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Cantaloupe

Mini Cantaloupe

A member of the cucurbita family, which includes squash, pumpkins, cucumbers, melons and gourds, cantaloupe and its relatives grow on the ground surface as a trailing vine.  An excellent source of beta-carotene, folic acid, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C and dietary fiber, fresh cantaloupe is a popular breakfast fruit.  It is a wonderful addition to […]

Strawberry Cantaloupe Smoothie

Strawberry Cantaloupe Smoothie

This recipe was shared on Pinterest by Julia, on acedarspoon.com. Ingredients: 1/2 cup milk of choice  (skim, almond, soy, coconut) 1 cup strawberries, hulled 1 cup cantaloupe, chopped 1 banana, chopped 1 teaspoon honey 1 Tablespoon chia seeds (optional) Directions: 1.  Put the ingredients in a blender in the order above and blend until smooth. 2.  Pour […]

Summer Squash and Tomato Casserole

Summer Squash and Tomato Casserole

This recipe was found in the book “Not Your Mother’s Casseroles,” by Faith Durand. Servings: 6 to 8 Ingredients: 3 medium-size zucchini, sliced crosswise into 1/4-inch coins 3 medium-size yellow squash, sliced crosswise into 1/4-inch coins 1/3 cup olive oil, plus more for drizzling 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves, finely chopped 4 sprigs […]

Carrots

Carrots

High in vitamin A and beta carotene, which is the substance responsible for its beautiful orange color, carrots are a favorite raw snack for many children and adults.  The carrot is also high in fiber, calcium, potassium, and other trace minerals.  To receive the most nutrients, eat carrots raw.  They should be scrubbed with a […]

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