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Cinnamon Roasted Japanese Sweet Potato Chips

Click here to see original recipe. Japanese sweet potatoes are delicious no matter how you prepare them. But this recipe looked too good to pass up! Ingredients -1 large Japanese sweet potato-1 Tbsp coconut oil or olive oil-1 tsp ground cinnamon Directions 1.Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Wash and scrub the sweet potato well. Cut the sweet potato into rounds […]

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Roasted Squash with Onions, Spinach, Potatoes & Black Spinach

Inspiration for this recipe came from this website. Ingredients -3 cups diced Butternut Squash-1 cup Fingerling potatoes-1 yellow onion-1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil-1 teaspoon kosher salt-1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper-1 1/2 cups fresh spinach-1/2 cup dried cranberries Directions 1.Preheat oven to 375 degrees.2.In a large bowl, toss the squash, potatoes, onion, olive oil, salt, and […]

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Red Beets

Why Eat Beets? Beets provide some excellent health benefits. They are also low in calories and a great source of nutrients, including fiber, folate, and vitamin C. Beets also contain nitrates and pigments that may help lower blood pressure and improve athletic performance. The pigments that give red beets their beautiful tint are called betalains. These betalains are also […]

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Scallions

Scallions are vegetables derived from various species in the genus Allium. Scallions have a milder taste than most onions. Their close relatives include garlic, shallots, leeks, chives, and Chinese onions. Scallions grow in clumps and develop dark green, hollow tube-like leaves. Although the term scallion is used for several different types of onions, the white […]

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What are Dandelion Greens?

Dandelions are rich in riboflavin, or vitamin B2, and vitamin A. One cup of dandelion greens contains almost twice as much iron as spinach. It also represents over 500 percent of your daily intake of vitamin K, which may play a role in fighting Alzheimer’s disease. Dandelion greens are: -Highly Nutritious-Contain Potent Antioxidants-May Help Fight Inflammation-May Aid Blood Sugar Control-May […]

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Brussels Sprouts

The History of Brussels Sprouts Brussels sprouts are leafy green vegetables grown for their edible buds. They are a form of cabbage, belonging to the mustard family Brassicaceae. Brussels sprouts are named after the city of Brussels in Belgium. Brussels sprouts may have been grown in Belgium as early as 1200, but the first recorded […]

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Fenugreek

Fenugreek is an herb that is similar to clover. It is native to the Mediterranean region, southern Europe, and western Asia. The seeds are used in cooking, in medicine, and to hide the taste of other medicine. Fenugreek seeds smell and taste similar to maple syrup. Fenugreek leaves are eaten in India as a vegetable. […]

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