Category Archives: Healthy Eating

Escarole Recipes

Escarole is a winter green in the lettuce family and a close relative to endive and radicchio. Its leave are curly, slightly bitter and “meatier” than ordinary lettuce leaves. It can be eaten raw as a part of a green salad or chopped into soups and stews. Here are some sample recipes: 1. Straciatella with Escarole 2. Grilled […]

Introducing Beanstalk Seeds

Are you looking for a fun way to get your kids outside? Do you want to engage them with nature? Teach them how to love fresh vegetables? Beanstalk Seeds is a new seed company specializing in seeds for children’s gardening! With exciting seeds, including those in our Plant a Rainbow kit, and resources such as […]

Purple Cauliflower

Ever hear the dictum, Eat Your Colors? The reasoning is that colorful fruits and vegetables contain various nutrients that are vital for good health. According to Wellness Today: Green foods contain chlorophyll; Yellow foods are rich in Vitamin C; Orange foods are high in beta-carotene; Red foods are rich in the phytonutrients lycopene and anthocyanin; […]

Why Should I Grow My Lunch?

By Ben Eichorn of (Reprinted with permission) School lunch continues to be a hot topic these days. At the end of September, The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 was up for re-authorization and voting was postponed until December 2015. For now, the 5-year-old standards for increasing fruit, vegetable and whole grain consumption and reducing […]

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Imagine picking a cauliflower from your garden and making a pizza from it. A cauliflower crust pizza has no flour and hence no gluten. Who doesn’t like pizza? Everyone likes pizza. Kids will be lining up to sample it. Intrigued? I surely was, couldn’t wait to try it. You can even fold it like a pizza […]