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Tuesday
Nov152011

Try-It Tuesday: Pumpkin

When we think of fall vegetables, pumpkin is one of the first that comes to mind. Dishes like roasted pumpkin soup and pumpkin pie are some true favorites. This decadent, earthy vegetable makes...

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Tuesday
Oct182011

Try-It Tuesday: Kale

I hear two comments about dark green leafy vegetables, “They are too bitter and I do not like them,” or “I have no idea how to prepare them or what to eat them with.” Kale, swiss chard, bok choy, collard greens, mustard greens are very versatile and can be prepared in several ways including a few that help reduce the bitterness. It is worth figuring out how to enjoy these vegetables as they are the number one vegetable in terms of...

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Friday
Sep162011

Tomatoes - Ripe with Health Benefits

It’s the season for juicy, versatile and delicious tomatoes! Abundantly available and at their peak of freshness — this vegetable gem offers an amazing combination of protective and bioactive nutrients.

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Friday
Aug052011

Introducing Kohlrabi!

So, we’re actually reintroducing this vegetable — it’s been around since the 16th century, but is not commonly found on grocery lists these days. And it should be! Kohlrabi not only offers a wonderful, sweet flavor, it’s packed with amazing nutrients.

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Thursday
Jul072011

Beets: An Overlooked Nutritional Wonder

Here’s a root vegetable that deserves a lot more respect and attention than it gets. Beets not only pack a ton of sweet flavor under a deceptively rugged exterior, they can help reduce inflammation and even prevent cancer.

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Thursday
Jun302011

Grilling for Good Health

As the weather heats up, so do the grills. But this savory and smoky method of cooking meat does carry some health risks. Safeguard yourself and enjoy your food more with a few extra steps.

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