“I’m just someone who likes cooking and for whom sharing food is a form of expression.” Dr. Maya Angelou
Hello! Being healthy is our decision to feed our happiness with fabulous-tasting food, it’s choosing to be active, it’s choosing to always look on the bright side of life. Welcome foodies, healthy living enthusiasts, home cooks, and chefs at heart. Let’s have some fun with food! I’m Eartha (@earthacooks) – mom, entrepreneur, aspiring cookbook author, cheese and greens lover, good food advocate, student of nutrition and Contributor at Toronto Caribbean Newspaper (Healthy Green Eating). Healthy can start right here.
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As we head into summer and warmer months in Ontario, locally grown fruits like cherries, strawberries and blueberries will be in season and at their freshest. Asparagus, Beans, Bok Choy, Broccoli, field cucumber, lettuce, mushrooms, spinach and summer squash, to name a few, will be freshly picked and at their peak in flavour and nutrition. To help decide on spring, summer grocery needs, and get inspiration for recipes, I put together a comprehensive list of some of the wonderful vegetables and fruits that will be in season April through to September. Check it out while you can, as the essence of fall and harvest season is upon us. See: Fruits & Vegetables Now In Season, Spring Summer 2017.
Also make sure to watch out for the published list of fresh produce to take advantage of as we head into harvest season. Harvest season means Thanksgiving, pumpkin spice, and abundance. You’ll love nothing more than cooking up recipes inspired by fall’s bounty. Enjoy this recipe for Nectarine & Blackberry Cobbler with Spiced Biscuits.
Need a blueberry boost? Try this! Rather than relying upon blueberries incorporated only into baked desserts – because, like other fruits, raw blueberries provide you with the best flavour and the greatest nutritional benefits – enjoy a hearty serving of berries in this tasty, energizing Lemon-Blueberry Smoothie.
Also see: Spicy Green Bean and Mango Salad and S’mores: Oven-Style.
This hit green bean and mango salad is bright, red, gold, and very green! Fixed with a remarkable leguminous vegetable, this is not your typical mango salad.
These s’mores are the perfect chocolatey, gooey, indoor summer treat. Open camp fire not required. Just make sure to keep and eye on the marshmallows while they’re broiling. Serve family-style or scoop out into individual bowls.