Thursday, August 6, 2009

Farmer's Market Bliss!

Kate and I participated in our very first farmer's market on Tuesday evening in Whitefish! It was amazing! Thank you to all of you who came out and supported us!
The energy was wonderful!
Kate's boyfriend, Eric helped us set up, Thanks brother! I thought I was going to have some time to sit down, and talk to people, but what really happened was that we had swarms of people around our booth, it was very exciting!

We served raw tacos. The shells were made with corn, flax, red bell pepper, herbs and spices. The insides consisted of "refried beans", fresh greens from Ten Lakes Farm, salsa verde, cashew sour cream and topped with some fresh, organic tomatoes!

Some people even just bought the "refried beans" to take home and top their own salads.

To make 2 cups of "refried beans" is easy!

Soak 8 sun dried tomatoes in 1/4 cup olive oil for 2-4 hours
2 cups sunflower seeds
1/2 jalapeno
2 green onions, chopped
1/4 cup packed cilantro with stems, chopped
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon cumin powder
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 clove garlic

In the bowl of a food processor fitted with the "S" blade, puree the sunflower seeds, tomatoes, and garlic to a smooth pate.
Now place the rest of the ingredients in the bowl of the food processor, and continue to puree until smooth.
It may be necessary to add a little water to attain the consistency you desire, remember you are looking for a meat like or refried bean like consistency.
If you like it spicy add chipotle.
Done! It's sooo good!

Sunflower seeds are high in protein and rich in essential omega-6 fatty acid, calcium, and iron.

We also served the ever-so-famous chocolate macaroons! Delish!

Thank you again to all who supported us for the first market! Be looking for us next week where we will be serving spring rolls with dipping sauce, cheese cake, fresh salad, and maybe some soup!

Lots of love!


  1. WOW! Michelle and Kate... what a wonderful spread you put together. I'm going to have to try your recipes, they sound wonderful! You two are amazing... congrats on the business and beautiful website! Love, Gram

  2. Thanks Grandma! We are having so much fun! Love you like crazy cakes! M