Super Summer Salad

If you ask me, summer supper is not complete without a super summer salad. I make a big salad like this at least once a week with dinner and use the leftovers for lunch salads. This makes the perfect crisp, colorful side dish or light dinner or lunch if you add some protein, like grilled chicken, shrimp, or beans. The best part is that the possibilities are endless with a summer salad!FullSizeRender(34)Start with a bed of leafy greens and add as many veggies/mix-ins as you’d like – best to use as much local, in-season, organic produce as possible! Here’s what I used:

  • mixed greens
  • chopped basil
  • chopped scallion
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 green pepper
  • chopped radish
  • organic corn
  • chopped carrots

Additional options:

  • berries
  • cucumber
  • nuts
  • beans
  • onions
  • chicken
  • fish
  • lean beef
  • tempeh
  • eggs
  • edamame
  • cheese

Use a simple, homemade dressing to keep the focus on the fresh produce. Oil and vinegar, lemon juice, or a light vinaigrette works great (mix 2 tablespoons vinegar, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 teaspoon dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, pepper, and a little salt.)

One Healthy Breakdown: eat the rainbow with a super summer salad!

Local Delivery, Local Goodness, Local Special!

The Good Farm Delivery brings the best in local eats and goodies right to your door, not only making farm-to-table possible, but also incredibly convenient and fun! Shop the online farmer’s market for anything from “good grab” bundles or à la cart produce to handmade cleaning products, coffee, and much more. Whether you frequent The Good Farm or have yet to order,  you’re invited to take advantage of their “Locals Month” promotion by getting one free delivery during the month of June! Just order by 8pm on Tuesday for Friday delivery (Southampton to Montauk, Memorial Day thru September.)

TGFDlogoThe Good Farm Delivery, solely sourced from East End farms and artisans, was founded by Megan Schmidt, cookbook contributor, food stylist, local food advocate, passionate home cook, and mom. As a true believer in the benefits of locally-made food and products, Megan wondered how she could make eating locally in the Hamptons easy and convenient. After all, many seasonal residents are just figuring out Water Mill from Wainscott, let alone sourcing local food. The Good Farm Delivery has returned for its third season to curate, collect, package, and deliver the best local food right to your doorstep. No hassle, just real, good stuff.

081613So, get shopping! Use code ‘LOCAL2015’ at check-out on any order during the month of June for free delivery! All Good Farm clients receive 10% off any OHH Nutrition Package this season as well! The Good Farm and One Healthy Hamptons want you to get healthy, get local, and get cookin’!

One Healthy Breakdown: Bringing the farmers’ market right to your Hamptons door step! That’s GOOD!

 

 

First Annual Edible Business Conference

The new Food Lab at Stony Brook Southampton presents the first annual Edible Business Conference June 5-7th, bringing together today’s leading thinkers in food business, media, and policy. The conference is organized around the interests and needs of people working at all links in the food chain—from farmers to foodtech startups, investors to next-wave food enthusiasts, policy makers to agribusiness executive.

BreadThe panels, presentations and other events at the conference are as much about economic development and successful business models as they are about the latest trends and techniques in delivering sustainable farm-to-table, healthy and delicious food and beverages. This inaugural event kicks off with a tasting at the Southampton campus on Friday night, featuring food and drink makers assembled by Edible East End magazine and entertainment by DJ Carlos Lama. Saturday’s agenda includes engaging discussions and presentations on food business, meat and seafood, and the alcohol industry, informative and unusual tastings, and a meal prepared by East End chefs. Sunday features a morning networking session as well as a discussion of socially-purposed food businesses.

Attendees will have access to affordable accommodations on campus, as well as guides to enjoying food and drink experiences around the conference. Tickets for the three-day conference are $259. For more information, visit thefoodlab.org or contact Kathleen.Russo@stonybrook.edu.

One Healthy Breakdown: if you’re in the food industry on the East End, you won’t want to miss this!

As Local as Local Gets

photo 1Another great (and delicious) community event under my belt thanks to Slow Food East End. I’ve come to the conclusion that summer actually may not be the busy season around here. No, I don’t mean crowded, I mean productive, educational, and valuable. Summer has wrapped up and we’re getting back into our routines. For Hamptons locals, the ‘off-season’ caters to so many opportunities to get more involved in the community, meet new people, take on new goals, help a cause, or educate yourself and others. Personally, I’m making it a goal to take advantage of these possibilities. One of the ways I’m doing so is to educate myself and become more involved in local causes related to health and wellness. That started with a potluck dinner at the Shelter Island Historical Society with Slow Food East End.

Slow Food is a National nonprofit board with the mission of promoting “clean, fair food for all.” Slow Food’s East End chapter works to educate, advocate, and promote access to clean, fair, food for all. In few words, this means healthy, local, and accessible food. I am definitely behind this movement for food that is both good quality and affordable. While we’ve made a lot of progress already, we have a LONG way to go. Unfortunately, the best quality, non-GMO food is also expensive. While it’s an investment in health, let’s be honest, it’s expensive. In order for more people to eat healthier, it’s got to be more affordable and accessible. Slow Food, in addition to lots of other organizations nationwide, fight to recognize the discrepancy between health and accessibility. (As an MSW, I could talk for hours about this topic! But, lucky for you, I won’t!)

It is something I’m passionate about, though. Especially within this amazing community. It’s a good mission and I like it. My point, however, is actually much more broad than this one organization. The point is to get out there and get involved. Get local. Explore the real goings on in your community, wherever your passion or mission may lie. This is really what One Healthy Hamptons stands for; activating, both individually and together, a healthier, happier lifestyle.

Health and wellness are applicable on so many levels, not just in your kitchen. There’s a whole world out there, right in this community. Think outside of just your own body, your mind, and your family’s quality of life. Wellness extends throughout neighborhoods, communities, and cities. Take a step in the right direction, explore this world. Figure out what makes your community unique. That’s as local as local gets. Get involved, read, learn, teach, grow, cook, share. Get involved, however you can, however you want. And enjoy it.

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One Healthy Breakdown: What will you do to expand your local world of wellness?

Fresh Corn Salad

This fresh corn salad is perfect for late summer and early fall dinners.

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Ingredients:

  • 8 ears corn, shucked
  • 3/4 cup finely diced red onion
  • 5 Tbsp. cider vinegar
  • 5 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves

1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook corn 3 minutes. Drain and immerse in ice water to stop cooking. When cool, cut kernels off cob.

2.In a large bowl, toss corn kernels with diced red onion, vinegar, olive oil, salt and a good amount of freshly ground pepper. Just before serving, toss in the fresh basil. Serve at room temperature.

One Healthy Breakdown: keep that sunny feeling alive with this fresh summer salad.

Adapted from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten