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Asian Lettuce Wraps

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Ever have a Tuesday so busy that it feels like the end of the workweek not the beginning? Make dinner super easy, super fast and SUPER delicious with Asian Lettuce Wraps. Using mixed lettuces, local ground beef and a few other ingredients, you can create a ten minute dinner that tastes like you’ve cooked for hours! This recipe promises to be your “go to” weeknight special that keeps everyone at your dinner table feeling happy! Continue reading…

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Simple Pleasures: Strawberries Two Ways

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Spring and summer in the mountains of western North Carolina are filled with non-stop activity, from hiking and biking adventures to backyard barbecues & family reunions.  Rain or shine, the siren song of the outdoors is simply irresistible. What about when you want to slow down a little and savor the simple pleasures of the season? Nothing packs all the flavor and brightness of a sunny afternoon quite like juicy berries fresh from the vine.  One bite immediately takes me back to my childhood, trotting along behind my grandmother as she picked berries and I held the bucket. Today I’m sharing two favorite family recipes featuring local strawberries, one sweet and the other savory. Hope these inspire new family memories in your kitchen!

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Ensaladilla Rusa (Spanish Potato Salad)

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Looking for a fresh way to avoid the mid-week mealtime SLUMP?  Try infusing a simple meal with garden fresh herbs.  Whether you grow your own or buy them from local farms, cooking with fresh herbs is a wonderful way to get great flavor without adding unwanted fat or sodium. Family Fun Tip: Cooking with fresh aromatic herbs is a great way to get kids involved in the cooking process—which increases the chances they will eat the finished product without fussing over unwanted vegetables. Over the years what we’ve enjoyed most is exploring the world through different flavor and herb combinations. Inspired by flavors of the Mediterranean—try this simple & easy recipe using fresh dill to impart a light, bright spring-like flavor to your menu. Continue reading…

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Blueberry-Avocado Smoothie

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Sunny skies, 70 degree afternoons, birds singing around the garden and another hour of daylightwelcome spring! This time of year, my family gets pretty excited to enjoy that extra hour outside. What better way to fuel the active hours before dinner time than a cool and delicious smoothie! Over the years we’ve created quite a long list of favorite recipes featuring seasonal fruit from our own garden and local farms. Between growing seasons, my year round go to favorite has to be Blueberry-Avocado made with Greek yogurt and flax milk. It is loaded with flavor and packs quite a punch of health benefits. I hope this becomes one of your favorites as well! Continue reading…

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Breakfast on the Go: Fast Food You Can Feel Good About

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It’s Friday, you’ve been pushing hard all week at work then putting in double time at home. You’re tired. Your kids are tired. A sit down breakfast just isn’t going to happen. It’s time to rush out the door and you think, I’ll grab breakfast on the go! What are your options—fast food from one of those chains, a bakery item or maybe nothing at all? If you can spare literally 2 minutes, here’s an idea for breakfast on the go that you can feel good about! Continue reading…

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