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3 Big Reasons We Love Farmers Markets & Local Produce

With spring, comes a flood of seasonal farmers markets, which means it’s easier for you to access farm-fresh produce. If you’re wondering why farmers markets may just be the greatest thing to pop up in your neighborhood this spring, here are 3 big reasons why you should seek out your local farmers market.

Beat the Beet

I haven’t always been partial to beets, in fact my stance for the first 20 years of my life was that a palate was better served without them (and I wonder where my youngest son Bode gets his food opinions from?!?!). Maybe it was the raw beet juice my mother insisted I have as it was “good for my blood”, because for the majority of my life through young adulthood I equated beets with the taste of earth. And that is not a food experience I was looking for. Things have changed, however, quite a lot. As I got older I made an effort to have at least one slice of beet at a salad buffet and insisted that, “this beet is for my mom”. And over time I ... Continue

Eating Blog

Crunchy Vietnamese Salad

Meatless Monday: Crunchy Vietnamese Salad

Posted on07/21/14

Written by Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND

I have a thing for coriander (cilantro) and shallots (scallions) in everything at the moment (obsessed maybe?). This is a phase I go in and out of, but since right now I'm in, I decided to add them to this salad. It's nutrient packed and delicious! Get the recipe.

Barbecue Food

8 Foods to Avoid at Your Next Barbecue

Posted on07/18/14

Written by Isabel Smith, MS, RD

Summertime means grilling, enjoying the warm summer air, and spending time eating traditional barbecue foods with family and friends. Grilled vegetables, light summer salads, and other entrees and side dishes can be healthful, but unfortunately there could be a few frequent guests at your summer dinner table that may not be as healthful as you expected. Find out which ones to avoid and what to replace them with!