Category Archives: Fruits and Vegetables

Beets and Beet Greens – A Perfect Pair in One Dish

Farmer’s Market had some gorgeous beets!  I bought a bunch with golden, red, and chioggia. Brought them home and  cooked them right up! Here’s the recipe….

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No Churn Blueberry Ice Cream – low fat!

I love ice cream, but being on weight watchers I select very carefully.  I love the new trend with no churn ice creams and with blueberries ripe and ready, I thought I’d try a little lighter version.

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Roasted Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

I love Brussels sprouts and I’m always looking for new ways to prepare and serve them.  I had some other vegetables at a restaurant that had parmesan topping on it and I thought, why not those sprouts!!  So here they … Continue reading

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Zucchini and Arugula Salad with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

Summertime and zucchini just seem to go together – like peaches and cream!  And it’s so versatile – there’s zoodles and stuffed zucchini – grilled with garlic and steamed with tomatoes – and then there is the delicate flavor of … Continue reading

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Fresh Veggies Day – Eat Your Veggies!

Today is Fresh Veggies Day!  Yes those delicious plants that provide a plethora of vitamins and minerals.  And tomorrow is National EAT your veggies day! This is the perfect time of year to start the habit of 5 to 6 … Continue reading

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Caprese Skewers with Lavender Balsamic Reduction

Caprese salad is a simple salad made of sliced, fresh mozzarella, sliced tomatoes, basil, salt and olive oil.  It is supposed to resemble the Italian flag!  Well here is a great picnic version of a classic salad!

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Tomorrow is Pick Strawberries Day!

Tomorrow (May 20) is National Pick Strawberries day!! What the heck is pick strawberries day?  It’s a day set aside to celebrate the ruby gems that symbolize the onset of summer.  I have no idea when it was created, but … Continue reading

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Dessert Burrito

Check out this sweet burrito! It’s almost summer and I look forward to all those sweet summer fruits, especially the berries!  Here is a treat that can serve as dessert or even breakfast!  Its low in sugar and full of … Continue reading

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Banana “Ice Cream”

You craving something sweet and cold?  How about some totally vegan, totally fat free, totally delicious banana ice cream? Do I have your attention?

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Hearts of Palm, Avocado, Kumquat and Fennel Salad

This salad is low on fat but high on flavor.  It combines the tender and subtle flavors of the hearts of palm with the tartness of the kumquats.  It’s all brought together with the rich and nutty flavor of the … Continue reading

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