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Lebanese Potato Salad

By Fit Staff - May 8th, 2012

Recipe By Urban Nutrition Initiative
You won’t miss the mayonnaise in this potato salad. The lemon juice, scallions and mint give you all the flavor you need.


Light Pumpkin Panna Cotta

By Fit Staff - May 1st, 2012

Recipe By Holly Chute, Executive Chef Georgia Governor’s Mansion
Here’s a Panna Cotta recipe that reflects the flavors of the season. It’s an easy do-ahead dessert that is is a light finish to your Thanksgiving meal.


Easy Fiesta Tofu Quiche

By Lari Robling - April 30th, 2012

This is a good one for tofu-avoiders as it blends into the eggs and cheese seamlessly.


Italian Greens

By Fit Staff - April 26th, 2012

Recipe By American Diabetes Association
Escarole is one of those vegetables that once you try it, you wonder why you haven’t been eating it all along. This dish pairs well chicken.


Jeweled Basmati Rice with Goji Berries

By Lari Robling - April 25th, 2012

In many parts of Asia, rice is often garnished or mixed with ingredients to render the white grain more colorful. Exotic goji berries and shaved raw broccoli florets turn plain rice into a vegetarian course that can be served over fresh salad greens.  



Broccoli With Hazelnuts

By Fit Staff - April 20th, 2012

Recipe By American Diabetes Association
You might not think of pairing nuts with vegetables, but here the hazelnuts are like a rich crouton. You’ll never miss the butter!


Grilled Scallops with Black Bean Sauce

By Lari Robling - April 19th, 2012

Easy to make, Chinese black bean sauce requires a touch of ginger, garlic, and rice wine. That’s all there is to it, and once made, the sauce can be used to enhance tofu, meats, or seafood.


Moroccan Barley

By Lari Robling - April 18th, 2012

Barley is an under-utilized whole grain. In this recipe, Chef Staib takes advantage of barley’s ability to absorb flavor. No boring barley here!


Quinoa Ratatouille Salad

By Lari Robling - April 18th, 2012

Quinoa is considered to be a nutritional powerhouse and ratatouille is is packed with vegetables. Why not combine them for twice the goodness?



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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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