Adrian White

Adrian WhitE

Writer Emeritus

Adrian White is an organic farmer, gardener, and certified herbalist based in the Iowa City area of Iowa.

When it comes to writing about food, she loves indulging in the growing and agricultural aspect of it – as well as its potential for health and healing. Food, agriculture, and herbalism form her trifecta of passions.

Adrian has written many food, herbalism, and health-oriented articles that have been published around the web. She has also ghostwritten nearly a dozen published Amazon Kindle e-books on these subjects, many of which are bestsellers.

Adrian’s interest in food began in 2008, with the culture surrounding its production, sustainability, and environmental impact igniting her passions most of all. This sparked her to set up an immersive college internship in Ecuador to learn organic food production – which later led her through many U.S. regions: southern Oregon, Appalachia, the Southwest, and the Midwest.

Adrian has learned CSA management and microgreen production as a participant in projects near Houston, Texas; infrastructure and start-up practices in northern California; animal husbandry and mushroom cultivation in North Carolina; as well as the basic tenets of organic vegetable production in these places and more, including Oregon and Minnesota throughout 2008-2011.

Her educational path finally led her to eastern Iowa in 2012, where she became Field and Pack-Shed Manager, CSA Administrator, and Web Master at Echollective Farm & CSA – an organic farming business she still remains connected to and involved in today.

Adrian strongly insists that growing food is more her niche than cooking it (though she does try)! She adheres to a low- to no-gluten diet, but absolutely cannot resist breakfast foods and crab meat rangoons.

Otherwise, Adrian loves to tinker with fermented beverages more than anything else, like kombucha and shrubs, as well as healing herbal preparations.

Her main food, farming, and herbalism endeavors have sprouted into her own project, Deer Nation Herbs, a developing LLC that grows and produces healthy, organic veggies and greens along with herbal simple syrups, bitters, and shrubs.

She is a cooperative grower with the Greenshare LLC of the Iowa City area, making her produce and products available to local restaurants.

Body of Work:

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Homemade Baked French Fries for Two

These homemade baked french fries are just what your stay-at-home date night needs. Made specifically for two, the potatoes come out golden and crispy. There’s no soaking or frying involved, simply cut and bake. You can even customize the dish to your liking with your preferred seasonings. Get the recipe now.

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Creamy Riced Cauliflower Stuffed Peppers

What makes a delectable start to any meal? How about a beautiful roasted pepper, filled to the brim with creamy and tangy riced cauliflower, topped with layers of melted mozzarella cheese. Chopped basil and parsley, along with lemon zest, make the flavor pop. Get the full recipe and step-by-step instructions now.

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Potage Parmentier (French Potato Leek Soup)

Nothing says elegance like a bowlful of French-inspired potage parmentier, and this humble blend of aromatic veggies is as graceful as it gets. The soup starts with a harmonious melange of oniony leeks, creamy Yukon gold potatoes, and sweet carrots, and ends with a delicate dash of cream. Get the recipe now.

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Satsuma Layer Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

When it’s winter and satsumas are finally on sale, you must make this cake as a sweet tribute to the seasonal fruit. With cream cheese frosting and fluffy yellow cake, it has bursts of juicy orange in every bite. Learn how to make the recipe right now before the season is over.

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Healthy Chocolate Banana Kefir Smoothie

Naturally sweetened with banana and honey, who says you can’t have chocolate for breakfast? Perfect for a light meal or a healthier dessert, this gut-healthy chocolate kefir smoothie is as creamy as it is nutritious. All you need are four ingredients and a blender! Get this rich and luxurious smoothie recipe now.

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