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This Thanksgiving try Sweet Potato Twist

 

ThanksgivingClarksville, TN – New on my Healthy Eating Menu is a great tasting casserole.

The taste of sweet potatoes and bananas go together so naturally. 

Its a tropical twist on the old sweet potato casserole.  Try this recipe this Thanksgiving.

Sweet Potato

Sweet Potato

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says Be Good to Sweet Potatoes and They’ll Be Good to You

 

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Tennessee grown sweet potatoes can be found at virtually every local farmers market across the state throughout the fall, peaking in October and November. When chosen and stored with care, this is that rare vegetable that actually gets better as it waits to be used.

That’s great news for winter meals, since there are few options for fresh local produce between November and April. Following a few simple guidelines will keep your sweet potatoes in top condition until you use them.

Sweet Potato Souffles

Sweet Potato Souffles

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The Quest for Local Food

 

UT Extension OfficeClarksville, TN – According to the Organic Consumers Association, a 1,000 acre U.S. corporate farm growing genetically engineered crops nets an average of $39.00 an acre. In contrast, a 4-acre family farm nets, on average, $1400 per acre. Small organic farms are proving to be even more profitable. Why? Because they are meeting the needs of a niche market and can charge a little more, they aren’t as reliant on oil, because they use fewer large machines, less pesticides and fertilizer. «Read the rest of this article»

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Thanksgiving Day Facts

 

ThanksgivingWashington, D.C. – In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims, early settlers of Plymouth Colony, held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest, an event many regard as the nation’s first Thanksgiving.

Historians have also recorded ceremonies of thanks among other groups of European settlers in North America, including British colonists in Virginia in 1619. «Read the rest of this article»

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Sweet Potato Twist

 

sweetpotatoHere is a great tasting casserole that is on my new Healthy Eating Menu. The taste of sweet potatoes and bananas go together so naturally.  Its a tropical twist on the old sweet potato casserole.  Try this recipe this Thanksgiving. «Read the rest of this article»

 

Stretch your food budget with healthy fruits and veggies

 

September is National Fruits & Veggies-More Matters Month

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville – The Department of Health is offering tips to help home cooks include the bountiful variety of fruits and vegetables in their meals while making the most of their food budget as part of the observance of National Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month.

“It is imperative that all Tennesseans have ready access to fresh fruits and vegetables so the right food choice can be the easy choice,” said Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN. “Careful spending doesn’t mean you have to eat less healthy foods. Eating fruits and vegetables is a sound investment in long-term health, and can be a very inexpensive part of a healthy lifestyle.”

Fresh Vegatables at the City of Clarksville's Downtown Market

Fresh Vegatables at the City of Clarksville's Downtown Market

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