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Sweet Potato Secrets

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Sweet potatoes are a rich source of fiber and contain an array of vitamins and minerals, including iron, calcium and selenium. They are also a good source of most of our B vitamins and vitamin C. One of the key nutritional benefits of sweet potatoes is that they’re high in an antioxidant known as be...
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Mango Madness!

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Mangoes are one of the most popular fruits in the world. Mangoes provide 100% of your daily vitamin C, 35% of your daily vitamin A and 12% of your daily fiber. More fresh mangoes are eaten around the world every day than any other fruit. Try some Indian fusion by adding a traditional mango lassi to ...
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Let’s Get Squashed!

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Squash is an excellent source of vitamins A and C. A one-cup serving of winter squash provides about half of the daily requirement of vitamin C, and 4.5 times the daily requirement of vitamin A. One cup of cubed winter squash contains about 80 calories, virtually no fat, and very little sodium. Some...
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Pear-fection!

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Did you know that pears are members of the rose family and are related to the apple? Depending upon the variety, their paper thin skins can either be yellow, green, brown, red or a combination of two or more of these colors. Make sure not to peel the skin off, as that‘s where the most nutrients are ...
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Perfect Peppers!

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Peppers are actually fruits because they are produced from a flowering plant and contain seeds, but most people think of them as vegetables. Red bell peppers are green bell peppers that have been left on the vine to continue to ripen, which give them that richer flavor. If you are a lover of all pep...
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Apples are So Apple-ing!

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Did you know that one apple provides as much dietary fiber as a bowl of bran cereal? That’s equal to one fifth of the recommended daily intake of fiber. Apples are also loaded with pectin, a soluble fiber that aids digestion and may help reduce cancer and heart disease. Apples are so diverse, you ca...
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Let’s Talk Tomatoes!

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Tomatoes are red because they contain lycopene, an important antioxidant which is said to help in fighting diseases. Tomatoes are very versatile. They can be eaten raw in salads and sandwiches or made into products such as soup or tomato sauce. Here’s the perfect receipt to enjoy as those summer mon...
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Here is a delicious chef-approved recipe for your meatless Monday. Incorporating vegetables into your daily diet is as important as drinking water. Vegetables provide important vitamins and nutrients along with dietary fiber, which has been proven to help reduce blood cholesterol levels and aid dige...
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Spinach Quinoa and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

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  Continue your summer of healthy eating with healthy recipes by Whitsons! Try our chef-approved recipe for Spinach Quinoa and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad. This fantastic salad will give you a great boost of flavor with all the added nutrients from its ingredients. Enjoy!                ...
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Blueberry Smoothie

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Want to enjoy the benefits of bluerries in smoothie form? Try our Blueberry smoothie recipe it's naturally delicious!   Blueberry Smoothie Ingredients 1 cup blueberries 1 (8 ounce) container plain yogurt 1 large banana sliced 3/4 cup 2% reduced-fat milk 2 tablespoons honey 1/2 teaspoon vani...
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Connecticut Shore Roasted Clams

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There’s nothing quite like enjoying a great meal alongside a beautiful waterway. Now, you can bring the Connecticut shoreline straight to your dinner table with this seafood-inspired meal!   Ingredients: 2 dozen Little Neck Clams 2 sticks unsalted butter (room temperature) 1 large shallot, ...
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Sweet Grilled Peaches

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  Sweet and juicy, and with a bold burst of flavor, peaches are widely known as a summertime classic. These fuzzy fruits are low in calories and high in vitamins A and C (and other essential nutrients), making them an excellent summertime snack for supporting overall health and well-being. Enjoy th...
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Black Bean Burger

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  With Memorial Day right around the corner, it’s time to start preparing your grill for some delicious and healthy new recipes. Here’s one of our favorites — Black Bean Burgers — perfect for your family’s next barbecue celebration!   Ingredients (Recipe for 8 Burgers)   2 cups dry organic bla...
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Tomato Ginger Vinaigrette

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  Vinaigrettes are a great way to add flavor to salads while providing more health benefits than cream-based dressings. Enjoy the spring sunshine and fresh vegetables by introducing your family to this healthy vinaigrette. Don’t forget to add lean protein such as grilled chicken or turkey, or a han...
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Peach and String Bean Salad

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After a long and chilly winter, the sights, smells and sounds of spring are a welcome sign of rebirth and new beginnings. With temperatures (slowly) on the rise, celebrate a spring-inspired meal with this recipe below, perfect for enjoying warmer days ahead.     Ingredients - Serves 6 to 8 2 lb...
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Holiday Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Dip

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  It’s that holiday season, which means parties galore! But what to bring to spice up that special spread? If you are looking for a new idea, look no further than a delicious dip that everyone will love! This twist on a hot classic will sure to be a hit (but you might want to have extra celery stic...
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Street Cart Style Onion Sauce

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  Well spring has finally sprung!!  Gone is the ice and snow, March madness was mad with dual championships for the UConn Huskies (YES !!!) and  the flowers are beginning to pop out of the ground. The tarps are off the baseball diamonds, and the unmistakable aromas of backyard grills topped with st...
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Sto Lat! May You Live One Hundred Years!

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“Sto Lat!” For as long as I can remember, these two little words have made their way into almost every family gathering, and nearly every birthday celebration, thanks to my grandfather, whose deep Polish culture has been a staple in our household. Translated, “Sto Lat” means “one hundred years,” and...
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Adobo ~ I Use It On Everything!

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One of the most important ingredients in Latin Caribbean cooking is a seasoning called Adobo. Adobo is an all purpose dry mixture that adds a little bit of Latin flavor to just about anything from poultry and beef to pork and fish. It is used to either season or marinate food. You can even sprinkle ...
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For the Love of Flan!

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Flan is a delicious creamy custard that’s covered in ooey gooey goodness called "caramelo," which means "caramel” in Spanish. And it’s simply DIVINE! Flan is one of those traditional Latin desserts that originated from Spain and is made with simple ingredients of eggs, milk and sugar that can be emb...
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