After years of dealing with well-meaning relatives and restaurants with no veggie-friendly options but salad and gigantic Portobello mushrooms, Rebecca is excited to share her hard-won recipes, nutrition tips and restaurant dining advice with both fellow herbivorous and omnivorous Central PAers alike.
I'm excited to contribute my first blog for WITF! I hope to share vegetarian recepies and information that will be fun and useful for everyone. As a child growing up in the Midwest (I decided to become a vegetarian at age 8) I had neither the nutritional knowledge that I should, nor the enthusiasm from family members to help me explore my food options as well as I might. Through sheer determination, and likely the chicken that my mother continually hid in my food, I made it to adulthood. I've since studied biology, discovered a wealth of new foods, and now have a good sense of the nutritional lifestyle I signed myself up for as a child.
In this blog I hope to share some of my favorite recipes, some commentary on the wonderful variety of nutritious food that Central PA has to offer, and also some of its most vegetarian-friendly restaurants. Along the way I'll include any opinions that my meat-eating husband chooses to voice, as he has good taste and is my nearly constant dinner companion.
For my first post I'm recommending Folklore Coffee & Company which is one of my weekly favorites in Elizabethtown, PA. They not only have good coffee, but a nice variety of tea and non-caffeinated drinks, and an ever-expanding cold sandwich, panini, salad and soup menu. I've had many of the sandwiches on the menu and especially recommend the vegetarian "jack and the beanstalk" and "don quixote". I've also really enjoyed a ham-less version of the "johnny appleseed" panini - cheddar cheese and sliced apples spread with apple butter on wonderful chewy bread. I should mention that Folklore uses a variety of fresh organic bread for their sandwiches, which really does make a difference with texture and flavor.
Happy eating and please stay cool this weekend!
I'll be posting again soon,