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Crispy Oven Fried Okra and Cauliflower

Crispy Oven Fried Okra and Cauliflower

Okra is also known as ladies’ fingers or gumbo. It is a warm-season plant that can be used for pickling, soups and stews, canning, and more. Okra is unique in that its juices can thicken soups and sauces. Its skin has a unique soft texture, similar to peach fuzz.  Do...
Let’s do lunch! Simple tips for packing a safe lunch.

Let’s do lunch! Simple tips for packing a safe lunch.

Back to school means packing lunches. Here’s a few helpful tips for keeping those lunches safe.   Keep them clean! Make sure your hands, food preparation surfaces, utensils, and lunch boxes are clean. Use hot, soapy water to effectively get rid of bacteria. Also,...
Sweet peppers stuffed with creamy roasted garlic dip

Sweet peppers stuffed with creamy roasted garlic dip

Recipe courtesy of Lindsay Schwartz These stuffed peppers are filled with an almond spread that is smooth, rich, savory, and delicious!  It is balanced by zingy lime juice and tastes fresh with the crunch of cucumber and bright parsley. Bring them to a potluck or...
Garlic scape friggione

Garlic scape friggione

(Or Braised Garlic Scapes with Onions and Cherry Tomatoes) It’s garlic scape season!  Garlic scapes sprout up from the garlic bulb underground.  They are picked in late spring or early summer, and if left unharvested, they would bloom into purple flowers. By...
Rainbow summer salad with peanut dressing

Rainbow summer salad with peanut dressing

It’s garlic scape season!  Garlic scapes sprout up from the garlic bulb underground.  They are picked in late spring or early summer, and if left unharvested, they would bloom into purple flowers. By harvesting garlic scapes, the garlic plant channels its energy into...
What is a serving?

What is a serving?

With the rise in restaurant dining and changes in eating habits over the last few decades, many of us don’t have a clear understanding of what a heart-healthy, nutritious serving of food should look like. The American Heart Association offers the following...