Posts by Audrey Humaciu

Pico De Gallo – Loaded with Healthy Antioxidants

pico de gallo

Pico de Gallo is a simple raw salsa made with tomatoes, onions, peppers, and cilantro. It is delicious with chips or alongside your favorite Mexican dishes. This salsa is loaded with healthy antioxidants like vitamin A and C as well as the specific flavonoids from the tomato (lycopene), peppers (capsaicin) and onions (quercitin). The amounts…

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Strawberry Rosemary Wine Slushies – Beat The Heat

Strawberry Rosemary Wine Slushies

Strawberry Rosemary Wine Slushies are a delightful way to beat the heat during summer. And they are so simple to make. Strawberries are loaded with heart-healthy antioxidants, especially vitamin C. The polyphenol compounds including the flavonoids that give them their red color as well as tannins and phenolic acids not only help the heart but…

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Spring Garlic Aioli – Homemade Healthy Mayonnaise

Spring Garlic Aioli

Aioli is an emulsion of egg and oil. Add a little sweetener, and it becomes homemade healthy mayonnaise. What is spring garlic (also known as Green Garlic)? It is immature garlic harvested when the farmers thin the garlic fields. By removing some of the spring garlic, there is more room for the rest of the…

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Keep Hydrated with These 8 Summer Produce Superstars

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It is essential to keep hydrated during the hot summer months. Water is vital to keep your body functioning correctly. When it is hot and humid outside, you need to replace the water that is lost to sweating. Luckily, much of the produce that is in peak during those months are high in water content,…

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No Sugar Added Orange Marmalade with Wine

Orange Marmalade

This No Sugar Added Orange Marmalade is bursting with fresh orange taste with a delicious accent of wine without loads of sugar used in most marmalade recipes. Most tradition marmalade recipes call for equal amounts of sugar to the fruit and to be boiled for 30 minutes or so to gel. Since we are adding agave syrup for…

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Watermelon Cucumber Cups – A Fun Appetizer or Salad

Watermelon Cucumber Cups

Watermelon Cucumber Cups are a fun appetizer or salad for your summer entertaining. The sweet watermelon, salty feta, and lemony dressing all come together in a fun presentation called Watermelon Cucumber Cups. Watermelon and cucumbers are both a part of the Cucurbitaceae family that includes squash and gourds too. Both cucumbers and watermelon are high in…

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Ratatouille – Combination of Organic Summer Produce

Peasant Ratatouille - Flavorful Combination of Organic Summer Produce

Ratatouille is a peasant dish with origins in the Provence region of France. It is a simple but flavorful combination of summer produce like eggplant, zucchini (or other summer squash), and tomatoes. Toss in some onions and garlic plus fresh herbs for extra flavor, and you have a delicious vegetable dish. In the movie of…

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Broccoli Carrot Salad – Loaded with Fiber and Antioxidants

Broccoli Carrot salad

Raw Broccoli Carrot Salad is full of crunch, color, and flavor. This salad is loaded with fiber and antioxidants: vitamin A from the carrots, vitamin C from the broccoli, and vitamin E from the walnuts. Plus fiber, potassium, vitamin K and host of other nutrients in these raw ingredients. If your broccoli stems are a bit…

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Blueberry Vinaigrette Salad Dressing – Fresh and Healthy

Blueberry Vinaigrette

This Fresh Blueberry Vinaigrette whips up in minutes and packs a colorful, sweet and slightly acidic punch to your salads. Blueberries are low in calorie, and high in water content and fiber as well as vitamin C and K. They get their blue color from anthocyanins, a powerful antioxidant which helps protect your body from…

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Kohlrabi – A Nutrient Powerhouse

kohlrabi

You open your Harvest2U delivery and are greeted by an alien: a softball sized bulb with long leaves growing like a punk rocker’s hair on the top. That, my friends, is Kohlrabi, a nutrient-packed vegetable that is slowly gaining popularity in the United States. It is a cultivar of cabbage developed centuries ago in Europe…

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