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Connecting Food & Family with Sally Sampson of ChopChop Magazine

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There are plenty of food magazines out there for adults to find recipes and cooking tips, but have you ever seen a culinary magazine written for our kids? ChopChop magazine does just that. Available in both English and Spanish, ChopChop delivers a colorful quarterly supply of ethnically diverse recipes, engaging games, puzzles and interviews for developing cooks and their parents. Each issue goes beyond just “how” to cook the food, and highlights the importance of healthy eating to spark a deeper and meaningful relationship between kids and the meals on their plate.

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Maple Glazed Nuts

maple.glazed.walnutsSo this recipe does not technically qualify as a side dish (maybe for some people!), but these tasty nuts can show up just about anywhere. Here are a bunch of possibilities: in your hand for a snack, tossed in a salad, chopped and sprinkled on top of roasted or steamed vegetables, as a garnish for soup, on top of a scoop of ice cream for a quick sundae, on a cheese plate with some fine cheese and apple slices, sprinkled on an apple crisp, chopped with garlic and olive oil and tossed with pasta for a quick weeknight meal,  stirred into a banana bread batter, layered in a breakfast parfait with yogurt, granola and fresh or dried fruit, on a holiday dessert platter with cookies and chocolate, etc…

These nuts transform something simple into something a bit more special.

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Maple Soda

sipping maple soda july 4th


Enjoy warm weather days, may you all enjoy your families, friends and freedom.  Cheers to you with a maple soda.  All you need is a glass with ice, a tablespoon or two of Square Deal Farm Maple Syrup and some fizzy water.  Adjust the sweetness to your liking and sip away.



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Muffins in the Morning

stay basic blueberry muffins

Hi, I’m Mia. I am a Farmers To You customer, and a blogger whose focus is on infusing families with plant-based, homemade foods. I will be showing up here a few times a month to share how I am using Farmers to You ingredients, as well as some tips, tricks and mindset tweaks that I have used to cook from scratch, menu plan, make space for family dinners, and more.

So today, let’s talk muffins….


When I first got into this whole notion of plant-based foods and raw food, I was not the cook in the house – in fact I was far from it!

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Oven Roasted Potato Chips




These rich gold potatoes from Pete’s Greens are perfect for this recipe. As always, I like my veg a little darker – but you may pull them out of the oven anytime. One of the things I like about these chips is that they’re not perfectly crisp, they are a great mix of crispy & chewy.  These chips can show up anywhere – next to a big salad, a bowl of soup, with a grilled steak, as a side for chicken or fish, or by themselves as a snack or an appetizer. Oven Roasted Potato Chips Print Author: Shannon Hepburn Serves: 4 Ingredients

  • 4 medium gold potatoes
  • olive oil – a few tablespoons (or maybe try sunflower oil instead)
  • smoked paprika (sometimes called Spanish paprika or piment d’espelette)
  • garlic powder
  • salt
  1. Preheat oven to 400.

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