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Home > Blogs > Archive 2019 - 2020
2019

January

The New Year always brings the promise of new routines and goals to make our lives better
Happy New Year!
Simple Sides: Apple-Cheddar Winter Soup
Perfect Crustless Quiche with Roasted Asparagus, Lemon Thyme and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Ragù or ragout?
Mom’s Lentil Soup!
Carb Solution: Game Day Low Carb Crockpot
Winter Roasted Vegetables – Moroccan Style
A Refreshing Start to 2019
Let’s Have a Healthy 2019


February

February’s a Month of Hidden Gems
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: Tropical Mushrooms
Moroccan-Style Shredded Carrot Salad with Lemon, Garlic and Labneh Dressing
Sizzling Hot Pots
Spicy Eggplant and Tofu
Carb Solution: Valentine’s Day - Cooking with Passion
Celebrating Chinese New Year
Melissa’s Celebrates the Month Love
Winter’s Veggies for the Month of Love


March

A Little Box of Sunshine!
Spring is in the Air!
Simple Sides: Zucchini Tots!
Shanghai-Style Tofu and Beans Sprout Salad with Chinese Five Spice Dressing
Cabbage is King
Calabacitas!
Carb Solution: Frittata Finger Food
The Sides of March
Spring Time Freshness
From Winter to Spring


April

Love and Old Friends
April Brings Us Passover, National Soy Month and Earth Day
Simple Sides: Apricot Soup?
Roasted Green Chile Cheese Grits with Fried Organic Egg and Pico de Gallo Salsa
Condiments are Key
DIPPIN’ with LENTILS
Carb Solution: Arches Alternative
Happy Spring Holidays!
Springing in with Fresh Fruits
Spring Veggies for Your Favorite Dish


May

Roasted Beet and Apple Pie
Cinco de Mayo, Mom and more!
Simple Sides: Pixie Crêpes for Mom’s Day!
Lentil Soup with Merguez Sausage and Smoked Paprika
Spring Has Sprung – With Fresh Peas and Ham
Mom’s Tuesday Tacos
Carb Solution: Cinco Celebration Jicama Tray
Plant-Based Picadillo
More Spring Fresh Fruits
Let the Grilling Season


June

Summer produce just feels right!
Father’s Day and Summer
Simple Sides: Savory Melon Dinner Salad
Jalapeño-Brined Air Fryer Chicken Wings with Northern Carolina-Style Coleslaw
“KEEN-wah” – The Quick-Cooking Whole Grain
Nathan’s E-Z Mini-Sweet Fajitas!
Carb Solutions: Summertime Ice Cream
Satisfying Seasonal Drinks
Keeping Summer Nice and Cool with...
Summer is Here...


July

What a Berry!
Independence Day
Simple Sides: Watermelon-Kiwi Cooler Cubes
Spanish Cheesecake with Mixed Berry Sauce, Creme Fraiche and Fresh Mint
Marvelous Mushrooms
WON TON BOATS
Carb Solutions: Summertime Potato Salad
Voila Salade A La Nicoise
Summertime Refreshing Fruits
Summer Veggies for Grilling for Summer Fun


August

The fruit is ripe and round and bright... deep in the heart of summer
It’s Hatch Chile time!
Simple Sides: Summer Fruit Gel-O!
Chopped Greek Salad with Roasted, Seasoned Garbanzo Beans in a Lemon Vinaigrette
Is the raw food diet a half-baked idea?
Rata-Louie!
Carb Solution: Hot Summer / Cold Soup
Hatch Season is Here!
Refreshing Summer Fruits
Let’s Grill


September

Do you have one of those years where you just can’t wait for something to come into season?
September brings us some very important days to celebrate!
Simple Sides: Butternut Apples!
Gluten-Free Tomato and Goat Cheese Clafoutis
Falling for Risotto
SALSA TIME!
NO CARB CRACKERS
Plant-Based Island-Style
Summer Ends and Fall is Around the Corner
The Grilling Season is Not Over Yet...


October

A New Star for the Oven
Seasons are changing and fall is here!
SIMPLE SIDES: Stuffed Acorn Squash Cups
Chimichurri Sauce
The Ultimate Comfort Food: Soup
A Spanish Omelette Plus!
Carb Solution: The Screaming Pizza Cravings
Gnocchi for a Good Cause
What's New for Fall
Fresh Fall Veggies


November

Warm up your relationship with time and good food!
Time to Give Thanks!
Simple Sides (from the kids table): Yam-Snax Cups
Apple Whiskey Cake
Japanese Street Food - Okonomiyaki (also known as Umamibomb!)
Chickpea Salad Sandwich
Carb Solutions: Turkey Day Stuffing -- Quinoa Qubes!
Fall Farro Risotto
A Month of Remembering and Giving Thanks!
What’s Cooking this Month?


December

Amazing and Memorable Mushrooms
December brings us a month filled with multicultural celebrations: Hanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s Eve.
Simple Sides: Winter Citrus by the Slice
Tennessee Whiskey Pumpkin Pie
Larb
FAUX FRIED “RICE”
Carb Solutions: Almost Tamale Pie
Scrumptious Season’s Eatings
What’s Your Favorite Holiday Fresh Fruit?
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2020

January

Are you green to greens?
Happy New Year!
SIMPLE SIDES: Roasted Asparagus & Tangerine
Toasted Quinoa Salad with Cucumbers, Parsley and Feta in a Lemon Vinaigrette
A Happy Healthy New Year!
Americanized Hungarian Stuffed Cabbage
Carb Solution: Chocolate Avocado Birthday Cake!
New Year Reset
Let's Begin 2020, with Refreshing Healthy Choices
Starting the New Year With...


February

Organic Picks for February
February is here, bringing us cold weather, the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day. And don’t forget American Heart Month, too.
Simple Sides: A Bowl of Valentine Hearts!
Crazy-Easy Quiche
Food of the Gods – Mayan Pumpkin Seed Dip
BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS
Carb Solution: Romantic Dessert for Two
American Heart(s of Palm) Health Month
Fruits that you will Love...
Veggies that you Love...


March

Three great recipes, one simple green
Spring is in the air!
Simple Sides: St. Patty’s Day Fruit Salad
Pork and Shitake Mushroom Congee
A Taste of Italy
A Bowl of Dinner!
Carb Solution: The Energy Bar
Ramen Soup for the Soul
Let’s Spring Forward into Fresh Fruits of the Season
Favorite Spring Veggies


April

IF LIFE HANDS YOU LEMONS, REJOICE!
April Brings Us Passover, National Soy Month and Earth Day
Simple Sides: Spoon Bread
Austin-Style Potato Salad
Picadillo
MANGOES in CHILE SAUCE!
Carb Solution: Sunday Brunch Dish
Chinese Chicken Salad – Hold the Chicken!
Spring Favorites
Spring Favorite Veggies


May

Keeping It Fresh
Cinco de Mayo, Mom and more!
Simple Sides: For Dad on Mother’s Day
Wild Mushroom and Thyme Egg White Bites
Grilled Eggplant with Savory Italian Ragu
Jackfruit Tacos!
Carb Solution: the Tortilla
Hummus Toast Roadmap
May Delights
May’s Veggie Enjoyment


June

Rediscovering the pleasure of cooking
June celebrates Summer and Dad!
Simple Sides: Savory Summer Plum Sauce
Roasted Tomato Soup with Crispy Artichoke
Roasted Tomato Soup with Crispy Artichoke
Produce Business 101: The Bill Gates of Agriculture
Grain-free Baking
Taco Salad with Plant-Based Protein
Summer is Here with...
From Spring to Summer...