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August 5, 2016 - 9:04am

This time of year, I load up on summer veggies. I only go to the grocery store once a week, which means I have to keep my produce stored properly to avoid ending up with a giant pile of bad veggies ready for the compost pile at the end of the week. So, what's the best way to store them to keep them at their freshest?

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As it turns out, the refrigerator is not the go-to storage unit for all your produce.  Below are 5 types of...

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August 1, 2016 - 7:00am

Most weekends in the kitchen of my first apartment in San Francisco I would pull out my Dutch oven (one of the few pots I owned) and make a big steaming cauldron of soup. Everything went into the one pot. When I was done, all I had to clean was my cutting board and that pot. It was so simple, but the soups were satisfying, healthy and delicious.

Today I have plenty of counter space and all the pots and pans and kitchen doodads I could hope for, but what I lack most often is time. Cooking a meal all in one pot is perfect for anyone who is busy and wants to get a healthy dinner on the table with little fuss. Having a few good-quality pots at your disposal puts you on the fast track to dinners that are just as easy to clean up after as they are to make. Here are 6 pots every kitchen should have:

Recipes to try:...

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July 28, 2016 - 1:18pm

When I’m in a rush to get dinner on the table (which is often), I turn to my freezer for help. I like to keep it well stocked with a few essential ingredients that will allow me to get a quick and effortless dinner on the table fast. Plus filling my freezer with healthy options makes it less enticing to run and get takeout. Here are a few of my favorite foods to have on hand and some of the recipes that use them:

1. Whole-Wheat Pizza Dough: With all the topping combos out there, I think it’s impossible to get tired of pizza—and with the dough at the ready, it’s a quick meal to pull together. Just take the pizza dough out of your freezer and let it thaw in your fridge 24 hours before you want to use it.

Recipe to Try: Green Pizza

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July 26, 2016 - 11:38am

I’ve been spending a lot of time with my freezer lately. This time of year, the berry farm is beckoning with its fruit-laden bushes, my garden is overflowing with vegetables and my herbs are growing much faster than I can eat them.

13 of the easiest herbs and vegetables to grow

With so much fresh food for the picking right now, I’ve been saving much of it in my freezer for less plentiful times (winter!).

How to freeze 16 summer fruits and vegetables

One of my favorite things to make and freeze is herb pesto...

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July 14, 2016 - 9:51am

What's my go-to summer potluck dish? Sesame noodles! They're easy to make and hold well, so I can make them in advance. This handy sesame noodle recipe formula has endless flavor combinations, so I can make a batch for pretty much every party I go to without my friends giving each other the side-eye and saying, "Oh no, Carolyn brought sesame noodles again."

All you have to do is add a flavoring to the sauce and switch out the vegetables and noodles. And the best part is, they only take 20 minutes to put together. With so many combos to try, you will be serving up these cool noodle salads all summer long.

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