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12 March, 2021

Ham Asparagus Alfredo

Ham Asparagus Alfredo
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The name Asparagus comes from the Greek word meaning “shoot” or “sprout.” The shoots grow from a crown planted in sandy soil and can grow 10 inches in a 24-hours under the ideal weather conditions. There are three colors of the plant, white, purple and the most common color, green. White – Purple – Green
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17 November, 2015

Shredded Candy Cane and Green Apple Slaw with Pecans

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When you hear the word candy cane, it is always associated with a candy that is in the shape of a small cane with white and red strips through it. Or a small rounded candy you would receive at a restaurant after enjoying a meal. Did you know though that there is a root vegetable
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20 August, 2015

Mexican Squash Pasta with Chorizo Meat Sauce

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All squash varieties are members of the Curcurbita family. They come in varying colors, textures, shapes, sizes, and a range of flavors. The three main categories of the Curcurbita family are: Curcurbita pepo– include but not limited too zucchini, summer squashes, acorn, and spaghetti squash Curcurbita maxima– includes but not limited too: banana squash, and pumpkin Curcurbita
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2 January, 2015

Roasted Chicken and Butternut Squash with Spinach and Goat Cheese Salad

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Autumn gives way to cold days and nights. Just about all colors in nature have faded and plant life has gone dormant. But colors of nature are always at work, and they can be found in the foods we consume through the winter months. Like Belgian endive, which peaks in late November and is generally available
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26 August, 2014

Garden Fresh Tomatoes & Salsa

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Did you know that a tomato is actually a fruit. Then why is it referenced as a vegetable and sold as such in the produce section of your local market? The U.S. Congress passed the Tariff Act of 1883 which levied a 10% duty on imported vegetables to protect American growers from foreign competition. This
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24 August, 2014

Blanching and Freezing Your Garden Vegetables

Comments : 4 Posted in : Gardening - Environment - Around the Home, Reviews - Kitchen Utensils - Cooking - Food on by : Cook Plate Fork
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Do you have a garden? Maybe you have a lot of vegetables that you are giving away to family, friends, and neighbors through the growing season. Usually when the season comes to an end, a gardener with a medium to large vegetable garden will still have an abundance of vegetables, and after giving them away
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12 August, 2014

Juicing for Better Health

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Whether it is just a fad or a trend that is here to stay, juicing is extremely popular among health conscious individuals. As more and more people experience the amazing results associated with this healthy lifestyle choice, its popularity is expected to grow. Without question, juicing can be incorporated into your daily life to increase
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16 July, 2014

Cooking Vegetables without Sacrificing Flavor

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Eating vegetables is very beneficial for your health in several different ways, one most important is keeping your blood pressure low. Adding the most amounts of vegetables to your diet as you can protects you from other diseases like certain types of cancers, heart disease, and type II diabetes. Vegetables are packed with nutrients and
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21 April, 2014

Organic Vegetable Box Schemes and CSAs

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Have you heard people go on and on about the great deals they’ve gotten through their CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) or vegetable box scheme? These interactions between consumers and farmers can be a win-win – members of the community invest in a local farm, and in return get fresh fruits and vegetables. It’s tempting to
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19 March, 2014

Ranch Spinach Pasta Salad With Chicken Sausage

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Spinach is among one of the world’s healthiest vegetables. It is part of a class called cruciferous which is a vegetable rich in vitamins and minerals, and also contains concentrated health-promoting phyto-nutrients such as beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin and flavonoids which provides powerful antioxidant protection. These antioxidants are good to find and expel the toxins we are exposed too on a
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