Friday, October 26, 2012

Clean Food Cooking Demos and Cookbook Signings with Terry Walters!

I've been looking forward to this weekend for a while because one of my food heroes will be in town! Temps will be in the 60s this weekend, which is perfect weather to enjoy the foliage and a perfect Saturday at the Union Square Farmers Market here in Somerville, MA with my favorite Cookbook Author and clean eating expert Terry Walters set up for a cooking demo and book signing! I met Terry a little over a year ago and wrote about here.

If you can't make it to the market tomorrow, Terry will also be speaking on Sunday at the Boston Vegetarian Food Festival. Check out the full details here: http://www.bostonveg.org/foodfest/speakers.html. Let me know if you plan to come to both or either so we can connect in person. :-)

Terry just published an update of her best-selling Clean Food, which changed the way I approach cooking. I love how she makes clean cooking approachable. Terry is nonjudgmental about food while sharing her knowledge of whole foods and pantry staples with easy instructions and descriptions of why and how she suggests using the ingredients she does. She'll be demonstrating and sampling the following recipe from her book:

Apple Squash Soup


THIS SWEET, SILKY AND UPLIFTING DISH is the quintessential fall soup. I serve it to friends and family and even send it to school for my children’s lunches. Pair it with a salad or some sautéed greens and grains for an easy and satisfying meal.

1 large butternut squash
2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
1 large yellow onion, chopped
4 large apples, peeled, cored and quartered
4 cups vegetable stock
1 cup rice milk
1⁄4 cup coconut milk
1⁄2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Sea salt

Peel squash, cut in half and remove seeds. Cut into 2-inch pieces.
In large pot over medium heat, sauté onion in oil until soft (about 5 minutes). Add squash, apples, stock,
rice milk, coconut milk and nutmeg. Cover, bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes
or until squash is soft. Purée with handheld blender and remove from heat to cool slightly. Season to
taste with salt and serve.

SERVES 6

About Terry:


"The cleaner we eat, the clearer we think, and the better we can embrace good health and nutrition.”  - CLEAN FOOD, PAGE 1


Terry is about eating clean and living well. She believes in nourishing yourself with nutrient-rich foods in a rainbow of colors and a full spectrum of tastes. Terry is about taking time to shop for, prepare, share and enjoy your meals and mealtime. She is about eating foods from living plants, not processing plants. She is about listening to your body and serving your unique being. She is about being empowered with knowledge. And most importantly, Terry is about making healthy choices that nourish our bodies, our families, our communities and our environment. One choice at a time, with intention and compassion for our selves and our planet, we can eat clean and live well.  (source: http://terrywalters.net/about/)