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Appetizers & Snacks

Cinnamon Orange Nutty Granola

There is nothing like homemade granola, and it is super simple to make. Cinnamon, nutmeg and orange zest adds wonderful flavor. We use various nuts but you don't need to use them all - just pick your …

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Baked Green Tomatoes: Yummy, Easy, Ridiculously Low Cal

Here are three reasons I love baked green tomatoes. 1. Baked is a yummy way use my ugly duckling tomatoes that are firm but imperfect. 2. Baked is easier to make than its more famous cousin Ė fr…

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Quick & Cooling Asian-Inspired Cucumber Salad

Our cucumber plants are producing a nearly overwhelming number of cukes. Our pantry shelves are already lined with enough bread & butter pickles and sweet relish to last until next summer. There's…

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Watermelon Ice Cubes

YIELD 24 pieces Ingredients 1 1/2 cups watermelon, seeded and diced 1/2 cup water 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon sugar 24 small mint leaves Instructions …

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Cantaloupe and Tomato Salad

YIELD 4 servings Ingredients 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup white balsamic or rice vinegar 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 c…

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Banana Split Yogurt Parfaits

YIELD 2 servings Ingredients 1 cup low-fat vanilla Greek yogurt 1 banana, sliced into coins 1 cup blueberries or strawberries 4 teaspoons caramel sauce or chocolate syrup 2 tablespoons chopp…

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Salad Dressing and Dip With Bone-Building Nutrients

Building strong bones isnít just a matter of popping calcium supplements.† Itís important to eat a diet rich in many essential nutrients to build strong bones, including:† boron, calcium, manganese, m…

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Mouthwatering Uses for Homegrown Tomatoes

It's that time of summer when my first home-grown tomatoes are starting to ripen. Cue the marching band. I eat those first few tomatoes like candy. My Sweet 100 cherries don't even make it to the k…

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3 Homemade Ice Cream Popsicles (Delicious & Vegan)

If youíre trying to beat the heat and enjoy an occasional treat, here are three healthy and nutritious options without all the added sugar and chemicals found in most commercially-prepared treats. …

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3 Labels to Look For on Your Chocolate Bar

If you're a chocolate lover, you should be aware that not all chocolates are alike. And we're not talking about cocoa content.† Some chocolates are "greener" than others -- greener because more chocol…

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It does look so good and caramelized onions are great .

Yes, I like adding cocoa powder to a smoothie with frozen berries, bananas, and a little milk of cho…

Thanks for sharing. All so true, but short list considering there are many more reason.

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