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National Guacamole Day!!

September 16th was National Guacamole Day! One common ingredient in all guacamole recipes is an avocado, of course! According to the CDC, avocados were first cultivated in South America. It was believed that a Mayan princess ate the very first avocado and that it held mystical and magical powers. European sailors traveling to the New World used avocados as their form of butter. California
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‘An Apple a Day…..’

  In honor of the approaching apple season, here is a few simple, healthy, and delicious apple recipes.  Enjoy!   Homemade Applesauce   Ingredients 1/3 cup unsweetened apple juice 3/4 pound tart apples, peeled and quartered 1 tablespoon honey 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon Directions In a blender or food processor, combine all ingredients; cover and process until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl. Cover
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A Summer Favorite…Watermelon!

Did you know that August 3rd was National Watermelon Day? Watermelon is a good source of vitamins A and C, as well as lycopene, an antioxidant beneficial for health. Watermelon contains over 90% water and is great for helping to keep you hydrated in this hot weather. Forty-four states grow watermelons and the USA ranks 4th in worldwide production. Watermelon is thought to have
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Kale Chips

Kale is a green nutrition powerhouse with benefits including the antioxidant vitamins A and C, minerals including calcium, and is a good source of fiber. I received some kale last week through our work CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and I wasn’t sure what to do with it! I tried sauteeing it with some garlic and olive oil – it turned out to be very tasty! Satoko suggested I try adding it
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Beans Beans!

July 3rd is Eat Beans Day! Beans are packed full of nutrients; they are high in protein and fiber, and are good sources of calcium, iron and zinc. Beans are also very easy to use. They can replace some or all meat in recipes to provide flavor, taste and texture, but also to lower the saturated fat and cholesterol content, while increasing the fiber content. Check out this link
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