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Buy it, Cook it, Eat it!

1440 minutes. Everyone gets the exact same number of minutes each day to devote to healthy pursuits that benefit your body or to waste on lost opportunities for self-improvement. We all can probably think of one person that is super busy, whether it is that teacher who also coaches basketball or your surgeon who still managed to train for a marathon last year. Believe it or not, there are super busy people that still manage to eat healthy despite a full schedule.

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CSA Summer: Week 19, featuring clam chowder, roasted chicken banh mi

With the end of this month comes the end of our CSA at Goldfinch Farm, and I’m just bracing myself for the tragedy of it all. With bounties like these, you’d feel the same way: Every now and again, I’m … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Week 18, featuring kale pesto and curry potatoes

I can’t tell you how excited I was about our CSA produce from Goldfinch Farm this week. Goodbye tomatoes and hello, leafy greens! (Jeff did snag some green tomatoes for frying, but they were from the “seconds” bin.) Earlier this … Continue reading

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How to incorporate locally-grown produce in hummus

Hummus is a popular Middle Eastern bean dip that has made eating vegetables more bearable while providing a great source of protein. You don’t have to stick with the standard chickpeas though, try mixing up the ingredients you use to incorporate some locally-grown produce. All you need is a food processor and the willingness to experiment.

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CSA Summer: Week 17, featuring cauliflower pasta shells, loaded baked sweet potato

Our full CSA share from Goldfinch Farm took a decided turn toward autumn this week. Take a look: I really love this time of year because it’s peak garlic season, we’re no longer flooded with tomatoes and now we have sweet … Continue reading

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#CoffeeLover

I love coffee as do many other Americans.  According to a survey completed by the National Coffee Association, 83% of US adults drink coffee, making our country the largest coffee consumer in the world.  Nearly half of adult Americans drink … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Week 16, featuring broccoli stem slaw

Jeff and I had a cramped schedule last week, so we had time to prepare only one recipe from our portion of the CSA share we split with reporter Brandie from Goldfinch Farm. Here’s our half of the bounty that … Continue reading

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Snack smart: Know when and what to enjoy as a treat

This story is not meant to take away your love of snacks, we are the snack capital of the world, after all.
But if you’re going to have a treat, at least make sure you know what you’re eating and as always, snack in moderation. Dieticians still don’t recommend eating junk food, sorry to break it to you.

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Hemp filled, coconut flavored, gluten free fun

I don’t predict gullible ever being a word used to describe me. My thoughtful disbelief even helped me snag my husband, a guy who was actually impressed I was smart enough to call him out on a tall tale he was feeding girls about his college major! So heading to a conference which included the chance to review 1,000 natural food and supplement products is a lot like sending a seasoned mechanic to a car dealer. I’m a little skeptical with lots of practical training to back it up.

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CSA Summer: Week 15, featuring German potato salad, pickled beans

Last Monday, Jeff and I worked our second (and last) shift at Goldfinch Farm as part of our working, full share. We harvested basil, hot peppers, beans (green, wax, purple and dragon tongue) and tomatoes, weeded the bean patch and … Continue reading

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