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Savory Honeynut Squash Soup

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Savory Honeynut Squash Soup

Honeynut is a beautiful little squash that's true to it's name - Sweet and nutty flavor, a little like roasted chestnuts and honey! Great for roasting and soup making. It has a creamy texture and it's easy to cook. Here's an idea! PREP TIME 15 mins COOK TIME 45 mins TOTAL TIME 1 hour   INGREDIENTS 2 large (1-pound each) Honeynut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch cubes 3 small parsnips, peeled and sliced into 1-inch pieces 4 large ribs celery, sliced into 1-inch pieces 1 large yellow onion, chopped 8 medium cloves garlic, peeled 6 sprigs thyme leaves,...

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All about eggs

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All about eggs

The USA produces about 75 BILLION eggs per year - Whoah! On average we each eat 274.2 eggs per year! So where is this flock of 280 Million birds? Well, most are in industrialized poultry production systems. 90% of those birds live entirely in battery cages with only 67 square inches of space for for their entire life. It's factory-minded farming and offers an incredibly low price, BUT It comes at a cost:  Lower nutrition and an ethical quagmire!   Poor diets and unhealthy environment creates an inferior product, and the living conditions for these animals is horrendous by any account.   Chickens naturally want to explore...

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What’s the Best Butter?

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What’s the Best Butter?

Everyone loves butter. It's been in the news and in a lot if popular diets recently, and as usual there’s also a lot of confusion and labels... Let’s clear up the confusion and get to the heart of things It is made by churning fresh or fermented cream or milk to separate the butterfat from the buttermilk. Butter consists of butterfat, milk proteins and water, and often added salt Here’s  a look at the Milk labels... Raw -Full fat, direct from the animal and Not pasteurized or processed.  Whole - Pasteurized full-fat milk 2% - Reduced fat milk where 2% of contents are cream or fat 1% - ‘Skim milk’ or ‘low-fat milk’ indicates...

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Heirloom Tomato Bloody Mary Recipe

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Heirloom Tomato Bloody Mary Recipe

Heirloom tomatoes are naturally sweet and juicy, which make them perfect for Bloody Marys. Top with all your favorite garnishes for a heartier beverage, we like salty olives and savory bacon. Great for a weekend brunch or anytime really. INSTRUCTIONS In a large bowl, coarsely chop the tomatoes and toss them with the salt and sugar. Let sit for about 15-20 minutes to let the natural juices release. Pour mixture into a food processor or blender and purée until smooth, about 2 minutes. Pour mixture through a fine mesh strainer and press all the juice into a bowl using the...

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Greek Avocado Chicken Salad

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Greek Avocado Chicken Salad

    This Greek inspired salad is loaded with your usual Greek salad ingredients with the addition of avocado and grilled chicken. Adding freshly grilled and chopped chicken to salads takes them to the next level making it complete meal. Ingredients For the grilled chicken 2 medium skinless boneless chicken breasts pounded flat 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 ⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano 1 garlic clove crushed in garlic press salt & pepper to taste For The Salad: 2 cup romaine lettuce chopped 1 avocado peeled pitted and chopped 1 cup cucumber chopped 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes cut in half...

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