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November Superfood of the Month: Parsnips

POSTED: October 31, 2017
“I am not a carrot!”   Yes, a parsnip may look like a carrot, and they are often confused with carrots, but they want you to know they are NOT carrots! However, they ARE now in-season and ...
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October Superfood of the Month: Leeks

POSTED: October 3, 2017
We use them routinely now, but there was a time when we had NO idea what leeks were! I have to admit...I used to think leeks were something slimy that came in a jar…I couldn't have been more ...
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Use This Strategy When You Find Yourself Asking ‘What’s for Dinner?’

POSTED: September 26, 2017
"What's for dinner?" We all know a little planning is involved to best answer this question, especially if you are cooking with fresh ingredients and eating at home (which we hope you are!). But ...
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September Superfood of the Month: Cauliflower

POSTED: August 29, 2017
Some may think of it as a "boring" vegetable. It's extremely common, colorless, and seems to go hand-in-hand with broccoli.  It's often served plain or boiled…or maybe you think the only way you ...
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Frozen in Time

POSTED: August 22, 2017
One of the best pleasures of summer?   Fresh, flavorful fruits and vegetables!   If you eat in-season (which we highly recommend!), then you most likely love this incredible summer ...
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August Superfood of the Month: Okra

POSTED: August 1, 2017
"Love it!"  "Hate it!" "What is it?" These are the most frequent responses when you mention the August Superfood of the Month...it's okra!     What is okra? This heat-loving plant grows ...
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Your Guide For Selecting the Best Produce

POSTED: June 13, 2017
We all want to enjoy high-quality produce to get the benefit of the best possible flavor and nutrition.  But how? The first tip in picking the best produce?   Buy in-season at your local ...
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June Superfood of the Month: Kohlrabi

POSTED: May 30, 2017
With its odd alein-like shape and strange name, kohlrabi may be the world’s most overlooked and under-appreciated vegetable... but it's definitely one you should know about!     Which ...
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May Superfood of the Month: Fennel

POSTED: May 2, 2017
Many underappreciated and underutilized vegetables just don’t get a chance to shine in our home kitchens.   Our Superfood of the Month for May is one of those…     it’s fennel! ...
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Fight Cancer With Your Fork

POSTED: April 18, 2017
If there was a single group of foods, that has been scientifically shown to help you fight cancer...   would you want to know about it?   The good news...there is!  And, this probably ...
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Why We Should All Eat with the Seasons

POSTED: April 4, 2017
It’s official…spring is here!   What do you most look forward to this time of year?   For some, it may be the warmer temperatures.  For others, the blooming trees and the greening ...
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April Superfood of the Month: Radishes

POSTED: March 28, 2017
Are you someone who loves the vibrant red crunch of a fresh radish, or does that distinct peppery radish flavor send you running the other direction?  Some people absolutely love radishes, and ...
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March Superfood of the Month: Artichokes

POSTED: February 28, 2017
If you enjoy eating with the seasons, one fantastic food about to hit the scene in March is fresh artichokes. Which is why...   artichokes are the March Superfood of the month!   Are ...
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There is a Sweet Potato in My Toaster

POSTED: February 14, 2017
Last week, we shared some of the 2017 food trends. One of these was “Plant-based everything.”  This week, we want to share another example of this.   What if we told you that you can turn ...
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February Superfood of the Month: Spaghetti Squash

POSTED: January 31, 2017
I still remember our first encounter with spaghetti squash... we were at the farmers’ market, feeling pretty adventurous so we decided to buy one.  It was more out of curiosity whether it would ...
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Are You an Expert in BS?

POSTED: December 16, 2016
"I walk by the fresh butternut squash all the time at the store, but if I buy it, I always buy it frozen...using a fresh one is intimidating for me." "Growing up, my mom never cooked squash. To ...
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December Superfood of the Month: Winter Squash

POSTED: November 29, 2016
Now is the time to savor the goodness of winter squash...   but have you wondered what exactly do you do with these curious winter vegetables?     Whether you are already enjoying ...
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October Superfood of the Month: Brussels Sprouts

POSTED: September 27, 2016
When you hear the October Superfood is Brussels sprouts...   what is your reaction? Are you excited, or are you thinking "ugh, I DO NOT like Brussels sprouts!"? A few years ago, a survey ...
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September Superfood of the Month: Bok Choy

