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The Very Versatile Roasted Chicken

By Megan Myers, April 8, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

Spring Rotisserie Chicken Sandwiches

Spring Rotisserie Chicken Sandwiches

Like many folks, I’m often strapped for time. Between work, housework, gardening, picking up my kids from school, helping with homework, and extracurriculars, I often can’t find time to remember to breathe, let alone figure out dinner!

That’s why I often turn to grabbing an organic roasted chicken from the Prepared Foods department. Not only do I not have to worry about spending the hours it takes to roast a chicken, I don’t...

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12 Ways to Stop Wasting Food

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, April 8, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

Homemade Vegetable Broth

Homemade Vegetable Broth

A 2012 issue paper from the National Resources Defense Council shows that Americans waste up to 40 percent of their food, with the average family of four creating up to $2,275 in food waste annually. Preventing waste makes sense…and cents. Wouldn’t you rather save and spend that money on a vacation?

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7 Tasty Tuna Recipes

By Megan Myers, April 7, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

Pole and Line TunaEven when things start to look bleak in the fridge I don’t panic. I always try to keep a few things on hand in the pantry to help in those times of need.

One of my go-to ingredients is canned tuna. It’s incredibly versatile and the mild flavor means my son will enjoy dinner as well!

Plus, Whole Foods Market has a line of canned tuna called Pole & Line that’s, you guessed it, pole caught, one at a time. That means I can feel good about buying it, knowing dolphins and other fish are kept safe while the tuna are fished.

Even cooler is that each catch can be traced back to the Marine Stewardship...

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Don't Toss That! Part II: Creative Uses for Everyday Food Scraps

By Alice K. Thompson, April 7, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alice K. Thompson

Brunch Bread Pudding with Asparagus and Sausage

Brunch Bread Pudding with Asparagus and Sausage

Over the last few years I’ve been challenging myself to use more and throw out less in the kitchen. And I’m in good company. Food waste is a hot topic, and I’m thrilled that home cooks are reconsidering what was once deemed “trash” and thinking up resourceful ways to get more out of what they buy.

Here’s my post on...

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Growing Plants from Kitchen Scraps

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, April 6, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

Food scraps to be regrown. | Image courtesy of Elizabeth Leader Smith

In school as a child, did you ever grow a potato plant from a potato as part of a science lesson? Using toothpicks, you may have suspended the potato in a glass of water. Inspired by that experiment, my kids and I searched the web and found a few how-tos on regrowing food from the produce we were cooking with that day.

Spoiler alert: We don’t have results to share yet — and based on my green thumb, we may never. Our web search pulled up a handful of varying instructions for each of these, so I picked the easiest and most applicable for growing in containers. Even if these...

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