Author Archives: Guest Contributor

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!


Farm Fresh Now: Carrots: Nutritional Powerhouse

July 25th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

Red, black, yellow, white, purple, green—these were the colors that wild carrots (also known as Queen Anne’s Lace) started out being – pretty much every color but orange! First cultivated in Afghanistan in the 7th century, the original domesticated carrot was purple outside and yellow inside, similar to the Purple Dragon carrots you see at local farmers markets



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