Veggie of the Month

mama jess vegetable of the month – Avocados – by Kelly Van Stone

Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 in blog, recipes, Veggie of the Month | Comments Off on mama jess vegetable of the month – Avocados – by Kelly Van Stone

Vegetable of the Month – Avocados   One of the challenges of eating for health is maintaining a fresh supply of fruits and vegetables in the kitchen.  No matter how hard or thoroughly I organize my shopping list, it seems that I am making a stop at the store at least twice a week, if not more.  It is one of those things that I have resigned myself to doing for the sake of healthy eating.  I suppose that I could better organize myself but I really do not mind grocery shopping and often times really enjoy it.   One piece of produce that regularly makes in into my cart is avocado.  Ten years ago you would have rarely seen an avocado in my...

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onions – veggie of the month by kelly van stone, mama jess contributor

Posted by on Apr 2, 2013 in blog, recipes, Veggie of the Month | Comments Off on onions – veggie of the month by kelly van stone, mama jess contributor

Vegetable of the Month – Onions   One of my top nutritional interests is eating for health and disease prevention.  In article after article and book after book, I read about the health benefits of onions.  Onions, especially raw, seem to be a somewhat polarizing vegetable.  Either people love them, or hate them.  I did not like them at all as a child.  However, as an adult, I have come to appreciate the flavor, texture and health benefits of the onion.   This month, I have decided to devote the Vegetable of the Month Blog to the onion.  In the mid-west, there are very few seasonal vegetables available in the month of...

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spaghetti squash – mama jess veggie of the month by kelly van stone

Posted by on Feb 7, 2013 in blog, recipes, Veggie of the Month | Comments Off on spaghetti squash – mama jess veggie of the month by kelly van stone

Vegetable of the Month – Spaghetti Squash   February is upon us already!  Winter is in full swing where I live and my thoughts are already turning to warmer spring weather ahead of us.  Soon enough, I remind myself.  For now, I will embrace the winter wonderland in the Midwest!   Most of you with active school age children know how busy it is for families at this time of year.  There is always plenty of homework as wells as practicing school plays. Sports and gearing up for recitals (at least in my household).  Making time for nutritious, fast, and easy meals can be a challenge!  I am always looking for recipes that make mealtime...

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mama jess: january vegetable of the month – mushrooms

Posted by on Jan 15, 2013 in blog, recipes, Veggie of the Month | Comments Off on mama jess: january vegetable of the month – mushrooms

Vegetable of the Month – Mushrooms   Welcome to 2013!  I sincerely hope that you and your family had a wonderful holiday season and you are off to a great start to the New Year.  Personally, I am very excited and hopeful for the New Year.  As I reflect back to the last year I think of how blessed I am to have family, friends, good health and good food.  Like I’ve spoken of before, one aspect of good health is the food that we put into our bodies and the nutrition that it provides.  Whole foods, and especially vegetables, provide a multitude of nutrition to our bodies that keep it running optimally.  So keep your bodies healthy and...

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december vegetable of the month blog: root vegetables by kelly van stone

Posted by on Dec 12, 2012 in blog, Veggie of the Month | Comments Off on december vegetable of the month blog: root vegetables by kelly van stone

Vegetable of the Month – Root Vegetables Can you believe that it is December all ready?  The year has just flown by!  The Thanksgiving holiday is behind us and many of us are preparing for Christmas and New Years.  Food and cooking is such a huge part of what makes the holidays special.  Many of the recipes that have been on my mind lately are pretty party appetizers or Christmas dinner sides.  However, our families still need a nutritious meal on the table all the other nights of the month.   I recently learned that December is root vegetable month.  Who would have thought that there would be a month devoted to root...

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mama jess vegetable (fruit) of the month blog: tomatoes

Posted by on Nov 7, 2012 in blog, recipes, Veggie of the Month | Comments Off on mama jess vegetable (fruit) of the month blog: tomatoes

November Featured Vegetable of the Month – Tomatoes   Fall is one of my favorite seasons for many reasons.  The changing weather, beautiful color changes, school is in full swing and football season are just a few reason I love fall.  But as a food lover, one of my most favorite things about fall is making homemade soup.  Although there are plenty of good cold soups for summer, I have never really embraced them.  Part of my love of soup is the warmth you get from eating a steaming bowl of it on a chilly day.  It is also very versatile.  You can make so many different kinds of soup. The options are endless!   I recently came upon...

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