Oct 6

Cooking CLEAN at KRIPALU!

As a teacher, I am always surprised at how much I learn and am nourished by those with whom I share my classes. This past weekend at Kripalu was no exception. How blessed we were to have perfect weather, fall foliage, an incredible harvest and such a wonderful group that came from all directions – Toronto, New Hampshire, New York City, Connecticut and of course, Lenox, Massachusetts!

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Together, we explored local produce, cooked up a storm of seasonal recipes in all of the colors of the rainbow, shared meals, passion, interest and healing intentions. Here’s a peak at some of the highlights from the weekend.

Our group getting ready to ascend upon the Great Barrington Farmers Market!

Our group getting ready to descend upon the Great Barrington Farmers Market!

Some of our delicious discoveries included fresh shiitake mushrooms from Blue Moon Shroom Farm that we used in a basmati rice and arame dish later that afternoon, plus husk tomatoes from Indian Line Farm (we ate those before we had even left the market)! The greens were incredible (kale, tatsoi, bok choy, mustard greens…) and even multi-colored carrots that went into everything from our veggie juice and salad to our breakfast soup and carrot cashew miso spread. A quick stop for a tour of the Great Barrington Coop and we were back at Kripalu for our afternoon cooking session.

Sisters Megan and Kate whipping up the Carrot Cashew Miso Spread. Yum!
Sisters Megan and Kate whipping up the Carrot Cashew Miso Spread. Yum!
Gregg getting into caramelizing his shiitake mushrooms. Longer Gregg!

Gregg getting into caramelizing his shiitake mushrooms. Longer Gregg!

Kristie and I serving up some Breakfast Soup (the perfect solution for all of our leftovers)!

Kristie and I serving up some Breakfast Soup (the perfect solution for all of our leftovers)!

Perhaps the most poignant part of these experiences comes from locking in our intention to make conscious and healthy choices. Much thanks to all for sharing this journey and process. If you weren’t able to join us this past weekend, I hope to have the opportunity to share the experience with you the next time!

Me having way too much fun cooking with Adrian, our ace assistant!

Me having way too much fun cooking with Adrian, our ace assistant!

Special thanks to Adrian, the best kitchen assistant a girl could ask for – and former executive chef at Kripalu, no less!

Good health to all – body, mind and soul. See you again at KRIPALU! Next stop…Lake Austin Spa on October 16th. Will you be there?

Eat Clean Live Well!

Terry Walters

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One Comment

  1. Posted October 7, 2010 at 12:21 am | Permalink

    Very, very cool! Tatsoi greens – new discovery for us this year. Conscious and healthy choices – yes!

    Oh, it’s National Co-op awareness month (October).

    It all sounds like such a fun and hugely rewarding experience.

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