Swiss chard (also known as silverbeet, Indian spinach, leaf beets, or sea kale) has tender leaves that can substitute for spinach in many recipes. It is popular in the garden because it is bolt-resistant and very easy to grow.
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When it comes to fruits and vegetables, most of us stick with what we know: carrots, cucumbers and celery at lunchtime; corn, peas and green beans for dinner; bananas, apples and oranges for breakfast or snacks. To keep healthy eating fun and excitin... Read more
When Martha Stewart was doing hard time, there were reports that she voluntarily pulled up weeds outside in the prison yard each day. Was she just trying to get out early for good behavior? Not quite. Martha was actually taking an unconventional appr... Read more
A recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found the average daily intake of two carotenoids (beta-cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin) was lower (by 40% and 20% respectively) for arthritis patients than healthy subjects. Both of thes... Read more
If you're eager to join the movement toward eating healthy, locally and sustainably, but don't have the backyard square footage to establish your own vegetable garden, then joining a CSA could be the perfect way for you to enjoy fresh, season... Read more
The list of people to be invited is growing and growing. It may sound bad, but I hope that some people cannot come. I don't want to leave people out, but dang it. We just have too many friends :) Just kidding. But, the list is growing quickly.... Read more
So I need advice like never before!My 19 year old daughter moved out 14 months ago,lasted 11 months with her older sister moved back home with the understanding she get a job,save almost every penny to move out and so far she has made almost $1,000.S... Read more
I'm not sure if this varies depending on the individual, but I've been eating a lot of carrots lately and my nails have grown pretty hard. My hair has also grown thicker too. I'm assuming it's because of the biotin that is in orange foods. Some other... Read more
My hair is just below the shoulders in length right now. I'm trying to grow it longer. I saw someone after a blow-dry at my hairdresser one day. She looked so glamorous with long hair. So, I'm trying to grow it a few inches longer. I will post a pic... Read more
I love to garden and I have found gardening has played a huge part in reaching my goals. Growing a garden is a lot of physical work and it gets me outside. I really enjoy growing my own salads, I know there are no harmful chemicals involved and takin... Read more
Always make sure your fridge is stocked with fresh fruits and veggies. This may mean shopping a couple times a week, but I guarantee when you open your fridge door and see all the healthy food your diet is so much easier! I keep apples, pears, berrie... Read more
It's National Pancake Day, but pancakes aren't just for breakfast anymore. And they're not just sweet treats. In my house, we make them with all things green: grated beets or zucchini, chopped and steamed spinach, kale, or Swiss chard, onions, garlic... Read more
According to the latest USDA nutritional guidelines, dark green vegetables should be a significant component of your vegetable intake. Collard greens, mustard greens, dandelion greens, beet greens, spinach, chard, and kale are just a few of the dark... Read more
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