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Chocolate, the fourth food group

Chocolate’s fat molecules have a unique melting point just below body temperature. This gives chocolate its creamy texture and “melt in your mouth” feel.

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A different kind of flower—cauliflower!

Brightly colored cauliflowers have more nutrients than the white: more vitamin A in the orange and more antioxidants in the purple.

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Enjoying the $4 meal

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be expensive. You can save money and eat healthy on less than $4 a meal for four people if you shop wisely.

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Fill half your plate with veggies

Average Americans eat less than half of the fruits and veggies they should. This is especially true for seniors, whose fruit and vegetable consumption has decreased in the last 10 years.

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’Tis a Gift to be Simple

Simplify your holiday meals to give more time and energy for enjoyment.

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Savoring the abundance of fall

Here are some ways to use the abundant fruits and vegetables you’ll find in the Pacific Northwest in the fall.

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Pumped up for pumpkin

Halloween pumpkins aren't just for kids. These gorgeous gourds are nutritious and delicious as well.

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Pumped up for pumpkin

Halloween pumpkins aren't just for kids. These nutritious gourds are good for everyone.

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Save Some Summer by Freezing Herbs Now

So many herbs! It's time to save some of their savory flavor for later in the year by cutting and freezing them now.

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So many things to do with zucchini

There are so many things you can do with zucchini. The options are limitless.

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Berry Good Desserts

The Pacific Northwest is overflowing with places to find fresh, local berries. Just take a drive up near Bellingham, and see miles of raspberries; south of there near Marysville are hundreds of acres of strawberry fields.

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June Strawberries

Summer means berries. And June means strawberries. Now's the time to find them fresh in farmers markets or home gardens.

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Taking the parsley challenge

Cut off the bottom half-inch of the parsley stems, remove the wire holding the bunch together and put the bouquet in a cup of water on your kitchen counter. Every time you cook, add parsley to whatever you are making, and use a lot of it.

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You too can make this spring `egg nest' wreath

This recipe is a family favorite for spring - and is worth showcasing on a brunch table.

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Zesty sauces from around the world

Try these zesty low-sodium sauces from around the world to spice up your meals - without added salt.