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Summer Bowtie Pasta

This pasta salad is perfect for summertime potlucks! It's quick, easy, inexpensive to make -- and the best part is that people won't think twice about it being vegan! Approx. cost per serving: $0.7…

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11 Reasons to Love Tomatoes

This year my husband and I planted 18 varieties of heirloom tomatoes.† We also made a long distance move.† Our tomatoes were in the ground even before we opened most of the boxes, which may sound absu…

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5 Ways to Use Garden-Fresh Tomatoes

Summer means lots and lots of fresh tomatoes. Whether you have your own garden bounty, or are loaded up with fresh-from-the-farmersí-market bargains, tomatoes are so versatile; they are great in every…

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Power-Packed Carrot & Red Pepper Drink

Nothing quite kickstarts the mind and energizes the body on a summer day better than a chilled, delicious drink. And if the drink is packed with the power of antioxidants, minerals and essential vi…

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6 Tips to Get the Most Nutrition Out of Your Produce

OK, so I posted on Eating on the Wild Side by Jo Robinson a few months back, but as I continue to read this well-researched and exceptionally insightful book I am struck by the wealth of tips and tech…

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Roasted Tomatoes with Basil Dressing

  Is everyone else as excited for tomato season as I am? Try out this great take on a classic caprese salad -- it's to die for! Roasted Tomatoes with Basil Dressing Ingredients: For …

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Carotenoids Show Promise for Cancer

Carotenoids are a group of phytonutrients that provide the yellow-orange-red pigments found in foods like carrots, sweet potatoes, apricots, mangoes, pumpkin, tomatoes, papaya, peaches, squash, and ot…

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Feed Your Skin: Lycopene (video)

Need a quick tip on choosing the best foods that'll help brighten your complexion? Watch this! Related Link: Feed Your Skin Mushrooms…

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Are Winter Tomatoes Worth the Effort?

One key signifier indicating whether or not a restaurant practices within a local and seasonal sustainability model is the inclusion of fresh tomatoes on their menu between the months of November and …

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5 Tasty Ways to Eat Your Tomato Harvest All Year

By Blythe Copeland, TreeHugger Hello tomato harvest time. If your garden (or farmer's market, or neighbor's garden) is suddenly overwhelming you with fresh tomatoes, don't be intimidated, start f…

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