In an attempt to incorporate fresher foods into my diet, I’ve become a “localvore” whenever possible. That means I attempt to eat fresh foods grown in my area when I can find them. How do you find out what’s fresh in your area? If you’re an iPhone user, you can go to the iTunes App Store and search for “What’s Fresh”. This app uses the iPhone’s GPS capabilities to determine your location and lets you know what fruits and vegetables are currently in season in your area.
Each week, before shopping (preferably at a local farmer’s market for locally-grown food), use What’s Fresh to check out what’s available in your area. Then, pull out your cookbooks and find a recipe or two that fit the bill. If your cookbooks are a little behind the times, you may want to download a recipe app from iTunes. One such app is the TinyKitchen Cooking App. It not only allows you to search through 70,000 recipes (from recipesource.com), you can add your own as well. TinyKitchen also lets you select a recipe, specify the number of servings you want, and then display a shopping list of the items you need for it. You can carry this list with you on your iPhone, or e-mail it to yourself before you go shopping and print it out on a piece of paper.
- Mason Bryant