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Busting With Blueberries

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Busting With Blueberries

Blueberries are such amazing foods!!! In my part of the country, blueberry harvest is in full swing. Yeah!!!! I wait for the day the sign goes up on an organic farm near me. "Blueberries-open for picking!!!"  Berries are great sources of Vitamin C (immune function), K (blood clotting), manganese,  many antioxidants, as well as fiber.  They have been shown to lower blood sugar as well as being an low-glycemic food, and are therefore GREAT for those with Type 2 Diabetes.  Blueberries are a food that do the whole body good. When looking at their cardiovascular benefits, we also see how...

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Jackfruit

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Jackfruit

Back in the day when we used to eat meat, we used to love pulled pork. It was very heavy and fatty, and after eating it, we never felt well. So, last year, we were at an art festival and there was a vendor selling pulled vegan pork! I said-what?! Not being one for fake processed vegan foods, I wanted to see what they were making. They let me taste it, and I was hooked! Once I came home to research what jackfruit is, I found it to be lacking in terms of nutrition. It’s a fruit, so, it doesn’t...

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Can You Can?

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Can You Can?

Can you can? Yes you can!!!  Interested in canning? Your grandma did it. Your mom thought she didn't want to learn, but now YOU want to learn!!  Canning is coming back baby!!!  Picking and preserving your food at its height of freshness DOES make a difference. Canning, along with freezing, helps you to extend your harvest throughout the year and make some pretty yummy items.  Plus-it's really no hard to learn! If you've ever made jam before you have probably been disgusted at the sugar to fruit ratio. Typical ratios are 1:1. That is 1 cup of sugar for every...

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Surviving the Summer Music Festival

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Surviving the Summer Music Festival

So-you and your friends are off on a road trip to a weekend of good music, fun, and....concert food. As a person who has gone to many a concert, the food choices (while they have improved significantly) at festivals are much like street fairs. You'll always be able to find late night pizza, grilled cheese, and burgers. So what about choices for those who don't want to feel like they just ate a ton of bricks? Bring your own!! I always pack a ton of food to bring to concerts. And you know who is always psyched I did besides...

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Star-Spangled Weekend

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Star-Spangled Weekend

Happy July 4th (almost!)!! I love the 4th of July-filled with summertime fun in the sun, and a cookout with friends and family. Uh, oh! Cookout?! We can have a great cookout too! There is such beautiful food in season right now, and as I always say-I'm "in-season for a reason"!  Utilize those fresh berries, greens, and herbs to your benefit and create some gorgeous, healthy dishes to share with friends and family! Here's how to have a star-spangled weekend: 1) Appetizers! We all love to nosh-here's two of my easy ones: Guacamole Spinach-Artichoke Dip 2) Bring cold salads along....

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