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What a lovely sunny cool and breezy morning.  I started my day with a fabulous Yoga class at Cornerstone with @Balance4Life followed by a locavore adventure to the Doylestown Farmers Market.

What is a Lovavore?

A locavore is someone who is committed to eating food that is grown or produced within their local community or region.

While I am not a locavore 100% of the time,  I make a HUGE effort to buy and eat foods grown locally and to support restaurants that get their foods from local growers (i.e. Jules Thin Crust)  I am also growing my own garden, participate in a CSA and try to buy most of my foods from local growers and farmers in Bucks County.  It’s just an amazing feeling to know where your food comes from and to even meet the farmers that grow our local food with love.

My favorite find of the day at the Doylestown Farmers Market was the 100% whole grain flour from the Castle Valley Mill here in Doylestown, PA- Bucks County.

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The Castle Valley Mill stone grinds the grains slwowly which keeps the flour cool and keeps all of the flavor, nutrition and texture in the product.

I just made some sweet muffins with the whole wheat flour and they were delicious.  Here is the recipe that Castle Valley Mill gave me this morning with the addition of flax-seed from me.
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Stone Ground- Whole Wheat Sweet Muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 12

Serving Size: 1

Delicious Whole Grain Sweet muffins- recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cup Stone Ground Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon of Ground Flax Seed
  • 1/2 cup organic sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Grease bottoms of muffin cups (or line with muffin liners)
  3. Beat egg, stir in milk and oil in small bowl
  4. Mix dry ingredients in Large Bowl.
  5. Make a hole in center of dry ingredients with a spoon.
  6. Put wet mixture in the hole and mix with the dry ingredients until the flour is just moistented.
  7. Batter should be lumpy- do not over mix.
  8. Fill muffind cups 2/3 full.
  9. Bake 20 minutess until golden brown,
  10. Remove muffins from pan immediately.
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Other items in my bag from the farmers market were:

Giant Fava Beans
Rainbow Chard
Strawberries
Asparagus
Tunesian Olive Oil
Corn Meal &
Homemade Pickles

I can’t wait for dinner tonight…

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Diva Dietitian

Kristie Finnan is a Registered Dietitian/Licensed Nutritionist, Freelance Writer and Published Children's Author. She is the Mom of 3 and Food Snob with a passion for Nutrition Education, Healthy Kids Foods, Marketing and Social Media. Kristie is the Creative Director/Editor for www.DivaDietitian.com and www.KidsLoveFood.com & Founder of www.DoylestownNutrition.com. Diva Dietitian blogs in Full Disclosure. Please see: http://kristiefinnan.com/about/disclosure.

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