National Papaya Month – June

National Papaya Month takes place in June. The vibrantly colored fruit grows on an herb in southern Mexico, Central America, and northern South America. They are also commercially produced in Hawaii and Puerto Rico. The mildly flavored fruit tastes subtly like a cross between a mango and a peach when ripe. It pairs well with …
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National Salad Month – May

It’s time for the freshness of National Salad Month. Greens pop this time of year, and it’s easy to grow garden lettuce even in a small space. They fill the grocery with a variety of color, too. Beyond the leafy part of the salad, the crisp vegetables, proteins, flavorful cheeses, herbs, berries, grains, and nuts …
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NATIONAL CHICKEN CORDON BLEU DAY – April 4

Each year on April 4th, National Chicken Cordon Bleu Day celebrates a blue ribbon dish that combines chicken, ham, and cheese. The French term Cordon Bleu translates to “Blue Ribbon.” This dish is a take on the popular Veal Cordon Bleu.  It is a flattened chicken breast which is wrapped around ham (or sometimes prosciutto …
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Chicken Cordon Blue Cassarole

This is a family favorite. The crispy topping also works for breading chicken tenderloins. Keto friendly and low carb, you won’t even notice the missing bread crumbs or flour. This cheese chicken dish will quickly make the top of your list for easy weeknight dinner. Ingredients 3 to 5 chicken breasts 1 8oz cream cheese …
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HANUKKAH

Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the re-dedication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BCE. Hanukkah (Hebrew: חֲנֻכָּה, usually spelled חנוכה pronounced [χanuˈka] in Modern Hebrew, also romanized as Chanukah or Chanuka), is observed for eight …
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NATIONAL POMEGRANATE MONTH

National Pomegranate Month is an annual designation observed in November. Pomegranates date back to ancient civilizations throughout the Mediterranean, and they are also featured in ancient Egyptian mythology and art. The pomegranate tree is native to Iran and the Himalayas in northern India, and used to be carried by desert caravans because of it’s thirst-quenching …
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NATIONAL FRUIT AT WORK DAY – First Tuesday in October

On the first Tuesday in October 5, 2021, National Fruit at Work Day encourages some fruitiness to get you through the day. Not only is fruit tasty, but it’s good for you, too. It might surprise you what constitutes a fruit, too. For example, an avocado qualifies as a fruit, not a vegetable. Combine this …
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Spinach Artichoke Crusted Salmon

Fish Fridays can be a challenge, especially when you dont like most fish. I started with a Pintrest pin for inspiration, used some of its elements then turned it on its head to make what we like to eat. 5 Salmon filets 5 Salmon filets 3 Tbsp lime juice 1 cup italian bread crumbs 1 …
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Shrimp, Mushroom Pasta

8 oz white mushrooms 12 oz bag frozen cooked, peeled deveined shrimp 1 pint grape tomatoes 2 Tbsp minced garlic divided 1 Tbsp minced purple onion 2 Tbsp lime juice 1 tbsp Olive oil 1/8 cup Blue cheese crumbles 1/4 cup Feta cheese crumbles 4 oz deli spinach artichoke dip 3 tbsp finely chopped sharp …
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Oven Roasted Squash

3 Zucchini 2 Yellow Squash Olive oil Butter Salt Peper Clean squash well Cut in half lengthwise Slice into 1/3 inch thick slices Cover baking sheet with aluminum foil or nonstick baking mat.  I like foil option so you just throw it away. Toss slices with butter and olive oil Season to taste Cover with …
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