Inspiring healthier eating one dish at a time

Thai Basil Pesto-with Garlic Scapes From The Farmers Market

Farmers Market Finds…

My town has recently revamped our farmer’s market and although it’s small, we have a wonderful selection of local fresh fruits and vegetables, cheese, fresh pasta, honey, and even wine from a local winery.    I love a farmer’s market in the summer – it’s so nice to chat with other people who are passionate about good food, and there’s something about knowing where your food came from, and who grew it, that makes it taste so much better.  If you’re not sure where your local markets are, check out this farmers market finder, and pay them a visit soon. Continue Reading..

Harvest The Benefits of Summer Produce

It seems like almost everyone eats more fruits and vegetables during the spring and summer, and that’s a great thing.  All fruits and vegetables are good sources of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and disease fighting antioxidants, and they’re so much fresher and readily available all summer.  Research studies overwhelmingly agree that individuals who eat more of a plant-based diet have a reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes, so eat up!  When it comes to produce, there are two questions that I am frequently asked.  The first is – Which are the healthiest fruits and vegetables, and the second question is – Should I buy organic?

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