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Recipes: Vegetables

Winter Salads: Think Outside the Arugula Box

Winter Salad Recipe on www.virginiawillis.com

Winter Salads Summer salads are easy. A couple of chops of straight-from-the-garden fresh vegetables and you’re good to go. Winter salads require slightly more thought, but it’s a misconception that winter salads must be made from ingredients that are out of season. Winter salads can be made of deliciously bitter greens, earthy root vegetables, and sweet… Read more »

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Happy New Year: Vegetarian Hoppin’ John

Vegetarian Hoppin' John on www.virginiawillis.com

Hoppin’ John Eating black-eyed peas and rice in the form of a dish called Hoppin’ John and Stewed Greens on New Year’s Day is a Southern tradition. Folklore says the combination will bring luck and money in the upcoming year. Typically, the dried peas are black-eyed peas and there is generally a hunk of meat bobbing… Read more »

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Eat Right for Your Sight on National Kale Day!

Eat Right for Your Sight on National Kale Day! A year or so ago I helped edit a cookbook called Eat Right for Your Sight for the American Macular Degeneration Foundation. Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss, affecting more than 10 million Americans – more than cataracts and glaucoma combined. It was a… Read more »

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