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Spring Asparagus Soup

By | May 29, 2013

One of my favorite things about Spring and early Summer is the abundance of local vegetables that begin to appear in grocery stores and farmers markets. While, for many of us, it can be difficult to eat locally through the winter, the warmer weather makes it easy to find locally grown produce. Asparagus is a Read More

What’s In Season Now: 7 Ways To Use Apricots

By | May 28, 2013

                  Over here on the west coast, we are already biting into juicy stone fruits.  Apricots are the first to ripen; or in our case, apriums (an apricot/plum mix that has mostly apricot characteristics).  Having a plan of action before the onslaught of fruit harvest hits can Read More

Blueberry Bliss

By | May 9, 2013

image by grongar Today, I get to talk about one of my all time favorite fruits, the blissful blueberry.  I know I’m not alone here because over the last five years, blueberry consumption in the US has doubled!  As one of the most popular berries, this tiny blue fruit is not only addictive and tasty, Read More

Baked Garlic: Delicious and Healthy!

By | March 27, 2013

Garlic is a common cooking ingredient in nearly every continent of the world but, and although it’s often used to add flavor, its health benefits may not be widely known. For some, garlic is a staple ingredient that can be used to flavor any dish. For others, it’s to be avoided as it can cause Read More

Strawberry Season is Near!

By | March 6, 2013

jronaldlee Amazing Strawberries This time of year, strawberries are at their peak here in sunny Florida.  That means it’s time to enjoy these beauties in any number of ways.  But strawberries aren’t just another yummy treat, they’re actually nutritional powerhouses.  You get to indulge in a sweet treat and feel good about it! Health benefits Read More

7 Easy Recipes For Almond Butter

By | February 20, 2013

Because of increased awareness of aflatoxin (a carcinogenic mold found in peanut butter) and recent salmonella outbreaks found in peanut butter, more and more people are turning to almond butter these days.  Jam-packed with Vitamin E, flavonoids, phosphorus, riboflavin, protein, and fiber, and the only nut that is alkaline-forming, no wonder almonds are growing in Read More

Nuts Are High In Omega 6! Should You Stop Eating Them?

By | February 19, 2013

image by DeusXFlorida Are Nuts Healthy? We often hear that nuts are a “healthy” food and that we should incorporate them into our everyday diet. There are a lot of good things about nuts: they are high in omega-3, protein, manganese, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, iron, calcium, and Vitamin E. While there are many Read More

Salmon: Frankenfish + 6 Salmon Recipes

By | February 13, 2013

image by OSU Archives  Before diving into the facts, a warning, and some salmon recipes, check out Sara’s post on Omega-3’s to find out why you should be eating more salmon. Okay, welcome back. Just a quick intro on the two most popular types of salmon in the US: Atlantic Salmon is the most popular Read More

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