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Article: Choose local melons for healthy, summer soup

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Melons deliver a sweet treat, needed hydration and an array of nutrients! It is Saturday morning, the temperature is already heating up and friends are coming over in a few hours!  You need something refreshing to serve, quick to prepare and doesn't involve turning on your oven. How about a cool melon soup? You can keep ...

Article: Eat cherries plain or in a variety of recipes for a nutritious snack

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A few weeks ago, I received an email that excited my whole family, “Cherries were ready to be picked!” The professional pickers had already been through a friend's orchard, and she was generously inviting us to show up with bags in hand, sunscreen applied and our heads fitted with hats, to provide a bit of ...

Article: Hydrate the body while giving it a nutritional boost by preparing tea

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Last month, we learned how to reduce a large amount of the empty calories that we may be taking in through our beverage choices by opting for flavoring our own water. However, since water has zero antioxidants, is there something that we could add to water to provide nutrition, without any calories, while preserving water's ...

Recipe: Chai Spice & Pumpkin Pie Spice Mixes (for yourself or as a gift)

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Making your own spice mixes is easy and can save you money! The Chai Spice or Pumpkin Pie Spice can be substituted for cinnamon in nearly every recipe, and enjoyed in oatmeal, your favorite homemade granola, sprinkled on roasted winter squash (slices or pureed), in a smoothie, on cereal, in a fruit crisp, on freshly fruit ...

Recipe: Citrus-Infused 50-50 Salad

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Citrus-Infused 50-50 Salad This refreshing salad is basically 50% fruit and 50% veggie, and will likely be the most refreshing dish served at your next BBQ or picnic and just might become a “regular” part of dinner on these toasty evenings! Yields 8 servings (1 cup each) Ingredients 4 cups of watermelon, 1/4” dice 4 jicama, well peeled and cut ...

Recipe: Pistachio-Kissed Blackberry Pear Oatmeal

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Pistachio Kissed Blackberry Pear Oatmeal When you choose to eat amazing fiber-rich plant foods, not only do you get to enjoy great tasting meals that are budget smart, but you also benefit from the plethora of naturally occurring phytonutrients which support your immune system and overall health. Why not start this Valentine's Day (or anyday) with ...