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Home > Blogs > Archive 2017 to 2018
2017

January

Simple Steps to Success!
Happy New Year!
Simple Sides: Italian 101
Pumpkin Chipotle Soup
Cold Busters - It’s Primetime for Soup
Baked Papaya Delight!
Carb Solutions: Fried Rice
Let’s talk about lunch...
Celebrate the New Year with Winter’s Fresh Fruits
Start the New Year Healthy


February

It's the little things
The holidays are over, we made it through January and February is already here… Get ready for the Super Bowl, American Heart Month and Valentine’s Day
Simple Sides – Wintertime Soup
Salad of Grilled Corn, Snap Peas, Red Bell Pepper and Grape Tomatoes in a White Balsamic & Honey Vinaigrette
Meal Skipping Promotes Weight GAIN, Not Loss
Valentine’s Dinner for Two
Low Carb Solution: Big Game Snack Food
All You Need Is Love (and This Salad)
Celebrate Your Love for Fruit
2017 Vegetable Love


March

A Taste of Spring Greens
Spring is in the Air!
Simple Sides: A Healthy Chocolate Pudding!
Whipped Cashew Dip with Roasted Red Pepper, Grilled Valencia Orange and Chipotle Chile
Amber Ginger Ale
A Peruvian Classic
Low Carb Solution: A St. Patty’s Day Favorite
Rice with Things
Springing Forward in 2017
Springtime Veggies


April

Head Strong
April Brings Us Passover, National Soy Month and Earth Day
Simple Sides: After the Egg Hunt
Shaved Salad with Red Bell Pepper and Carrots with a Roasted Green Chile Ranch Dressing
Infused Oils – Add Flavor AND Health Benefits
A Farewell Recipe
Low Carb Solution: Easter Brunch
Buffet In a Box
Spring Fresh Fruits Are Here!!!
Enjoy Springtime Veggies


May

A Bunch of Flavor
Celebrate May with Fiestas, Mom and Barbecues
Mother’s Day – Breakfast in Bed!
Pumpkin Garlic Miso Soup with Japanese Mushrooms and Silken Tofu
Double “Artichoke” Gratin
A Cinco de Mayo Plateful!
Carb Solutions: Cinco de Mayo Tamales!
Classic Dip Gets a Tess Masters Flip
Refreshing Fruits for May Festivities
Just in Time for May


June

Pea and Parsley Pesto
Father’s Day, Summer and Ramadan
Simple Sides: A Berry Good Potato Salad!
Cream of Spinach Soup with Crispy Prosciutto
Bonkers for Basil
Goldenberry Goodness!
Carb Solution: Spiralized Veggie “Noodles”
Quinoa & Compote – It’s What’s For Breakfast!
Summertime Cool and Refreshing Fruits
Veggies for Summer Fun in the Sun


July

Organic Heirlooms
July is the Official Start of Summer!
Simple Sides: July 4th Picnic Salad
Garlicky Zucchini Noodles with White Wine, Capers and Tarragon
The Magic of Mushrooms
A Summetime Chicken Salad
Carb Solutions: Macaroni & Cheese
Sunny Summer Salad
Summer’s Peak Fruit
Veggie for the Grill


August

Slow down you’re moving too fast you got to let the morning last...
Summer is here and so are Hatch Chiles!
Simple Sides: Healthy Summer Fruit Drinks
Herbed Tofu Salad
Fabulous Fennel
Summertime Salad Carb Solutions: ICE CREAM!
Tomatoes
Summer Snacks
More Summer Veggies


September

What's the story?
September brings us the Jewish High Holy Days, Back-to-School, Labor Day and the first day of Fall!
Simple Sides: A Fall Gratin
Mexican Street Corn Salad
Marvelous Mangoes
Pasta Power!
Carb Solutions – FISH TACOS
Ceviche with Heart
A New Season is Just Around the Corner
Summer is Almost Done and Fall is Almost Here


October

Let’s Grill
Fall has arrived!
Simple Sides: Cinnamon Pear Applesauce
Shaved Beet Salad with Garlic Labne, Black Sesame Seeds and Mint
Eggplant Parmesan
New Orleans YA-YA YAMS!
A Fall Harvest Soyrizo Soup
Spooky Spiced “Pumpkin Cheesecake”
Fall is Here!
Fall Veggies


November

Enjoying the Jewel of Winter
Time to give Thanks!
From the kids table - Holiday Baked Apple Dessert
Tuscan-Style Tomato Soup with Fried Polenta Croutons
Kim Chi-bokkeum-bap
SOUP’S ON!
CARB SOLUTIONS: Game Time Zucchini
Seasonal Soiree Spread
Time to Give Thanks!
The Joy of Thanksgiving


December

A Gala Holiday Season
December brings us a month filled with multicultural celebrations: Hanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s Eve
SIMPLE SIDES: HOLIDAY STUFFED MUSHROOMS
Peruvian Spicy Cilantro Dressing
Rice is Nice
Holiday Hot Tamales!
Carb Solutions: Crunchy, Salty Holiday Finger Food
Christmas in the Caribbean
It’s that Time of the Year
The Road to 2018


