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4/12/13 5:47 A

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Love that math equation.

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4/11/13 5:04 P

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"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!
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4/10/13 9:14 A

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Roasted veggies and stuffed red peppers for dinner today. I'm seeing more fruits in the stores righ now too. Can't wait for the farmer's market to open for spring!

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4/3/13 4:39 P

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My favourite plant products that are readily available and reasonably priced this week so far have been baby spinach (great in between my toast with hommus and my poached egg - YUM) mushrooms (medium and grilled whole and naked - nom nom nom) and cucumbers (washed and eaten whole as a on the move snack - delicious)

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3/30/13 2:23 A

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Here in New Zealand apples are in season at the moment and we have a lot of tomatoes, great for making relishes. I have been making gazpacho with all the ripe cucumbers and peppers around at the market. So delicious with a dollop of tart yoghurt. I am keeping a jug of gazpacho in the fridge for DH to have when he gets home from work, it is so satisfyingly fibrous. The stone fruit season is almost over. But, have a last ditch flush of strawberries in my garden.
Lucky you in the US, fresh new season's asparagus will be coming your way soon.

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3/29/13 12:25 P

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Starting week 4 today. I love how I feel and I'm enjoying the lightened version of vegetables I'm eating. Less 'stuff' on them. I'm still struggling with the fruit but I'm eating at least 2 a day now. That's a far cry from 0 a day. And I actually like how they taste. I think it's because I'm not eating so many other sweets.
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3/27/13 9:59 P

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roasted veggies are great

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3/27/13 2:02 P

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I have been cooking many of my fresh veggies in my rice cooker/steamer. I agree - just till crisp - not mushy!!!!

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3/27/13 1:43 P

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I steam asparagus - yummy - just until crisp! I do not like thick asparagus - I only buy the skinny size, though.

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3/27/13 11:07 A

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I like to add Asparagus, Summer Squash, Yellow Bell Pepper and Mushrooms to my Egg Substitute. I just clean, chop and saute the veggies and then add the eggs. Yummmy.

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3/27/13 9:58 A

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It's funny, my husband is not a big vegetable eater. But... any roasted vegetable become his "favorite"! LOL! I probably sound like a broken record, because I've posted that before.
:-) He also "hates" carrots... last week I tried something I saw on Pinterest. You drizzle carrots (I used baby carrots) with a little olive oil and some balsamic vinegar, and I roasted at 375 until tender and a little brown. Go figure, he asked me to make them again!

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3/27/13 9:55 A

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Thank you CarrKM - thank really sounds good, love the addition of the cheese. I am surprised that my hubby orders it in restaurants as I do not serve it at home.

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3/27/13 9:37 A

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I'm not a huge fan of asparagus, either, but my husband loves it. My favorite way of cooking it is to wash it, lay it in a pan, drizzle about 1 - 2 teaspoons of oliv oil over it, then squirt on some lemon juice. Roast it until almost tender; sprinkle with a tablespoon or 2 of parmesan, and continue roasting until tender. Yummy!

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3/27/13 9:05 A

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What is a good easy cooking method for asparagus. I do not really care for it; but I know that it is a good vegetable to eat. Something different!

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3/27/13 8:33 A

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You can do with swiss chard pretty much what you can do with spinach as far as cooking goes, Remove stems, chop, saute in a bit of olive oil and garlic is one way we love it.

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3/27/13 7:47 A

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I have been getting fresh asparagus and brussel sprouts. Both have been wonderful!!!


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3/27/13 7:33 A

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I notice that, while you can get most fruits and veggies year round, they are so much better in season. Everyone knows to eat apples and squash in fall and strawberries and green beans are best in summer, but did you know that oranges are heavenly in January, and that pears are juicy and sweet in March?

So, can anyone tell me what else is really good right now?

Also, how do I prepare Swiss chard? (I believe this is in season now? I saw it locally grown at a farmers market over the weekend)

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