Fig & Sausage Strata Recipe For National Fig Week

[1] A delicious strata for breakfast, brunch, or lunch (photos #1 and #2 © California Figs). [2] You can use any dried figs you like, but purple figs will show up best in the strata. [3] Fresh Italian hot sausage. You can use hot or mild sausage in the recipe (photo © Fresh Direct). [4]…
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RIND Fruit Snacks, Wholesome, Crunchy Slices Of Fruit

  Our Top Pick Of The Week, the RIND brand of dried fruit snacks. has a charming backstory. It was created by the great-grandson of a health food pioneer. In the 1920s, RIND founder Matt Weiss’s great-grandmother, Helen Seitner, opened a natural foods store in Flint, Michigan. Talk about being ahead of her time! The…
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History Of Smoothies & Smoothie Recipes For Global Smoothie Day

Love smoothies? October 3rd is Global Smoothie Day, A beverage of fruit and yogurt with the consistency of a milkshake, but much healthier. While the first smoothies marketed in the U.S. were combinations of fruit and fruit juice, yogurt was later added to the recipe. The concentration of calcium and beneficial bacteria in the yogurt,…
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America’s Top Fruits & Vegetables: It’s National Fruits & Veggies Month!

September is National Fruits & Veggies Month, a holiday established by the USDA to bring greater attention to the health benefits of eating fruits and vegetables. The message is not only to “make the most of summer produce while it’s still available,” but to integrate more fruits and vegetables into your daily meals. It’s pretty…
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Papaya On A Bagel? Plus More Papaya Recipes For National Papaya Month

[1] What’s for brunch? A bagel with citrus cream cheese and papaya ribbons. The recipe is below (photo © Southern Selects). [2] There are numerous subspecies of Carica papaya, demonstrating different sizes, shapes, and flavor nuances (photo © Alleksana | Pexels). [3] A shorter, rounder variety (photo © Little Plant | Unsplash). [4] The papaya…
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