Work Week Menu Plan Week of 8/3/15

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Can you believe it’s August? This is the last week before our boys start school! My plans for cooking this weekend were foiled with a foot injury. The xrays determined there isn’t a break but the amount of swelling kept […]

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Perfect Plums

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Ripe plums are not only lusciously juicy and sweet to eat out of your hand but they also bring complex flavor and color to cooking and baking. Their sweet flesh and tart skin are perfect pairs to desserts and savory […]

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Watercress: An Overlooked Leafy Green

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We all know that leafy greens are what we should be eating—lettuce, spinach, collard greens, kale, and more—-but watercress!?! Have you added that to your leafy green list? Watercress is often overlooked as a leafy green food source. It is […]

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Differences in Egg Yolk Color

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If you have ever cracked open an egg from a free-range hen, you have probably noticed a bright orange to yellow yolk. My family is used to the rich-colored yolks and we don’t think twice about it. The other day […]

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Work Week Menu Plan Week of 7/27/15

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After several weeks, I am back to menu planning! June and July were extremely busy months for us. We traveled, Capt. M. had all-star baseball and I had intense training for karate nationals. I spent very little time in the […]

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Strawberry Apple Smoothie Recipe

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Strawberries are always a hit with my family. If I find a good deal on berries, I always freeze some for smoothies. Plus my family really enjoys frozen fruit – it’s often a “dessert” choice in our family. This smoothie […]

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Which Eggplant? | Different Types of Eggplants

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Do you include eggplant in your menu plan? Growing up, I (Litsa) always saw my mom cooking eggplants but she always cooked one specific eggplant: The Nadia. However, in recent years, I noticed that while vacationing in Greece at my […]

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Try Something New: Kombucha

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Several weeks ago, a friend asked me if I’ve tried ‘Kombucha’ but I had not until she shared hers with me. There were chunks in the bottom of the bottle so my first reaction was to shake. However the bottle’s […]

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