Resources

Resources

HOME COOKED, DELIVERED MEALS

What’s Cooking? – http://www.whatscookinga2.com 

This is a fabulous, affordable, healthy, meal preparation and delivery service. The meals are varied, delicious, and made with care. In a very quick and efficient online process, you select the food you want from a weekly menu which offers entrees, lunches, specialty salads, and options for low carb and / or vegetarian eaters. Meals feature lots of vegetables that are not overcooked, varied flavors, and most dishes can be made gluten-free by request (although the kitchen itself is not gluten free so for very sensitive individuals, this is not a safe alternative). Some options are pasta based and for most people I recommend not eating refined carbs like pasta or baked goods on a regular basis, but there are many other options each week on the What’s Cooking menu, so avoiding refined carbs is not hard to do. Sometimes I order the pasta dish without the pasta and I have the sauce on gluten-free noodles or cauliflower rice. I have used What’s Cooking and can highly recommend them.

EATING LOCAL

Washtenaw County and the surrounding area has the capacity to supply most of our citizens’ foods needs. And the more we spend our food dollars here, the more we grow our local and state economy, the more traceable and safer our food supply, and the fresher and more nutrient dense our food. In addition to the many Farmer’s Markets we have in the county (A2, Chelsea, Saline, Ypsi), we have many, many farmers and food producers who sell directly to consumers in various ways. One great way to get started finding these folks is through the website. Local Harvest (http://www.localharvest.org) is a national, searchable database for farms, CSAs (community supported agriculture) and products.