Healthy Eating/Living with Brenda Langton

Twin Cities' own good, local, sustainable, vegetarian-friendly food restaurateur Brenda Langton will be hosting a 3 session class on Health Living and Healthy Eating. Here are the details:brenda

Dates: March 10, 17, and 24 Time: 6 - 9 pm Cost: $225 includes 3 classes, food, and The Cafe Brenda Cookbook Contact/more information: 952-933-4428

You can find more information at Live Green Twin Cities.

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Red Stag Supper Club Rocks!

Although it's just over a year old, I finally had a chance to visit Northeast Minneapolis' Red Stag Supper Club. Sometime between the flatbread appetizer (local butter, farm raised pork, greens) and the special chocolate dessert (4 kinds of chocolate in the cake, house-made mint ice cream), Red Stag became my favorite restaurant in the city. Here's what came in between:

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Gluten-Free and Not Yucky: Madwoman Foods

Madwoman Foods, an independently owned bakery in Southwest Minneapolis, serves up loads of gluten-free baked goods (including lots of treats). My father-in-law has been a celiac for nearly 15 years, and my mother-in-law makes loads of tasty gluten-free treats, and even THEY think that Madwoman makes many of the best gluten free flatbreads, cupcakes, pizzas, and tea cakes in town. Here's what the Madwoman site says about the place:

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Cafe Agri in the Star Tribune

Joined a CSA!

After finishing Michael Pollan's amazing new(est) book, In Defense of Food (which will be reviewed in a later post), my wife Laura and I decided that Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, was right for us. Our neighbors, who read Barbara Kingsover's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food (also to be reviewed later) instead, were way ahead of us. We'd been enjoying locally grown foods (kale, turnips, cheeses - we live in Minneapolis!) at their home for months, so we knew they would have already researched the options. After some consideration, we joined Harmony Valley Farm, a CSA based closer to Madison, WI, but doing a good deal of business in the Twin Cities.

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