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PRODUCE PICKS

Return of the Produce Picks: Star Fruit (Carambola)

Posted by 9 years ago 5 Comments 1068 views

Since launching GreenLiteBites over a year ago (YIKES!) I moved my produce picks over there as it IS my food blog. But I can’t help to think they still belong over here. A huge part of my weight loss was and is trying new things and I really want to inspire you to do the […]

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Spaghetti Squash

Posted by 10 years ago 9 Comments 1566 views

Here’s a produce pick I’ve been using for a about a year now but it warrants its own post. I was VERY hesitant to try the spaghetti squash at first. Probably because I didn’t see a need for it, I mean just eat spaghetti, right? But once I took the leap, boy was I hooked! […]

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Pumpkin!

Posted by 10 years ago 4 Comments 1329 views

This produce pick isn’t some exotic find I’ve never tried before. It’s about our good old friend, the pumpkin. If you are anything like me, you’ve been using pumpkin for sometime, in pies, breads, maybe even chili. I have been trying to use it more since reading SuperFoods Rx but it took me until pumpkin […]

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Delicata Squash

Posted by 10 years ago 11 Comments 1772 views

I never heard or even saw these until this weekend. My local grocery store is starting to pack in the fall produce and I’m psyched for the change. This weekend I noticed a pile of winter squash, there was acorn, butternut, and something I never saw before, the Delicata. It was a small, cute squash, […]

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Chayote Squash

Posted by 10 years ago 8 Comments 1624 views

These caught my eye while grocery shopping this weekend.  I never heard of them, had no idea what they were or how to use them so I thought to myself, what a great produce pick! After a bit of research I discovered they are originally from South America but are now grown in the states […]

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Patty Pans

Posted by 10 years ago 6 Comments 1319 views

You may have seen these little gems in your grocery store or farm stands. For years I just passed them up not know how to use them or even what they were. Then last year I finally got up enough nerve (why this was hard I’ll never know) to ask the farm stand women what […]

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Mango Madness

Posted by 10 years ago 13 Comments 1479 views

In honor of my new Produce Picks section, I give you the Mango. I know, I know, not the find of the century but I never bought and ate a raw mango before. I’ve had them dried and in canned tropical mixes. I just never knew how to cut or eat the raw ones. OK, […]

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Jicama

Posted by 10 years ago 17 Comments 2085 views

Normally food finds are products I stumble upon not produce but today I came across a jicama. A few people have mentioned them to me before but I never saw them in the stores until today! I didn’t even know they existed until about a month ago. A jicama looks like the large mutant child […]

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