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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.

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Winter comfort food: baked beans and brown bread

Use dried beans in your meals because canned beans and lentils contain a ton of sodium, as much as 900 milligrams per cup. That sodium makes your heart and kidneys work harder than necessary.

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High-fiber bran recipes to get you going

Bran recipes offer a nutty deliciousness and are super healthy too.

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Tasty bites for the holidays

It's easy to over eat at a holiday party, especially when standing near the appetizer table. Avoid the unhealthy snacks by making and bringing your own healthy ones.

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Asian pears add variety to Northwest dishes

Asian pears have the mellow, almost smooth, taste of a pear, but with the crunchiness of an apple. They add an extra layer of variety to a traditional salad.

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Impress party guests with candied nuts and flowers and tasty low-salt cake

Impressive homemade cakes don't need to be difficult - or high in salt. Guests will love this one.

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Cut back on salt, but keep the crunch in your snacks

You can still enjoy the crunch of your favorite snacks while cutting out the salt. Make your own!

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Long and green and good for you

Try cucumbers and zucchini in salads made for hot days.

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Bring back the flavor with fresh herbs

Fresh summer herbs - whether from your garden of the grocery - will add pop and flavor to almost any dish.

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Fun in the kitchen for Northwest Kidney Centers' Breakfast of Hope

These recipes do everything to make a low-salt recipe highly appealing.

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Say cheese: Indian recipe provides a low-sodium alternative

Almost all cheeses have lots of salt. Paneer offers a better alternative.