Tomatoes Tomatoes Everywhere

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Tomatoes Tomatoes Everywhere

If your garden looks anything like mine, you are harvesting pounds of tomatoes every week. After giving away as many tomatoes as are coming in, it is time to get creative and find new ways to preserve this delicious food.

But first, lets review how to can tomatoes:

  1. Start by selecting ripe tomatoes from your garden, wash them.
  2. Place a large pot of water on the stove over high heat and bring to a boil.
  3. Take 7-8 tomatoes at a time and drop them ...
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Kale Caesar Salad

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Kale Caesar Salad

Kale is one of the most nutritionally dense leafy greens. I have eaten kale lightly steamed, sautéed, massaged, and in smoothies. Lately, however, I have been getting bored with Kale and started looking for a new fun way to eat it. Cue Caesar Salad. I love caesar salad but know its one of the less healthy salad options due to the heavy dressing, croutons, and lack of nutrition in iceberg lettuce.

So, i decided to combine the two and made myself a ...

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Summer Smoothies

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Summer Smoothies

On a hot summer day, nothing hits the spot like a nice cold refreshing fruit smoothie. One of my favorites is the 5- Minute Vegan Breakfast Smoothie from the Kitchn.

I like to kick it up a notch by adding a serving of Akasha Greens, an amazing source of vitamins, minerals, digestive enzymes, essential fatty acids, probiotics, and hundreds of phytonutrients.

5-Minute Vegan Breakfast Smoothie

Serves 1

1 cup almond milk
1 ripe banana, sliced
1 cup frozen fruit medley (favorite: strawberry, ...

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Strawberry Rhubarb Bars

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Strawberry Rhubarb Bars

Strawberries and Rhubarb are in season and combined, they make a delicious treat. You can combine these flavors in pies, muffins, pancakes, bars, & crumbles, just to name a few. My favorite are these bars!

Yield: 16 bars
Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh rhubard, diced
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 6 stevia packets (or 2-3 Tbsp of your favorite sweetener)
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 cups gluten-free flour
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ½ cup cane sugar (or ...
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Cauliflower: It can be delicious!

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Cauliflower: It can be delicious!

Cauliflower is in season. For years, i thought cauliflower was one of the most bland, unexciting vegetables out there. Little did I know it can taste great! Check out two of my favorite ways to eat this surprisingly delicious vegetable:

Roasted Cauliflower

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Toss the cauliflower with the olive oil, garlic, and red pepper on a baking sheet; sprinkle with the salt and thyme and toss again. Roast until golden and tender, about 20 minutes. Transfer to ...

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Grilled Vegetables

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Grilled Vegetables

There is nothing better then fresh veggies off the grill. Simple, quick, and delicious.
Take it up a notch by adding a touch of herb vinaigrette before serving.

Suggested Vegetables:

  • Red bell peppers, seeded and halved
  • Yellow squash, sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick rectangles
  • Zucchini, sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick rectangles
  • Japanese eggplant, sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick rectangles
  • Cremini mushrooms
  • Asparagus, trimmed
  • Green onions, roots cut off

Herb Mixture

  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh Italian parsley ...
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Roasted Tomatoes and Goat Cheese Crostini

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Roasted Tomatoes and Goat Cheese Crostini

Summer is all about weekend get-togethers. This is a great recipe to have on hand for your next dinner party. Change it up by grilling your tomatoes instead of roasting in the oven!

Remember, all of these ingredients can be found at your local farmers markets.

Total time: 2 1/2 hours
Servings: 8 to 10

  • 4 pounds plum tomatoes, preferably both gold and red
  • 1 head garlic
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups olive oil
  • 1 baguette
  • 1/2pound fresh goat cheese

1. Heat the oven to 300 degrees. Slice ...

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Summer Tacos: Green Beans, Chiles and Tomatillo Salsa

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Summer Tacos: Green Beans, Chiles and Tomatillo Salsa

Summer is almost here! With it comes fresh fruits and vegetables from the garden and farmers market. Each week we will be sharing some delicious new recipes using these wonderful ingredients.

We start with a fun twist on the traditional taco. Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound green beans or a combination of green and yellow beans, trimmed
  • 1 to 2 serrano or jalapeño chiles (to taste), minced
  • ¼ cup finely chopped red or white onion, soaked in cold ...
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4 easy tricks to make desserts healthier

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4 easy tricks to make desserts healthier

People thing that you have to give up desserts entirely to be healthy. Wrong.

It is all about moderation AND healthy ingredients. Desserts do not have to be packed full of sugar and butter to be delicious. There are ways to make a cake and eat it too, even when you are being health conscious.

A big ‘Thank You’ to Fitbie.com for sharing these awesome tricks!

1. Get a little nutty. Topping your desserts with the crunchy add-ons immediately adds protein, vitamins, and ...

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Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse Cake

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Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse Cake

Maggie Ney, ND

A good friend brought this pie over for a potluck dinner several years ago. It was so flavorful and rich, no one could believe it was raw, vegan, and organic.  My friend finally gave me the recipe when I saw her again at another potluck (and after this amazing pie got the same incredible response!). The first chance I had, I made it for a small dinner party and before long I was writing the recipe out for my ...

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