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Don't Miss These Short-Season Spring Veggies!

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Welcome, Spring!  This is one of the seasons when we can truly eat both seasonally and locally throughout the East Coast and the Midwest, and the colors that "spring" forth at the farmers market are enough to bring happiness to our hearts.  Many items can be found only for a short while during these early spring weeks and we have listed out some of our very favorite items that we will make sure not to miss-- and that you should try too! 1. Ramps-Light, garlic-y wild onions these little gems are not grown commercially, but actually need to be found wild...

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Team Spotlight! Who is Sarah Arel?

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If happen to be on the Cooked email list, a few times each week you see the name Sarah Arel pop up in your inbox.  Sarah is one of the great minds behind the Cooked project, and we recently had a chance to sit down with her to find out more about her and her role at Cooked! Tell me a bit about your background-- schooling, interests. Growing up, I was home-schooled. My mom put a lot of time into fostering my creativity and love of food and art. After my schoolwork was done each day, I would spend hours...

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Surprising Ways to Get Kids (and Adults!) To Love Eating Well

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One of our biggest challenges at Cooked is serving healthy food to children.  Having kids of our own- 3 boys to be exact- we understand how hard it is to try to convince children, surrounded in stores and at school and birthday parties with notions of junk food as "treats" and rewards, to make healthy decisions for themselves.  After all we don't want to police their food choices now, but regardless we certainly can't do it forever.  Please note that each recommendation for "children" also works for us adults! 1. Don't Force Healthy Choices  Battling snack, dinner, and breakfast options...

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hey-you-sweet-delicious-smoothie-bowl. come here.

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  Is it the "new thing"?  Is it too filled with sugar?  Is it healthy?  These are some of the questions about the new Smoothie Bowl craze.  In a nutshell: some recipes are filled with sugar, some are healthy.  But taste testers agree: they are all delicious.  So how do you weed out the good from the bad, or the healthy from the sugar-filled?  Here is our favorite cheat sheet to blend up your best, healthy-ist, most bad-@(# smoothie bowl each morning.  Make it delicious, make it healthy. 1. Choose Your Liquid: Put away that sweetened almond milk.  Put it away. ...

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3 Adaptogenic Herbs to Get You Through The Long Winter Months.

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Adaptogens: nature's way of controlling stress and fatigue.   In recent years herbs known as adaptogens have become increasingly popular-- some of them, such as ginseng, are becoming familiar in many households.  Many people consider them to be a more sustained energy boost in comparison to caffeine and sugar (and also allows you to avoid the sugar/coffee crashes!) but they can also be used to help you feel less down in the winter, less stressed at work, and-- well-- better all around. Adaptogens are a group of herbs that are used for a variety of reasons.  They are called adaptogens because of their ability to "adapt" their...

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