Author Archives: Guest Contributor

Food Deserts, Walkability, and Safety

October 22nd, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

You might not think of walkability as a food-related issue, but being able to safely walk to grocery stores and healthy restaurants makes a big difference in your quality of life


Drinks that are Low in Sugar: Sass Up Your 8 Glasses!

October 14th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

Getting those eight glasses of water per day can be a little bit tricky, especially if you're not a fan of plain water. Replacing some of your water servings with drinks that have a little bit of carbonation or flavor can help make those eight glasses more attainable and fun!


Prevent Snoring with Diet

August 28th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

Do you snore? Along with some lifestyle changes, there are a few foods that can help prevent snoring


Edamame Recipe: Farm Fresh Now

August 19th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

Edamame (eh-dah-mah-may) are sweet young things -- sweet, young soybeans, to be exact. And they are perhaps the world's easiest and most nutritious snack food. Popped from the pod directly into your mouth, the slick orbs have a pleasing toothiness, followed by a sweet, buttery taste that makes it impossible to eat just one. In fact, in Japan, where I first enjoyed them, the edamame recipe below takes the place of peanuts, and come to the table as a salty snack in bars


Summer Beet Salad Recipe: Farm Fresh Now

August 12th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

Around the beginning of August, there is a literal red-shift at farmers markets, as brightly colored tomatoes, apples, and beets roll in. The deeply colored fruits and vegetables are beautiful to behold and delicious in a summer beet salad recipe. . . but that's not all!


5 Healthy Pasta Recipes

August 7th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

Trying to eat a bit healthier? Healthy pasta recipes can help you get off to a great start. Pasta is easy to make, even on a busy weeknight, and paired with healthy fresh veggies it can make a great staple food for a healthy diet. Check out these healthy pasta recipes!


Eggplant Recipe: The Incredible, Edible Eggplant is Farm Fresh Now

August 6th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

As a child, I often wondered what sort of monstrous creature would lay a huge, purple-black egg, for surely the eggplant was named after such an egg laid by such a creature. Imagine my relief, tinged with disappointment, when I eventually learned that the first eggplants, grown in China, were small, ivory, and egg-shaped, with a delicate pearly skin--just like an ordinary egg. Learn a bit about the noble eggplant and check out our tasty Asian eggplant recipe!


Asian Cucumber Salad Recipe: Farm Fresh Now

July 31st, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

When I go out on hot summer days, I often trade my bottle of water for a cool cucumber--or two, or three. The clean flavor and crunch make cucumbers much more satisfying and thirst quenching, not to mention more nutritious, than plain old water--or even newfangled Vitaminwater. Check out these fun facts about cucumbers and our Asian Cucumber Salad recipe!



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