Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

Recipe: Scrumptious Spring Rolls

Fresh cucumbers

This week’s recipe is fun and easy to make: spring rolls with peanut sauce, featuring tofu and cucumbers! Cucumber plants grow in both temperate and tropical environments, and so are found in many regions of the world. In the US, the states of Florida and California produce cucumbers for most…
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Recipe: Rainbow Caribbean Soup

Okra

This week’s recipe features a staple of Southern, Cajun, and Creole cuisine – okra! In the Caribbean islands, okra is cooked and enjoyed in soup, often with fish or chicken. First cultivated in Ethiopia in the 12th century B.C., okra grows quickly in warm weather. Nutritionists recommend this low-calorie vegetable…
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Recipe: Maple-Pecan Salmon Delight

Pecans

The Labor Day weekend is all about family, fun, and food. Indulging is allowed. Post-Labor Day weekend though, one might want to balance all the indulgence. Here’s a low-calorie recipe that features one of Georgia’s own – pecans! Pecans are the only tree nut native to North America, and the…
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Recipe: Peanut Snack Mix

Peanut Snack Mix

This week’s recipe features Georgia’s official state crop: peanuts! The state is the number one producer of peanuts in the United States, providing more than 45 percent of the country’s peanut crop each year. These little legumes are a powerful source of monounsaturated fats – the type of fat that…
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Recipe: Dirty Rice with Field Peas

Rice and Field Peas

This week we’re focusing on a crop that’s harvested between May and October in Georgia – field peas! Field peas have been used in the South for over three hundred years. They were first grown in the rice and corn fields to add nitrogen back into the soil. These crops…
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Recipe: Apple and Chicken Salad

Apple and Chicken Salad

The months of July to November are apple-harvesting season in Georgia; and this is a great time to incorporate the fruit into your dishes! Apples are a good way to regulate your blood sugar. They are packed with micronutrients called polyphenols. These nutrients control the glucose-insulin balance in your body. Also, apples…
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Recipe: 1-2-3 Peach Cobbler

peach cobbler and ice cream

The state of Georgia is known for its peach production. Franciscan monks first introduced the fruit to Georgia in 1571, and the state is now one of top four peach producing states. Also, the World’s Largest Peach Cobbler is made each year at the Georgia Peach Festival in Fort Valley!…
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