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Mediterranean Recipes for Lunchtime

The healthiest meals you can make are ones that you prepare from scratch using unprocessed foods. If you don't have time to home-cook all of your meals, try to make healthy choices about the processed and prepared foods you do consume. Choosing baked or grilled foods over fried, drinking water instead of soda and sharing a dessert are just a few ways you can eat healthy while still eating well.Choose ingredients…See More
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Making Use of Your Garden Herbs

If you are growing herbs in your garden, you're already an expert at grabbing a handful of aromatic herbs, roughly chopping them and adding them to your favorite salads, sauces, soups and marinades. Your serving plates are garnished with greenery and your dips are made with fresh herbs instead of dried. As for pesto, you’ve made them all: basil, parsley, arugula, etc. But it’s late summer and after all that culinary…See More
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Healthy Options For Kids

Want your children to be healthy - start with healthier food.Providing healthy food in school and at home and educating children, parents and school staff about the importance of good nutrition and exercise definitely leads to improved the health.At home, try to serve healthy meals and have healthy snacks available, such as apples, yogurt, whole grain cereals and cut-up fresh veggies in the refrigerator.If your…See More
Aug 12
Jovina Coughlin posted a blog post

Healthy Options For Kids

Want your children to be healthy - start with healthier food.Providing healthy food in school and at home and educating children, parents and school staff about the importance of good nutrition and exercise definitely leads to improved the health.At home, try to serve healthy meals and have healthy snacks available, such as apples, yogurt, whole grain cereals and cut-up fresh veggies in the refrigerator.If your…See More
Aug 11
Jovina Coughlin's blog post was featured

Making Pickles

Cucumbers are in season and they are plentiful at the Farmers’ Market. Want to make something other than cucumber salad? Try pickles. Making pickles isn't complicated. You can preserve homemade pickles using three basic methods: lactic fermentation (cured with a salt brine), canning (soaked in pickling lime) or refrigeration (immersed in a vinegar solution).Brined PicklesMany enthusiasts swear fermentation yields…See More
Aug 8
Jovina Coughlin posted a blog post

Making Pickles

Cucumbers are in season and they are plentiful at the Farmers’ Market. Want to make something other than cucumber salad? Try pickles. Making pickles isn't complicated. You can preserve homemade pickles using three basic methods: lactic fermentation (cured with a salt brine), canning (soaked in pickling lime) or refrigeration (immersed in a vinegar solution).Brined PicklesMany enthusiasts swear fermentation yields…See More
Aug 7
Jovina Coughlin's blog post was featured

Tomato Season

A single plant can produce over a dozen tomatoes, which means you can give a basket to the neighbors and still include almost every meal with this nutrient-rich fruit. Serve them in pasta, pizza, vinaigrettes and even desserts. Paired with the right spices, tomatoes can be sweet, tangy or tart.Sometimes the best way to enjoy fresh produce is to free it from heavy sauces or other flavor-masking extras. Serve a…See More
Aug 6
Jovina Coughlin commented on Jovina Coughlin's blog post Tomato Season
"Hopefully you can save this summer if you have a Farmers' Market nearby. The farmers usually pick the tomatoes before they head to the market."
Aug 5
Antionette Blake commented on Jovina Coughlin's blog post Tomato Season
"I am still kicking myself for not planting tomatoes this season...there's nothing like eating a freshly picked tomato!"
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Jovina Coughlin posted a blog post

Tomato Season

A single plant can produce over a dozen tomatoes, which means you can give a basket to the neighbors and still include almost every meal with this nutrient-rich fruit. Serve them in pasta, pizza, vinaigrettes and even desserts. Paired with the right spices, tomatoes can be sweet, tangy or tart.Sometimes the best way to enjoy fresh produce is to free it from heavy sauces or other flavor-masking extras. Serve a…See More
Aug 5
Jovina Coughlin's blog post was featured

