The $5.00 all you can eat buffet gave the community a chance to try dishes that may take a bit longer to prepare but are absolutely packed with flavor. Fresh, locally grown vegetables, herbs and meat were combined in a variety of hot and cold entrees. Warning! You WILL get hungry…
Whole foods on the Earthworks Slow Food Buffet menu included:
Ancilla Beef and Noodles - Natural Ancilla beef and Amish Noodles
Sausage and Peppers - Local pork sausage, multicolored peppers and fresh spinach
Rigatoni with Amatriciana Sauce – Local tomatoes and basil simmered for hours to produce a rich, aromatic sauce
Brown Rice with Oranges and Raisins – All the nutrients with a fruity flavor
Potato Salad with Mint - Mint, Red Onions and Olive Oil dress this unusual salad
Made from Scratch Pizza - Oh yes! Healthy food that tastes so good.
Quinoa Salad -Whole grain with local fresh vegetables and Middle Eastern seasoning
Tuscan Late Harvest Celebration Dish – Beautiful color, local vegetables
Oven Roasted Veggies with Soft Polenta -Local veggies and artisan cheese
Pasta with Olives, Raisins, Nuts and a hint of Anchovy - A sweet then salty Sicilian delight
Squash and Sausage - Spicy sausage and cushaw squash combine to create a colorful and flavorful dish.
Earthworks Multigrain Bread - Fresh bread baked daily.
Three desserts topped off the meal, Lemon Lush, Apple Pie and Panna Cotta with Peach Puree
The event was educational and the food was amazing. Slow food beats fast food hands down!
Earthworks Market carries many of the ingredients served on the buffet. The staff is knowledgeable in the methods of slow food preparation and can assist you with your selections.
Visit Earthworks website at www.earthworksonline.org. Earthworks is a ministry sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ.