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CSA Summer: Week 3, featuring onion-scape flatbread and sausage-chard tortellini

This week’s full-share bounty from Goldfinch Farm was a whopper. As in, substantial and, therefore, difficult to photograph. Behold: The farm also offered up to 10 fresh sprigs of basil, but I decided to take two bell peppers — one … Continue reading

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Vacation doesn’t have to ruin your health routine

Going on vacation can really put a Twix bar in your health routine. If you plan out all of your meals for the week and have an exercise schedule you’re following, leaving for a week can break the good habits you’ve worked so hard to keep.

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Better your breakfast with some easy swaps

What’s your go-to breakfast option? Maybe it’s a doughnut or other sweet pastry. Puffed colorful cereal with milk? Or perhaps you’re someone who opts for nothing at all.

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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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Tips and tricks for grilling vegetables

I not only love to eat, I love to cook. Cooking outside over leaping flames though? Nope, I’ve never been a griller. The grill master in our home, my husband, unfortunately works as a nurse on second shift. So what’s a woman to do when she wants the taste of grilled goodness? For me, it means learning how to do it yourself of course!

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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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Watch what you drink this summer

Summer is often a time when people lose weight from making desirable health improvements like getting outside more, including lots of fruits & veggies, and cooking in a low fat method on the closest grill. If you do want to make it a weight loss summer and you’re an iced coffee fanatic you may want to think about what’s in your favorite beverage concoction.

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CSA Summer: Week 1, featuring sweet pea pasta, strawberry salad

Aaaaaand, we’re back! Last summer, my fiance Jeff and I enrolled in our first-ever CSA (community-supported agriculture program). Every week, we picked up a bounty of produce from Miller Plant Farm, determined our weekly menu based on what we got … Continue reading

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Keep food safe for summer fun

Each year more than 48 million Americans get sick from food borne illness. Do you know which foods have an increased risk of causing food borne illness? The biggest culprits are dense, protein rich foods including mayo, milk, meats, eggs or cheese.

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Don’t let summer wreak havoc on healthy habits

When I picture summer I think about all the fun outdoor activities like swimming, running in the grass, playing basketball at the local park, gardening that can keep us active and healthy. What I don’t like to picture is how summer can wreak havoc on kid’s eating habits. I still remember a third grade teacher I was chatting with a few years ago recall to me how disheartening it was to see her students return to the classroom in the fall having added much more weight to their little bodies than what would be considered healthy.

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