5 Reasons to Eat at True Food Kitchen Nashville

Officially opened to the public this morning, True Food Kitchen Nashville’s is Music City’s newest health-focused restaurant. One of the chain’s more than 20 locations, it offers a large, seasonal menu; a focus on anti-inflammatory eating; and a lush setting on Hillsboro Road in Green Hills. Here are five good reasons to eat there sometime soon.

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Pictured: True Food Kitchen’s Nashville location on opening day, September 26, 2018

As an eatery that calls itself “more than a restaurant … [but rather] a way of thinking, a way of life,” True Food Kitchen is a place that takes health seriously. Read More

Slowing Down with The New Laurel’s Kitchen Cookbook

In the ’70s and ’80s in America, vegetarianism wasn’t mainstream, but it was growing. In fact, you could make the case that at least part of the reason we have so many wonderful bloggers, books, documentaries and restaurants dedicated to vegetarian food today is because of plant-loving pioneers from that time. Here’s a look at one such resource: The New Laurel’s Kitchen.

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Five years after a group of “spiritual seekers” founded natural, vegetarian community The Farm in Summertown, Tennessee and two years after Mollie Katzen self-published The Moosewood Cookbook, later regarded as one of the most famous vegetarian resources in the world, a trio of California authors got together to create their own meat-free cookbook: the original Laurel’s Kitchen.Read More

Weekly Meal Plan Ideas: A Q + A with Katie Archer

If the post about healthy meal planning caught your eye this week, you’ll love hearing from Katie Archer. Through her business Katie Archer Kitchen, Katie provides weekly meal plan ideas filled with doable, delicious, real-food recipes. After a week of testing out one of her plans myself, I can say they’re approachable, enjoyable and designed to get you cooking at home. Read more in the following interview!

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pictured: chicken sausage and rice bowls, a lunch idea from KAK

Let’s start with the business idea, Katie Archer Kitchen. What is it?

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Favorite Pumpkin Pie

September’s half over, there are mums at the store and I’m two pies into the season that hasn’t even started yet. You with me? There’s nothing that says “hello, fall” like your favorite pumpkin pie. Here’s what you need to know to make the one on repeat over here.

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If you ask me, pumpkin pie starts with homemade pumpkin purée. Of course you can use canned purée, nothing wrong with that, but there’s something special about making it yourself. The way the skin softens and the flesh melts; the whipped, velvety texture of the filling fresh out of the blender–it’s like the pie is unfolding before you, asking to be made.Read More

5 Ideas for Healthy Meal Planning on a Budget

Many home cooks swear by meal planning (about half of you, according to a recent Instagram poll). They say it saves stress, time and money. Could it work for you? Today when you want to do healthy meal planning on a budget, you don’t have to do it alone. Here are five programs and tools that make it more manageable!

Healthy Meal Planning on a Budget

When it comes to meal planning, you can do the legwork yourself. Actually, if you are particular about what you eat, you probably want to do it. You start with recipes–from your head, cookbooks, Pinterest, etc. Then, you write a corresponding shopping list, buy what you need and follow your menu. This is probably the best option when you don’t mind the practice of organizing a plan and a shopping list. In other cases, however, such as if you dread this task, you want someone to make it easier. Enter meal planning programs.Read More