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Smoothie Tips

•   Cut up your fruits/veggies the night before and stash them in containers so you don’t have to do prep work in the morning. •   Even though they’re a little pricier, I recommend buying organic fruits and vegetables as often as you can. They’re better for you, better for the environment, better for the farmer who grew […]

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SPICE UP YOUR LIFE: MOVING BEYOND SALT AND PEPPER

I’m a total spice girl. If I were in the Spice Girls, I’d be Spicy Spice. It’s not just a matter of taste; the spice thing helps me to eat healthy because I need a ton of flavor. Plus, spices are super affordable and you can throw them in anything. Add a few Indian spices […]

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Healthy Chocolate Bar Desserts

These aren’t your normal sugar laden, chocolate bars instead these are made with healthy simple ingredients that will satisfy your sweet cravings, no guilt involved. A peanut bar, which tastes like a Snickers as well as a coconut bar and a what I like to call a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure bar consisting of any (healthy) ingredients you […]

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PICKING AND STORING YOUR PRODUCE, AN ALPHABETICAL GUIDE (N – Z)

Okra: They should be a little bendy in your hand but not completely soft. Early fall is the ideal time for okra. Refrigerate them unwashed for two to three days or freeze for months. Onions: Whether yellow, white, or red, onion skins should be shiny and tight. And remember when cutting them: sharp knife = […]

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PICKING AND STORING YOUR PRODUCE, AN ALPHABETICAL GUIDE (E – M)

Eggplant: So good to cook with. You can pick the classic ones with a dark-purple jewel color or give white or speckled varieties a try. Ripe eggplants should feel firm and smooth. They’re available year-round, but July to October is peak eggplant time. Keep them on the countertop (not in the refrigerator). They’re good for […]