The Mediterranean Secret to Phenomenal Vegetables

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  Written by Diana Bauman, Contributing Writer Growing up, my family ate a lot of vegetables.  It comes as no surprise being that my mother is from Sevilla, Spain where vegetables are a staple of the Mediterranean diet. When I was younger I never understood why so many of my friends complained about eating their vegetables. “They’re gross”, some would say.  Others, “they have no flavor!” I remember asking my mami why so many people disliked colorful, seasonal vegetables at their peak of freshness.  I […]

How to Make Nut Butter

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If only I had known how quick and easy it was to make my own nut butters, I would have started doing it a long time ago! I think that for most people, the idea of making smooth and creamy nut butters feels daunting. They’re the kind of thing that, even if you love making food from scratch, you just buy anyways- like hard cheeses and macaroni noodles. The truth is, they require little more than absent-mindedly watching a cookie sheet of nuts in the […]

Nourishing Crockpot Carnival: My Crockpot, My Friend

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She may not see as much use in the summertime, but come fall and winter, my crockpot is my very good friend. I think my favorite thing about using a crockpot is that all it takes is a small time investment in the morning, usually as we’re finishing up breakfast and I’m tidying the kitchen. That small amount of time (usually no more than 5-15 minutes) ensures that by dinnertime, there is a hot and nourishing meal waiting for us with no added effort or […]