Posts Tagged ‘local’

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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Roasted Corn and Black Bean Guacamole

July 22nd, 2013


I LOVE guacamole.  The combination of creamy avocado, lime juice and fresh cilantro is heavenly.  I love spreading it on grainy bread or dipping into with a variety of veggies.  This twist on the traditional adds black beans, roasted corn and farm fresh tomatoes turning traditional guacamole into an incredible flavor experience…can you say YUM!!!
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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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Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad

July 9th, 2013


This is one of my favorite summer salads.  It is simple to make, full of delicious flavor and very versatile.  You can make it with any vegetables you have in the house (I’ve used asparagus, roasted red onions, eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes…) and it comes out amazing every time.  This weekend I had a bunch of
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Simply Sauteed Sugar Snap Peas

April 17th, 2013


I love sugar snap peas.  They are beautiful, crisp, and so yummy!  Did you know that not only are they delicious and full of vitamins and minerals, they are also beneficial to bone health?  They are a source of B6, a vitamin that improves bone health by reducing the buildup of molecules that can cause osteoporosis.
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Sauteed Swiss Chard and Bok Choy over Whole Grain Pasta

February 6th, 2013


Bok choy is chock full of nutrients. It is high in vitamins A and C, beta-carotene, calcium AND dietary fiber. Swiss Chard is another nutritional powerhouse. One cup contains only 35 calories but provides more than 300% of the daily value for vitamin K. It is also an excellent source of vitamins A and C
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Crustless Swiss Chard Quiche

October 24th, 2012


Whenever I have extra veggies in the house and not a lot of time, I love to throw together a quiche for dinner. This crustless quiche is so simple to make, is low in carbs and packed with flavor. It’s also a easy way to get the entire family to eat their veggies! Crustless Swiss
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The Fresh Box

October 12th, 2012


Every Friday I get to pick up an amazing box of farm fresh veggies from a great little store in Westfield, NJ called Alan’s Orchard.  Alan’s Orchard sells local sustainably farmed and certified organic produce, responsibly raised free-range poultry and grass-fed beef, local artisanal cheeses and other dairy products, breads, sauces, jams, frozen yogurt with
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