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Katie's Healthy Bites: Ways to Love Winter Lettuce

by in In Season, January 10, 2010

radicchio
The winter months can get a bit mundane when it comes to fresh, local produce, so I am always trying to find ways to enjoy the few seasonal ingredients available. During the summer, salads are a staple at my house, but the days of local arugula and spring mix are long gone. Not to fret — radicchio and endive, two winter lettuces, are packed with flavor and nutrition and are the perfect, minimal-calorie addition to any salad or meal.

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In Season: Pineapple

by in In Season, December 29, 2009

Slow Cooked Pineapple
This delightful fruit brightens up savory and sweet dishes — especially during the dreary winter season. Read up on the many benefits and versatile uses of this tropical treasure.

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In Season: Guava

by in In Season, December 22, 2009

guava
Summer fruits have come and gone, and winter has settled in. Why not channel a tropical flavor by picking up some guava? Here’s the lowdown on this fragrant fruit.

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In Season: Beets

by in In Season, December 18, 2009

Citrus & Beets Salad
Beets have a long growing season that wraps up soon. I’ve been getting a lot of them in my weekly CSA share, so I’m always trying to find more ways to enjoy these colorful root veggies.

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In Season: Winter Squash

by in In Season, November 10, 2009

butternut squash
As crisper weather sets in, nothing beats warm, freshly roasted squash. There’s a bounty of winter squash available at your local market now. Don’t let that thick skin scare you away. Here are our favorite ways to cook ‘em up, including soup.

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Katie's Healthy Bites: Glorious Brussels Sprouts

by in In Season, November 8, 2009

brussels sprouts
I refuse to believe my clients when they tell me they don’t like Brussels sprouts. My response is always to ask two questions:

1. Have you ever tried them?
2. Have you ever tried them properly prepared? That is, not out of a can or overcooked!

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In Season: Sweet Potatoes

by in In Season, November 3, 2009

Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Don’t confuse these holiday favorites with yams. Loaded with vitamins, they’re a sweeter alternative to a plain old potato. Here are 12 ways to try them.

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In Season: Pumpkins

by in In Season, October 27, 2009

Pumpkin Pie
Have you made a trip to the local pumpkin patch and started carving your jack o’ lantern yet? If the answer is no, what are you waiting for? It’s pumpkin season!

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In Season: Pears

by in In Season, October 13, 2009

pears
Perk up your salads, appetizers or just a simple cheese-and-cracker plate. You can do a lot more with pears than just snacking (but that’s a good way to eat them, too).

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In Season: Pomegranates

by in In Season, October 5, 2009

pomegranate seeds
Pomegranates have become the poster fruit for healthy eating and not without reason — they’re beautiful, delicious and full of vitamins. Here are some fun pomegranate facts and creative ways to prep this luscious fruit.

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