• Getting to the Root of Root Vegetables

    Root vegetables, like carrots, rutabaga, beets, cassava, kohlrabi, parsnips, turnips, celery root, turmeric, and jicama (and more) get their name from how they grow. Roots grow underground and absorb significant nutrients from the soil they grow in – making them some of the most nutrient dense vegetables around. They contain a variety of antioxidants, are […]

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  • Perfect Basil Pesto

    Basil is known as “the king of the herbs” for a reason. It has been cultivated for over 5,000 years. You may recognize the flavor or aroma from its widespread use in Italian dishes. It’s easy to grow in the garden or a sunny window although the plant is sensitive to cold weather. Some people […]

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  • Vanilla-Almond Ice Cream with Cherries and Pistachios

    Before we indulge in the sweet stuff, let’s talk about ingredient lists. They are found on any packaged food product, typically below the Nutrition Facts information. You may be thinking if I don’t have a food allergy or intolerance, should the ingredient list still be important to me? The answer is yes! Day in and […]

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  • Spinach Parmesan Zucchini Noodles

    Oodles of Zoodles! If you haven’t heard about “zoodles”, you are not alone. Zoodles, otherwise known as zuchinni noodles, are taking over kitchens everywhere. They can be created by using a fancy spiralizer or shredding veggies and are used to replace pasta in any Italian-food-lover’s favorite dish. This is a great way to get in […]

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  • Join The Breakfast Club!

    Breakfast has long been known as the “most important meal of the day”, but why? Research has shown that skipping the morning meal leads to increased perceived hunger and reduced perceived fullness (satiety) which may cause a greater energy intake at meals later in the day. A protein rich breakfast was the most effective in […]

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  • The Incredible, Edible Avocado

    Avocado – the food that sits on the counter, you squeeze it every day, just waiting for it to be at its ripened prime. If you cut into it a day too soon, you risk wasting the whole thing – but if you wait too long, it will brown before you are ready to enjoy […]

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  • The Talk About Turmeric

    In case you haven’t heard, turmeric has been somewhat of a big deal lately. The media has been making health claims ranging from turmeric’s ability to improve symptoms of acne and irritable bowel disease to helping prevent cancer tumor growth. Whether or not these claims are scientifically backed is still up for review, but turmeric […]

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  • Easy Cheesy Cauliflower Mash

    Let’s face it cauliflower is one of those vegetables that can be either “oh so boring” (think: boiled and bland) or “can’t get enough good” (think: roasted with turmeric, black pepper, and a dash of cayenne). The key is preparation method. Although it’s colorless, it can add fiber and a lot of vitamin C to […]

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