Posts Tagged ‘lemons’

Organic Lemons Are Great For Your Health

fresh organic lemons

Organic lemons add important nutrition and enhance the flavor of many recipes and should be enjoyed regularly. Health Benefits of Organic Lemons Most of us know that bright tart fruits are loaded with vitamin C which is a crucial antioxidant helping protect our cells from damage. Vitamin C also boosts our immune system, reduces inflammation…

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30 Minute Dinners – Healthy Alternatives to Fast Food

30 Minute Dinners

Here are ideas for 30 Minute Dinners recipes. Anyone with school-age children knows that things can get busy. Really busy with school and homework and practices and performances. And they want dinner every night! Grabbing some fast food in between activities is an option, but that can break your bottom line and your waistline pretty…

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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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Carrot Leaf Tea – A Perfect Way to Use the Green Tops

carrot leaf tea

Carrot Leaf Tea is a light and refreshing green tea made from the tops of carrots, and a little lemon zest if desired. Carrot leaves are edible as long as you buy organic carrots to ensure they haven’t been sprayed with pesticides or other chemicals. They have more vitamin C than the carrot root as…

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Lemon Parmesan Roasted Broccoli – A Simple Side Dish

lemon parmesan roasted broccoli

This Lemon Parmesan Roasted Broccoli is a delicious and simple side dish that is ready in under 30 minutes. Broccoli is loaded with vitamin C and K with plenty of beta-carotene. It is also low in calories and high in fiber. Most people only enjoy the florets of broccoli, but the stems are equally delicious…

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Rough Lemon – A Rare and Unique Citrus

rough lemon

Have you ever heard of Rough Lemon? I hadn’t either until one of my organic small farmer friends said she had some lemons for our Harvest2U customers. I asked what the variety was, and she said she didn’t know. I asked her to send me a picture, and when I saw it, I doubted very…

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Preserved Lemons – Use Up All Those Lemons

Preserved Lemons

Preserved Lemons are a common staple of North African and Moroccan cuisine and are nothing more than lemons that have been cured in salt for a few days/weeks. This is a great way to use up an abundance of lemons and have them for use later in the year. After a few short days soaking…

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Chermoula – A Moroccan Herb Sauce and Cousin to Pesto

chermoula

Chermoula is a great use of many of the organic vegetables and herbs that come in our weekly harvest box.  Chermoula is a Moroccan (North African) green sauce with fresh herbs, spices, and preserved lemons. Think of it as a cousin of Pesto and Chimichurri. It is excellent as a finishing sauce on fish, or use it…

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