Tag: In Season

Produce Picks: Sweet Potato

by in Healthy Recipes, November 3, 2015

If vegans and paleo eaters could agree on one thing, it would be this: Sweet potatoes are fantastic. Originally grown in Central and South America, they are hearty, nutritious tubers that can become a filling side dish, or serve as the foundation of a meal when stuffed. While they bear the name “potato,” sweet potatoes are part of a different family of vegetables than the standard spud (and yams as well). And don’t think that sweet potatoes need only be orange — thousands of varieties exist, ranging from white to purple.

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Beyond Pumpkin: How to Celebrate Fall’s Best Produce

by in Healthy Recipes, October 5, 2015

We’re now officially a couple of weeks into fall, and pumpkins are everywhere — stacked up outside grocery stores and in pumpkin-spice everything. But there’s a lot more fall produce you should be excited about. Here are some of the season’s best assets, plus ideas for incorporating them into healthy fall meals. Read more

A Healthy Sweet Treat — The New Girl

by in Healthy Recipes, February 2, 2013

With the arrival of 2013 came the usual self-promises and aspirations: Eat healthy, exercise every day, etc.  While these intentions are lovely in themselves, inspiration tends to wane once February comes around. Although I’ve tried, I’m not a salad-everyday type.

If you find yourself struggling to keep your resolutions, check out Bobby Flay Fit. In his seven-day web series, the grill master shares his secrets to leading a healthy lifestyle. By practicing moderation and using aromatic ingredients low in calories, Bobby proves that you can still enjoy delicious food while fulfilling your New Year’s goals. What are his favorite guilt-free flavor boosters? Citruses and spices.

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Summer Fest: Summer Squash, Any Way You Slice It

by in Uncategorized, July 25, 2012
Zucchini Rounds: Like pepperoni, but different!

The summer squash is like a Little Black Dress: it’s one of the more versatile items in your fridge (or closet). It comes in many different varieties like zucchini (cylindrical and green), crookneck (usually yellow and bent) or pattypan (white-ish and flat). So what is it that makes this glorious summer vegetable so multipurpose? In the end, it comes down to how you slice it. Grate it, and it becomes hash; thinly slice it, and it becomes carpaccio; halve it, and it becomes a base for stuffing. It is the quintessential chameleon vegetable, and as long as you know all the ways you can cut it, the possibilities are truly endless.

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In Season: Lemons

by in In Season, January 24, 2011


What’s better than the tangy and sour pucker of a juicy lemon? I love them so much I’ve got my own lemon trees. There’s more to this fruit than just lemonade — learn why these citrus fruits are so good for you, and how to use them everywhere from appetizers to desserts.

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In Season: Kumquats

by in In Season, March 10, 2010


If you’re like me, you’ve probably heard the name before but may have only tried this fruit a couple of times. Get to know these lesser-known members of the citrus family.

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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

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: Rhubarb

by in In Season, May 6, 2009

My mother-in-law just told me she’s growing rhubarb in her garden this year, and now it’s my job to come up with things to do with it. Rhubarb is a quintessential spring goodie with an unmistakably tart bite.

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