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How do you store jalapeno peppers from the garden

Friday, August 29th, 2008

You can store them in a paper bag in the crisper of your refrigerator for a week or two or you can cut them in half, remove the seeds and ribs and freeze for up to a year.

 
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How long can I keep cut pineapple and cantaloupe before it goes bad?

Friday, August 29th, 2008

It will probably last 2-3 days in the fridge. You should discard them if the taste, smell or texture changes. Find recipes for pineapple and cantaloupe in our recipe section by clicking here.

 
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I do not cook. When I go to the grocery store I feel like I am staring at 4 walls because I do not know what to buy besides cereal, milk and bread. Any suggestions?

Friday, August 29th, 2008

A variety of foods is best for good health. You can plan your diet and get suggestions for each food group at www.mypyramid.gov Many fruits, vegetables and other foods can be purchased ready to eat or ready  Read More

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HI, I WOULD LIKE TO ASK HOW MUCH FRUIT OR VEG I CAN EAT IN AM OR WITHIN HOW MANY HOURS AND HOW MUCH IS A PROPER SERVING FOR AFTERNOONS OR EVENINGS, I AM TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT AND I GET HUNGRY ALOT AND WANT TO LOSE MORE WEIGHT

Friday, August 29th, 2008

You can eat fruits and veggies throughout the day to help calm your hunger. You can find out how many cups you need each day by clicking here. We recommend increasing your fruit and vegetable intake slowly  Read More

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My family and I have recently changed our eating habits to include alot more plant based foods. I have an 18 month old, a 6 year old and an 8 year old. My husband and I eat only one portion of meat a day. The rest is vegetables, fruits and whole grains. A little cheese sometimes. This is working great for us but I am afraid this is too restricted for my children. I give them whole milk at breakfast and meat at supper. Their snacks are fresh fruit. Their lunch includes peanut butter sandwiches, soups, sandwiches with veggies and cheese. Is this enough iron and protein? I vary our vegetables alot and we eat alot of vegetables. My children are small for their age but I just changed their eating habits and they have always been small. My husband and I are small also.Before we ate a typical home cooked american diet with meat two to three times a day and vegetables and fruit only 4 times a week. How can I monitor their health oustide of their energy and visual. I talked to their pediatrician but there is a real disconnect from diet and I have a hard time getting across to him. I am a very concerned parent and I really want to give all of us the best possible fuel for our bodies. Thanks for your help.

Friday, August 29th, 2008

It’s wonderful that you are including more plant based foods for you and your family. It is important that young children, like yours, get enough nutrients to support their growth, and without knowing  Read More

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I have tryed serching the net every where that i know of looking for a recipe for a orange glaze for carrots with no luck . please help thank you

Friday, August 29th, 2008

If you Google “orange glaze for vegetables” you will find a selection of recipes. A glaze for 6 servings is as follows:

1/3 cup orange juice

2-4 teaspoons brown sugar (to taste)

1/2 teaspoon cornstarch

½  Read More

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Just bought wild Maine blueberries, but they are now wet from sitting in the car for a bit. How can I store them or better yet, how can I get them dry????

Friday, August 29th, 2008

If they are wet from condensation then spreading them out on paper towels should allow them to dry quickly. Discard any that have become leaky or moldy. If you don’t plan to use them within 3-5 days, it may  Read More

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How many calories are in a fresh fig,fiber,nutrients…please designate ounces of fig for nutrient info. Thank you.

Friday, August 29th, 2008

You can find the information you need in our database by clicking here. The nutrients listed are for 3 figs, 150g or about 5 ounces.

 
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I think jicama is a “Mexican potato”. My friend says it is a Jerusalem artichoke. Who is right? I love it raw in salads.

Friday, August 29th, 2008

You are correct. It is delicious raw or cooked. You can find out more about it in our database here.

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FOOD VALUE IN A MUSHROOM

Friday, August 29th, 2008

You can find nutrition information in our database by clicking here. Mushrooms are a good source of riboflavin (a B vitamin) and copper, and provide small amounts of potassium and some of the other B vitamins.

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