Recipes

4 Reasons To Go Nuts For Coconuts

Coconut seems to be a hot nutrition trend that isn’t going away. That’s probably because it is such a versatile fruit, or is it a nut…or a seed? Whatever it is, the coconut rocks! In the past the coconut has…

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3 Frozen Desserts That Are 100 Percent Guilt-Free

Summer may be coming to an end, but frozen desserts don’t have to go out of style with the hot weather. In fact, an icy sweet treat you make yourself can be a lot healthier than the ones packed with…

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Got Lots of Zucchini? Fun Recipes to Use It All Up

Few vegetables grow as crazy in a garden as zucchini—especially this time of year. The good news is that it’s incredibly healthy (zucchini is a great source of potassium, fiber, iron, zinc and antioxidants) and versatile in the kitchen. Here…

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Tomato Overload? 10 Recipes to Use Your Garden’s Abundance

Having a hard time keeping up with all the tomatoes from your garden? We rounded up some yummy and healthy recipes to help you put them all to good use! The salsa, relish, and marinara recipes would be perfect to…

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Watermelon: New Ways to Enjoy Summer’s Juiciest Fruit

Summer may be beginning to wind down, but it’s not over yet! Exhibit A: Watermelon is still in season. Not only is it filling and the perfect solution for a sweet tooth, it’s also very healthy to snack on, thanks…

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Perk Up Your Greens With These Simple Dressing Recipes

Take a look at the ingredient list on your store-bought salad dressing. More likely than not, you probably see things you don’t recognize, which are additives, thickeners and other artificial ingredients that you can really do without. Luckily, making your…

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Get your kids in the kitchen with these two healthy dips

On a recent afternoon at the Grand Rapids Downtown Market’s Simmer Camp, young foodies-in-training were learning just how delicious and easy, homemade dips can be. “It just tasted different and better,” said Naomi Hamilton, 9, about the hummus and ranch dip…

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Canning lets you preserve summer flavors all year long

At the convergence of the local food movement, do-it-yourself, and environmentalism, is a practice that many might find a little old-school: canning. “With the accessibility of fresh fruits and vegetables, I think it’s definitely making a comeback,” said Jolon Hull,…

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A chicken salad recipe with a surprising ingredient

Chicken salad is a satisfying meal no matter the season or occasion. From a baby shower brunch to a picnic in the park, it really fits in anywhere. And the recipes for chicken salad vary greatly, giving it many different…

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