Smoothies vs. Juices

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What is the big deal about smoothies? How are they different than juices? Simply put, smoothies are made of fruits and vegetables that are blended. This means they retain the fiber, while juicing removes the fiber from the mix. Smoothies will fill you up while juices give you an instant hit of nutrients. The downside to fruit-based juices is that … Read More

Crossed Kale Sprouts

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Kale sprouts were developed by crossing kale and Brussels sprouts using non-GMO breeding methods. Sometimes referred to as Lollipop Kale or Kalettes, these sprouts grow on a stalk and produce cool little buds of purpleish kale. Crazy, right? We’ve been waiting all year for these certified organic babies, grown specially for us by Juniper Hill Farm! Treat them as you would Brussels … Read More

It is Time to Rethink Pesto

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Most of us equate pesto with basil, which is a bit like saying all gum is mint flavored. Pesto is simply a mixture of a green leafy vegetable, an oily nut, garlic, olive oil, and parmesan cheese. With a bit of creativity, the wonders of pesto never cease.You can use it as: a spread on bread, meat, and vegetables; a dip; or … Read More

Red Russian Kale + Brussels Sprouts = Kale Sprouts

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Foodie friends, have we got a treat for you! Kale sprouts were developed by crossing kale and Brussels sprouts using classical, non-GMO breeding methods. Sometimes referred to as Lollipop Kale or Kalettes, these sprouts grow on a stalk and produce cool little buds of purpleish kale. Crazy, right? Kale Sprouts are best cooked until the outsides are crisp, but tender inside. Variations … Read More

It is time to rethink Pesto

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Most of us equate pesto with basil, which is a bit like saying all gum is mint flavored. Pesto is simply a mixture of a green leafy vegetable, an oily nut, garlic, olive oil, and parmesan cheese. The word pesto is derived from the Italian word pestare, which means to pound or crush. Back in the day, pesto was made with … Read More