Wrap-Up

WE DID IT!!! On behalf of the entire Eat Fit NOLA intern team, we are looking forward to celebrating with so many of you tonight at the e Eat Local Finale Party! I cannot believe the 30 day Eat Local Challenge is already over! I am so glad I participated in the challenge this year…

Summer Date Night

This week, I decided to combine the Eat Local Challenge with a date night and cook for my boyfriend. We had a blast putting together our local New Orleans products into a delicious, summer meal. The food tasted fresh and cooking it together was an alternative way to spend our night. To kick the menu off,…

Local Ingredients Inspired Dinner Party

Summer is the best time for entertaining; the produce is fresh, people are in good spirits, and if the weather isn’t too crazy, it’s the perfect time to enjoy nature with your loved ones. I love hosting dinner parties, so when I came up with the idea to spread my interest for eating local through…

Exploring St. Roch Market

St. Roch Market is one of my favorite places to go for lunch. Located in a historic building, this food hall has 13 awesome vendors that sell southern and local foods. You can grab a bite to eat whether you’re in the mood for seafood, comfort foods, Tex-Mex, or even a healthy fresh cold-pressed juice. The…

Meatless Monday #3: Shakshuka with Goat Cheese

Shakshuka with Goat Cheese Serves: 4-6 Ingredients 1 tsp pecan oil 1 onion, peeled and thinly sliced 1 bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp paprika 2 lbs ripe tomatoes, cored and diced 2 tbs homemade tomato paste Salt and pepper to taste 1 oz of…

Homemade Pecan Butter

There are two things I love in life: New Orleans and nut butters. Today, I want to bring the Eat Local Challenge home with me by making my own pecan butter. Pecan butter is my favorite addition to toast, oatmeal, fruits, and even carrots. It provides a solid serving of protein and is lower in…

Crawfish Picnic in City Park

This past weekend, my friends and I decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather and do a picnic in City Park. We picked up 5 lbs of boiled crawfish from Big Fisherman’s Seafood and a couple of bottles of Pontchartrain Vineyards wine from Rouses Market, and made our way to City Park. We had the most relaxing day, enjoying…

The Hollygrove Market Experience

To me, the best part of the Eat Local Challenge has been getting out of my comfort zone and exploring different markets around town! This week, I decided to head over to the Hollygrove Market and grab some food for a few to-be-determined delicious, local, and home-cooked meals. Every item they offer is locally produced,…

Grow Dat Youth Farm

To get a better understanding of our food system and spend time volunteering in the community, I spent a morning at Grow Dat Youth Farm. At the local, organic farm, I had the opportunity to work alongside youths of New Orleans. We weeded and planted crops for the community markets to which Grow Dat distributes their…

Crawfish Time!

This past Tuesday at the Crescent City Farmer’s Market, I stumbled upon the “Spicy Lady” Tent that sold locally sourced seasonings of all kinds. The Creole Seasoning immediately caught my eye and I couldn’t resist buying it to try in my crawfish boil this past weekend. Everyone raved over the great flavor of the crawfish…

Benefits of the ELC Challenge

By doing the Eat Local Challenge I am able to get a lot of awesome discounts from many of the places I already go to – for instance my gym! I just had to show my Eat Local Challenge card to the front desk at Elmwood Fitness Center and I immediately got $50 off the month…

DIY Chipotle Bowl (Meatless Monday #2)

DIY Chipotle Bowl Serves: 2 Ingredients: 1 cup of cooked brown rice 1 cup of cooked pinto or black beans 2 onions, (1 chopped, 1 julienned) 1 bell pepper julienned 1 tsp of pecan oil Oregano ½ cup corn 1 tomato, chopped 2 sprigs of cilantro, chopped Salt Directions: Sauté the bell pepper and julienned…