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  • A Peek at Parsnips

    It may look similar to a carrot and comes from the carrot family, but parsnips are quite a different vegetable. Because they have no beta-carotene, parsnips are white. However, they are still quite healthful, boasting impressive levels...

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  • A New Year’s Veggie Resolution

    January is the month of resolutions. Each year a significant portion of resolutions have to do with dieting and weight loss. Yet you have probably heard that diets don’t work. As many as 90% of successful dieters...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • New Year’s Resolution: Healthy Meal Planning

    New Year’s resolution time is upon us! For many us, this includes making promises to ourselves to be healthy this year—to eat healthier and make a stronger commitment to our health and our family’s health. But for...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • A Butter Like No Other

    You’ve heard of coconut oil, but what are these jars of coconut butter that stores are displaying these days? Often labeled as “coconut manna”, coconut butter is decidedly NOT coconut oil. While coconut oil is the fat...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Paleo Chocolate Bread

    How many of us are trying to reduce our grain? It’s a tough effort for sure, particularly for those afternoon carb cravings that we get on a daily basis! It has taken me several years to come...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Eating During the Holidays is a Balancing Act

    Life is a balancing act. We are constantly balancing our jobs, our families, and our health, to name a few things. Sometimes we are out of balance and we seem to have a penchant, this time of...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Getting Through the Holiday Season Without Falling off the Wagon!

    The wonderful part of the holidays is that they are a great time to connect with family and friends with so many events, parties and gatherings. The challenging part of the holidays is that they are a...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Butternut “Rice” Pilaf

    Unlike the past, today’s butternut squash flesh is sweet and tender, palatable to both kids and adults alike. But many folks don’t realize how much nutritional benefit butternut squash imparts. It contains very high levels of vitamins...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Strategies to Ignite Your Fat-Burning Potential during the Holiday Season

    Wouldn’t it be great if you could burn fat all day long instead of just during your exercise session? Especially during the holidays that involve parties, traditions and events to attend which typically involve having a few...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • The Beauty of Brussel Sprouts

    I didn’t grow up eating Brussels sprouts. I guess this is a good thing because it seems many folks develop a prejudice against these adorable little cabbage buds because of bad experiences with them growing up. Usually...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • The Colorful Side of Collards

    Unless you grew up in the south, collard greens may be at best mysterious and at worst misunderstood. Most people think of them as a southern specialty that involves hours of cooking with a fatty smoked meat....

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Maximizing the Harvest in the Here and Now

    Whether you are a CSA member, grow your own garden, or shop at farmer’s markets, maximizing the summer harvest is an important objective. Much is written about ways of preserving surplus produce such as canning, fermentation, dehydration,...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • When Cucumbers Become Common

    It is always exciting when the cucumber harvest starts, but within a few weeks of the season we are often overrun with their abundance. My solution to this dilemma is to adopt the old motto, “variety is...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • Carve Out Some “Me” Time this Summer

    I love summer! There’s really nothing like it. For many of us, our schedules don’t change drastically during the summer season. If we have school aged children, they may be in camps or at home with a...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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