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Spring Has Sprung the Fruits & Veggies!

With the arrival of spring, the excitement of fresh vegetables and fruits is inspiring! What brilliant flavor profiles can we make with asparagus, micro-greens, basil, and strawberries?  Strawberries are sweet and versatile and packed with nutrition! Imagine a light and sweet strawberry puree with hidden tones of basil over almond flour pancakes.  A light salad with micro-greens, goat cheese crumbles, fresh slices of strawberries and asparagus tips making a dressing of pureed strawberries, basil and champagne vinegar!  A robust pork loin dinner with roasted pork loin cooked lying on a bed of rhubarb, strawberries and thyme served with wilted kale with sliced baby new potatoes and shallots with roasted asparagus drizzled with basil flavored olive oil.  Dessert could include Grand Marnier marinated basil and strawberries over vanilla yogurt ice cream with a sprig of mint on top.  Continue reading

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Great Ideas For Getting Your Daily Dose Of Fruits & Veggies

It is a great way to increase nutrition in your daily clean eating food plan to incorporate seasonal vegetables into your diet. The days of abundant vegetables and farmer’s market colorful produce are almost out of reach, but there are still beautiful, colorful vegetables available at this ‘quiet’ time.  It seems obvious, but many people steer toward pre-packaged fruit/vegetable juices for convenience which often do have added sugars, preservatives and salt to extend their shelf life. EATING FRESH FRUITS/VEGETABLES AVOIDS THOSE UNWANTED ADDITIVES! Continue reading

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