As the distribution list for these recipes grows to almost 10,000 people each week, to people around the country, I get questions, comments, and special requests with many of the subscriptions. A very common theme is a request for a special diet of one kind or another; vegan, ovo-lacto, low carb, high carb, low fat, high fat, low salt, various ethnic cuisines, for diabetes, kidney disease, thyroid disease, weight loss, etc.
The recipes I share, all of which I have personally tried at home, only meet the criteria of being tasty and made using at least some farmers' market ingredients. They will contain carbs, fat, and other nutrients, but usually in moderation. You can modify any recipe to suit your particular needs. Many of these recipes eventually make it to kp.org/recipes where they are accompanied by a nutritional analysis.
There are also many comments extolling the virtues of farmers' markets, questions as to where markets are located in various home towns, and queries wondering when markets are going to start at local Kaiser Permanente facilities.
Our markets are likely to only be at the larger facilities where significant numbers of people work, members and patients visit, and surrounding neighborhoods have access. A market only thrives if it has enough customers. A challenge for any market, particularly smaller markets, is to make sure it is worthwhile for the farmers.
Still, once people taste locally grown, seasonal food, they usually become farmers' market converts. In response to a number of requests for Asian recipes, I tried this spicy chicken soup and, boy, was it good. It's quick and easy if you get everything organized first.