Ingredients
Storing Spring Produce

Storing Spring Produce

I never like to waste anything.  I feel really proud of myself when I can use every part of a fruit or veggie, and love when I use everything I buy.  Like how I was recently eating a mandarin orange, and felt bad just throwing the peel away so I put it in a mug

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Stocking a Healthy Pantry

Stocking a Healthy Pantry

After an awesome response on Facebook about doing a pantry post (you rock btw) I raided my pantry to see what I thought I couldn’t live without.  I tried to keep it to staples for fast & easy cooking, and for someone starting out on a vegetarian/vegan/healthy food lifestyle.  What I know for sure is

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Apples

Apples

You know I have to say it… An apple a day keeps the doctor away!! Well it turns out that apples may do just that with the wide range of health benefits linked to eating apples.  While the flesh of the apples is delicious and contains lots of good nutrients, the nutrients are denser in

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Corn

Corn

Corn is such a delicious food that gets kind of a bad rep.  It is one of the largest crops grown in the US, but the variety you find at the farmers market is often a different variety than the kind that is mass farmed in the Midwest.  If you are buying it at the

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Cauliflower

Cauliflower

Some people don’t like cauliflower.  But I say the same thing to people who tell me they don’t like cauliflower that I tell those who tell me they don’t like Brussels sprouts.  If you cook them differently you might like them!! I freaking love cauliflower for the texture and the flavor.  When it fresh from

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Blueberries

Blueberries

I couldn’t live without blueberries. They are a smoothie staple for me. They are full of healthy stuff that will keep you healthy and looking young!! If there is one fruit you should try to work in every day, it’s blueberries. Wild are best because most of the awesome nutrients are found in the skin,

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Strawberries

Strawberries

Strawberry season is finally here!!!!! Strawberries are an awesome addition to any diet as they are rich in antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Grab them while you can, nothing compares to the flavor of fresh, local, seasonal strawberries!! Nutritional Information: By weight, strawberries have more Vitamin C than oranges! An antioxidant in strawberries has been

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Eggs

Eggs

Eggs are one of my favorite proteins. They are quick cooking, almost zero prep, and have a long shelf life. But most wonderfully is that they are very nutritious. I do feel like I need to clarify/defend that all the nutrition in the egg is located in the yolk (the white is almost pure protein).

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Asparagus

Asparagus

The arrival of asparagus is a very exciting time at my house. Not only does it mean spring is here, but it also means that we stuff our faces with this wonderful veggie. We are big fans. Asparagus is super easy to prepare and works for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Nutritional Information: It is high

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Mushrooms

Mushrooms

I didn’t always like mushrooms. But, as an adult, I have learned to love them. Once you read about all of the health benefits mushrooms offer, I think you will want to eat lots more of these little nutritional powerhouses! Nutritional Information: Here are some highlights of the nutrition in mushrooms:   Mushrooms can be

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Spices

Spices

This time of the year is tough to highlight the healthy produce that is in season, since here in the northeast it is the time when not a lot of anything is growing. So I thought it the perfect opportunity to highlight spices as a super ingredient. Not only do spices add wonderful flavor and

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Oats

Oats

Oats can be so much more than bland mush. I thought for most of my life that I hated oatmeal, but in the last few years gave it a second chance. I am so glad I did!! Here are some highlights of the health benefits of oats: Packed with fiber and antioxidants Can help reduce

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