Posts Tagged ‘Alan’s Orchard’

Cranberry Apple Crisp

November 24th, 2013


Cranberries make their debut in the fall and typically show up someplace on the Thanksgiving menu.  One cup of cranberries contains only 40 calories, but adds a bright hit of flavor to all sorts of dishes AND are packs a nutritional punch.  They are a good source of vitamins C and K as well as a
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Marinated Roasted Red Peppers

September 17th, 2013


Red peppers are packed with a vitamins and nutrients.  They contain twice the vitamin C of green peppers, they are an excellent source of a variety of phytochemicals and they provide a good amount of fiber.  This simple recipe creates a beautiful side dish, a delicious addition to any sandwich or a tasty pizza topping.
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Couscous with Oven Roasted Tomatoes

September 10th, 2013


This past week I hosted 10 people for a Rosh Hashana Celebration (the Jewish New).  We typically serve roasted chicken and the same side dishes year after year…this year I wanted to do something different.  I figured, what better way to start a new year than with a new recipe!  I knew I was getting
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Parmesan Crusted Zucchini Chips

August 9th, 2013


Zucchini is a very low calorie vegetable…it has only 20 calories per cup!  They are rich in heart healthy vitamins and minerals and grow abundantly in our garden!  They have a delicate flavor and taste delicious is a wide variety of dishes.  One of my favorites is parmesan crusted zucchini chips.  They are so simple
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Lemon Pepper Pappardelle with Tomatillo and Cilantro Pesto

July 28th, 2013


I have to admit I had never seen a tomatillo until it arrived in my Fresh Box (local CSA fresh and local fruit and vegetable box).  I wasn’t sure what to do with it, so I did a bit of research to get some ideas and came up with a mouthwatering new dish. Tomatillos are
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Dandelion Green Pesto

July 20th, 2013


This week my CSA Fresh Box came with a generous batch of dandelion greens, an unusual but very nutritious leafy green.   Dandelion greens are a good source of dietary fiber and high in vitamins A, B6, and C, and the minerals copper, phosphorus, potassium, iron, calcium, and magnesium!  You can enjoy them raw in a salad
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Sauteed Spinach with Currants and Toasted Pine Nuts

July 1st, 2013


Spinach and other leafy vegetables contain more vitamins and minerals and fewer calories than other vegetables.  It is an excellent source of vitamins A and C as well as the powerful phytonutrient lutein…which helps keep your eyes healthy.  It is a good source of iron, but should be paired with a source of vitamin C
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Lemon-Basil Zucchini

June 8th, 2013


Basil is a member of the mint family.  As well as adding delicious flavor to food, fragrant, fresh basil provides a multitude of nutritional benefits.  It is a good source of vitamin K as well as beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant, AND it may help reduce your blood pressure.  Turn it into pesto, add it to
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Farmer’s Market Pasta

May 30th, 2013


I love summer.  The markets are full so many brightly colored vegetables and I love when I can throw them all together into one amazing dish.  The combination of garlicky roasted tomatoes, peppery arugula and farm fresh asparagus creates a dish that is as beautiful to look at as it is to eat!  The ricotta
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Raw Kale Salad

May 25th, 2013


I LOVE kale.  It’s beautifully green, full of health benefits and SO versatile!  Kale is a great source of fiber, rich in vitamins A, K and C AND packed with a  generous amount of calcium.  You can turn it into chips…yes chips that your entire family will enjoy!  You can saute it like spinach and
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