about it, but the problem is it would greatly reduce my produce intake. I either like veggies or I hate them. I don’t really have any inbetween.

    Like for instance, salads. I only like romaine lettuce. Every other kind I’ve tried has a funky aftertaste and if I didn’t buy romaine I just plain wouldn’t eat salad! Too darn picky for my own good.

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  • Amber K May 7, 2011, 12:23 pm

    I’ve thought about it, but the problem is it would greatly reduce my produce intake. I either like veggies or I hate them. I don’t really have any inbetween. Like for instance, salads. I only like romaine lettuce. Every other kind I’ve tried has a funky aftertaste and if I didn’t buy romaine I just plain wouldn’t eat salad! Too darn picky for my own good.

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    • Amber K May 7, 2011, 12:26 pm

      weird! I don’t know why this posted twice.

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