Keeping Lettuce Fresh in 5 Easy Steps

Ah! it’s the time of year that I affectionately call “Lettuce Days”! For a vegan, like me, that spells nirvana! Fresh greens, lettuce, kale, and arugula are abundant and ready to eat. However, the volume can be a little overwhelming, because greens can wilt in a heartbeat if they are not prepped properly. I’ll show … Read more

Autumn Squash: Delicious, Inexpensive, Colorful, and Healthy

Brrrrrr! We are quickly headed toward our first frost in Illinois. The good thing about it is that while most other produce is too tender to weather colder temperatures, squash is a vegetable that is actually known for getting sweeter when it has been “frost kissed.” Squash tends to be pretty hardy, despite falling temperatures. … Read more

How to Pick the Perfect Pepper

Peter Piper may have picked a peck of pickled peppers, but he has nothing on you! You, too, can master the art of finding the perfect pepper (and knowing how to use it). Although thought of as a vegetable, botanically peppers are a fruit. Peppers supply a huge amount of vitamin C and are packed … Read more