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Spanish Style Garlic Soup

By Fit Staff - June 27th, 2012

Recipe By Chef Jim Coleman
Garlic lore says it wards off vampires and colds. In any event, this soup is delicious.


Chilled Cucumber Soup

By Fit Staff - June 12th, 2012

Cold cucumber soup is a perfect way to start a meal. Also, contrary to what you would think given the name “butter” milk, buttermilk doesn’t have butter in it. It is a cultured milk product, so look for the lower fat versions.


“Old-Fashioned” Chowder

By Fit Staff - June 1st, 2012

Recipe By Chef Jim Coleman
Here’s a dairy-free take on the New England classic. The seafood is a admittedly a weekend splurge, but you can substitute canned shrimp and canned clams for the scallops and shrimp.


Asparagus soup

By Fit Staff - May 17th, 2012

Recipe By Chef Jonathan Waxman, from Italian, My Way
The Italian way is always the most direct, simple and delicious. This soup epitomizes that philosophy. It also uses what we would normally discard, so it is economical as well.


Radish & Greens Soup

By Fit Staff - May 2nd, 2012

Recipe By Chef Jim Coleman
Radishes are coming into the farmer’s markets. The heirloom breakfast variety is particularly well suited for this recipe. And, you don’t waste the greens!


Black Bean Soup

By Fit Staff - April 21st, 2012

Recipe By Chef Kathy Gold
Using a pressure cooker makes this recipe easy. But you can also substitute by using two 15 ounce cans of black beans.


Soul Food Stew

By Fit Staff - April 13th, 2012

Recipe by The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (AUNI)
Looking for some comfort food? Give this stew recipe a try. This soul food recipe is so easy it basically cooks itself.


Kitchen Sink Chili

By Fit Staff - April 4th, 2012

Recipe by Chef Kevin Roberts
Not all ground turkey is the same — some has the skin and dark meat added which ups the calories and fat grams. Check to make sure you are getting the leanest possible or, better yet, buy turkey breast and finely chop so that you know exactly what’s in it.


Black-Eyed Pea Vegetable Stew

By Fit Staff - March 26th, 2012

Recipe By Chef Jim Coleman
This rich stew is high in protein and layers of flavor… you’ll never miss the meat!



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Vital Signs Ep. 1 – Part 4

September 19th, 2011

Noelle Dames looks to extending the Greensgrow LIFE program. While, Joseph Mitsouras and his family preserve their share.



Vital Signs Ep. 1 – Part 3

September 12th, 2011

Joseph Mitsouras shares how his family includes children in meal planning.




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Move Over, Kale Chips! Kale Buds Are Here

By Lari Robling - April 18th, 2012

High Tunnel farming caught my eye because its extended growing season adds to the amount of local produce we get. While farm manager Aviva Asher was tidying up the winter crop to make way for spring, I discovered another benefit of local growing: use what you’ve got.

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