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2015

January

Black Kale and Tangerine Juice
Happy New Year!
Spinach Won Ton Triangles
Cream of Artichoke Soup with Crispy Smoked Prosciutto and Fried Sage
Gluten-free? Not for Me!
Viva la Calabacitas!
Lamb-Garbanzo Meatballs
Soupe's On!
Winter Fruits Just in time for the New Year
Winter time Vegetables to Begin the New Year


February

Pizzas
February is Here!
Simple Sides: Pears and Parsnips
Shredded Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sour Cherries and Marcona Almonds in a Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette
Sanguinelli
Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
For Starters
Chinese New Year – Yan Can Cook Style
Product Spotlight - Fruit
Product Spotlight - Vegetables


March

Colcannon
Spring is in the Air!
Simple Sides: St. Patty’s Day Mash
Pressure Cooker Authentic Mexican Tortilla Soup
Ooh la la Leeks
Meatless Cabbage Rolls
Chicken Noodle Lunch
Gado Gado (Indonesian Vegetable Salad)
Springing Forward in 2015
Veggie Spring Delights


April

The Art of the Picnic
April Brings Us Passover, Easter, National Soy Month and Earth Day
Simple Sides: Not Grandma’s Green Bean Casserole
Tuscan Kale Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Pecorino Cheese and Pan-Seared Chicken Breast in A Lemon-Mustard Vinaigrette
Cookin with Cacti
Flower Power Ceviche!
Fabulous Favas!
Spring Forward to a Plant-Based Diet
Spring is Here...
Crisp Spring Vegetables...


May

Top Selling Category
Celebrate May with Fiestas, Mom and Barbecues
Simple Sides: Cheesy Veggies
Penne Rigate Pasta with Wild Arugula, Marcona Almond and Truffle Pesto
Small Changes Can Make Big Differences
Pass the Pasilla!
Chipless in Seattle (or anywhere)
Let’s Get This Plant-Based Taco Fiesta Started!
Get Ready for the Start of the Grilling Season
It’s Almost the Beginning of a New Season



June

Easy Peach Cobbler
Father’s Day and Summer
Simple Sides: Savory Summer Plums
French Summer Feta Salad
Onions
Salmon on Cedar
Grain-free Baking
Summer Rolls, Good Times
Summer Seasonal Fruits are Here!
Fresh Vegetables for Summer


July

A Time and Place to Linger
July Brings Us the Official Start of Summer!
Simple Sides: Spinach ‘n Strawberries in Bread Cups
Red Quinoa Salad with Roasted Chilies, Green Tomatoes and Fresh Corn in a Creamy Meyer Lemon and Chive Dressing
It's Too Darn Hot: How Heat Affects Your Appetite
Lean into Your Chili!
Carb Solutions: The Summer Potato Salad—Almost!
Waldorf Slaw – Two Classics Join Fresh Forces
Melissa’s Summer Fruit Selection
Melissa’s Veggies for your Summer Grilling


August

Freezing Berries
Summer is here and so are Hatch Chiles!
Kid-sized Tostada with Grape & Jicama Salsa!
The Rockin’ Oaxacan
Kale with Pistachios and Currants
Breakfast in a Cup!
Carb Solutions: The Taco Shell
Plant-Based Possibilities
Summer Fruits at their Peak
Summertime Veggies


September

You Say Tomato
September brings us Back to School and the Jewish High Holy Days Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
Simple Sides: Acorn Squash & Fresh Corn
Shaved Asparagus and Fennel Salad with Meyer Lemon and Hazelnut Dressing
Time-Honored Tomatoes
A Salad That Can’t Be Beet!
Carb Solutions: Creamy Potatoes au Gratin, hold the Potatoes!
Goodness Grapecious
Last of the Summer and the Start of Fall
End of Summer Veggies and the Beginning of Fall Veggies


October

“Cos” We Like It This Way
Fall has Arrived!
Simple Sides: Fresh Pear Fritters
Zucchini Noodles with Pesto Sauce
Falling for Cabbage
A Taste of the Mediterranean: Bruschetta!
Carb Solutions: Pasta Noodles
Pink Pumpkins and Breast Cancer Awareness
Fall Has Just Begun...
It’s Fall...


November

Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
Time to give Thanks!
From the Kids’ Table: Sweet Potato Orange Cups!
Crock Pot Apple Butter
Soup! To Chase Away Your Cold
Citrus Salad Celebration!
Carb Solutions: Turkey Day Dressing
Seasonal – Savory – Scrumptious
Fill Your Home with Fall Fruits
Fall Vegetables to Add to Your Favorite Dish


December

Happy Hot Dish
December brings us an array of holiday celebrations: Hanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s Eve
Simple Sides: Holiday Salad
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Kentucky Bourbon and Bacon
Simple Swaps for Holiday Parties
Table for Six, Please Wait in the Livingroom
Low-Carb Solutions: Holiday Appetizers
Easy Holiday Tamales
Fill your Home with Holiday Fruits
Prepare Your Favorite or New Holiday Dishes with Melissa’s


