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Building pathways to an ecological food future

 

How we eat can change the world. Harvesting, preparing, and sharing food is the foundation of our culture. We come together to celebrate an abundant future.

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Community Table: Recipes for an Ecological Food Future

From seasonally-inspired recipes to sourcing suggestions to addressing the importance of polyculture farming, our cookbook merges diverse recipes and resources with tips and solutions. In doing so, we set the table for an abundant and nourishing future that celebrates food and our shared ecosystem.

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Eat: Eilo’s Kitchen Zucchini Cakes

Green Feast Chef Cathy McKnight highlights the last summer harvest with this simple recipe

 
 

Eilo’s Kitchen Zucchini cakes

Makes 8-12 cakes depending on your scoop.

Tools needed:
  • Large box grater
  • Flat spatula
  • Microplane Zester
  • Colander
Ingredients for zucchini cakes
  • 1/2 cup coarse organic almond flour (Bob’s Red Mill is my preferred brand)
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini, salted and drained in a colander
  • 1 whole jalapeno pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves of fresh pressed garlic
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 2 extra large eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • avocado oil for frying the cakes ( ½ C.)

Creamy Green Chile Sauce

Place all ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine then set aside

  • 1 cup soft chevre goat cheese (Drake Family Farm is my choice)
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh diced green chilies
  • 1 tablespoon of minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons of lime juice
  • A sprinkle of smoked paprika or cayenne pepper
instructions:
  1. Place grated zucchini in a large colander, sprinkle with 1 tsp salt, mix it through. let sit for 10 minutes. Press as much of the water as possible out of the squash while it is in the colander.
  2. In a large bowl mix the flour, garlic, eggs, lime zest and jalapeno peppers.
  3. Add squeezed zucchini, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine. Form into small patties. (2 oz. scoop per cake in our kitchen)
  4. Add enough oil to coat the bottom of a sauté pan set over medium heat. Place cakes in the pan but do not crowd them. There should be oil bubbling up around them
  5. Cook until each side is a golden brown. It will take approximately 2-3minutes per side. Do not lift the cake up to flip until a small crust has formed.
  6. Place the cooked cakes on a paper towel to soak up any the excess oil. Serve immediately with a dollop of sauce on each cake.
  7. Sprinkle with smoked paprika

 

 
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Great Guacamole: The Basics and Beyond

Puesto’s Executive Creative Chef, Katy Smith, gives us the download on perfect guacamole, every time.

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Back to School with Sprouted Kitchen

How Sara Forte of Sprouted Kitchen keeps lunch interesting for her little ones.

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Eat: Chilled Corn Soup by Amanda Yee

This Community Table Chef highlights a summer soup that features an unexpected ingredient from our friends at Patagonia Provisions.

EAT: Principles of our Community Table Accord
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EAT: Principles of our Community Table Accord

By living and eating in accordance to these principles, each one of us contributes to a more abundant future.

10 Principles of a Regenerative Food System

The Community Table Accord is a platform to promote sustainability throughout all aspects of sourcing, preparing, and eating food. At The Ecology Center, we believe that everyday, simple solutions create big change in our communities. Together, we are building a healthy, vibrant future designed around the understanding that we are a part of nature.

The Community Table Accord is an effort to mainstream sustainability in the global farm-to-table community. Shaped, practiced, and shared by our founding chefs, the Community Table Accord advances the conversation at the dinner table. By living and eating in accordance with these principles, each one of us contributes to a more abundant future.

EAT FRESH + SEASONAL

Choose local produce that’s in season

BUY LOCAL

Support a dynamic local economy.

CHOOSE ORGANIC

Remove contaminants and toxins from our food supply.

RESPECT ANIMALS

Only eat animals raised with intention and respect.

GROW YOUR OWN

Participate in the act of growing food.

CELEBRATE DIVERSITY

Cultivate and consume a diverse variety of foods.

PROMOTE POLYCULTURES

Make farms regenerative ecosystems.

NOURISH ALL CHILDREN

Give children everywhere access to delicious, healthy food.

EDUCATE FOR CHANGE

Empower positive change through personal and collective activism.

CELEBRATE THE HARVEST

Take time to celebrate, recognize, and inspire your community.

The sustainable food movement is driven by every one of us. Pull up a seat at the table. Join us as we continue building vibrant, healthy communities.

Pantry Essentials

A few of our favorite things to keep handy in the kitchen.