Category: Recipes

Cooking with Peas!

Everyday vegetables like peas can often be underappreciated for their health benefits. A good source of protein, fiber and energizing carbohydrates, peas are also a good source of

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Delicious Rhubarb Recipes

Pinkish-red and celery like, rhubarb is actually a member of the fruit family. Available locally from mid-April through early summer, rhubarb can be incorporated into your diet in many unique ways. A rich source of phytochemicals, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals,

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Asparagus Recipes

Did you know you have to wait at least two years from planting to harvest asparagus? It’s true. The plant needs to use all of its energy establishing deep roots and even after that, it’s recommended not to harvest too many spears until the fourth year. Talk about food gratitude. It takes a whole lot of TLC

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Spinach Round Up!

Kale may get all the praise but what about all of the other, very deserving, dark leafy greens? I remember when spinach was the go-to green and it was for good reason. Spinach is delicious and VERY nutrient dense. Spinach, much like kale, is an excellent source of vitamin K and vitamin A as well as folate, magnesium, iron, calcium (move over milk), b vitamins and vitamin C. There is practically a multivitamin in most greens!

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Sweet Potato Round Up!

Spring is on the horizon (and thankfully so) as the seasonal winter bounty is dwindling this time of year. Luckily, storage crops likes apples, carrots and sweet potatoes are still abundant at farmers markets. Sweet potatoes, in particular, make a regular appearance at our house. Rich in fiber and beta-carotene, which provides that beautiful orange hue, sweet potatoes are an excellent source

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Make it a sweet Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day would not be the same without chocolate. Rich in antioxidants, it’s time to savor this heart healthy treat. Before you devour an entire chocolate bar, remember that quality and the percentage of cocoa matters. In most cases

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Healthy Dinners in a Pinch

We all know the feeling…it’s been a long day and you arrive home around dinnertime to a fridge full of nothing. The last thing you want to do is go to the grocery store but you don’t really went to order take-out or eat a bowl of cereal for dinner either. This is a common scenario in our house, especially if I have been too busy to plan meals. Luckily,

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DIY Salad Dressing Recipes

Here’s the deal. Salads are a great way to increase your vegetable intake but we have to be conscious of the dressings we slather onto them. As you know, I am a huge fan of extra virgin olive oil. Its highly protective against disease and rich in anti-inflammatory mono-unsaturated fats. Enjoying a salad each day is a great way to include some

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Savory Oatmeal Recipes

When we think oatmeal, we tend to think sweet and comforting breakfast cereal, but that’s just not the case these days! Oats are a versatile whole grain that is loaded with satisfying fiber and nourishing nutrients. To inspire you to use oats for more than your breakfast, I compiled a few savory

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Blueberries

Did you know that wild blueberries have twice antioxidants of their cultivated counterparts? This is great news as we enter cold and flu season. Easy to find in your freezer section, frozen wild blueberries are delicious in both sweet and savory recipes. One of my favorites is a Wild Blueberry Quick Bread, which is a

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