Tag: cucumber

3 Simple Chilled Summer Soups

by in Amy's Whole Food Cooking, July 29, 2014

When summer produce is at its peak, it needs little more than the addition of a few seasonings for the flavors to really shine. Here, cucumbers, summer squash and tomatoes are blended into three simple soups accented with herbs and enriched with avocados and nuts. Chilled soups are not only the ideal starter for aRead more

7 Easy Salads Starring 7 Summer Vegetables

by in Healthy Recipes, July 20, 2014

Tomatoes? Check. Corn and cucumber? Double check. The next time you overdo it at the farmers market, you know what to do: Let’s get some salad up in here! Cherry Tomatoes: Cherry Tomato Salad with Buttermilk Dressing (above, from Food Network Magazine) Basil and garlic elicit their savory side, but these little tomatoes, tossed in buttermilk-sour creamRead more

Summer Fest: Cukes and Zukes

by in In Season, July 28, 2010

This year, we’re celebrating our undying affection for fresh produce in the third-annual Summerfest. How it works: summer-loving bloggers like Shauna from Gluten-Free Girl and Todd and Diane from White on Rice Couple are sharing recipes and tips about the same harvest-fresh ingredients each week.

Spotlight Recipe: Mean Green Cucumber Juice

by in Healthy Recipes, No-Cook Choices, August 29, 2009

This chilled drink features a few simple ingredients: cucumbers, water and sugar. They all mix up into a brightly colored, refreshing cooler.

Spotlight Recipes: Cucumber Madness

by in Healthy Recipes, August 10, 2009

Did you realize these crunchy veggies contribute to your fluid needs? One medium cucumber is 96% water — that’s great for battling August’s dehydrating temps. Cucumbers are pretty low in calories, too, with only 24 each and a good source of both vitamins C and K.

5 Ingredients: The Easiest Veggie Sandwich

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, No-Cook Choices, August 6, 2009

A pound of meat piled high on two slices of bread can be a bit much on a hot summer day (or any day really). Go light and cook less by prepping my veggie sandwich, which is filled with healthy nutrients and comes together in minutes.

Grow Your Own Veggies at Home, Easily

by in Healthy Tips, April 16, 2009

My husband has a green thumb – he grows our fruits and veggies and I cook with them. Even though we have limited space we manage to grow a pretty impressive garden. Here’s what we like to do and just a few reasons why it’s so beneficial to grow some of your own food.