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Find healthy ways to grill your favorite foods

By Amanda Nossel : Family Nurse Practitioner It’s summertime, and the smoky smell from neighborhood barbecues surrounds us! While this scent may make your mouth water, it’s also important to keep some safety tips in mind when you get ready to grill. Use a … Continue reading

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Healthy cooking: Fresh guacamole

Please enable Javascript to watch this video Fresh guacamole is a healthy, simple dish to make for your own little fiesta. With just a few quick pulses of the food processor, fresh ingredients can be turned into a creamy, crunchy … Continue reading

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Satisfying Mexican-inspired meal for 500 calories

I’ve flopped back and forth on tracking my calories. The one time I was consistent with it, about a year ago, I lost a few pounds to fit into one of my favorite dresses for a friend’s wedding. But after … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Week 5, featuring massive mushrooms and sweet corn

So, here’s the bounty of our CSA half-share from Miller Plant Farm for this week: And here’s the catch: That’s not even half of it. Jeff traded in our head of lettuce for another portion of portobellos, so we have … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Cauliflower couscous, plus blueberry-basil hand pies and cucumber G&T

It was my turn to come up with most of the recipes for this week’s CSA from Miller Plant Farm, which means I found a lot of inspiration from the Internet. (Jeff, on the other hand, tends to make up his … Continue reading

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Healthy cooking: Sweet and spicy shrimp and pineapple skewers

Please enable Javascript to watch this video Fire up your Fourth of July grill and throw on some healthy skewers. These lightly marinated shrimp and pineapple treats will leave your belly full without weighing you down while you lounge by … Continue reading

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Make healthy Fourth of July food choices

Between hot dogs and creamy potato salad, Fourth of July treats can put your calorie count over the edge. One hot dog has 150 calories and 13 grams of fat while a cheeseburger with nothing but the basics can come … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Barley and beet greens salad, plus green lettuce sauce

Despite/because of my fascination with the weird, white squash (which photographer Jess Ensminger identified as a patty pan squash) we received in our CSA half-share this week, we haven’t done anything with it yet. But we did use up every … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Swiss chard pasta, plus broccoli slaw and a strawberry-chipotle sauce

Growing up as a second-generation Chinese-American, I’ve eaten a lot of things that would raise eyebrows, if not elicit actual horror, from more than a few American friends: Cold pickled jellyfish, braised chicken feet, fish cooked with their heads still … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Week 2, featuring Swiss chard and big broccoli

With a big wedding weekend in South Carolina last week, Jeff and I barely had time to polish off all our fruit and vegetables from our first CSA share, but we managed. This morning, Jeff picked up our second share … Continue reading

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