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Antioxidant Berry Blast Smoothie

  Start your day with this nutrient-packed smoothie. Combine the following in a blender: Ingredients 1/4 c. Whole Milk Yogurt 1/4 c. Coconut Milk 2 Tbs. Chia Seeds Spoonful of Raw Coconut Oil Spoonful of Local Raw Honey 1/2 Cup of Ice Any 1-2 cup combination of (we love doing them all!): – Raspberries –… Read more »

5 Reasons to Choose Organic Bananas (vs. Conventional)

Article Courtesy of Equal Exchange You may be thinking that the banana peel protects you from pesticides, but there’s more to it. Here are 5 reasons why buying organic matters. 1. Your Health Even though bananas have skin, the pesticides seep into the soil, and are absorbed by the plant. Plus pesticide residue can get… Read more »

9 Amazing Health Benefits of Avocados

Wow, Avocados! Offering significant amounts of over 20 different nutrients, they are rightfully considered a “super food”! For example, a single serving of about 100 grams of Avocado provides 26% of the Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) of Vitamin K, which regulates blood clotting and helps prevent heart disease. It also has 20% of the RDI… Read more »

Citrus Zest

It’s Citrus Time. All sorts of beautiful yellows, oranges, and reds fill the market. And, very likely, much of those vibrant colors are later seen in your compost bin. Might there be another way to preserve all of that gorgeous color and flavor? I’m glad you asked. It’s time to get zesting. The outermost layer… Read more »

The Connection Between Avocados and Butterflies

  Article Courtesy of Equal Exchange The demand for avocados in the U.S. is rising at a breakneck pace. In 2015, Americans consumed double the amount of avocados as compared to 2008. While this growing demand for avocados has changed the dynamics of the avocado, produce, retail, and restaurant industries as a whole, the avocado… Read more »

How to Cook with Leeks

If you turn a leek with its hairy end up, it looks sort of like a crown or the top of a scepter, which may be one reason this delicious allium is called the “king of the soup onion.” It could also be because Emperor Nero is said to have eaten leeks every day to make his voice stronger…. Read more »

Strong to the Finish ‘Cause he Eats his Spinach

Popeye liked spinach for his biceps, but he was in the dark about how good it is for your eyes. Optometrist Dr. Ian Murray is leading a study at The University of Manchester, trying to find the link between the retina disease Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) and a chemical found in leafy greens. Spinach is high in the vitamin A-rich… Read more »

Slow Cooker Overnight Oatmeal

Tired of skipping breakfast because you don’t have enough time in the morning? Here’s a “stay-on-track” tip for a better breakfast when you’re in a hurry. Make-Ahead Oatmeal Breakfast Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 8 hours (inactive) Yield: about 1 ½ cups oatmeal (2 servings) Before you go to bed at night, combine the following… Read more »

Rice Pudding for Anyone and Everyone

Whether simple or decadent, this sweet treat has a variation that’s sure to please you. Find Chef Sita’s favorite, basic recipe here, and then get creative! For a soothing, sweet flavor, use ginger and chopped dates. For a royal, unforgettable flavor, stir in saffron threads and coconut milk. For a spicy, exotic pudding, try chai spices (like… Read more »

Homemade Basic Tahini Sauce

Tahini, aka sesame butter, is a pantry staple that mixes well in dips and sauces – making everything creamier, nuttier, and a little bit Mediterranean. It is also a great source of calcium and the essential amino acid lysine. Try this simple sauce over dark leafy greens, grains, tempeh, sweet potatoes, or as a dip… Read more »