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October Unprocessed Guest Post

What would happen if you decided to go without any processed food for just one month? Do you think you could? It seems almost strange to think that would be a hard thing to do, but you might be relying on more canned and prepackaged foods then you realize.

Andrew at the Eating Rules food blog, has been running his October Unprocessed challenge since 2010 and it’s participates grow year after year. I think people are hungry for change.  (Pardon the pun.) The site is full of information and recipes to get you started and I’m happy to announce that one of my recipes is being featured in the challenge today: my Savory Cranberry Jam.  Perfect for the upcoming holidays.

savory cranberry jam

The October Unprocessed challenge can be started any time. If you haven’t started but want to give it ago, there’s nothing wrong with November Unprocessed , December Unprocessed … or even 2017 Unprocessed!


The adorable Kiwi Berry

kiwi berries

You may have walked right past these in your local market, because, well, what the heck?  Usually packaged in plastic clam shells and placed next to the other berries, these green globes (about the size of a strawberry) are fairly new in commercial markets and totally worth going back to the produce section and picking up.

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Main Dishes

Oven Baked Chicken with Rustic Croutons

Oven Baked Chicken with Rustic Croutons

Although we still have some warm days ahead, there is definitely a shift in the weather.  Cooler nights, sweaters, comfort food… these always seem to go together. I don’t know about you but I start getting away from the light salads I’ve been making all summer, and dig through my recipes for something a bit heartier, warm, and well, comforting. Like this Oven Baked Chicken with Rustic Croutons.

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Farmers Market Finds

My goodies from a few great vendors at the Calabasas Farmers Market

farmers market finds

Almond Milk Latte: L.A. Juice, Los Angeles
Pasta and Porcini mushroom sauce: Pietros Kitchen
Kale: Givens Farms
Pita Chips: (yikes, I forgot to write it down… update coming soon)
Spinach: Kenter Canyon Farms, Sun Valley
Dates: Oasis Dates
Plums, plucots and peaches: Arnett Farms, Fresno
Mulberries: Gerwig Ranch, Fallbrook
Ginger: Young Produce
Celery: Underwood Family Farms, Moorpark
Blueberries: Gambia Farms

The Calabasas Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 8-1.  Located on Calabasas Road in Old Town Calabasas.

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