• Food Information

    5 Pumpkin Perks

    Pumpkins make a strong comeback when it comes to Fall. This autumn squash is very healthy. Just be mindful pumpkin can quickly become a sugary, calorie rich dessert. Pumpkin contains well over your daily requirement of vitamin A (700% DV in 1 cup). Vitamin A is involved with immune function, vision, reproduction, and cellular communication. Source. It’s full of fiber, pumpkin puree contains 7 grams of fiber in 1 cup. Pumpkin contains high levels of vitamin C which can help your immune system. It also contains more potassium than a banana. Pumpkin seeds are a good source of zinc. Pureed pumpkins contain lutein and zeaxanthin which can help your vision…

  • Tips

    Fresh Ideas for Fall

    With the changing of the seasons comes changes of clothes, food, and exercise. In today’s guest post Kathy is talking about fresh ideas for fall. As much as I hate to admit it, summer is coming to a close.  My favorite time of the year is the spring and summer runs a close second.  I know I am definitely in the minority but I am not a big fan of fall.  I try to make it work for me.  I do like fall and winter clothes so I am looking forward to shopping for new sweaters and boots! As we get ready to start a new season, I like to…

  • Recipe

    Apple Muffins

    This apple muffin is AMAZING, its great with a cup of hot tea and perfect for a cool fall day. Recipe will make a dozen muffins. Apple Muffins Muffin Ingredients: 1 1/2 Cups whole wheat pastry flour 1/4 Cup sugar 1 Teaspoon baking powder 1 Teaspoon baking soda 1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 Teaspoon ground allspice 1/8 Teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 Teaspoon salt 3/4 Cup apple cider 1/3 Cup olive oil 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract 1 Grated apple 1 Chopped apple, small pieces   For topping: 1/4 Cup flour 1/4 Cup brown sugar 1/2 Teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 Teaspoon ground allspice Pinch of salt 3 Tablespoon olive oil Preheat the…

  • Recipe

    Roasted Vegetables

    This is a great way to use up those fall vegetables. If you’ve always wanted to try making squash this is an easy way to do it, use whatever vegetables you have on hand. Roasted Vegetables 1/2 Red onion, sliced into chunks 3 Carrots 1 Handful mushrooms 1/2 Squash, sliced 1 Sweet potato, sliced or chopped Olive oil Ground pepper Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Brush olive oil on a baking pan, to avoid sticking, and arrange vegetables evenly.  Lightly drizzle or brush olive oil on top of the vegetables and sprinkle with ground pepper. Bake for 30 minutes or until caramelized. Serve with lentils or lentil casserole and…

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