Have you ever noticed that your appetite tends to mimic the seasons? In winter, we crave hearty foods with potatoes, squash, garlic and onions and other cool-season produce. In summer, we're all about the veggies that have a refreshingly high wat... Read more
Food spoils--and quickly! When thinking about your own kitchen, you may not view the food you toss or the leftovers you never eat as money down the drain, but food waste has a major impact on your bank account and the environment. University of Arizo... Read more
Summer is the season for fresh produce—from your garden, the local farmers market, or nearby farms. It can be so tempting to buy in bulk—after all, you've waited all year for the perfect strawberry or tomato—and when you grow yo... Read more
Beans are one of the most popular vegetables on the planet and luckily, they're easy to cultivate. Bush beans are popular for their compact size and high yield. Pole beans, just as the name implies, grow on vines that require a trellis or other s... Read more
New to gardening? Worried that planting your first edibles will turn out to be a fruitless labor? Fear not, novice gardener! While not totally foolproof, certain plants are ideal for gardening neophytes who want to increase their chances of gardening... Read more
Ended up speaking with my Dietician this morning. She mentioned that when it comes to meals I can have all the vegetables that I want. I saw a problem with this though; can't you end up eating too much and then it will pack on the pounds?... Read more
So the last two weeks I've been working on eating more fruits and especially veggies (before that I worked on my protein and fibre intake) and I'm a little confused about pumpkin seeds. Do these count towards my servings of fruits and veggi... Read more
I have leftover broccoli, string beans, carrots and green peppers from Thanksgiving (some cut, some not cut). What can I make? I am thinking of steaming the broccoli, string beans and carrots and freezing them. Maybe I will saute the peppers and free... Read more
I have leftover broccoli, string beans, carrots and green peppers from Thanksgiving (some cut, some not cut). What can I make? I am thinking of steaming the broccoli, string beans and carrots and freezing them. Maybe I will saute the peppers and f... Read more
I need help...Last time around I exercised with the mentality "I can eat 1500 calories of fried food or 1500 vegetables, calories are calories all the same." Recently I have started eating lots of vegetables and love them! I even prefer them now over... Read more
Plant a garden. You will save a lot of money by eating all the vegetables that you grow. You can freeze or can the extras or sell them at a roadside market. We even can vegetable soup using all the vegetables that we grow. If you plant early enoug... Read more
Fresh fruits and vegetables serve as a nutritional powerhouse for most healthy diets. Loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytochemicals, they also help protect against disease. Sure there are small health risks from pesticides, but those are e... Read more
There are many benefits to growing your own food in a backyard garden. Early in the summer, many of us are able to keep up with what our gardens produce as we take our precious products from the garden directly to our tables. As the summer goes on,... Read more
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