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Sprouts Plus Vietnamese Noodle Bowl Recipe

I sprout. Do you sprout? I just felt like it one morning. I got out a couple of quart mason jars and put in a tablespoon each of alfalfa and mung beans. Poured it full of water, a teaspoon each of food-grade hydrogen peroxide and let it sit for 15 minutes. I trapped a mesh […]

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Soaking and Sowing Sugar Snap Peas

Some of the earliest crops to arrive at the Farmers Markets are peas: Snow Peas, English Shelling Peas, Sugar Snap Peas. We love them. In our family we just shake some kosher salt with Sugar Snap Peas and snack on them when they’re fresh in the spring. I can’t wait to taste them just-picked from […]

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Shrimp & Bumblebees

My husband came up with this meal’s name when we first got married over 16 years ago. No bumblebees were harmed in the making of this meal. I can’t say the same for the shrimp, however. This is an easy peasy meal I whip up when I am short on time and long on hunger. […]

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Halo Halo Ice Cream

Ingredients: 1 cup whole milk 1/2 cup sugar 1 jar Halo Halo 16 oz (Mixed Sweet Beans from Asian stores) 2 cups heavy cream, chilled 1 tsp vanilla extract Follow manufacturer’s instructions on how to prepare your ice cream maker. 1. Heat whole milk in a medium saucepan until it bubbles around the edges. 2. […]

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Low-Fat Baked Falafel Recipe

Falafel is conventionally deep fried in oil. I prefer baking it for a lighter, low fat version of this Mediterranean classic. Ingredients: 2 cans garbanzos 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons peanut butter 1 green onion, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 1 egg 1/4 teaspoon cilantro, chopped 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper […]

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Essential Vitamins and Minerals in Foods

Sometimes I find myself in a rut, buying the same fruits and vegetables week by week. Not only is this boring to eat, it also provides a limited range of vitamins and minerals for me and my family. It might be easier to take a multivitamin pill, but so much more effective and enjoyable to […]

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