Tuscan Kale and White Bean Pasta: Fancy Weeknight

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Recipes from The Sylvia Center, whose mission is to inspire young people to become healthy eaters and advocates for healthy food in their families and communities. One of our popular extra items is the weekly pasta subscription, and for good reason. Flour City Pasta takes about 5 minutes to hit al-dente, making it a lifesaver on busy days. Add in some kale and … Read More

A Rose by Any Other Name

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FUN FACT: Strawberries are a member of the rose family! Huh?! A springtime favorite, a beacon of sweet and a sure sign the weather is getting warmer. You probably already knew this, but strawberries aren’t berries. Their seeds are on the outside (usually about 200 per strawberry!) thus disqualifying them from ‘berryhood.’ Strawberries get their bright red color from significant amounts … Read More

Beet Cupcakes: Gimme a Beet!

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Recipes from The Sylvia Center, whose mission is to inspire young people to become healthy eaters and advocates for healthy food in their families and communities. Well, there’s a phrase you never expected the kids to exclaim. Thanks to veggies for dessert, the kids are eating vitamin rich beets – and loving them. These beet cupcakes are quick and easy, two things that … Read More

Signs of Spring

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Finally, the asparagus has arrived! A springtime favorite, asparagus graces us with its presence for a quick two months so we’ve got to get it while the gettin’s good. Everyone is familiar with it, but some of us may be cooking it not quite right. Did you know asparagus can be eaten raw? It’s great! Some tips for cooking up … Read More

SO Over Winter

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This week’s bag features overwintered rapini AKA broccoli rabe. What is overwintering, you ask? Overwintering means the seeds were planted in the fall so that crops can be harvested very early in the spring. With vegetables that have a high sugar content (think parsnips and carrots), this process can make the sugar content skyrocket and produce extra sweet veggies. Broccoli … Read More