10 Healthy Reasons to dig into RED POTATOES

10 HEALTHY REASONS TO DIG INTO RED POTATOES As a “white food”, potatoes are often lumped together with white bread and white pasta, which are considered off limits when trying to eat healthy. However, with only about 110 calories, 45% of your daily value of vitamin C, more potassium than a banana, naturally fat-free, zero sodium or cholesterol – based on science alone, red potatoes … Continue reading 10 Healthy Reasons to dig into RED POTATOES

Why should you eat potatoes?!?

Did you know that Potatoes are a great source of potassium and protein, and other important vitamins and minerals? We have compiled information to give you health and nutritional information, recipes and tips on cooking, eating and storing potatoes. Although Sweet Potatoes are technically different than “regular potatoes”, since we are from the South- they are not only a necessity- but a Super Food! (the scientific … Continue reading Why should you eat potatoes?!?

BANANAS…How to store for now and later, handy tips for use, and delicious recipes!

Apples to Zucchini  How to store for now and later,  handy tips for use, and delicious recipes! BANANAS Storage tips: Bananas should be stored hanging, placed on the counter, or stored in a well ventilated basket. Bananas should never be kept in a plastic bag, this creates too much  moisture and will cause the fruit to rot. If you are lucky enough to have bananas in the … Continue reading BANANAS…How to store for now and later, handy tips for use, and delicious recipes!

Avocados…How to store for now and later, handy tips for use, and delicious recipes!

Apples to Zucchini  How to store for now and later,  handy tips for use, and delicious recipes!   AVOCADOS Storage tips: Store avocados in the refrigerator. Remove from refrigerator and set out on the counter to finish the ripening process. Place in a paper bag, with the top closed for faster ripening. Left with a half of an avocado? Leave the skin on and pit … Continue reading Avocados…How to store for now and later, handy tips for use, and delicious recipes!

Asparagus…How to store for now and later, handy tips for use, and delicious recipes!

Apples to Zucchini  How to store for now and later,  handy tips for use, and delicious recipes!   ASPARAGUS Storage Tips: Keep the rubber band on to hold the bunch together, and trim an inch off the ends of the asparagus. Stand the asparagus up in a glass or jar with about an inch or two of water, making sure all the ends are sitting … Continue reading Asparagus…How to store for now and later, handy tips for use, and delicious recipes!

APPLES…Apples to Zucchini

Apples to Zucchini  How to store for now and later,  handy tips for use, and delicious recipes! APPLES Storage Tips: Apples can stay fresh for over six months if stored in a humid environment around 30-35°F. Store apples in the crisper drawer of your fridge and separate any that are bruised or rotting from the bunch. Here are 7ways for saving or preserving your apples … Continue reading APPLES…Apples to Zucchini

Kale…Your New Friend With Benefits

Did you know that Georgia ranks number two for Kale production crops in the US. Yay! That means we have access to best of the best of this versatile super food. Kale production has surpassed Spinach and Romaine Lettuce.  It is considered to be a super food, for good reason! Kale is a both a magical and powerful leafy green.  Kale can be cooked and eaten by itself, used in … Continue reading Kale…Your New Friend With Benefits

Grapefruit Basics

Grapefruit Basics If lemons are sour and oranges sweet, grapefruit picks up the slack in between. With its signature zing and slightly bitter finish, it adds bright complexity to sweet and savory dishes alike. In Season: Grapefruit-growing season lasts from October through May. Grapefruit keeps well in cold storage, so it can be found in supermarkets year-round. What to Look For: Grapefruit comes in white, pink, and … Continue reading Grapefruit Basics

Go. Bananas. Go Go Bananas!…All About Bananas

  Bananas are one of the most widely consumed fruits in the world for good reason. They are eaten by babies, parents, grandparents and everyone in between! One medium banana (about 126 grams) is considered to be one serving. One serving of banana contains 110 calories, 30 grams of carbohydrate and 1 gram of protein. Bananas are naturally free of fat, cholesterol and sodium. So, … Continue reading Go. Bananas. Go Go Bananas!…All About Bananas

How to: Slice a bell pepper

A post about slicing a bell pepper may seem a little silly to some of you. I used to be in your shoes, I had sliced happily away on bell peppers (and a few fingers, too!), and picked out enough seeds to grow enough pepper plants to supply every Mexican restaurant in Texas. Until the day I discovered this trick to perfectly cut bell peppers, with no seeds!!! … Continue reading How to: Slice a bell pepper