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Green Bean Un-Casserole

Green Bean Un-Casserole

GreenBeanUnCasserole
Healthy and satisfying replacement to the traditional casserole.
I've never been a fan of the gelatinous goop with deep-fried onions on top -  also known as the traditional green bean casserole served on Thanksgiving. I love green beans. A lot. And I don't … Continue Reading ››

Puree of White Bean and Celery Root Soup

What's Celery Root?

Celery root is NOT the bottom of celery stalks! It's a type of celery, grown as a root vegetable, about the size of a large potato (but uglier! - see photo). Celery root is rich in potassium, which can help normalize blood pressure and … Continue Reading ››

Spaghetti Squash

Bored with boiled pasta? Looking for a low carb alternative? Look no farther than the fun, tasty, and nutrient rich spaghetti squash! Spaghetti squash is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin B6, and manganese. It is a fair source of niacin, pantothenic acid, and potassium too. And the best part? Spaghetti squash is lower … Continue Reading ››

5 Surprising Beauty Foods

Beauty foods?!? Yep, BEAUTY foods. Get you glow on without all the toxic muck from the 'beauty' industry. Heck, you can grow your own beauty foods in the backyard, balcony or kitchen window sill! All fresh fruits and vegetables contain magical powers when it comes to shiny hair, clear skin, and strong nails. However, the ones … Continue Reading ››

Cruciferous What?

Cruciferous. Big word, huh? Not only is it fun to say. I really like how it rolls off the tongue. But my real love of this vegetable family stems from their big cancer fighting potential. I love that fact! The vegetables in this class are also called Brassicaceae. Another big word. So what makes these … Continue Reading ››

TURNIPS

I continually find it interesting when I research a vegetable. I get all excited about the nutritional benefits and am always amazed. Always. No exception with the turnip this time either! The turnip has been a popular staple in the European diet since prehistoric times. I would’ve … Continue Reading ››

Hashed Brussels Sprouts

brussels sproutAre you one of the few that like the taste and texture of Brussels sprouts or do they make your face screw up into that expression we get when disgusted by a food flavor? I love the little guys! Now, don’t get me wrong, I … Continue Reading ››

Woundrous Watermelon

I love watermelon. It’s a fact! And a complete joy to my taste buds. For those of you unaware, July is National Watermelon Month. Yes, every month in our calendar associates with some food, cause or Hallmark occasion so I know you aren’t too surprised. Why is July set as the auspicious occasion to celebrate … Continue Reading ››