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Blueberry Pie

There is nothing better than fresh, plump, sweet blueberries, especially when they are wrapped in a delicious, buttery pastry crust! Makes 8-12 Servings For the crust: 2½ cups        all-purpose flour ½ tsp             salt 1¼ cups        unsalted butter, cut into cubes 8-10 Tbs    ...

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Sweet Spicy Avocado and Carrot Salad

A simple, yet flavorful vegetarian/vegan salad. A delightful sweet, spicy and creamy mix of fresh cool avocado, chipotle roasted carrots and a lightly honey sweetened dressing. Salad: 1 cup KAMUT® berries 4-5 large carrots 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil 1/2-1 tbs chipotle powder 1 avocado 1/4 cup sunflower seeds 1 tbs freshly...

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Healthy Versions of Junk Food

1. Pizza with cauliflower dough Let's be honest who wouldn’t eat pizza every day if it was good for you? We know we would! Well now you can actually have make a healthier version of your favorite pizza. Starting with the crust, instead of using your...

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Chilled Asparagus Soup

Asparagus season is one of my favorite times of year. Farmers markets are the best places for just-cut, farm to table asparagus. I have frozen it (without the asparagus tips for garnish) and heated it in cooler months. It still tastes wonderful, but chilled is...

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Health Benefits of Berries

In this day and age, we are constantly bombarded by “new," “exciting” and “innovative” products meant to make us healthier with something as simple as a single pill. And while modern medicine has made fantastic strides in recent years, sometimes it’s the simple things that...

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Make Something Monday: Summertime Smoothie

On the hot and steamy days of Summer, there’s nothing like an icy and refreshing smoothie to cool you off. Here is our favorite recipe for a fruity and fun Summertime Smoothie! 1 Banana 1 Cup of Mixed Berries (such as strawberries, blueberries, blackberries or raspberries) ½ Cup...

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Top 18 Finds at the 2016 Summer Fancy Food Show!

This years Summer Fancy Food Show, which we visited, was the largest since it was established in 1954. More than 2,670 exhibitors filled the halls of the Javits Center in New York with the latest in specialty food and beverages from across the U.S. and 55 countries. The...

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Chocolate Day

It's chocolate day and us here at eco18 are chocolate obsessed. We're sharing our favorite chocolate indulgences today!   Sue: LIFE HAPPENS - CHOCOLATE HELPS:                                                ...

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Free Range Chicken Eggs

"Free Range." You might come across this term when you're grocery shopping for meat, particularly poultry, and eggs, but what exactly does it mean? The term "free range" in terms of livestock means that the livestock is kept in natural conditions and are given the freedom to...