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Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) promotes local food knowledge, production and market opportunities for farmers and community members throughout our region.

Cooking with Color

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Cooking with Color

Steve Peters

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In 2013 we’re going to enjoy healthy, fresh, and local foods by eating color. Eating with color is not a special diet or anything all that unusual. In fact, you probably do it to some extent already. Think blueberries, yellow squash, red apples, orange pumpkins, brown grains, and purple eggplant, for starters.

Eating with color is simply the practice of incorporating a variety of these naturally colored foods into your diet. By doing so, you’re ensuring that you’re eating the spectrum of nutrient rich foods. Since each color contains different health benefits, it’s important to eat a well rounded mix of all of them.

While we will highlight one color each month, starting with brown in February and ending with green in December, that doesn’t mean you should limit yourself to eating just one color at a time and only in those particular months. Most recipes will actually have a mix of colors, but for the sake of simplicity, only one will be highlighted in particular.

This is just a creative means of thinking how to eat well and appreciate the vibrant foods of the Rutland region and state of Vermont. As always, we welcome your thoughts on the comments section of any of our posts.

Interested in learning more right now? Check out The Color Code, What Color is Your Diet? and Color Me Vegan - a few books we'll be utilizing as resources this year.