Eat Local Challenge
Thank you for your interest in joining Kanu Hawaii’s Eat Local Challenge! We at Foodland are proud to support their efforts to encourage everyone to eat local! I was excited to create an Eat Local menu for the week with breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu items. You’ll also find supporting recipes and a handy grocery shopping list which you can take to Foodland when you purchase your ingredients for the week. Hopefully this will help you with the process.
First off all, it may seem a bit overwhelming to try to eat completely local for one week! But don't worry, have fun! You'll be amazed at what you find that is local when you really look.
When you look at the menu, you should note that not all of the ingredients are grown in Hawaii (it was quite challenging to create a 100% locally grown menu!). However, the main items for the meals are grown locally. Also, some of the menu items are local favorites that are easy to make, and therefore I didn't include recipes for those items because you probably have a favorite of your own. I did provide recipes for items that may be new to you.
I know that weekday mornings are sometimes tough to make a full meal, so the focus of those breakfasts is quick, fast, and easy. I also tried to put together items that are relatively healthy (actually, nearly all locally grown items are!). Since you may have more leisure time on the weekends, the breakfast meals are a bit more elaborate.
When it comes to lunch, I tried to put together items that can be made the night before and then packed and taken to work. Some of the lunch items are made from dinner leftovers. For example, chicken dinner can easily become Asian chicken salad the next day.
Keep in mind that all of this is meant to be ideas for you to get the creative juices flowing. Follow it, or take bits and pieces. Make your own revisions to the recipes. Most of all, have fun! And maybe eating local for a week can turn into a great habit!
Wishing you a successful and fun week of eating local,
For More Information about Kanu Hawaii's Eat Local Challenge, visit www.kanuhawaii.org
Recently, I was asked about an item we offer in our Weekly Ad. The item was Rib Tips. A customer wanted to know what they were and where they came from.
First off, to make sure we are on the same page, the rib tip we are referring to comes from pork.
Now onto the specifics.
Man how time flies! Can you believe that it is time again for the Eat Local Challenge? I know that we typically focus on this challenge once a year, but how did you do all year? Were you able to incorporate more items into your day to day diet? I hope so!
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How to pick Blueberries
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For starters, we thought it would be really fun to celebrate some of the other international variations of poke. ... more »
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Well, it's that time to challenge ourselves to eating 100% local again! I don't know about you, but I found the 2010 Kanu Hawaii Eat Local Challenge to be fun and really enlightening. As you may recall, last year I wrote recipes that were mostly local, but this year, I thought that some of you may want to step it up a notch and decide to go 100% local.
I was browsing this week's ad and something caught my eye... ground pork. My mouth immediately started watering when I started to think about making some pork hash for dinner.
Here's my quick recipe that I'm making this weekend!
1.5 lb. ground pork
1 large egg
1 can chopped water chestnuts
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, peeled & ... more »
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