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From Our Kitchen: Roast Turkey with Harissa Paste

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Give your turkey a kick this holiday by marinating it with harissa, a spicy, aromatic chili paste widely used in North African and Middle Eastern cooking. This versatile paste can also be added to roasted vegetables, blended into hummus or dips, or stirred into soups. Harissa Paste: Yields 1 cup Ingredients: 8 dried guajillo chilis, stemmed and seeded 8 dried New Mexico chilis, stemmed and seeded ½ teaspoon caraway seeds ¼ teaspoon coriander seeds ¼ teaspoon cumin seeds 1 teaspoon dried...


From Our Kitchen: Quiche-Stuffed Bell Peppers

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Try this fun, kid-friendly recipe for quiche-stuffed peppers! Colorful, delicious, and nutrient-dense, they’re sure to become a staple on your family menu for years to come. Quiche-Stuffed Bell Peppers Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 bell peppers 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 cup onion, diced 1/4 cup broccoli, chopped 1/4 cup tomato, diced 3 eggs 1/8 cup whole milk 1/8 teapsoon cayenne pepper, ground 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, ground 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded Preparation: Step 1 Preheat oven to 375˚F. Step 2 Halve, core, and...


Too Hot to Cook? Try Cold Soup

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Soup isn’t just a cold-weather food. There are many tasty and nutritious cold soups that can spice up your summer menus. The dog days of summer are a perfect time for chilled soups. Experiment with some of these recipe ideas for a delicious summer treat. Gazpacho Ingredients: 6 ripe tomatoes, peeled and chopped 1 purple onion, finely chopped 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped 1 sweet red or green bell pepper, seeded and chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 2 tsp...


The Great Pumpkin Season

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Fresh pumpkins are in season during the fall and winter months, prompting restaurants and shops to serve dishes featuring this colorful squash. At home, pumpkins are great roasted, made into soups or, for the smaller pumpkins, filled with rice or bread stuffing and baked. Visit Local Harvest's website and use the search field to locate a nearby farm that sells pumpkins. Remember, certain varieties of pumpkins are preferred for baking vs. carving. Ask the farmer before you buy. Too much...


Purslane: The New 'It' Green

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Recently, while buying greens at the farmers' market, I was encouraged to try purslane, which was entirely new to me. The vendor tossed some in with the spinach and mesclun in the bag. As part of a salad, it was an interesting element. The taste was slightly lemony and astringent, though not at all bitter. Then a friend mentioned that Dr. Oz has been touting the health benefits of purslane, and I saw folks talking about it on Twitter...


Boost Your Intake of Whole Wheat

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We love the Whole Grains Council, because it does so much to promote healthful eating. The organization has even developed a calendar that features a different whole grain each month of the year. July's featured grain is one familiar to all of us: wheat. In the United States, about two-thirds of all grains consumed are some form of wheat. A large portion of that is refined wheat, which is less nutritious than whole wheat. Even enriched wheat, which has been...


Use Rice Cooker to Whip Up Whole Grain Recipes

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The Whole Grains Council (WGC) does a wonderful job of promoting healthful whole grains, and helping consumers discover delicious ways to incorporate them into our daily meals. One great way to simplify the preparation of these grains is by using a rice cooker. The WGC has added a new Rice Cookers For All Grains page to its website, to encourage experimentation with lots of whole grains using this convenient appliance. For added inspiration, the Council recommends a book called The...


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