Posts by Audrey Humaciu

Jujube Pecan Rice Pilaf – A Gluten-Free Vegan Side Dish

Jujube Pecan Rice Pilaf

Jujube Pecan Rice Pilaf is an easy gluten-free vegan side dish flavored with toasted nuts and jujubes. Jujubes, sometimes called Chinese red dates, Korean dates or Indian dates, are a wonderful little fruit that tastes like apples when they are young and more like dates when they fully ripen. Jujubes have more vitamin C than citrus fruits and…

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Apple Jujube Crisp – Perfect For The Fall Season

Jujube Crisp

This Apple Jujube Crisp recipe is a simple no sugar added dessert that is perfect for the Fall season. It is delicious by itself or with frozen yogurt or ice cream. Jujubes, also known as Chinese red dates, Korean dates or Indian dates, are a beautiful fruit that is similar to apples when they are…

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4 Major Health Benefits of Apples – Nutritional Powerhouses

health benefits of apples

Besides being delicious, versatile, and portable, the health benefits of apples are significant. There’s a good reason for the adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”; these brightly colored beauties have plenty of nutrients to maintain your health. Nutritional Powerhouses – 4 Major Health Benefits of Apples 1. Fiber Apples are packed full of fiber…

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Green Goddess Dressing – Boost Your Immune System

green goddess dressing

Green Goddess Dressing is a creamy dressing made with mayonnaise, yogurt, and fresh herbs. It is delicious on salads and is a lovely accompaniment for fish. You can use any fresh herbs you choose, but parsley and chives are traditional. Parsley is a nutritional powerhouse with vitamins A, B, C and K and the minerals iron…

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Sheet Pan Roast Chicken and Summer Vegetables

Sheet Pan Roast Chicken

When summer heats up, this sheet pan roast chicken and summer vegetables make the perfect quick and healthy meal. Fresh herbs with chicken and seasonal vegetables roasted together in one pan for quick clean up. The bright colors of summer vegetables like eggplant, summer squashes, and tomatoes are loaded with health-boosting antioxidants. Plus they have…

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Natural Spa Treatments – Using 8 Harvest2U Box Ingredients

natural spa treatments

You can purchase natural spa treatments at the store, and you can also dive into your Harvest2U box and create your own. Harvest2U provides many organic fruits and vegetables that offer beneficial nutrients for both the inside and outside of your body. Here are 8 ingredients typically in your delivery box when “in season” that you…

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Zucchini Salsa – Alternative To Tomato Salsa

Zucchini Salsa

This Zucchini Salsa is a wonderful alternative to tomato salsa. Instead of the lycopene from the tomato, you get more beta-carotene from the squash. Or you can toss in some chopped fresh tomatoes and get plenty of both. I went with raw zucchini for all of those raw food lovers out there. But, if you…

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3 Summer Fruits to Keep Out of the Fridge

Summer Fruits

Most people know that summer fruits and vegetables like bananas, potatoes, and onions should not be stored in the fridge. But things start to get a little confusing with items like tomatoes, melons and stone fruits. As odd as it may sound, these three fruits should not be stored in the refrigerator. The best storage spot…

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Green Pepper Hot Sauce – Instant and Homemade

Green Pepper Hot Sauce

This Green Pepper Hot Sauce is milder than most red Louisiana style hot sauces because the peppers used are milder. If you want it spicier, add spicier peppers like cayenne, serrano, and habanero. All varieties of peppers are excellent sources of vitamins A and C, potassium, folic acid, and fiber. Hot peppers are loaded with…

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Apple Fennel Chutney – Honeyed

Apple Fennel Chutney

This easy honeyed apple fennel chutney combines the sweetness of apples and honey and the tang of vinegar with some onions and fennel to make a wonderful side dish for curry, chicken or pork. While this dish is great fresh, its even better after the flavors have had a chance to develop for a few…

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