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Hearty Beef Stew

The secret to this full-bodied stew’s incredibly rich flavor is in browning the beef and de-glazing with red wine to scrape up all the tasty tidbits. Double-down on flavor—and nutrients!—by using homemade stock instead of store-bought, and you made yourself the perfect winter meal. Key Nutrients: Vitamin A, vitamin B12, vitamin B3, omega-3 fats, vitamin B6, biotin, selenium, zinc, potassium, copper Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 90 minutes Yield: 8 servings   Ingredients: 2 pounds organic stew beef, cubed … Read More

Cashew Cream

This incredibly rich-tasting, easy-to-make sauce is a flavorful, non-dairy-based, creamy protein boost to nearly any main or side dish, from grilled chicken breast to roasted broccoli. It is also used as a key, “cream-ifying” ingredient in soups and stews.  Make a big batch and freeze in small portions for easy weeknight meals. KEYWORDS: Vitamin B6, copper, magnesium, manganese, zinc, nuts, protein, vegan, vegetarian, gluten free Yield: 2 cups Active time: 3-5 minutes Inactive time: 30 minutes to overnight   Ingredients: … Read More

High in fiber, potassium, manganese, beta carotene, and a whole host of other vitamins and minerals—not to mention more than 300% of recommended daily vitamin A—its no wonder that sweet potatoes are called a superfood. Its nearly impossible to ruin a sweet potato, the natural sweetness of which can either be amplified by traditional accompaniments like cinnamon, or subtly complemented with the savory spices in this particular recipe. For the winter months, when manning the grill is a less appealing … Read More

While slicing and grilling vegetables directly on the grate is delicious, too, this method utilizes easy foil packets, which allows you to stay true to your grill while using less valuable grill “real estate” that could otherwise be reserved for other dishes at your backyard cook-out. KEYWORDS: squash; vegetarian; gluten-free; vitamin C; vitamin B6; potassium. Yield: 4 Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 2 organic yellow summer squash, rinsed and chopped 2 organic green zucchini, rinsed and chopped … Read More

Pasta is probably one of the dishes most universally-adored by children the world over. With this delectably rich bolognese, your picky eaters won’t even know that they’re eating a whole day’s worth of vegetables. The trick to “hiding” the vegetables is to dice them super fine and uniformly. Using parsley instead of basil at the end will give it an earthier flavor, whereas the basil will impart a more pronounced, fresher taste. KEYWORDS: protein, lycopene, kid-friendly, riboflavin, potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin … Read More