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Celebrate National Salad Month

Posted by Mary Liz Wright -

May is National Salad Month! Let's celebrate by eating more salads! If you are trying to eat healthier, salad is often our "go to" when ordering at a restaurant. It sounds healthy, right? Restaurant entree salads are not always the best choice. Some can weigh in at over 1100 calories! Read the description carefully: fried chicken? In a salad? Really? Watch for salads loaded with...

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SPRING CLEANING

Posted by Mary Liz Wright -

The birds are chirping the flowers are blooming—Spring is here! Makes you want to roll up your sleeves and get to it! Time for Spring cleaning! I'm not talking about digging into your closets and under your bed—ferreting out the dust bunnies and donating unused items "Kondo" style—although it is a good idea. I'm talking about Spring cleaning your pantry! Clean eating or "spring eating"...

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Add Some ZIP to your Winter Meals

Posted by Mary Liz Wright -

In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone; From: In the bleak midwinter by Christina Rossetti February is dull and dark and cold…..but at the same time full of promise. The earth is beginning to tilt toward the sun and every da...

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Too Much!

Posted by Mary Liz Wright -

Remember last year—you know when you struggled to find room in your fridge for all the Thanksgiving leftovers? I do. In fact, I distinctly remember my cousin and I lamenting that we had nearly twice as much food as we needed for our Thanksgiving dinner. Now, I like leftovers, especially turkey sandwiches—but twice what was eaten? Nobody wants that! Food waste is a problem i...

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FALL is for…foraging?

Posted by Mary Liz Wright -

  We often think of springtime when we hear the word, foraging. But actually, fall is a great time to eat nature's bounty! Look around—fall is the harvest season. Trees bear fruit, grains yield seeds, and plants produce starchy tubers. Nature is providing food for the winter, not only to plants and animals but also to us---if we train our eyes. What is "out there"? Here are some...

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Pumpkins!

Posted by Mary Liz Wright -

What is a sure sign of fall? You might think: leaves, bonfires, football? No! It's pumpkin spice! The flavoring is everywhere: cereals, cookies, tea, syrup and even cheese and dog treats! Just what is this mixture that America has fallen in love with? A combination of common spices; cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice and cloves. Sometimes it does not even include pumpkin! Now, I like pu...

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recipes for meals in the field

Posted by Mary Liz Wright -

CINNAMON APPLES 1 tablespoon butter 4 apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch slices 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 cup maple syrup Melt butter in large skillet. Add apples and cinnamon. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until apples are tender. Stir in syrup and heat through before serving. NUTRITION FACTS...

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