All Posts In 30 Days

30 Days of Grapes

by in 30 Days, September 8, 2012

chicken and grapes
Who knew you could do so many healthy and delicious things with grapes – check out all 30 of them!

1.    Find out which state is the largest grape producer in the U.S.

2.    Make grape gazpacho.

3.    Grapes boast B vitamins like thiamin and vitamin B6.

4.    Visit your farmers’ market for lesser known varieties.

5.    To prevent choking, always cut grapes in half for the little ones.

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31 Days of Tomatoes

by in 30 Days, August 9, 2012

tomatoes
The steamy days of August make for outrageously sweet and juicy tomatoes. We’ve got an idea for every day this month, but whatever you do, don’t refrigerate them!

1.    Start by getting all the fun facts. Read In Season: Tomatoes.

2.    Hit your local farmers’ market for lesser-known varieties like Black Krim, White Cherry and Sweet Tangerine.

3.    The season can start early if tomatoes are grown in a green house.

4.    Roast tomatoes with potatoes.

5.    Make sweet, sour and spicy jam.

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30 Days of Stone Fruit

by in 30 Days, July 2, 2012

grilled peaches
Apricots, nectarines, peaches, cherries and plums . . . oh my! Pick up any or all of these in-season stone fruit at a market near you. Here are 30 ways you can enjoy.

  1. Did you know fruits whose flesh and skin grow around a hard pit are known as “stone fruits?”
  2. You can grill up your favorite stone fruit.
  3. Enjoy Ellie’s Savory Peach Chicken.
  4. Top your morning oatmeal or yogurt with sliced apricots, plums, peaches or nectarines.
  5. Combine plums with McIntosh apples for a Plum Applesauce. Read more

31 Days of Bananas

by in 30 Days, March 5, 2012
bananas
We've gone bananas for this fruit.

We’ve got a bunch of ways to enjoy this classic fruit.

1.    Bananas have gotten a bad rap; find out why they made our list of foods that are healthier than you think.

2.    Bake up a classic quick bread: Banana Walnut Bread.

3.    We’ve been bananas for bananas for a while now.

4.    Don’t refrigerate bananas or they’ll turn brown FAST.

5.    Dip in chocolate and pop in the freezer for a cool treat.

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29 Days of Romantic Foods

by in 30 Days, Valentine's Day, February 6, 2012
chocolate strawberry
29 ways to treat your sweetheart.

Keep the month of February sweet, hot and spicy with these romantic foods.

1.    Start the month of right with 28 days of chocolate.

2.    Read up on Katie Cavuto Boyle’s sensual Valentine’s dishes.

3.    Check out Valentine’s recipes for kids and grown ups.

4.    Keep red foods on your mind.

5.    Make Ina Garten’s caviar dip.

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31 Days of Citrus

by in 30 Days, January 5, 2012


Brighten up a winter’s day with sweet, tart and tangy citrus fruit.

1.    Grow your own.

2.    Read up on lemons.

3.    Liven up a beet salad.

4.    Make (lightened-up) margaritas.

5.    Turn leftover holiday cranberries into orange and lemon-spiked chutney.

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31 Days of Cranberries

by in 30 Days, December 12, 2011
perfect cranberry sauce
Perfect Cranberry Sauce from Food Network Magazine (photo courtesy of Food Network Magazine)

Enjoy this ruby-colored fruit dried or fresh, sweet or savory — you can even get a little crafty with cranberries! Here are 31 ways to love these holiday treats.

1. It’s prime time for cranberries: they’re in season from October through December.

2. Homemade Cranberry Orange Vodka makes a great homemade gift.

3. Dried cranberries are a classic ingredient in homemade trail mix.

4. This recipe for cranberry sauce lives up to its name.

5. Want something more adventurous than a basic cranberry sauce? Try our make-your-own cranberry sauce tips.

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30 Days of Sweet Potatoes

by in 30 Days, In Season, November 5, 2011
sweet potatoes
One easy way to cook sweet potatoes: wrap 'em in foil.

Mashed with marshmallows on top isn’t the only way to enjoy sweet potatoes. Here are 30 ways to enjoy sweet potatoes while they’re in season (and not just on Thanksgiving!):

1.    These tubers are not technically potatoes – get the sweet facts.

2.    No need to buy organic – sweet potatoes are #13 on the Clean Fifteen produce list.

3.    Combine leftover sweet potatoes with a few simple ingredients for an entirely new meal: Sweet Potato Soup.

4.    Toss cooked potatoes, crunchy veggies and vinaigrette dressing for a colorful take on potato salad.

5.    Make a smoky and spicy mash with chipotle peppers.

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31 Days of Pumpkins

by in 30 Days, In Season, October 3, 2011
alton brown's pumpkin bread
What to Do With Pumpkins idea #15: make Alton Brown's pumpkin bread.

Whether it’s for dinner, dessert or carving Jack-o-lanterns, nothing says fall quite like shiny orange pumpkins. We’ve got ideas for every day of the month.

1.    Check out your local farm or farmers’ market for unique varieties like “Oz” or “Spooktakular”

2.    Did you know? Pumpkins can be found in different colors, like orange, green and white.

3.    Find out where the “pumpkin capital” of the United States is.

4.    When you’re at the pumpkin patch – choose pumpkins with smooth, hard skin that are free of bruises or blemishes.

5.    It’s not pumpkin season until you make Pumpkin Pie – try our slimmed down recipe.

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30 Days of Corn

by in 30 Days, In Season, September 1, 2011
grilled corn salsa
We've got 30 ways to love sweet, tender, in-season corn, like this Grilled Corn Salsa.

It’s the peak of the season for sweet corn. Here are 30 ways to enjoy this summer treasure.

  1. Classic and straight up – on the cob with butter and salt
  2. Use our shopping tips to pick the perfect ears.
  3. Use a serrated knife to cut kernels off the cob — add raw kernels to to a salad for sweet crunch.
  4. After cutting off kernels, don’t toss those cobs – use them to flavor and thicken chowder.
  5. Make an easy summertime dinner –Fish Tacos with Chili Mayo and Grilled Corn
  6. Company coming? Make Grilled Corn Salsa and serve with tortilla chips
  7. Hit up the farmers’ market for the freshest corn. Local farmers will have all kinds of unique varieties available.
  8. Cooking Tip: when boiling corn on the cob, add salt and a splash of milk to the water.
  9. Add corn to your favorite pasta salad recipe.
  10. Add freshness and color to a stir fry.
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