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CSA Summer: Week 2, featuring zucchini ravioli and scallion pancakes

As we mourn the end of strawberry season, let us celebrate the bounty of summer. Behold, our full CSA share from Goldfinch Farm: (Brandie took some broccoli, the summer squash, two scallions, a cucumber and half the salad mix for … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Week 2, featuring turnip-apple salad, grilled veg spaghetti

Jeff and I started out this past week pretty ambitiously — we planned to use that vegetable for this, and this fruit for that — but you know how best-laid plans often go. Here’s our half-share bounty from Week 2: (Brandie’s … Continue reading

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How to keep your energy level up all day

What do you try to turn to for energy? A nap? A vitamin supplement? Many products these days are promising to provide a boost of vitality just when you need it. When it comes to real energy though, nothing can beat a good night’s sleep along with just a few simple eating strategies that, when done consistently, can help you fuel your busy day.

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How to practice mindful eating

After a stressful day as usual, you settle into the couch until your favorite T.V. programs are over. You’re not even sure when it turned into a daily routine. Looking down you notice the entire contents of the bag of pretzels in your lap has disappeared without you even noticing. Sound familiar? If this is a frequent experience, both your body and your health may benefit from eating more mindfully.

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Make sure to make time for family meals

Who doesn’t have a busy schedule these days? With increasing time commitments to sports and activities, families are often skipping eating together in order to fit everything in. Several studies though have shown that children and especially teenagers who eat dinner as a family have healthier diets, watch less television, and engage in less risky behaviors.

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The devil’s in the details: Breaking down common food misconceptions

We’ve all heard that brown sugar is the best and gluten will kill you as we’ve dawdled under the fluorescent lights of a grocery store. But while these ideas might be spoken in earnest, they’re often full of misconceptions. Do you quake at … Continue reading

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Meatout Mondays: Skinny peppermint oat cookies

In the past few weeks I have experimented with snack ideas, but there are only so many servings of hummus and baby carrots this vegetarian can handle. So then I found Skinny Mom’s skinny oat cookies.

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CSA Autumn: Shrimp and grits with corn

Convinced this would be our last week of getting sweet corn in our autumn CSA program, I had thought to write a swan song for the conclusion of sweet corn season. Turns out, we’ll be getting corn throughout October as … Continue reading

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CSA Autumn: Vegetable lasagna, tempura green beans

Tomatoes, corn, delicata squash, broccoli, spinach, green beans, cabbage — we got a wealth of veg in our half-share from Miller Plant Farm’s fall CSA program this past week. Plus, we still had yellow zucchini from my editor, who also gave us kale … Continue reading

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CSA Autumn: Simple roasted cauliflower

This past week, we had a cantaloupe, squash, corn, peaches, broccoli and cauliflower in our half-share from Miller Plant Farm’s fall CSA program. And because it’s been a pretty busy week between the two of us, we treated all the … Continue reading

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