A Global Ingredient: Galangal

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I (Litsa) enjoy discovering new foods through the course of reading one of my favorite cooking magazines, Cooking Light. I feel as if the magazine does a great job encouraging me to cook through its vast variety of recipes and […]

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It’s a Plan, It’s Super–Superfoods

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Magazine cutouts fall off the table whenever I’m cleaning up (Litsa). I part with many of them but I love the ones that encompass what’s on my mind—like this one! At age 39, I’ll take SUPER added in my life!?! […]

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Spice Spotlight: Cardamom

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Do you ever shy away from prepping a recipe because you don’t know what a particular ingredient and/or spice is that’s listed in the recipe? You can always alter the recipe with substituting an ingredient. However, when the recipe calls […]

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Dehydrating Pineapple

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I don’t often see pineapples go on sale at our local grocery store. Sometimes I’ll locate them as loss leaders but finding them at $0.75 a piece is unheard of! Therefore, when I saw that two pineapples were tagged with […]

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Seasonal Snack: Apple Slices

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Any time I’m (Litsa) at our local grocery store, apples are always on sale! Thus, I’m always looking for easy apple snacks and recipes to enjoy the one seasonal fruit that always greets me and follows me back to my […]

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Dehydrating Bananas

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A friend has recently started dehydrating fruit and vegetables for her daughter’s new paleo diet. As we gathered to visit and craft, nuts and dried fruit were always a part of our gatherings. Therefore, she shared her dehydrator with me […]

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Freezing a Medley of Greens

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Kale, Turnip Greens, and German Greens are all growing in my mother-in-law’s garden (Litsa) this season. There’s acres full of green goodness. When we picked the first time, the greens were dirty with dirt but this week they glistened like […]

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Spice Spotlight: Turmeric

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If you’ve ever seen fresh turmeric, you may have noticed that is a rhizome, like ginger—though it’s smaller about the size of a baby finger, with a tawny skin and a bright orange, crisp interior. Most often though, we’ll find […]

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