"This Basil Pesto dip replaces pine nuts, which are high in saturated fat, with sunflower seeds that are high in polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats (you know, the good fats), says Stacey Antine, R.D. author of Appetite for Life." To get the complete list and the Basil Pesto recipe, click here!
Sweet Potato Gnocchi & Basil Pesto Easy to Make, Delish to Eat! Gnocchi (pronounced knee-oh-key) is a fun word to say but it’s even more fun to eat! We added sweet potatoes to this classic Italian pasta to give it a big boost of vitamins and minerals - including an amazing boost of [...]
BASIL A full and beautiful basil plant! (hort.purdue.edu) Summer is a great time for growing herbs. We’ve got them growing every which way we look! One of our favorite summertime herbs is basil. It has a very distinct taste—a little like licorice, or anise, and sometimes lemon, depending on the variety. It goes [...]
GARLIC SCAPES Curly-q scapes at the market. Garlic scapes are one of those wonderful foods that somehow many people don’t know about at all! They’re sort of a happy side effect of growing garlic. Garlic plants have long, skinny leaves that shoot out above ground, as well as thick, curling stems called scapes. [...]
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 [...]
The holiday season is almost here, and the way I typically approach the holidays is by eating what I want and trying to diet (usually unsuccessfully) later. How can I break this cycle and try to stay healthy through the holidays? – Hungry for the Holidays Good for you for wanting to nip this cycle [...]