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Assortment of spring vegetables and produce on a marble countertop

We love it when the spring fruits and vegetables come out to play. Time to go beyond the winter squash and potatoes and get fresh with green ingredients. Spring vegetables are tangy, spicy and sour which makes for some really interesting cooking. ARTICHOKE The globe artichoke, also known as French artichoke, is a prickly vegetable [...]

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Food substitutions

20 simple food substitutions that can help you eat healthy dinners without stress. One of the most frequent questions I get asked is how to substitute ingredients in recipes.  Whether you have a dietary restriction, an allergy or a picky eater in the household, there is always a way to customize a meal without having [...]

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I find that daily living requires a lot of tools.  Technology allows us to have resources at our fingertips but it can also give us too much information.  I’ve been on a news fast for almost 18 months but now with the Coronavirus, I feel the information overload creeping in.  So I take it back [...]

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Sometimes life doesn’t go as planned but soup is always a good idea. I’ve been building soups from very basic ingredients for years and it’s always satisfying in stressful times. And I know some of you may not love all the extra time in the kitchen but YOU GOT THIS!!   Like the beloved Remy from [...]

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Okay. Breath. Pantry stocked? Now what? You can still eat healthy meals from your pantry during this Corona Virus Pandemic. Following are some pantry recipes to cook in the next few weeks. SOUPS The first place my mind goes is to soup.  It’s the most comforting food I can think of in a time of [...]

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It’s not a normal Friday. Schools are closing, every other email is a cancellation, and social media is buzzing with images of empty grocery store shelves. We’re all struggling to adapt to this chaos, maintain our health, and prepare ourselves. Meal planning has always given me calm and control in moments when I feel overwhelmed, [...]

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Make ahead breakfasts for stress free mornings This weekend we’re losing an hour in the middle of the night for daylight savings time. Yes, it’s that time again: Spring Forward. That one hour is the start to a domino effect of chaos. Beginning with grouchy sleep deprivation, and dealing with the cherry on top: spending [...]

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High Fat and Super Healthy The idea that eating fat makes us unhealthy or causes weight gain has been mostly debunked; culprits of poor health are refined foods, processed foods, packaged foods and foods eaten out of the home, not fat alone. What is more important than the amount of fat is the type of [...]

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Kitchen Goals I often hear about how disorganized refrigerators and pantries can become.  I can empathize. One of the major factors that led me to start The Fresh 20 was feeling like my kitchen was chaos. Too many gadgets. Too many random items in the fridge. I knew I needed to edit my pantry, countertops [...]

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STRESS FREE GROCERY SHOPPING Grocery shopping is a necessity but, with so many other obligations, it can often feel like a burden. Supermarkets can also feel overwhelming, like a maze of products. Do you ever feel like you don’t know what to think about first? Will my family eat what I cook? Is it organic? [...]

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