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Thursday, 03 September 2015 19:01

Summer Farewell

There's a lot to appreciate about Labor Day weekend: the sales, the Monday off, and the celebrations! But, believe it or not, our love for Labor Day Weekend has a little something to do with food.  OK … let’s face it; everything we do is in the name of food!

 

As sad as we are to say goodbye to summer – which has been so incredible – we are thrilled to be welcoming fall produce back into our lives.  Being as passionate about vegetables as we are, we always try to eat seasonally because it’s not only better for the environment, but it’s better for your taste buds!  Food grown in season usually tastes better, is more nutrient dense, and has a better texture.

We are excited to welcome back some of our early fall favorites, like cauliflower, cabbage, kale, pumpkin, and squash! These veggies are available and seasonal right now! So before we pack up our bathing suits and sandals, let’s start using our fall veggies in summer inspired recipes!

So get cooking this Labor Day Weekend! Here are some simple recipes that are perfect for the seasonal transition and will make a perfect addition to your Labor Day festivities!

Cauliflower Cous-Cous: This is in fact, not cous cous at all! This grated cauliflower dish is surprisingly refreshing!

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Rainbow Cabbage Salad: Sort of like coleslaw, but not high in saturated fat and calories! This vibrant salad is crunchy and crisp with the perfect dressing to make you happy you skipped the mayo.

Kale Smoothie with Pineapple and Banana: This dairy free smoothie will cool you down for these last bouts of summer heat! Perfect for adult friendly Labor Day cocktails or on it’s own for the kids.

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Pumpkin Hummus: Hummus is always a hit and our pumpkin hummus is so unique and tasty that we’re thrilled to be back in season!

Butternut Squash Slaw: For the traditionalist in you, this slaw has a touch of sweetness in it!

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