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Pizza of the World!

Although it's easy to pick up the phone and order a pizza, as with all salty things, the best answer is to make your own.

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Fill up with fiber

Adding fiber to food is not only good for you, but tastes good as well with this recipe.

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Umami-flavored soups lead to winter yum

Using rich umami-flavored foods in your cooking allows you to avoid high-salt seasonings that raise blood pressure and ruin your kidneys.

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In a pickle? Salt-free ways to preserve veggies

During the cold of winter, Northwest vegetables make great pickles.

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Sweet and Sour Goodness

Mixing sweet and sour flavors is one way to replace salt in dishes.

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Veggie Mania!

This diet is guaranteed for weight loss, heart and kidney health, blood pressure control, diabetes control and cancer prevention.

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What do I do with all this zucchini?

Too much zucchini! What's a person to do?

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Giant thistles: artichokes for the last of summer’s bounty

Dramatic in the garden, artichokes also add great flavor to salads.

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Ruby red tomatoes: the optimism of summer

With this summer's heat, a cool tomato salad is one way to cool down and stay healthy.

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Forget me not…Using edible flowers in your food

After a long winter of dreary greens and veggies shipped from halfway around the world, I am ready for something fresh, local and unique. Luckily, lots of flowers are edible.

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Spring greens add freshness to meals

Spring greens grown in the Pacific Northwest include lettuce, spinach, dandelion greens, endive, radicchio, watercress and even fiddle head ferns!

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Fresh herbs - Freshness is essential in the Northwest

With spring in the air in the Northwest, fresh herbs add a blast of flavor to heart- and kidney-healthy foods.

From tundra to tulips: Top equipment for achieving a manicured lawn this season

Snowmageddon. Snowpocalypse. Polar Vortex 2.0. If you’re like most Americans, you’re limping to the finish line of yet another never-ending winter. But this winter doesn’t just have people at their breaking points, it has lawns across the country ready for a relief as well.

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Ginger is Hot!

Some great ways to get ginger in your diet include gingersnap cookies, ginger ale, ginger tea, ginger candy, pickled ginger, pumpkin pie and gingerbread.

Plumbing 101: Answers for your top 5 plumbing questions

Installing or fixing a faucet can seem like a daunting task. But, in many cases homeowners can update the kitchen and bath themselves – all you need are the right tools, good judgment and a little time to devote to the project.