2016

January

Mix and match to Make the Most of Your Produce Purchases
Happy New Year!
Simple Sides – Crispy Garbanzo Tots
Shaved Fennel and Green Apple Salad with Meyer Lemon Cream and Toasted Pistachios
Sensational Soy
A Warming Winter Soup Pot
Low-Carb Solution: Comfort Food
Panko Crusted Tofu with Japanese-Style Slaw
Let’s Start 2016 with Fresh Fruits
Create New Dishes for 2016


February

Celebrating Valentine’s Day
February is here!
Simple Sides: Fuyu Persimmons
Thai Coleslaw with Ginger Grapefruit
Breakfast – Don’t Leave Home Without it!
A Berry Good Smoothie!
Low-Carb Solution: Mama’s Lasagna!
Celebrating Chinese New Year
Fruits You Will Love
Loving the Winter Vegetables


March

Springtime in a Glass
Spring is in the air!
Simple Sides: St. Patty’s Day Favorite
Squash Hummus
Easy Curried Eggplant
Salmon Delight!
Carb Solutions: No Rice Sushi
Shortcut Sushi
Spring Forward is Soon to Arrive
Springtime Veggies


April

Take Chard of your Health
April Brings Us Passover, National Soy Month and Earth Day
Simple Sides: Roasted Papaya & Pineapple
French Country Carrot, Fennel and Olive Soup
Shakshouka
Asian Comfort Food - Pot Stickers!
Carb Solutions: Chicken “Noodle” Soup
Upside Down Savory Spring Tart
Spring is Here!
Refreshing Spring Veggies


May

Cinco De Mama
Celebrate May with Fiestas, Mom and Barbecues
Simple Sides: Jicama Sticks
Sweet Potato Pancakes with Homemade Crème Fraiche and Caviar
An Italian Buffet
A Cipolline Celebration!
Carb Solutions: Tamale Pie!
Pad Thai with Oodles of Zoodles and Noodles
Spring’s Fresh Fruit
Refreshing Spring Favorites


June

What’s in a Name?
Father’s Day, Summer and Ramadan
Simple Sides: Coconut Spinach & Garbanzo Beans
Vegetarian Roasted Corn and Sweet Potato Tacos with Feta Cheese and Honey Lime Chipotle Cream
Louella’s Pea Patch
A Special Summertime Salad
Carb Solutions: Mock Scalloped Potatoes
PDQ Pickled Vegetables
Let the Summer Fun Begin
Make Great Summer Dishes


July

Beat the Heat, with Cool Fruit Sweet!
July is the Official Start of Summer!
Simple Sides: Spinach ‘n Strawberry Bread Cups!
Vegetarian Fresh Pea Soup with Roasted Morel Mushrooms
Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad
Chickpea of the Sea!
Grain-free Baking
Musical Fruit Salad
The Joys of Summer Fruit
The Joys of Summer Veggies


August

Organic Honeydew Melons
Summer is here and so are Hatch Chiles!
Peanut Butter-Banana Clean Snax® Bars!
Tuscan-Style White Bean and Garlic Soup with Baby Kale
It's Too Darn Hot: Easy Summer Recipe for Keeping Your Cool in the Kitchen
A Summer Evening, on the Side
Carb Solutions: The Tortilla Salad Bowl
Gaviota Gazpacho
Refreshing Summer Fruit
Summer Veggies


September

Avos, Grapefruit and Beets, Oh My!
September brings us Back to School, Labor Day and the first day of Fall!
Simple Sides: Apple Harvest Salad
Corn and Salmon Chowder
Bon Voyage, Diet! Tips For Eating Well While Traveling
Soup Is On!
Carb Solutions: The Pancake
When Life Hands You Grapes
We Soon Say Bye to Summer Fruits and Hello to Fall Fruits
From Summer Veggies to Fall Veggies


October

My Favorite Comfort Food Month is October
Jewish High Holy Days
Simple Sides: Acorn Squash & Cinnamon Pears
Watercress Salad with Roasted Yellow Beets, Goat Cheese and Meyer Lemon & Honey Dressing
How Condiments Can Make Or Break A Healthy Diet
JAMBALAYA, ME OH MY OH!
Carb Solutions: Pastrami on “Rye”
Pumpkin Seed Green Molé
And so Fall Begins
Fall Favorites are Here


November

So Many Seasonal Favorites
Time to give Thanks!
Simple Sides: Turkey Day Corn Flakes from the Kids Table!
Pear Cream Torte
Gluten-Free? Not for me
A Beggar’s Purse fit for a King!
Carb Solutions: Breadless Stuffing
Thanks for Giving Me a Plant-Based Entree
Holiday Fruits Heading Your Way
Fall Veggies for Your Favorite Holiday Dishes


December

I'm STUFFED!
December brings us an array of holiday celebrations: Hanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s Eve
Simple Sides: Holiday Hash
Two Potato Gratin with Fried Sage and Roasted Hatch Chiles
Super-Skinny - Super Easy - Super Scrumptious – Holiday Snack Swaps
Game Day Appetizer
Carb Solutions: Holiday Temptations
Christmas Chia and Holiday Health
Let the Holiday Celebrations Begin...
Add a Little Sparkle to Your Holiday Dish