Thursday, November 19, 2009

Hello pretty people! My wonderful boyfriend volunteered my hands and random writing style to take up the Mountain People's blog. This is Natalie, for those of you who don't know me I am a relatively new(since August) employee at the co-op. I am there 6 days a week, so if you shop there, it is likely we have encountered one another.
I am going to try and write some interesting and fun ideas and stories... observations, news, and whatever else floats my boat. For starters I'll give you a heads up about who I am and what I am doing here, here being Morgantown, or here being Mountain People's. My boyfriend Brian and I just moved to Morgantown in April. I am a born and raised Californian, from a city called Santa Rosa about an hour north of San Francisco. Brian talked me into road tripping across the country and moving here with him so he could go to grad school and get his masters in Mechanical Engineering. To be quite frank one of his chief luring devises was the fact that the town had a health food co-op. Wooo! Well that trip is a whole different story.
So here I am in Morgantown, working at the co-op with some fabulous people. I am taking over the blog writing until the Force tells me otherwise. I'm not too sure what would be best to write about or what would most interest you... you being the person that may be reading this. Are you there? Can anybody here me? No really, I'm curious if anybody follows along in co-op realm. Let me know.
Something must be said in this first entry that bring the co-op to the stage.... so.. I'll tell you about the strange and wonderful dinner we just made. I brought home some of the brand new gluten free mung bean pasta, pretty good stuff, very mung beany. Then I made my standard "iron sauce". Don't let it scare you, it's actually pretty tasty. I start by grinding up pumpkin seeds, nettle leaves, kombu, sesame seeds, chia seeds, parsley, and turmeric, then I stir in some tahini and a dash of flax seed oil, water, and sometimes my homemade herbal iron tonic vinegar. It's yummy, and feels so good on the body. We usually eat the sauce with quinoa and steamed kale and other veggies, but the veggie situation was sad tonight, so sauce, carrots and mung bean pasta it was. I liked it, Brian liked it, there are things I would change for sure. Now I can't decide if I want to make a vegan, gluten free pumpkin pie for dessert or go for the usual chocolate hemp milk ice cream that I special order a little too often.... :)