The Un-Turnip: The Japanese Salad Turnip

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Japanese salad turnips, also known as Hakurei turnips, are a white, delicately flavored variety of turnips. Hakurei are crisp and delicious raw. In texture and taste they resemble a mild radish. Best of all there is no need to peel or cook. For salads, cut into thin half-moon slices, matchsticks, wedges, or grate. Hakureis cook quickly in stir-fries. Quite a … Read More

Everybody Loves the Romano Beans

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Romano beans (also known as Italian Flat Beans) are meatier than regular green beans, and a favorite among Italian cooks. Broad (about 1” wide), tender and sweet. Eat them raw, blanched, grilled, braised. Very quick Romano Bean salad: Blanch them in salty boiling water for no more than 3 minutes to keep them crunchy. Drain, rinse with cold water to cool them … Read More

TACO ’bout easy!

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This week we’ve made meal prep exceptionally easy. Whether you whip up breakfast burritos for the week or throw a fiesta for taco night, you’re ready to go with this week’s bag. You’ve got beans (already cooked), peppers (already diced, just saute), winter rainbow mix (the perfect crunch), Anaheim peppers (for a little spice), and some very high quality, flavorful tortillas … Read More

Greens Means It’s Spring!

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Springtime is an incredibly cool food season. Firstly, because there’s finally green stuff (woo-woo!), but also because that green stuff grows in some interesting places– such as RAMPS! These are wild leeks that you have to hunt for in the woods. Because they’re such a coveted ingredient, foragers keep their looking places a secret! Pretty intense. Always be sure to wash … Read More

We’ve Bean Meaning to Tell You…

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Did you know most dietary guidelines recommend that Americans triple their consumptions of beans?  In a U.S. Department of Agriculture study, researchers measured the antioxidant capacities of more than 100 common foods. Three types of beans made the top four: the small red, the red kidney, and the pinto bean. Beans are a must-have for vegetarians and vegans, but we could … Read More