12 Simple and Delicious No-Cook Summer Recipes

When the thermometer soars, the kitchen is the last place that any of us wants to spend time. Turning on the oven can overheat your kitchen and raise your utility bills. Planning your menu around fresh fruits and vegetables can lower your grocery bills, aid in weight loss, and increase your body’s ability to fight … Read more12 Simple and Delicious No-Cook Summer Recipes

How to Use Oodles of Zoodles in New and Exciting Ways

Zoodles are the newest craze, piggybacking on the current nutritional choices of people around the world. Simply put, zoodles are long, thin strands of zucchini. They are fresh, low-carb, colorful, and incredibly inexpensive. If your goal is to get kids to eat more veggies, then zoodles are a great way to get the job done. … Read moreHow to Use Oodles of Zoodles in New and Exciting Ways

What’s a CSA and How do You Find the Best One for Your Family

The growing season is exciting for our family. Every Saturday morning we head to the farmers market and pick up a bushel basket of fresh (and I do mean fresh) produce. The great thing is, we already paid for this amazing bounty back in January! For twenty-five weeks, from mid-May to late-October, we feast on … Read moreWhat’s a CSA and How do You Find the Best One for Your Family

Zucchini: How to Eat It, Store It, and Preserve It

It’s squash season! That means an abundance of zucchini, yellow squash, patty pan, as well as other delicious varieties. Regardless of how many varieties you enjoy, it can be challenging to figure out what in the world to do with all this goodness. Here are some of our favorite recipes, along with ideas for increasing … Read moreZucchini: How to Eat It, Store It, and Preserve It

Quickly and Easily Preserve Produce with Flash Freezing

One of the challenges with eating seasonally is that when food ripens, an overload sometimes occurs. Consider the amount of zucchini you are offered between June and August. There are boxes at church, piles at work, neighbors leaving them on your doorstep – and if you have a garden full of them, well, God bless … Read moreQuickly and Easily Preserve Produce with Flash Freezing

Quick and Easy Zucchini Chips in the Air Fryer

A few years ago, I set out to recreate a childhood favorite, fried zucchini chips, sans the oil. Like most Americans, I am watching my waistline and avoiding excess calories wherever and whenever possible. That’s why the invention of the air fryer was like manna from heaven. The ability to achieve the crispy golden taste … Read moreQuick and Easy Zucchini Chips in the Air Fryer

Why You Should Stop Wasting the Green Tops of Vegetables

Many people don’t realize that the leafy green tops of most vegetables are not only edible, they also enhance your body’s ability to fight disease. In general, if you can eat the root, you can also eat the part that grows above the ground. There are a couple of notable exceptions. Never consume the leaves … Read moreWhy You Should Stop Wasting the Green Tops of Vegetables

Keep Your Kitchen Cool with These Quick, Easy Recipes

When the thermometer rises, it’s time to turn to recipes which keep the heat out of the kitchen. Using kitchen tools like your microwave, pressure cooker, air fryer, and crockpot will help eliminate sources of excess heat. Thankfully, there is a huge assortment of seasonal produce, which aligns perfectly with the goal of creating meals … Read moreKeep Your Kitchen Cool with These Quick, Easy Recipes

Using Colorful Fresh Produce to Create Spectacular Summer Salads

Nothing screams summer like fresh, colorful salads. They are perfect for picnics or al fresco patio dinners. Best of all, you can prepare them ahead of time, allowing you to spend time chatting, mingling, and connecting with family and friends. Served hot or cold, salads can either be an accompaniment for other foods or stand … Read moreUsing Colorful Fresh Produce to Create Spectacular Summer Salads