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Fresh from the Farmers Market Blueberry-Lavender Jam

At my local farmers market, the blueberries have finally arrived, and I just could not resist purchasing a flat. While I could have made a buckle or cobbler with the scrumptious little berries, I decided to make jam. But not just any jam — Blueberry-Lavender Jam!
Posted Fri., Jul. 22, 2016

Sodium and High Blood Pressure — 5 Tips to Take Control

Sodium — that is, salt — is the food industry's dirty little secret for taste enhancement and cost savings in the production of food. Here are five ways you can get your sodium consumption and high blood pressure risk under control.
Posted Wed., Jul. 20, 2016

Slow Cooker Greek Shrimp and Rice

Greek flavors are so fresh and tasty, and using the slow cooker is so easy! If you've never cooked seafood in the slow cooker before, this recipe is a great introduction.
Posted Mon., Jul. 18, 2016

My Family's Favorite Vegan Chocolate Mousse

This simple, no-cook, vegan dessert recipe can be whipped up in a matter of minutes and will satisfy even the most discerning sweet tooth. It was the go-to snack for my children when they were young, and it remains a family favorite today.
Posted Fri., Jul. 15, 2016
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