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Beet-Orange Marmalade

Beet-Orange Marmalade   Makes: 1 1/2 cups Prep time: 5 minutes Total time: 10 minutes Serve on toast, with cottage cheese or on top of broiled tilapia!     Ingredients: 1 lb beets, trimmed, boiled or 1  (15-ounce) can beets 1 naval orange ¾ cup natural honey Directions: Zest orange into a bowl and then remove … Continue reading

Autumn Salad with Kale & Pumpkin

Recipe for Autumn Salad Makes: 4-6 servings Prep Time: 10 minutes   Ingredients: ½ bunch Kale ½ bunch spinach 1 leek, finely sliced 1 carrot, shredded 1 parsnip, shredded 1 red pepper, sliced ¼ cup raw pumpkin pieces** ¼ cup toasted pumpkin seeds ½ tablespoon grated ginger Directions: 1.   Mix all ingredients in a bowl!  … Continue reading

Adventures in Meal Planning

Whether you cook for one or always have a ton of produce leftover from your weekly trip to the market, there are plenty of ways to put the scraps to use!  I run into this every week.  Partially because I can’t say no to the bargains at my local farmer’s market. It’s great to snatch … Continue reading

All about Pumpkins!

  Everything you need to know about PUMPKINS! Jack-o-lanterns, Halloween décor, & pie are just some popular uses for pumpkin.  This year, spice things up! Learn more about pumpkin and try new ideas that will keep the seasonal celebrations healthy, fun and festive! Did you know? Pumpkin is native to the Americas!  It’s a fruit and … Continue reading

The Proof is in the Protein

Did you know that our bodies naturally produce cholesterol?  Our bodies only need about 200 milligrams of cholesterol from food per day (This is equivalent to one egg yolk).  Studies show that genetics can play a role in naturally-occurring cholesterol levels, which is why it’s important to know your family’s health history.  If there is … Continue reading

Spaghetti Squash with Sautéed Vegetables

Serves 8-10 portions 1 whole Spaghetti Squash 1 cup Kale, chopped ½ cup Basil, chopped 1 Eggplant, cubed 2 Roma Tomatoes, chopped 1 small Red Onion, sliced ¼ cup Black Olives, pitted 1 Garlic Clove, chopped 2 Tbsp Olive Oil ¼ cup Raw Almonds, ground ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, shredded   Bake open-face spaghetti squash … Continue reading

Your Guide to Fresh Fall Produce

If you haven’t visited your local farmer’s market in a while, now is the time! Seasonal produce is one notable characteristic of what makes the fall season so fantastic.  Pumpkin and apples are just two foods that are most commonly celebrated at this time of year, but lest we forget about the abundance of delicious … Continue reading