Acorn flour tortillas: another gluten free, grain free tortilla

Harvesting the wild acorns Being wild food enthusiasts, we have had many interesting experiences with attempting to eat acorns. Many of them ended up wormy and bitter. In an attempt to make our own acorn flour in Philadelphia 17 years ago we harvested a couple trash bags full of acorns from a city park. If…

Chestnuts: Chestnut and Chanterelle Pot Pie

Chestnuts and Chanterelles Chestnuts are a starchy nut with an almost potato-like texture; chanterelles, a mushroom with sweet and savory overtones. I had never eaten either before today’s cooking adventure. Chestnuts are a tree nut, but they are not your typical high protein, high fat nut. They have about 44 grams of carbohydrates for every…

Mini Challenge: Pick the Other Color

Old habits die hard It is so easy to get in the habit of eating the same foods over and over again! Here at One Thousand Foods we challenge you to change things up and try something new. This mini challenge is about taking something that you eat all the time, and picking another variety….

What to Grow in a Northern Fall Garden: In October

The fall garden I am just not ready to give up the garden. It is October and the farmers and gardeners around me are turning over the soil and putting their gardens to bed for the winter. Just the other night the temperature dipped down to 23°F. But, nestled in their cozy beds, my plants…

Updating the 1000 foods list

Wow, what a busy summer! We haven’t posted for a while, but we are hoping to start sharing soon some of the amazing foods and varieties that we have enjoyed over the summer. From the garden to the farmers market to the great outdoors, we have been pursuing health, adventure and culture in diversifying our…

Banana flour tortilla recipe: a great grain free alternative

Banana flour A while back I wrote about a banana flower recipe. Today, I am writing about a banana flour recipe: specifically a banana flour tortilla recipe. There are so many different types of flour at the grocery store. The options are far greater than you could find even just 2 years ago. I have…

Salmon with house leeks and lemon thyme

Salmon with house leeks and lemon thyme I had some thyme left from our csa bag, and I was brainstorming how to use it for dinner. Tomorrow is our next csa pick up, so I wanted to have last weeks vegetables used up. I like salmon with thyme, and house leeks are supposed to taste…

Wild harvested greens for the dinner plate

Can you identify the greens in my dinner? We were out of veggies, and not going to the store until next morning, so my husband came back with some wild harvested greens for the dinner plate. When we do a wild harvest my husband gravitates usually toward tree leaves and bitter greens. Often there will…

Community Supported Agriculture

Signing up for the CSA Well we just signed up for a summer of fresh local farm products including; vegetables, fruits, meats, eggs honey, syrup, soap and maybe even milk. I can hardly wait for June! We signed a contract with a local farm and paid the fee. In return we receive a weekly selection…

Ten Ways To Eat a Diverse Diet

  Sometimes we’re all picky.  Sometimes new foods might give us pause.  Here are ten ways to eat a diverse diet without your kids (or you) turning up a nose : 1.  Try different varieties within the same species: One of the easiest way to spread the nutrient love around in your family’s diet is…