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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FERMENTING: IT’S A “CULTURAL” THING

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  Before I started on my healing, whole-food journey a few years ago, things like sauerkraut, kimchi, and pak dong were not even on my radar. As far as I was concerned, fermented foods smelled way too strong and I had absolutely no interest in trying them. But as I began to read more and more about […]

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Gettin’ All Up In My Grill | Grilled Flank Steak Salad with Goat Cheese and Mustard Caper Vinaigrette

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For us, Memorial Day weekend has always been the unofficial start of summer. Even though my children still have a month of school left, the warmer weather and longer days put us all in a summer-time state of mind. Flip-flops replace sneakers, spring jackets are swapped out with sunscreen, and our schedules become filled with one outdoor activity […]

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Catching Up with the Captain | Spicy Fish Tacos

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“Captain Rick Lofstad is a third generation fisherman. His grandfather emigrated from Norway and began the family’s fishing business on Long Island, NY over half a century ago…”

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A MOMENT OF CLARITY | Lean Green Smoothie

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“Clarity Juice founder Sydney Peyser, can be found every Saturday at the Saratoga Farmer’s Market offering three unbelievable bottled flavors (in addition to a daily special), of freshly juiced fruits…”

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A BUSY MOM’S GUIDE TO WEEKDAY BREAKFASTS

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Let’s face it, mornings are not a parent’s best friend. Especially in the springtime, when schedules seem to be even more hectic thanks to busy school calendars, sporting events and practices… you name it. No matter how prepared I think I am the night before, somehow every morning we always end up frantically searching for a misplaced library […]

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