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Healthy Halloween Recipes:  Witches' Fingers and Terror-ific Tomato Soup

Healthy Halloween Recipes: Witches’ Fingers and Terror-ific Tomato Soup

While this might seem rather gruesome, you can serve this with a free conscience as no witches were harmed in the making of this recipe.  In fact, it's completely vegetarian -- and a hearty healthy Halloween dinner to serve before trick-or-treating.  This smooth... Read more

Summer Potluck Recipe: Corn, Tomato and Bacon Salad with Creamy Basil Dressing

Summer Potluck Recipe: Corn, Tomato and Bacon Salad with Creamy Basil Dressing

I think corn and tomatoes are a perfect pair. They ripen at the same time of summer and the tangy sweet flavor of tomatoes complement the crisp juiciness of the corn kernels. Here, with a creamy basil dressing and a smattering ... Read more

Smoothie:  Blueberry, Basil, and Lemon Smoothie

Smoothie: Blueberry, Basil, and Lemon Smoothie

This flavor combination is summery and refreshing, perfect before or after a workout or a walk. The herbs make it extra fragrant, and the yogurt and banana make the smoothie creamy.

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Zucchini Recipes: Stuffed Zucchini Gondolas

Zucchini Recipes: Stuffed Zucchini Gondolas

     

Summer’s the season of bounteous crops of zucchini and yellow squash, which is also affordable because it’s so plentiful and easy to grow. I don’t find zucchini to be the most flavorful or exciting vegetable, but I love it as ... Read more

How to Make Fruits and Vegetables Last Longer

How to Make Fruits and Vegetables Last Longer

Each Friday morning, while I’m still sleeping, we get a basket of fresh and delicious local fruits and vegetables delivered to our doorstep.  No, I don’t have an incredibly generous (and sleep-deprived) secret admirer, but I do belong to a local service called Read more
Warm Sweet Potato Salad with Pecans

Warm Sweet Potato Salad with Pecans

                Your family will enjoy the fall flavors in this healthy warm sweet potato salad. Warm Sweet Potato Salad with Pecans Prep (20 minutes) + Cook (... Read more
Raw Zucchini Pasta with Pesto

Raw Zucchini Pasta with Pesto

I learned about the concept of using long strips of raw zucchini instead of pasta for a healthier alternative from my friend Jenny Lim. When 14-year-old Celia heard about how I planned to “ruin” dinner she was more than skeptical, but she amazed herself with how much she enjoyed the zucc... Read more
Pasta Salad with Roasted Summer Vegetables and Fresh Mozzarella

Pasta Salad with Roasted Summer Vegetables and Fresh Mozzarella

                           

I got the most beautiful orange and yellow peppers from my farm sha... Read more

Save Money and Enhance Your Meals: How to Plant a Simple Herb Garden

Save Money and Enhance Your Meals: How to Plant a Simple Herb Garden

I love the aromatic flavor and nutritional benefits that fresh herbs add to almost any dish. However, I don’t like the expense and waste of those plastic herb packets they sell at the grocery store, so every spring I plant an herb garden on our sunny deck. It only takes about 10 minutes to transfer a few ba... Read more
We Got the Beet Soup

We Got the Beet Soup

My dear friend Jessica Honigberg, whose daughter Clara is a vegetarian like Celia, told me about a beet and potato soup she had made that Clara loved. When my CSA delivered beets and potatoes that same week, I had to try making my own version. The whole family was mighty surprised by the deep pink... Read more