This delicious, nutritious smoothie is from Kelly at SuperHealthyKids.com. “I love using frozen organic fruit,” says Kelly, “because it’s frozen at its peak freshness. It’s available year-round, is generally less expensive than fresh organic fruit, especially when out of season. And it’s great in smoothies!” The smoothie is made with three separate layers (photo #1), […]

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[1] Tom yum, a spicy Thai soup, is good in both hot and cold weather (photo courtesy Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [2] Lemongrass (photo courtesy Park Seed). [3] Kaffir limes and leaves (photo courtesy Dilly Dally Orchard). [4] Galangal is an Asian plant in the ginger family, an aromatic rhizome that is widely used […]

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[1] Chocolate pudding pie (photo courtesy Chicago Vegan Foods). [2] Make a cookie crust from chocolate wafer cookies, or buy one (photo courtesy Chowhound). [3] Candied orange peel is our favorite garnish for chocolate pie or cake. Here’s the recipe (photo courtesy Elaine Hsieh, EH Chocolatier).   For National Chocolate Pudding Day, June 26th, how […]

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Melon and prosciutto is a classic Italian appetizer. Pasta salad, on the other hand, is an American creation. This recipe, from Pasta Fits, combines the two. We served it this weekend, and it was a hit. Pasta Fits, a website of the National Pasta Organization, promotes the enjoyment of pasta in healthy recipes. “When these […]

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Mint iced tea, sure; but mint iced coffee? That was something new for us; but as we searched online, we found a lot of it. We love mint, so we tried it. Cinnamon, hazelnut, vanilla: You now have some competition in the iced coffee cup. One of the recipes we tried, from How Sweet Eats, […]

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[1] First grill the peaches. [2] Slice the peaches before assembling the shortcake (both photos courtesy Completely Delicious). [3] One of summer’s delights (photo courtesy Frog Hollow Farm).   June 21st is the first day of summer. Somewhat less grandly, it’s also National Peaches & Cream Day. We’re always happy to have peach ice cream, […]

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Watermelon and feta stacks. The recipe is below (photo courtesy Mozzarella Company). [2] Instead of the dressing in the recipe below, you can drizzle balsamic glaze across the plate, as shown (photo courtesy Watermelon.org). [3] This Watermelon “Caprese” uses the conventional Caprese cheese, mozzarella, and substitutes watermelon for the not-yet-in-season tomatoes. It adds pizzazz with […]

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[1] Before tomato season, substitute watermelon in your Caprese (photo and recipe courtesy Skinnytaste). [2] When tomatoes are their most delicious, try this “double tomato Caprese”: beefsteak and cherry tomatoes (photo courtesy Elegant Affairs Caterers). [3] Another way to enjoy Caprese: in an avocado boat (here’s the recipe from Souffle Bombay).   Red, white and […]

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If you’re considering what to bake for Mother’s Day, how about these pretty mini pies? We received the recipe from My Baking Addiction, a site with such tempting recipes that you’ll want to make them all. Currently featured on the home page are Banana Oatmeal Cookies, Marshmallow Treat Cupcakes, Rosé Cheesecake and Rumchata Cheesecake Pudding […]

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