Adrian White

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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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9 Easy Plant-Based Pasta Sauces

Are you often disappointed by the selection of store-bought vegan pasta sauces? Think outside the can or jar and learn how to make your own plant-based sauces from scratch. With so many fresh, healthy, and wholesome options to choose from our collection, your pasta dinners are covered. Read more now.

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Top 10 Easy S’mores Makeovers for Fun Summer Bonfires

Are you looking for some variety to mix up your usual s’mores recipe? Check out ten different makeovers that go beyond the typical milk chocolate bar, plain marshmallow, and graham cracker combination to give you some exciting ideas for your next camping trip, cookout, or bonfire. Read more for our tasty suggestions.

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Recharge with 5 Cold Coffee Cocktails

Have some fun in the summer heat with an assortment of cold coffee beverages, each with a tiny kick of booze to get you in the mood for your favorite sunny activities. Shake up refreshing cocktails like an elegant espresso martini, drunken mocha topped with whipped cream, and more. Gather all the recipes now.

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7 Tips for Cleaning Stainless Steel in the Kitchen

Stainless steel is a sleek addition to contemporary kitchens. And although brushed and fingerprint-resistant options are available, stainless steel surfaces require regular maintenance to keep them looking their best. Read on to find 7 tips for lustrous stainless steel appliances, countertops, shelves, sinks, and more.

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How to Use the Whole Loaf of Bread, Including the Ends!

What should you do with the ends of a loaf of bread? Keep or toss? If you’re debating throwing them away because you can’t think of anything to do with them, we hope to change your mind with our creative and delicious ways to use up end pieces and stale rejects. Gobble up our ideas now, from crostini to casseroles.

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12 Tips to Speed Up Your Chicken or Fish Entrees

Do you think cooking chicken or fish for dinner might take too long, or that it might be too complicated to make when you’re pressed for time? Even on busy weeknights, you can still make a delicious meal from scratch with our advice and suggested recipes. Discover our 12 tips to speed up these two protein options now.

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