POSTED: August 30, 2016
Cooler temperatures have to be right around the corner...right?!  As we transition into Fall, we want to help you take full advantage of some of the cooler-season produce.  And, what better place ...
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Don’t Let This Opportunity Pass You By…

POSTED: August 9, 2016
One of the biggest benefits to “eating with the seasons” is the anticipation of those foods coming around each year.  You start thinking about all the absolutely delicious meals you can make, ...
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August Superfood of the Month: Eggplant

POSTED: August 2, 2016
The Superfood of the Month for August is one of the most misunderstood vegetables…or should we say, fruit... it's the eggplant! And, yes, in case you were wondering, the eggplant is a fruit (it ...
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Use This Simple Formula To Transform Your Veggies

POSTED: June 21, 2016
Do you... love the crisp taste of pickled vegetables, but wish it wasn't quite so salty?  Or, do you wish you could avoid the questionable ingredients you see on jars of pickled vegetables? But, ...
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June Superfood of the Month: Beets

POSTED: May 31, 2016
If you are not regularly eating this vegetable, there is a long list of reasons why you should start...NOW!   We are talking about BEETS!   When we talk about beets, we frequently hear ...
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April Superfood of the Month: Asparagus

POSTED: March 29, 2016
Can you guess which vegetable was once proclaimed the "king of vegetables," can help reduce the risk of birth defects for pregnant women, helps women manage PMS symptoms, prevents progression of ...
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February Superfood of the Month: Sweet Potatoes

POSTED: February 2, 2016
It's surprising how often we hear people say they don't like sweet potatoes. When we hear this, the next obvious question is "have you had them other than at Thanksgiving with marshmallows and ...
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Betcha Can’t Eat Just One…

POSTED: January 26, 2016
What is one of the most popular snacks in America? You got it…chips! And, there are so many choices to pick from at the store…with all kinds of crazy flavors!  Not surprisingly, many chips come ...
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January Superfood of the Month: Kale

POSTED: January 5, 2016
How many people do you know have kicked off the new year "dieting" to lose weight? They've given up sugar, carbs, fat, grains, meat, you name it...talk about deprivation! We have a MUCH different ...
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Culinary Magic!

POSTED: November 24, 2015
Do you want to know the secret to making vegetables taste absolutely amazing?  Would you like to work a little crazy-easy culinary magic? It’s so simple…put vegetables in the oven and roast them! ...
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Get to the Root of It!

POSTED: November 3, 2015
What comes to mind when you hear "root vegetables?" Some might say "intimidating" or "I am not even really sure which vegetables make the root vegetable list."  And, of course, the most ...
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It’s What’s On the Inside That Counts!

POSTED: July 21, 2015
Which would you prefer?  A perfectly round flawless tomato or, for 30% less money, a tomato with some funky lumps and bumps?  Many people tend to avoid the “ugly” produce, even though they are ...
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“I had no idea veggies could taste like that!”

POSTED: May 12, 2015
When I look back on our journey to enjoying more REAL foods, there is a key breakthrough that really stands out.  This breakthrough opened up a whole new world for us and is what helped our son ...
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Red, White, And…Yellow?

POSTED: April 14, 2015
What's the difference between the different varieties of onions?  Can they be used interchangeably?  Scallions, green onions and spring onions...aren't they all the same?  Many of us probably ...
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The Great Potato Debate

POSTED: January 27, 2015
“Avoid white potatoes…eat sweet potatoes instead.”  “A white potato is worse than a Snickers bar.”  “White potatoes have too many carbs.”  Have you heard any of these about the misunderstood ...
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Caramelized Onions! For Crying Out Loud!

POSTED: October 21, 2014
Caramelized onions…sounds fancy, right?  Chances are, you have enjoyed these sweet, savory, tender onions on a burger, steak or sandwich at a restaurant and thought “great flavor!”  But unless ...
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Life’s Too Short for Bland Tomatoes!

POSTED: June 3, 2014
We all know that “explode in your mouth” sweetness that comes from a perfectly ripe, fresh-picked tomato from your home garden or a local farm.  Just the thought makes my mouth water as I think ...
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