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French Onion Beef Stew

By Fit Staff - December 16th, 2011

Recipe By Cathy Marschean-Spivak
One pot meals make for easy clean-up and you can be doing something else during the cook-time.


Sweet Potato Black Eyed Pea Soup

By Fit Staff - December 12th, 2011

Recipe By Green Soul
This dish packs in fiber from the beans and the wild rice. If you don’t have any vegetable stock, substitute an equal amount of tomato juice.


Turkey Gumbo

By Fit Staff - December 4th, 2011

Recipe By Chef Joe Brown, Melange Café
In case you haven’t had your fill of turkey!


Pasta and Bean Soup

By Fit Staff - November 26th, 2011

Recipe By Chef Jim Coleman
Add some of your leftover Thanksgiving veggies and turkey to this soup.


Chef Jeff’s Sweet Potato Soup

By Fit Staff - November 17th, 2011

Recipe By Chef Jeff Henderson
Start your Thanksgiving meal with this sweet potato soup instead of serving a heavily sugared sweet potato casserole. The soup is light and will help fill you up so you don’t overdo on the other foods in the meal.


Tropical Pumpkin Soup

By Fit Staff - November 10th, 2011

Recipe By Terry Hope Romero
North Americans have a love affair with pumpkin that’s only expressed in the fall months, but in Latin American it’s a yearlong romance.


Seitan Stew

By Fit Staff - October 27th, 2011

Recipe By Chef Christina Martin
Here’s a quick recipe to warm up the vegan in your life.


Carrot Soup

By Fit Staff - October 22nd, 2011

Recipe By Chef Jim Coleman
Eating your vegetables just got easier with this delicious soup. You get two colors here!


Fresh Vegetable Chowder

By Fit Staff - October 17th, 2011

Recipe By Chef Jim Coleman
You can still find a few of these ingredients in the Farmers’ Market so enjoy those while you can, then switch to frozen until we see them once again next year.



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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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