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November is World Vegan Month

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Veganism is a lifestyle many people embrace, or are starting to embrace for themselves. To kick off World Vegan Month, we are featuring some facts about the vegan diet as well as a few recipes to either add to your vegan repertoire or try for the first time.Farm Fresh Goodness Print

A Vegan Diet

  • includes nuts, leafy greens, fruits,
    legumes, vegetables, whole
    grains and seeds (variety is key!).
  • is high in protein and low in
    fat and cholesterol.
  • cuts out meat, fish, poultry,
    eggs, dairy products and honey.

Vegan Recipes

Crispy Potatoes with [vegan] Nacho Sauce: This comfort snack is perfect for game day, after school or as a delicious side dish at dinner.

Creamy [vegan] Pumpkin Penne: Perfect for this time of year, this pasta dish uses large penne noodles covered in a creamy pumpkin sauce. The ultimate hot dish to serve on cold fall and winter nights.

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread: This recipe had us at “double chocolate.” Serve for breakfast, a snack or dessert, or send a loaf to a friend.

Do you have a vegan recipe you would like to share with us? Let us know in the comments, on Twitter or on Facebook. Happy eating!

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Recipes to Try This October

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

October is here and we hope you are just as excited as we are to try new and old favorite recipes for your family, friends and special occasions. Fall food is all about comfort, warmth and heartiness, so this week we are showcasing 4 recipes you can find here on our blog that will be hits all season long.

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White Bean Chicken Chili is the perfect combination of spice and comfort, and is best made in large batches so there will be plenty of leftovers. This is a great chili to serve for lunch or on football Sunday, and puts a delicious spin on your ordinary chili recipe. Check out the recipe here.

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A slow cooker Autumn Pork Roast is one of the heartiest dishes to serve in the fall, and goes well with freshly roasted carrots and baked potatoes. The full-bodied flavor carried out by this recipe will have your guests coming back for seconds – maybe you should make two! Here’s the recipe.

Pumpkins are plentiful during the fall and can serve many purposes, especially throughout October. Our Pumpkin Bread and Pumpkin Cinnamon Chip & Pecan Granola Bars use canned pumpkin, but their bold flavor is as vibrant as the real pumpkins from your garden or front porch. See both recipes here.

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End-of-Summer Party Recipes

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Go all out for the last month of summer with backyard parties, by soaking up the sun, and while you’re at it, enjoy delicious food and refreshing beverages. Here are are a few recipes for satisfying yourself and your guests up until the very last day of summer.

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Get started with a cool dip that is good with crackers or chips. This homemade French Onion Dip is just the right hors d’oeuvre to snack on throughout a party.

Full flavor and color are important in any dish, but during the summertime especially to complement the fun and festive atmosphere of a pool party, barbecue or campfire. Caribbean Jerk Chicken with Coconut Rice is a perfectly light meal to serve during the dog days of summer, and its presentation is beautiful. Make it ahead of your summer soiree to bring the most flavor out of the chicken.

Go green with a food that has taken the nutritional world by storm. These Avocado Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps put a spin on classic chicken salad; a delicious spin, that is. You can also use a tortilla wrap or spread it between two slices of your favorite bread to enjoy with friends.

Mason Jar Beverage DispenserWash it all down with fruity, ice cold drinks for all of your guests. Tropical Sangria is chock full of colorful, juicy fruits, while the Peach Iced Tea only uses a few ingredients and can be enjoyed by all ages.

Don’t forget about dessert! We are loving this No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake that is perfect for serving during a barbecue or as the cake for a summertime birthday party.

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Let us know which recipe(s) you try, and you can always find more beverage, salad and Oreo recipes throughout our blog for your summertime entertaining needs.

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