Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Savoy Spinach

SAVOY SPINACH Hearty savoy spinach (http://www.grow-it-organically.com/) Spinach is one of the better known leafy greens, and it deserves all the attention it gets!  Just one cup of raw spinach leaves is an excellent source of vitamins A and K, and a good source of vitamin C, folate, and the mineral manganese.  Plus, as [...]

2017-05-08T22:29:18-04:00April 8th, 2013|Weekly Seasonal Recipe|

Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Peas

Fresh peas in the pod (hgtv.com) PEAS Most kids know and like peas because they’re small, sweet, and soft.  But don’t let their size fool you: peas are seriously packed with nutrients!  One cup of raw peas is an excellent source of antioxidant vitamins A and C, plus vitamin K, B1 (thiamin), folate, [...]

2017-05-08T22:38:13-04:00April 1st, 2013|Weekly Seasonal Recipe|

Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Chives

Flowering chives — the flowers are edible too! (wikipedia.org) CHIVES Chives are a versatile type of green onion—and a surefire sign of spring’s approach!  Chives are thin and delicate (the smallest of the onion species!), and unlike leeks or scallions, which can survive colder temperatures, they only surface when it begins to warm [...]

2017-05-08T22:41:11-04:00March 25th, 2013|Weekly Seasonal Recipe|

Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Asparagus

ASPARAGUS Asparagus tips, lined up at the market Asparagus, perhaps the vegetable most closely associated with the beginning of spring, is almost here!  Asparagus is a favorite for many people, and with good reason.  The speared shape and the tender tips are unique features of this veggie, as well as its woody, sweet-but-slightly-bitter [...]

2017-05-08T22:44:56-04:00March 18th, 2013|Weekly Seasonal Recipe|

Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Dandelion Greens

DANDELION GREENS Delicious dandelion greens: these “weeds” have so much to offer! (yougrowgirl.com) Spring is finally on its way, and with it come lots of great greens!  Sure, most people think of dandelions as weeds, but the greens are totally edible and worthy of space in your garden because they are super nutritious.  [...]

2017-05-08T22:48:03-04:00March 11th, 2013|Weekly Seasonal Recipe|

Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Broccoli Rabe

Also known as “rapini,” broccoli rabe (pronounced "rob") has a lot in common with—you guessed it—broccoli!  While the two veggies don’t look exactly alike (broccoli rabe is much leafier), their nutritional profiles are similar.  One cup of raw chopped broccoli rabe is excellent source of vitamins A and K, and a good source of vitamin [...]

2017-05-08T22:53:33-04:00March 4th, 2013|Weekly Seasonal Recipe|

Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Radishes

RADISH Crisp and delicious red radishes! Radishes are one of the hardy root vegetables that you can still find at this time of the year.  The edible root is round, about an inch in diameter, and most commonly red on the outside and white on the inside.  However, radishes actually come in a [...]

2017-05-08T22:56:02-04:00February 25th, 2013|Weekly Seasonal Recipe|

Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Yellow Onion

YELLOW ONION The onion is not often the star of the show.  It’s usually the supporting character that helps makes the dish delicious but gets no credit.  Let’s Yellow onions are great sources of vitamin C and add lots of flavor to any dish. (foodsubs.com) change that!  Onions have more nutritional value than [...]

2017-05-08T23:00:42-04:00February 18th, 2013|Weekly Seasonal Recipe|

Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Parsnips

Parsnips are sweet, starchy, and full of nutrients. We love them in chicken noodle soup! (realsimple.com) PARSNIPS Parsnips look a lot like whitish carrots, but they’re actually quite different!  They are sweeter than carrots and this root vegetable is a nutrition powerhouse, too!  Just one cup of raw parsnips is an excellent source [...]

2017-05-08T23:04:07-04:00February 11th, 2013|Weekly Seasonal Recipe|

Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Kohlrabi

KOHLRABI Purple kohlrabi looks like an alien veggie, but we love it! (www.growveg.com) Kohlrabi is definitely one of winter’s lesser known vegetables, but if you’ve never tried it, you’re missing out!  They truly look alien—the part that’s usually eaten is a swollen bulb-like stem, with smaller stems that shoot off of it and [...]

2017-05-08T23:11:19-04:00February 4th, 2013|Weekly Seasonal Recipe|
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