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Healthy Eats and Repeat

Highlighting Food, Recipes, and Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle

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Is it a zucchini or a cucumber? I get this question almost every time I talk with kids about that long, green vegetable. (They do have some similarities. It would be easy to confuse.) If you garden, cucumbers seem to keep coming and growing and expanding across the soil! So, when you are ready to eat, know you can do a lot with a cucumber. From pickles to salads, from pureed soups to ro...

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Citrus 4 ways

Blog Special: Citrus Four Ways

Back in January 2014, I wrote about citrus fruits . What to look for, how to store, how to prepare, etc. To add a little spice, this special post showcases a variety of different citrus I recommend you try and three recipes using citrus. If you are someone who enjoys watching cooking shows, you can also...

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I See Carrots

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Carrots might be as finicky as peas in terms of how people like or dislike them! Do you prefer them raw or cooked? Regular or baby carrots? Plain or with dip? (In case you wondered, this author likes them raw, as regular carrots (only if they are tender and sweet), and I like them with and without dips.)...

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My Friend, the Potato

In a switch from last month on turnips , most likely an unfamiliar food for many of you, I want to talk about a very common food for most of us: white potatoes. (For a post on sweet potatoes from 2014, go here .) From...

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Turn the Tide for Turnips

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A focus of "Healthy Eats and Repeat" is to highlight different foods and encourage you to try new foods or familiar foods in new ways. I anticipate this month's topic – turnips – may be in the "new" foods category for many readers. (Look for a future post on turnip greens.) While I do not regularly pick up turnips when shopping, there are occasions when it sounds like a good addition to...

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Black Eyed Peas - Lucky Eats and Repeat

Welcome to 2016! I wish that this be a great year for you, and that this blog be a guide to encourage you to try new foods. What food is good to start the year with? I picked black eyed peas, since they are considered a "lucky" food in the new year. (They must be, since black eyed peas are the only dry legume (besides lentils) I have luck cooking successfully.) Whether they brin...

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Indulgent Chocolate

As a follow-up to this year's February post on cocoa powder , let's talk chocolate. Does it feel indulgent? Does your mouth water thinking about biting into a rich piece of chocolate? From the cacao tree, cocoa beans are removed from their pods, dried, roasted to a desired point, cracked into "nibs," and ground into a paste called coco...

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