Stuffed Delicata Squash with Kale, Leeks and Chickpeas Recipe

Stuffed Delicata Squash with Kale, Leeks & Chick Peas

New Ingredient Alert! I’ve never cooked with delicata squash before. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever even had a delicata squash in my kitchen. That is, until I picked up my CSA this week. Not only does my CSA (Full-Plate Farm Collective) provide me with organic, local and ultra-seasonal produce, it encourages me to branch out from my traditional recipes and try things that are new to me.

Eat This Now: Radishes

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By: AMANDA HIRSCH & TORY DAVIS, Clean Plates Authors (adapted) Radishes — those small but mighty, peppery members of the mustard family — have been eaten across the globe since prehistoric times. Rumors of radishes depicted on Egyptian pyramids can’t be confirmed, despite ancient Greek tales about the vital role the veggie played in the […]

Tips for Sowing Vegetable Seeds in Your Kitchen Garden

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The easiest way to grow vegetables is to plant seeds directly into the ground. Some vegetables such as beans, cucumbers, radishes, melons and squash mature within a typical growing season and don’t transplant well and hence should always be planted directly in the ground as soon as the soil reaches a temperature of roughly 60 […]

Reboot Sushi Wraps – Veggie Dish

Reboot Sushi Wraps

Sushi can be one of those polarizing foods; it is a healthy treat that many love while others cringe at the thought of eating raw fish. Well, here’s your chance to taste and enjoy this delicious and nutritious meal full of just raw veggies! This quick and easy version is fast and fun to make. […]

Thomas Jefferson’s Passion For Vegetables May Surprise You!

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Thomas Jefferson was one of the founding fathers of the United States.  He was the 3rd President, the primary author of the Declaration of Independence, a supporter of religious freedom and an inventor, among other things.  But why am I writing about him on a health and wellness blog? Well, this true Renaissance man, (and […]

A Plant-Based Diet May Prevent, Or Even Reverse, Type 2 Diabetes


Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S., and doubles the risk of heart attack and stroke.1 However, type 2 diabetes is a lifestyle disease – our food choices can either prevent or promote insulin resistance and resultant diabetes. Many conventional diabetes diets rely on meat or grains as the major calorie […]

Foods To Enjoy While Rebooting – Part 1: Vegetables


Congratulations on making this healthy choice for yourself and welcome to the Reboot program. Here is a list of foods that we recommend during your program, and recipes that incorporate these healthy, fresh choices which you can enjoy during a Reboot. Here are some Simple Eating Guidelines to consider when planning your meals during and […]