Not Your Usual Pizza Crust

Cauliflower Pizza CrustIt All Starts with Crust  Whole-wheat flour. Forgo the traditional white-flour crust and make your own whole-wheat dough for some extra protein and fiber.Tortillas. Rice and beans aren’t the only ingredients that can top a tortilla. Make your own whole-wheat tortilla for a perfect thin-crust alternative.Pita bread. Pita pockets are the perfect size for a personal pizza and the whole-wheat…See More
Aug 5
Jovina Coughlin posted a blog post

Not Your Usual Pizza Crust

Cauliflower Pizza CrustIt All Starts with Crust  Whole-wheat flour. Forgo the traditional white-flour crust and make your own whole-wheat dough for some extra protein and fiber.Tortillas. Rice and beans aren’t the only ingredients that can top a tortilla. Make your own whole-wheat tortilla for a perfect thin-crust alternative.Pita bread. Pita pockets are the perfect size for a personal pizza and the whole-wheat…See More
Aug 4
Jovina Coughlin's blog post was featured

Entertaining With Healthy Summer Drinks and Snacks

Summer DrinksThe sky is bright, the days are long and the weather warm: think Iced tea!  Now, with so many delicious loose-leaf tea varieties, you can really experiment to make easy, delicious and, most importantly, healthy iced tea for you and your family to enjoy. Here are some combinations to add some excitement to your cold tea.Iced Tea Preparation TipsHere are some guidelines for making iced tea.As with…See More
Jul 30
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Cooking With My Favorite Italian Sausage

My favorite brand of Italian Sausage comes from a very fine market in Rhode Island. When I moved away from the northeast, I found it difficult to buy authentic Italian sausage until I found Fortuna's.Patti Fortuna-Stannard writes on her website:“Our story starts with my Nani and Poppa, my grandparents who emigrated to America from Calabria, Italy over 100 years ago. They brought with them only their hopes, dreams,…See More
Jul 29
Jovina Coughlin posted a blog post

Entertaining With Healthy Summer Drinks and Snacks

Summer DrinksThe sky is bright, the days are long and the weather warm: think Iced tea!  Now, with so many delicious loose-leaf tea varieties, you can really experiment to make easy, delicious and, most importantly, healthy iced tea for you and your family to enjoy. Here are some combinations to add some excitement to your cold tea.Iced Tea Preparation TipsHere are some guidelines for making iced tea.As with…See More
Jul 28

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Mediterranean Recipes for Lunchtime

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 9:39am 0 Comments

lunchtime

The healthiest meals you can make are ones that you prepare from scratch using unprocessed foods. If you don't have time to home-cook all of your meals, try to make healthy choices about the processed and prepared foods you do consume. Choosing baked or grilled foods over fried, drinking water instead of soda and sharing a dessert are just a few ways you can eat healthy while still eating…

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Making Use of Your Garden Herbs

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 8:24am 0 Comments

herbs

If you are growing herbs in your garden, you're already an expert at grabbing a handful of aromatic herbs, roughly chopping them and adding them to your favorite salads, sauces, soups and marinades. Your serving plates are garnished with greenery and your dips are made with fresh herbs instead of dried. As for pesto, you’ve made them all: basil, parsley, arugula, etc. But it’s late summer and…

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Healthy Options For Kids

Posted on August 11, 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments

Healthykids

Want your children to be healthy - start with healthier food.

Providing healthy food in school and at home and educating children, parents and school staff about the importance of good nutrition and exercise definitely leads to improved the health.

At home, try to serve healthy meals and have healthy snacks available, such as apples, yogurt, whole…

Continue

Making Pickles

Posted on August 7, 2014 at 10:06am 0 Comments

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Cucumbers are in season and they are plentiful at the Farmers’ Market. Want to make something other than cucumber salad? Try pickles. Making pickles isn't complicated. You can preserve homemade pickles using three basic methods: lactic fermentation (cured with a salt brine), canning (soaked in pickling lime) or refrigeration (immersed in a vinegar solution).

Brined…

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