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Back to our Roots

There is something especially satisfying in making an old family recipe. Here's a Northwest favorite.

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The Forgotten Flower

What is the edible, forgotten flower in the garden? It’s cauliflower!

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Mushrooms: Prince of the Forest

Whether foraged or bought, mushrooms add deep flavors to make wonderful dishes.

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Ice on a stick for these hot days

Ice pops can be a great, low-calorie treat, since it usually takes longer to eat them than it takes to drink the same volume of sugary soda.

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In the Northwest, rhubarb means summer

If you have an out-of-the-way corner of your garden, buy a piece of rhubarb root, stick it in the ground, fertilize it once a year, and water it once a week. You will be rewarded with a spring and summer supply every year.

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Heavenly Salads for Springtime

The secret to a heavenly salad is to add fruits, nuts and cheese.

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Spring vegetable fettuccine is delicious without too much salt

If you can keep a food longer than a week in your refrigerator, it could be high in salt. Instead, buy fresh foods and develop the flavor with fresh herbs and spices rather than salt.

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English muffins or crumpets?

For a delicious, healthy alternative, try this recipe for making your own English muffins, which are called crumpets in England.

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Fresh Alternatives to Salty Asian Sauces

Once you make these homemade Asian sauces, you'll never buy on in the store again.

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Sweetheart meals for your heart

A meal out doesn't have to be unhealthy if you follow these tips.

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Cheese, please. Sweet or savory ricotta

Use this homemade ricotta in lasagna and other pasta dishes, or mix into a dip or topping for veggies, crackers or pita.

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Healthy game day snacks add to the fun

Score a touchdown with your family and friends by serving them healthy food that tastes great.

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Hot soups for cold days

Instead of soup in cans, try these homemade soups, which are more hearty and flavorful, while being low in sodium.

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The anti-inflammatory powers of spices

Using spices in food can help improve your health.

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Lift your performance with healthy breakfast bars

Breakfast bars or protein bars are a quick, easy way to get some good nutrition in the morning, or when you don’t have time to pack a lunch. Make a big batch on your day off then wrap them separately and freeze for later use.