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Delightfully Healthy! Have Your Cake and Eat It Too: Healthy Desserts and Snacks

Sampling Friday, 4/29 from 4:30-6:30pm No doubt about it, desserts and snacks are delicious. Treating yourself to dessert or processed snack on special occasions is a normal part of eating. Unfortunately, these foods are often very accessible and heavily marketed. Eating them regularly can easily become a habit if one is not choosy. Both desserts […]

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Delightfully Healthy! Dip Into Your 5-A-Day

Who says eating your fruits and vegetables can’t be fun? This week join us as we sample some tasty and nutritious dips to help us dip into our 5-a-day! Fruits and vegetables are an awesome source of good nutrition. Chock full of vitamins, minerals and fiber, these foods promote digestion and physical well-being. This week […]

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Delightfully Healthy! To Eat a Rainbow

Sampling: Friday, March 25, 4:30 – 6:30pm With March quickly drawing to an end, we look toward April and the beginning of spring to bring about showers of rain and the chance to see an elusive rainbow. While actual rainbows might be hard to come by, grabbing a rainbow of colorful produce at your Co-op […]

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Delightfully Healthy! St. Patrick’s Day Sweet Green Slaw and Maple Baked Pears

Sampling: March 11, 4:30-6:30pm. The weather is getting warmer, days are getting longer, and St. Patrick’s day is right around the corner! This holiday brings about green colored everything, and occasionally some not-so-healthy menu items. Celebrate this year with the St. Paddy’s inspired recipes featured this week! Taking a healthy twist on a traditional holiday […]

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Delightfully Healthy! Pretty in Pink with Beets and Blood Oranges

Sampling Friday February 12, 4:30-6:30pm. Make sure that special someone knows just how much you love them with these romantically themed Valentine’s Day recipes. Quinoa salad with beets and blood oranges is the perfect pink accompaniment to any meal. The salad uses an herbaceous chimichurri dressing that brings the little quinoa pearls to life. This […]

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Delightfully Healthy! Maple Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash

Sampling: Jan 15, 4:30-6:30pm. As the cold winter weather breezes in, we often choose calorie dense meals to keep us warm and comfortable. This winter season, turn to hearty vegetable dishes for satisfying meals that are kinder to your health. Our Maple Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash recipe can offer the best of both worlds- […]

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Delightfully Healthy! Persimmons

Persimmons are the fruit of a tree native to East Asia. They are about the size and shape of a tomato, and can range in color from yellow to orange to red. There are two types of persimmons commonly sold in the US: Hachiya and Fuyu. Monadnock Food Co-op carries Hachiya persimmons, which have a smooth and velvety flesh when perfectly ripe. Hachiyas are typically peeled and pureed into a pulp used for baking, as we did in one of our recipes this week. Fuyu persimmons are best eaten raw like an apple, or chopped up in salads or salsa.

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Delightfully Healthy: Acorn Squash Cranberry Boats

For the Delightfully Healthy Food Demo this week, we have designed acorn squash to be our edible serving dish for our featured ingredients: navel oranges and cranberries. The navel orange season starts in November and continues to May or June and these medium sized oranges are sweet and juicy. With Thanksgiving in mind, we made […]

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