Three Bean Salad

This is a guest post by my Aunt Haya who recently shared a very sweet story about food, connections and memories.  I love food stories.  I like hearing where food came from, how it’s changed, and the associations we make with our food; those moments that join us together.  I agree with my Aunt that […]

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Roasted Corn Salad

roasted corn salad I love summer and summer food.  For me there is nothing better on a hot day than a quick simple barbecue with lots of tasty side salads.  My sister-in-law is a genius at the side salad thing, probably because she grew up in Texas where all my friends seem to be good […]

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Mediterranean Rice Salad

Recently I went to a party and I needed to bring a dish to share.  The food theme of the evening was Mediterranean.  Wanting to make something fresh and different (and more than just the typical hummus and pita or a Greek salad) I rummaged around in my pantry and put together this amazingly delicious […]

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Forbidden Rice Salad

forbidden rice salad For tonight’s dinner I’ve made an assortment of salads to serve with burgers for a refreshing, tasty, quick dinner.  I love salads because they’re a great way to get variety into your diet and can go with almost anything.  Of course I don’t mean the typical green tossed salad.  I’m talking salads […]

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Curried Carrot Sprout Salad

In the tastes-better-than-the-picture category we have today’s lunch offering.  A conversation earlier in the day with my friend Blujay about ways to use sprouts brought up the idea of putting them into a curried carrot salad.   Salads are so wonderful in the warmer months, keeping a couple on hand in the fridge means you […]

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Daikon Salad

This week there was Daikon Radish in the CSA share. Sometimes referred to as Oriental Radish, these tasty roots are very high in vitamin C and are also a good source of folate, potassium and magnesium. In addition to the roots, the leaves are edible and are also high in vitamin C as well as […]

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What Is Hummus?

by Mira Dessy, The Ingredient GuruOne of the easiest and healthiest snacks you can make is hummus. High in protein, fiber, vitamin 6, and manganese, it tends to be served either with pita bread, crackers, or with vegetables. Not only is hummus delicious and high in protein, it has a huge fan following. There are […]

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winter soup

Winter Soup

It’s still winter We’ve made it past the winter solstice and the days are slowly getting longer. But the weather is definitely cold and damp. And it still gets dark pretty early. On days like that, I think there’s nothing like a nourishing, warming winter soup. Combined with a simple salad and a delicious cheesy […]

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Top tips for clean eating

Three Top Tips For Clean Eating

What is clean eating? There’s a lot of media exposure and talk about “clean eating” but what is it exactly? The widely accepted definition is that clean eating means avoiding highly processed foods, refined sugars, and eating a diet rich in whole foods in their most natural state. For fruits and vegetables that means buying […]

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Turnips, The Under Appreciated Root

A different kind of root vegetable When thinking about root vegetables most people are familiar with carrots, potatoes, and onions. There are, however, a number of other root vegetables. One overlooked vegetable, in particular, is a great addition to the diet; especially when you’re looking to eat a rainbow that has more than green veggies […]

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