Posts Tagged ‘herb’

Edible Flowers – Not Just a Modern Food Trend

edible flowers

Edible flowers are not just a modern food trend. People have been using flowers in foods for millennia. Not only do they look pretty, but they are also tasty and nutritional too. Edible Flowers Add Nutritional Value: There has not been an extensive amount of studies done to date on edible flowers. But the research…

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Dehydrating Herbs for Year-Round Flavor

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Dehydrating Herbs (Air Drying) - Peppers, Chives, Thyme, Garlic, Basil, Rosemary, Lavender, Peppers, Sage

Dehydrating herbs is an easy way to ensure you don’t waste any fabulous flavor and nutrients. Dehydrating works for just about any leafy herb, but not all recipes work with dried herbs. Try as you might, you really can’t make fabulous green sauces like Pesto, Chermoula, and Chimichurri with dried herbs. And don’t limit yourself…

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Foil Packet Garlic Herb Chicken with Seasonal Vegetables

Garlic Herb Chicken

Foil Packet Garlic Herb Chicken is a quick healthy meal with minimal cleanup. Yeah! Perfect for hot summer nights when you don’t want a heavy meal or to heat up the kitchen. Foil packets are wonderfully versatile. Mix it up with whatever organic vegetables are in season to get the best flavors and highest nutritional…

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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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Roasted Carrot Marinara – Loaded With Beta-Carotene

carrot marinara

This Roasted Carrot Marinara is a twist on traditional tomato-based pasta sauce and great use of Harvest2U’s organic carrots. Perfect for those that don’t like tomatoes (like my 10-year-old!). If you make it a little thicker, it also makes a tasty dip for vegetables, crackers or chips. Roasting the carrots, onions, and garlic makes them…

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Sauteed Rosemary Beets – Easy Way to Prepare a Superfood

Sauteed Rosemary Beets

Rosemary beets (beets in particular) are high in fiber, vitamin C, potassium, and manganese. This healthy side dish keeps it simple with some fresh herbs and lemon juice. One cup (136 grams) of boiled beets (beetroot) contains fewer than 60 calories, while 3/4 cup (100 grams) of raw beets boasts the following nutrients: Calories: 43 Water: 88%…

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Hasselback Turnips – Less Carbs and Calories Than Potatoes

Hasselback Turnips

Why save the Hasselback technique for just potatoes when you can have Hasselback turnips? It works deliciously with other organic root vegetables such as rutabagas as well. And if you are counting carbs or calories, these vegetables have less than potatoes. Turnips are high in vitamin C. The leaves (“turnip greens”) are an excellent source…

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Herb and Garlic Spaghetti Squash – Healthier Than Pasta

Herb and Garlic Spaghetti Squash

This simple preparation of herb and garlic spaghetti squash is delicious as a side dish on its own, or toss it in a green salad for added flavor and texture. Spaghetti squash is nutritionally better than white pasta, which doesn’t contain much nutritional content or vitamins. Spaghetti squash contains vitamin A and vitamin C, which…

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Shrimp and Avocado Salad – Incredibly Nutrient Dense

Shrimp and Avocado Salad

This easy shrimp and avocado salad make a fun presentation on top of the avocado halves, or you can just slice up the avocado and add it to the shrimp and serve on lettuce. Avocados are incredibly nutrient-dense with over 20 vitamins in minerals packed inside that lovely green skin. This looks best with small…

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