Posts Tagged ‘vegetables’

Easy Honey Cider Collard Greens

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These easy honey cider collard greens are a little sweet and a lot savory. Made with apple cider vinegar, honey, and garlic, these collards are perfect for New Year’s Day and all year! This honey cider collard greens recipe was originally published in 2013 updated on December 26 with new photos! Growing up in the
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How to Caramelize Onions

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Yesterday, I posted a recipe for my Caramelized Onion Dip and thought you might want to see how to caramelize onions at home. In my research, I used this tutorial from the kitchn. Here’s how it worked out for me. As much as I love to cook, I had never caramelized onions until now. It took a couple tries
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Maple Ancho Carrot Straws

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These easy carrot straws are sweet with a hint of heat, crunchy and slightly addictive. This month’s recipe redux challenge is to dehydrate or otherwise dry the season’s best fruit and vegetables for later use. When I saw the theme, I was a little concerned as I don’t have a dehydrator… yet. I worked with the
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Get More Greens

Of the many things I do, I love the opportunity to write for Food & Nutrition magazine. I want to share my most recent piece that appears in the March/April issue. It’s all about leafy green vegetables. Yes. I know you know you should eat more leafy greens. But if you’re curious about why and
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#SpringForward to Good Health

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This weekend was gorgeous. Point blank. Period. I chose to enjoy the warm, sunny weather outside… working from the porch, walking and jogging, playing with the dog and visiting the neighborhood nursery. Like the rest of the country, we had a real winter this year. Maybe I’m still in shock but spring is sneaking up
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Mini Caprese Bites!

I did a healthy holidays talk and demo for a client yesterday. I shared this easy holiday appetizer with the group and now I want to share it with you. Who doesn’t love a tomato, basil, mozzarella salad (AKA Caprese salad). It’s quite refreshing and delicious.  Now, these mini caprese bites are not new to
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Spring Snacking: Sugar Snap Peas

Sugar Snap Peas at the Market

    Today’s morsel is short and simple. I want you to try fresh sugar snap peas. Sugar snap peas are sweet, refreshing and an excellent source of vitamin C for beautiful skin. Since they are a spring veggie, look for sugar snap peas at the farmer’s market right now or in the supermarket produce section. For the sweetest flavor, eat your peas as soon as possible
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Organic – or Not?

Last week the Environmental Working Group released their annual list of the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen. No real surprises. Apples and strawberries top the list again but it’s a good reminder. I am often asked if organic food is better so now’s a good time to address it.  Generally speaking, yes.  Organic food is grown
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