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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Balloon Twisting 101 – Beginner Class – Wed 7/29

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 from 4-5:00 PM Hey Kids! Come to the Market and learn how to twist balloons with Balloon Gal Jenny! This beginner twisting class is for children ages 5 and up. In this 1 hour instructional class, Balloon Gal Jenny will teach you how to make FOUR different designs! Each participant will […]

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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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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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