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Featured Ingredient: Peaches

Featured Ingredient: Peaches

Even though it’s felt like summer for a while now in DC, the calendar now agrees it’s officially summer and that means peaches! Give me all the peaches! 4 Facts about Peach Nutrition Peaches like most fruits and veggies are very low in calories Peaches are […]

Featured Ingredient: Pineapple

Featured Ingredient: Pineapple

I am often asked whether I only cook and feature ingredients that I like. For the most part, the answer is always yes, I do have to try and eat all the leftovers! However, pineapples are not one of my favorites. I typically shy away […]

Featured Ingredient: Artichokes

Featured Ingredient: Artichokes

Did you know that artichokes are actually flowers of a thistle!? The purple part is the top of the flower bud before it blooms and the “hairy” part is the actual flower which becomes bright purple when it bloom! But I’ll be the first one […]

Featured Ingredient: Rhubarb

Featured Ingredient: Rhubarb

Happy May! I can’t think of a better way to celebrate these spring time temperatures than with Rhubarb (especially in pie form). Did you know that Rhubarb is actually a vegetable! Now you might feel even better about adding it to your pie! But, be […]

Featured Ingredient: Parsnips

Featured Ingredient: Parsnips

It may be spring, but I have one last winter root veggie to feature in my recipes. Besides, the weather doesn’t quite yet fit my definition of spring, so some warm noodles and soups are still in order. Four Facts to know about Parsnip Nutrition […]

Featured Ingredient: Radishes

Featured Ingredient: Radishes

Radishes are certainly an unlikely ingredient of the week to feature. They are usually after thoughts or additions to salads and tacos, not the star. However, watermelon radishes are now an instagram obsession, and I have been looking for them ever since. Then I found […]

Featured Ingredient: Beets

Featured Ingredient: Beets

I feel like beets have gained a great deal of popularity in recent years due to their beautiful colors and ability to be used in puns. Color & Puns basically equals instagram gold.  Beets can be enjoyed both raw or roasted. To eat beets, wash […]

Featured Ingredient: Broccoli

Featured Ingredient: Broccoli

You can never have too many anthropologie bowls! Am I right?! An anecdote about H. Pylori. In my health communications class, when we talked about testing campaign concepts, we always talked about a CDC campaign about H. Pylori. The campaign concept was to inform Americans […]

Featured Ingredient: Winter Squash

Featured Ingredient: Winter Squash

Did you know there are more than 25 varieties of winter squash! Of course we all love Butternut Squash, Acorn Squash, and Spaghetti Squash but that is just the tip of the iceberg! Four Facts about Winter Squash Winter Squash is an excellent source of […]

Featured Ingredient: Pumpkin

Featured Ingredient: Pumpkin

Who else loves Fall? Aside from summer fruits which are hard to beat, fall harvest vegetables bring endless possibilities. But out of all the fall veggies & squashes, pumpkin by far is my favorite. I have a soft spot for pumpkins. As an October baby, […]