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Poblano and Lime Salsa

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Growing up we had a large vegetable garden every summer with rows and rows of juicy, plump tomatoes. My parents eat tomatoes every night in their salads so they’ve always been a staple in our family. I no longer live near my parents but lucky for me, my father in law is from New Jersey…

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Quinoa with Arugula and Peaches

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Summer is a time for long days of play in the sun followed up by relaxing evenings with friends and family. It’s also the time to put fresh fruit on pretty much everything. Seriously. Summer fruits are the best of the year with enough variety to have something different each day. I am always looking…

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How to Cook Juicy, Tender Chicken Breasts

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Chicken, especially chicken breasts, are one of the most popular protein sources for Americans. It’s lean, inexpensive and versatile, but not always the easiest thing to cook. Nothing is worse from a culinary standpoint than dry chicken breasts. I’ve heard chefs who shudder at the thought of even using white meat from chickens. For home…

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Carrot Mango Smoothie

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Green breakfast smoothies are incredibly popular in the health food world. However, spinach and kale aren’t the only vegetable that can easily be added to smoothies. Although normally relegated to salads or soups, carrots can be a fun addition to your morning blend. Carrots provide only 25 calories per carrot but offer over 200% of…

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Recipe: Spanish Rice

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The older I get the more fascinated I become with convenience foods. I’ve loved cooking since my early 20’s but I always stuck to what I knew…American and Italian cooking. Over the years I depended on many boxed items because in my mind they seemed too complicated to make from scratch. Take pancakes for instance….

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Nectarines- Summer’s Fruit

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Nectarines: peaches without the fuzz? Well, not exactly. Nectarines are similar to peaches, both originating in China more than 2000 years ago, and cultivated in ancient Persia, Greece and Rome. They were grown in Great Britain in the late 16th or early 17th centuries, and were introduced to America by the Spanish. Nectarines are smaller…

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Time for Grilling

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For me, summer is long days with kids playing in the street, sipping ice tea and Barbecues. I do love grilling with friends and family as I’m sure many of you do but cooking meat at high temperatures may leave you at an increased risk of certain cancers. Cooking meat at high temperatures, 350 degrees…

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