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Butternut squash — Tasty and good for you

November 28, 2012

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by Dorothy Krupnick —  Imagine a vegetable that provides you with good skin integrity, a natural sunscreen, healthy eyes and a powerful antioxidant, all at 82 calories per one-cup serving. Low in sodium and fat-free, the winner is butternut squash. Yes, the hard-skinned squash that always invokes a “what do I do with it?” response […]

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Fall culinary delights

February 28, 2012

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Though considered vegetables, botanically speaking, both squash and pumpkins are actually fruits, since they are both receptacles for the plants’ seeds. Squash can be served raw in salads, cooked (fried, baked, stuffed with meat) and even used as an object of art. It is low in calories and high in […]

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10 organic foods worth the money

February 25, 2012

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Organic food can cost more than the conventionally grown alternative, but the payoff of great taste and good health should more than make up for it and reduce your overall health care costs in the future. Also, remember to limit your intake of fruits and juices with high fructose content. Apples — The FDA states […]

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Favorite autumnal flavors to spice up your kitchen

February 23, 2012

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Fall is a time for comfort foods, which happened to be the topic of many lively discussions with my relatives at a recent visit to the family wheat farm in the state of Washington. Long gone are the winter root cellars filled with potatoes, squash, pumpkins, cabbage and apples, as […]

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Food for when it is cold outside

February 23, 2012

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Having just spent two weeks in the chilly Northwest (with temperatures as low as 15° F), all I wanted to cook and eat were warming, healthy and easily prepared foods that would also feed a group of people. It was a time for family, great food, lots of fun and […]

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