IT’S TIME TO SLOW THINGS DOWN | Cajun Pork Sliders

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Once the temperature heats up, our slow cookers tend to become a little neglected—after all, no one wants heavy soups and stews when it’s 90 degrees outside! Crockpots are an obvious cold-weather essential, but I’m here to tell you it’s time to dust yours off and take this appliance for a spin during the warmer […]

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A SIMPLE SUMMER SELECTION | Summer Veggie Risotto

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  This time of year, the Saratoga Farmers’ Market is in full swing. Beautiful produce is stacked as high as the eye can see, and juicy, gem-colored fruits are carefully laid out in baskets across the farmer’s tables. One thing is for sure, there is no shortage of fresh summer vegetables at the Market these […]

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IT’S OKAY TO BE SNEAKY | Iced Zucchini Cookies

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  We’ve heard it before… Americans just aren’t getting enough vegetables these days. Rich in vitamins, antioxidants, nutrients, and fiber, it’s hard to understand how so many can resist. But the facts tell us that less than 30% – that’s seven out of every ten Americans – are failing to meet the recommended vegetable servings […]

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Good Things Come in Small Packages | Mixed Berry Galette

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  These days the Farmers’ Market is absolutely bursting with berries! Nothing quite tastes like summer more than a handful of fresh-picked berries. They shine like jewels in any dish from breakfast bowls to desserts to an array of berry baked goods, but despite their small size and bright colors, berries are jam-packed (jam, get […]

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Our Nourishing Breakfasts | Zucchini, Cheddar & Bacon Waffles

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Nothing beats the sounds of breakfast on a slow weekend morning—coffee brewing, pans hissing, and idle chatter filling up a sun bathed kitchen. In our house the ritual of weekend breakfast can be just as satisfying as the meal itself—well, almost. Maybe it’s because weekend mornings seem to impart a sense of freedom and opportunity; […]

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Celebrate Our “Independents” | Cucumber Dill Deviled Eggs

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Every year, the 4th of July marks our nation’s birth – a time when we get together with family and friends to celebrate our freedom and give thanks for our liberties and the many opportunities this nation provides. In the spirit of Independence Day, I feel it’s equally important to celebrate the numerous locally-owned independent […]

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IT’S TIME TO SPRUCE THINGS UP | Watermelon & Chicken Panzanella

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There is produce aplenty at the Farmers’ Market in the summertime, making this the perfect season for crisp, fresh salads. But instead of having the same leafy dish meal after meal, it’s important to mix things up and let your salads shine. Whether you want something crunchy, spicy or sweet, there are dozens of healthy […]

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FRESHER THAN FRESH | Kale and Beet Salad

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As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, I find myself craving fresh, easy to prepare meals. My summer menus are typically quick dishes made up of greens, fruits, vegetables, cheeses, meats, fish and herbs. Having the Saratoga Farmers’ Market open twice a week makes it super convenient for me to always have my kitchen stocked […]

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Don’t Get Burned Out | “NO-BAKE” PROTEIN BARS

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  I don’t know about you, but by the time summer rolls around, I seem to run out of healthy snack ideas for my kids. Every June, as the end of school draws near, I find myself repeatedly serving my trusty standby of carrot sticks and string cheese. Needless to say, after three weeks straight, my kids […]

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A FRUIT BY ANY OTHER NAME

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    Whether you refer to them as a vegetable or a fruit, there is no denying that tomatoes are nutrient-dense, super-foods that many of us should be eating more of. Tomatoes have often been referred to as “functional” foods, which are foods that go beyond simply providing basic nutrition by delivering numerous other health […]

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