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Salsa: More Than Chips and Dips

By Alana Sugar, July 14, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alana Sugar

Dry-Aged Steaks with Grilled Salsa
Dry-Aged Steaks with Grilled Salsa

Until I moved to Texas, I don’t think I fully appreciated salsa. It was there that I learned salsa’s true potential – it is about way more than chips. It’s a compilation of fresh ingredients designed to complement and enhance a wide array of fabulous food from soups to appetizers, mains to sides and even desserts.

Although basic salsa is tomato-based, like our wonderful...

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What to Make This Week

By Megan Myers, July 13, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

Cooking a good meal at home doesn’t have to be difficult, especially when we’ve taken all the guesswork out of meal planning for you. Make these recipes for the entrée or to round out your main dishes this week!

Grilled Teriyaki Pork Lettuce Wraps
Grilled Teriyaki Pork Lettuce Wraps

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Summer Fun, Outside and In

By Jane Johnson, July 12, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Jane Johnson

How a Seed Grows

The heat is on! Time to get planting, cooking, and enjoying summer vacation. Whole Kids Foundation has loads of cool ideas to help you and the kids do just that, including tips on how to make your garden grow and how to navigate those bulk bins at Whole Foods Market. (And shhhhh, don't tell the kids, but they'll learn a little something, too)

Plant a Seed, Watch it Grow

This month's Kids Book Club story is How a Seed Grows by Helene J. Jordan. Easy-to-understand words and illustrations show kids the life cycle of a seed and how soil, water, sun and...

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10 Essentials for Eating Well on the Road

By Rebecca Joerres, July 11, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Rebecca Joerres

Road Tripping

A few years ago, a friend and I packed two coolers and our camping gear into the car and headed across the country on a few roads less traveled with intentions to stay on budget and eat (mostly) healthy. We were not going to fall prey to gas station snacks - with a few exceptions like sunflower seeds - but did decide we’d allow for a good slice of pie at a small town café or some splurge-worthy roadside food here and there…like barbeque.

Because we travelled mostly secondary roads where fresh options can be few and far between, we stocked our coolers with delicious options so we'd eat well from New England up to Ontario, and then down through the...

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Solutions for the Ramadan Table

By Elizabeth Smith, July 10, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Smith

Are you observing Ramadan or simply searching for quick delicious meal options? Saffron Road’s halal frozen entrées, frozen chicken nuggets, organic crunchy chickpea snacks, appetizers, broths, desserts, and simmer sauces make it easy.

Their certified halal options are made without hydrogenated fats, artificial preservatives, colors or flavors. In addition, those with meat are from animals that are vegetarian fed and raised without antibiotics.

Here are a handful of Saffron Road’s halal frozen meal solutions to add to your shopping list this Ramadan, or any time of the year:

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