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How To Make the Most of Late Summer Produce

As the summer season slowly comes to an end (booo!), the farmers markets are full of amazing produce (yay!). Take advantage of these flavor and nutrient packed foods while they last. They require only simple preparations – a simple tomato salad with lots of fresh basil, grilled zucchinis and bell peppers tossed in olive oil or a delicious and light ‘pasta’-like dish with noodles made of zucchini tossed in lots of freshly made pesto! If you’re feeling extra frisky – why not cook up a big batch of the tasty vegetables to freeze or can to enjoy later.

How to be a Bargainista

How to be a Bargainista

Nutritious, whole, organic food can cost a pretty penny, especially if you're not committed to investing time and energy into becoming a savvy shopper and proactive consumer. I've encountered every excuse and complaint in the book and believe me - I hear ya! Family, work and exhaustion are tough demons to tame when you're staring at an empty dinner table, but let's face it ... Would you rather cut corners and save some money in the short term or spend more time planning, eating consciously, and shopping smart to ward off future hospital bills, prescription costs and long-term health issues?