What to Eat This Week: Surprising Farmers’ Market Fruits

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Earlier this week, I was informed by the folks over on the Free People blog that some of my very favorite summer vegetables are, in fact, fruits: zucchini, eggplant, peppers, corn—they’re all fruits, you guys! Who knew? Like tomatoes and avocados, they all have seeds, and seeds mean fruit, says science.

But it doesn’t really matter whether they are fruits or vegetables—what matters is that they are freakin’ delicious. And, lucky for us, they’re also in season. So for this week’s recipes, we’ve brought you five dishes loaded with some of our favorite farmers’ market fruits that you, if you are anything like us, probably thought were vegetables up until now. Enjoy!

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What to Eat This Week: 5 Tasty Tomato-Filled Recipes You Have to Try

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I was making my way around the farmers’ market last weekend when I nearly squealed at the sight of a table overflowing with bright, juicy tomatoes just begging to be sliced up and thrown into a Caprese salad. Not only are tomatoes this time of year insanely delicious, they’re also packed with antioxidants, making them a healthy addition to salads, soups, pizzas, pastas and, EVERYTHING else. (In case you couldn’t tell, I really like tomatoes.)

To help you make the most out of tomato season, this week we’ve rounded up five healthy recipes that are chock-full of tomatoey goodness, from quinoa bakes to collard wraps. Mmmm. Enjoy!

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What to Eat This Week: Breakfast for Dinner

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Way back in February, we featured a bunch of breakfast-for-dinner recipes in an edition of this weekly series, and you guys ate ‘em right up (pun totally intended). And since you all loved having breakfast for dinner so much (I mean, who doesn’t?) we figured we’d bring the theme back this week, with five delicious recipes that taste great with a morning cup o’ joe, and even better with a post-work margarita. Happy brinner-ing! Dreakfast-ing? Whatever. Happy cooking!

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What to Eat This Week: Summer Classics

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Certain foods are simply synonymous with summer: A Caprese salad made with perfectly ripe heirloom tomatoes, grilled kebabs, fish tacos, burgers and, of course, gazpacho—just to name a few. And seeing as we are in the thick of summer, we figured we’d dedicate this week’s recipes to those can’t-miss seasonal favorites. Here, five healthy and creative takes on classic summer dishes. There’s no doubt you could enjoy these meals all year round, but something about them just tastes better in the summer. Happy cooking!

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What to Eat This Week: Herb Garden Greatness

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Every morning, when I look out of my kitchen window into my backyard, I am immediately overwhelmed with a confusing cross of excitement and defeat: I have a beautiful and bountiful herb garden going, and that makes me excited. But the parsley, chives, basil, mint and more grow so quickly, that I never know how to use them all—every dish I make, I think to myself, I wonder if I could I sneak some parsley into this? Or maybe some mint! (Hint: Parsley and mint are not sneaky herbs.) I’m constantly trying to use up all the green stuff growing in my garden, but when it comes down to it, I just can’t. And, I’m sure I’m not the only one experiencing this overgrown-herb-garden guilt. But no longer, my friends: Here, we’ve got five dinner recipes that are chock-full of parsley, basil, thyme and more. So say goodbye to your overgrown herb garden and hello to herb garden greatness.

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Is Kamut Wheat the Next Quinoa?

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Maybe it’s just me, but all of a sudden I’ve seen Kamut wheat popping up all over the place—as a toss-in at my favorite salad spot, at farmers’ markets, on food blogs everywhere. I’ve even heard people tout it as—gasp—the next quinoa. But I had no idea what the heck this mystery grain is, and I’m willing to bet I’m not the only one.

Turns out, Kamut wheat is a modern brand of the ancient khorosan wheat. (It’s pronounced kah-MOOT, I found out, after pronouncing it wrong for the past two weeks.) It’s organically grown, high in protein, and high in minerals like selenium and zinc. The most common form are Kamut berries, which look like wheat berries or farro, just bigger. Read more »

What to Eat This Week: Stuffed Veggie Dinners

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This past Saturday, I was perusing the selection of fresh veggies at the farmers’ market, when I came across a basket of ball-shaped zucchini, aptly named Eight Ball zucchini. And let me tell you, these round zucchini were just begging to be stuffed with a delicious quinoa concoction. I immediately began brainstorming stuffing ideas—quinoa and sweet corn, roasted tomatoes and goat cheese, rice and mushrooms—the possibilities were endless. And that’s when I came to the realization: Stuffed vegetables are so freakin’ versatile. And yummy. So for this week’s menu, we’ve found five healthy, delicious and creative stuffed vegetable dishes for you to chow down. Happy cooking!

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What to Eat This Week: Detox Dinners

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After a weekend like the one we just had—a long weekend filled with burgers, buns, and let’s be honest, probably some beer—eating yet another big meal can feel more like a burden than something to look forward to. Which is why, for this week’s recipes, we’ve rounded up five light meals that are loaded with vitamin-packed, detoxifying goodies like beets, kale, avocado and asparagus. Not only do these foods taste delicious, they also each pack a body-cleansing punch: Beets help to clean out the liver, kale is high in antioxidants, avocado boasts tons of heart-healthy fats and fiber and asparagus cleanses the kidneys and works as a natural anti-inflammatory. Meaning, not only will these meals taste good, they’ll make you feel good, too. Happy cooking!

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