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November 26, 2010Leave a comment

FALL 2010. APPLES. 11.26.10

Did you think we were going to go on each week with vegetable after vegetable ad infinitum? Worry no more. Our first fruit feature was once forbidden, but now quite plentiful and accessible – the perfect and exceptionally versatile apple. We’re fresh off a gut-busting feast. Time to rein it back in with soothing soup, crunchy salad and even a healthy twist on a classic comfort food. ¬†A few people have asked me when I think I’ll run out of feature vegetables (I won’t). Another suggested I consider featuring meats as an ingredient of the week (also not going to happen). After my battle with a certain bird who shall remain nameless, I’ve got yet another toe in the vegetarian camp. Alas, I digress. The point of my little site is to capitalize on all the beautiful, bountiful¬†produce we have available each season – even in the depths of winter. Do you have ideas for ingredients you’d like to see me feature? Drop me an email or join the discussion on Facebook and make your suggestion there. I also continue to be interested in your feedback, so please don’t hold back. I mean it.

As we move into full-on holiday crazy, I’ll make an extra effort to offer you lighter, faster and healthier meals with the expectation that you are short on time, low on energy and just a little bit over-served with holiday treats and temptations. If you keep it easy and healthy at home, there is no reason to deny yourself a glass of nog here or a holiday cut-out there, right? Good. Glad we agree on that.

Apple Lists

November 26, 2010Comments Off on Apple Lists

2 Golden Delicious apples

1 apple (any other kind)

1 pear

2 yellow onions

1 medium head cauliflower

1 bunch broccolini

6 cups arugula

6 oz. wild mushrooms

1 large spaghetti squash

1 jalapeno pepper

1 bunch Italian (flat-leaf) parsley

Fresh thyme

Fresh cilantro

Meat / Fish

1-1/4 pound pork tenderloin

1-1/4 sweet Italian turkey sausage

8 – 12 large shrimp (optional)


1/2 cup half-and-half

1 cup 0% Greek yogurt

4 oz. goat cheese

6 oz. Feta cheese

Parmesan cheese

Orange juice concentrate (frozen)

Pantry Staples

Wild Rice

1 pound fettuccine

28 oz. can plum tomatoes

6 oz. can tomato paste

Maple syrup

Chili sauce

Soy sauce

Dried cherries

Sun-dried tomatoes (oil-packed)



You’ll also need salt, pepper, olive oil, garlic, etc. Check the recipes to be sure you have the staples you need!

Note: List does not include “weekend splurge” ingredients.

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