2018

January

Produce Planning Takes Off
Happy New Year
Simple Side: Soup's On
New Mexican-Style Roasted Butternut Squash with Hatch Chiles and Three-Cheese Casserole
Simple Steps to Make Your New Year's Resolution a Reality
Zucchini Canapés
Carb Solutions: Edamole Dip & Chips!
Healthy New Year!
Start Off Your New Year Right
2018 and Melissa's Veggies


February

Healthy Winter Salad
February is here, bringing us cold weather, the Super Bowl, Chinese New Year, Purim and Valentine’s Day. And don’t forget American Heart Month, too
Simple Sides: Downsized Creamed Spinach
Fresh Vegetable Soup with Basil Pesto and Pecorino Romano Cheese
Ambrosia with Coconut and Toasted Pecans
No-Cook, All-Veggie Spring Rolls
Carb Solutions: An Elegant Valentine’s Dessert
(Plant-Based) Sushi at Home
Fruits You Love
Create with Love, Melissa’s Veggies


March

Are You a Routine Produce Buyer?
Spring is in the Air!
Simple Sides: Irish Cabbage Rolls
Bib Salad with Shrimp, Avocado, Tomato and Crumbled Organic Egg with Green Goddess Dressing
Easy Cooking Under Pressure
A Chicken Cacciatore Upgrade!
Carb Solution: Irish Shepherd’s Pie
Savory Granola
Springing Forward with Fresh Fruits
Spring Veggies are Here!!!


April

Organic Cauliflower
April Brings Us Passover, National Soy Month and Earth Day
Simple Sides: Strawberry Salad!
Japanese-Style Mushroom, Garlic and Tofu Miso Soup
Simple Seasoning Hacks
Mom’s Chicken Pot Pie
Carb Solution: Easter Brunch Quiche
April in Paris
Fresh Spring Fruits from Melissa’s
The Start of a New Season


May

New Take on an Old Favorite
Celebrate May with Fiestas, Mom and Barbecues
Simple Sides: Mother’s Day Breakfast
Spring Pasta with Asparagus, Peas, Meyer Lemon Zest and Organic Crumbled Egg
Booya! Bouillabaisse
The Perfect Spring Salad!
Carb Solution: Cinco de Mayo
Fried Green Tomatillo Tots
Summer Fruits will be Here Soon
Grilling Season is Almost Here!


June

The First Taste of Summer
Father’s Day, Summer and Ramadan
Simple Sides: Dad’s Day Breakfast
Marseille-Style Open-Faced BLT Sandwich
Chestnut Brownies
Spaghetti Squash Casserole
Carb Solutions: DIY Lentil Crackers
Try Some Tikka Today
A Cool and Refreshing Summer is Here
Time to Start Grilling


July

Hot and Cold
July means we are half-way through the year!
Simple Sides: PIZZA BELLS!
The Perfect Cobb Salad
Moroccan Celeriac with Tahini, Preserved Lemon and Fried (or Poached) Eggs
Mashed Potato Tacos!
Carb Solutions: July 4th Potluck
Two Nut Phish Salad
Peak of Summer
Summer Fun


August

Summer in the palm of your hand
It’s Hatch Chile time!
Simple Sides: Grilled Leftovers Salad
Smoky Chipotle Coleslaw
Salsa – The Royal Condiment
HATCH RAJAS!
Will the REAL Cauliflower Please Stand!
FARMER’S CHOP SUEY
Summer Refreshers
Summer Grilling at its Peek


September

What a Pear?
September brings us the Jewish High Holy Days, Back-to-School, Labor Day and the first day of Fall!
Simple Sides: Butternut Squash ‘n Sweet Red Grapes!
White Gazpacho
Fall Is for Casseroles
Shrimp in Serrano-Lime Sauce
Kick-off with Jicama – Three Ways!
Plant-Based Bolognese
Summer is Not Yet Over...
Enjoy the Last Few Weeks of the Grilling Season...


October

It's the Simple Things
Seasons are changing and fall is here!
Simple Sides: Stuffed Heirloom Tomatoes
New York Deli-Style Horseradish Potato Salad
Braised Sicilian Chicken with Tomatoes and Fennel
SIMPLY ITALIAN!
Carb Solution: Fresh Apple Pie!
BOOda Bowl
See What’s Growing This Fall!
Look What Fall Veggies Are Growing



November

Sweet Potato Butter
Time to Give Thanks!
Siple Sides: Thanksgiving Roasted Roots
Iceberg Salad with Shredded Carrots and Heirloom Tomato with Authentic Ranch Dressing
Enjoy the Holidays – Without Guilt
Fall Harvest Soup!
Carb Solution: Pass [on] the Mashed Potatoes!
Splendid Savory Plant-Based Holiday Entrée
Giving Thanks with Fresh Fruits!
Adding to Your Thanksgiving Gathering



December

Take Chard of the Holidays
December brings us a month filled with multicultural celebrations: Hanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s Eve
Simple Sides: Three-Cheese Holiday Dip
Bitter Greens, Roasted Butternut Squash, Crispy Prosciutto and Feta Salad with Aged Balsamic Vinegar
Homemade Holidays
HOLIDAY HOT TOMALES II
Carb Solutions: Faux Loaded Baked Potatoes
Holiday Pakoras
Winter Fruits for the Holiday Cheer
Holiday Cheer with the Season’s Best