A Guide to Salad Greens

A Guide to Salad Greens

Don’t know your mesclun from your mache? Our guide to salad greens is just what you need. We’ve got details on several of the most popular varieties of greens, instructions for storage and prep, and lots of delicious recipe ideas. Now go make yourself a salad!

A Guide to Root Vegetables

A Guide to Root Vegetables

Truth: root vegetables can be intimidating. Most of them have thick, strange looking skin and long stems with leaves sprouting out of them. Let’s face it, some of them look like they’re from outer space. Some root vegetables are given the cold shoulder because they have the reputation of tasting earthy and even bitter. But… 

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A Guide To Fall Produce

A Guide to Fall Produce

Apples and pumpkins get all the love and attention every fall, but what about beets? And turnips? Won’t someone please think about the turnips?! If you’re not sure what’s in season during fall, this guide is for you–not only does it list what’s in season, it also contains buying and storage tips, cooking suggestions, and… 

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A Guide to Summer Produce

A Guide to Summer Produce

Even before I really knew what eating in season was all about, I knew that summer was when you bought fresh corn. And if you tried to buy fresh corn at any other time of the year, you’d be sorely disappointed. It wasn’t until I reached adulthood that I realized that other vegetables have seasons… 

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Raw Pumpkin Seed Pesto Recipe

Recipe | Raw Pumpkin Seed Pesto + Raw Food Resources for Beginners

One misconception I always had about raw foods was that it was all either terribly boring or way too involved for me to bother with. I had no interest in schlepping all over town for weird ingredients and buying special equipment online or spending 8 hours sprouting seeds and another 4 hours dehydrating them for… 

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A Guide to Spring Produce

A Guide to Spring Produce

In a few days, it will be the official start of spring. Spring brings with it longer days, warmer weather, and more sunshine, but for me, I’m most excited about the produce. I love winter squash and sweet potatoes (although I can’t say I’m a big fan of turnips and parsnips), but I’m so ready… 

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Broccoli Quinoa Quesadillas

Recipe | Broccoli Quinoa Quesadillas + A Cast Iron Cookware Primer

Back when I first started cooking, I didn’t know that there was such a thing as non-non-stick cookware. (Stick cookware?) Non-stick cookware made for easy clean-up! It let you use less oil and butter in your cooking! It was pretty much the best invention ever, right? And then suddenly you started hearing bad things about… 

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Stovetop Pesto Mac Recipe

Recipe | Stovetop Pesto Mac (+ Everything I Know About Making Mac & Cheese)

January is a funny month. We’re all motivated to lose weight and get healthy and eat light foods. But the weather is gray and cold and makes us want casseroles and mac & cheese and hot chocolate. I’ve posted some lighter recipes in the past two weeks, but now it’s time for Pesto Mac. Cheesy,… 

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Lemony Wheat Berries with Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Recipe | Lemony Wheat Berries with Roasted Brussels Sprouts (+ Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Wheat Berries!)

Did you make any food-related resolutions for 2013? I don’t have resolutions, I have goals. (I like to pretend there’s a difference and that somehow, goals are much more achievable.) I want to eat less sugar. I’m trying to eat more fruit–I’ve always liked veggies more than fruit and sometimes it’s a struggle to get… 

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Veggie & Tempeh Sloppy Joes Recipe

Recipe | Veggie & Tempeh Sloppy Joes + Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Tempeh

Last week I wrote a post about tofu for tofu haters. Today, I’m going to tackle another tricky vegetarian protein: tempeh. I promise you, tempeh is not that strange of an ingredient. Really! Even my small town grocery store sells tempeh. Like tofu, tempeh is a starting point, not a finished product–if you buy it,… 

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