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Health Warrior Chia Seeds Recipe-in-a-Box!

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Happy Thursday, Noshers!  How has your week been?  This one has been crazy busy for me, but I’m glad it has been a short week! And tomorrow’s Friiiiday, yay!  Have any fun weekend plans?

Today I’m excited to share a new food experience with all of you.  As a pretty liberal omnivore, I admit that new food experiences for me are few and far between (I’ve tried a lot of food before).  But one thing I hadn’t tried until recently was chia seeds!  So when Health Warrior reached out to me about their chia seed products and the ways this fiber-full food could be used in recipes, I was keen to try it out.

Health Warrior sent over not only a bag of their Premium White Chia Seeds, but a box full of fresh produce and ingredients as well as a recipe card (above photo).  Fun! I love cooking and baking, and I love it even more when the ingredients are all laid out for me :).

One of the things that fascinated me most about the chia seeds was how they expanded and formed a gel-like consistency upon being soaked in water: Continue Reading

Recipe: Spaghetti Squash with Basil

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Hey, Noshers! Have you entered my Green & Black’s chocolate giveaway yet? The contest ends tomorrow, and you can enter once per day via twitter! What are you waiting for?

My first experience with spaghetti squash involved a recipe from the Swedish Chef in Muppet Magazine – are you a Muppets fan?  And is that magazine still in circulation? It was a great publication! I’m clearly dating myself here.  ANYWAY. I don’t know if it was because I was six or my palate wasn’t ready for it, but I just wasnot a fan of spaghetti squash.  And hence, I didn’t try it again for 20+ years.  I didn’t have a strong aversion to it per se, but it just never came on my radar as a veggie of choice.  Well what do you know – spaghetti squash is everywhere at my local farmer’s market this time of year, and I thought it high time to revisit this stringy melon. I decided to go with a simple preparation with garlic, basil and parm. So easy and delicious!

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Veggie Resolution #20: Curry Butternut Squash & Pear Soup

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Not the finished product, but the key ingredient – butternut squash!

One of my late-stage CSA prizes was a beautiful butternut squash.  I had eaten butternut squash multiple times before but had never prepared one before, and let’s face it – the solid husk was a bit intimidating.  What was one to do?  Well, I like the sweet taste of this mild veggie, and I LOVE soup, so this recipe from Allrecipes.com was right up my alley – a sweet but hot curry butternut squash and pear soup.  Perfect for these brrrrrr cold days!

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Veggie Resolution #19: Fried Green Tomatoes

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I never thought that I’d say this, but I think I’m having veggie withdrawal.  I know, crazy, right?  I’m not talking about just any veggies though – I’m talking about my CSA veggies!  My weekly share ended last month,  and I sure do miss the perfectly ripened, flavorful produce that I picked up.  I didn’t think I’d be able to tell the difference, but let’s just say grocery store tomatoes have been forever ruined for me.

I thought I’d share one of the vegetables that showed up pretty late in the season – green tomatoes.  I had never cooked with green tomatoes before, but as soon as I saw them in my weekly share I knew I had to try frying them.  They named a whole movie after fried green tomatoes, so they’ve got to be at least pretty good, right?

Looking to my How to Cook Everything book as well as the good old internet for guidance, I quickly whipped up some toasty fried tomato slices. Interested to see how I did it? Read on!

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Drive-by Post: Mini Peppers!

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Happy Thursday, Noshers!  Just wanted to do a drive-by post – look what showed up in my CSA last week!

Aren’t they cute?

Enjoy the rest of your day! 🙂

PS – if you haven’t entered my BUILT lunch tote giveaway yet, time’s a tickin’!  Remember, you can enter once per day via twitter!