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This hearty roasted beet & quinoa salad is perfect for fall

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Have you ever been stumped by beets in the kitchen? We’ve got just the recipe for you from our friend Michelle of Farm Belly. This hearty …

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Love avocados? Here’s when they’re in peak season

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Avocados are full of delicious mysteries. They’re a fruit that eats like a vegetable, ripens on their own stubborn schedule, and tastes like buttery happiness. Since …

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Spice 101: Flavors that just love each other

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Nothing says “I love you” quite like a home-cooked meal. And nothing elevates a home-cooked meal quite like the addition of a few carefully chosen spices. …

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Powerful ways you can prevent food waste this Earth Day (and every day!)

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We won’t sugar coat it. The reality is that food waste has serious consequences for our planet. Right now in the US, over 18% of our …

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Carrot cake cookies? Yes, please!

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Looking for a fun, new way to use up the carrots in your fridge? These cookies have all the flavors of carrot cake plus cream cheese …

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This asparagus panzanella salad is perfect for spring

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Looking for an easy, yet celebratory salad to make this week? Our friend Lauren Grant of Zestful Kitchen has you covered. With fresh greens, toasted whole grain …

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Broccoli-stem hummus will be your new favorite spring dip

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We’re all about celebrating the under-loved parts of our fruits and veggies, most importantly the broccoli stem. This waste-free recipe comes to us from Michelle Aronson, …

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This roasted beet & quinoa salad with za’atar vinaigrette is colorful & delicious

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Have you ever been stumped by beets in the kitchen? We’ve got just the recipe for you from our friend Michelle of Farm Belly. This hearty …

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These are the veggies people would take to a deserted island

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If you could only bring 3 types of produce with you to a desert island, what would you bring with you, and why?  We posed this …

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4 seasonal squashes & how to prepare them

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There’s a squash for every season. Check out these four seasonal squashes and how to make them delicious.  Image Credit: ImperfectProduce.com. Kabocha Squash Why you should …

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Get your kids excited about vegetables by teaching them to cook

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Our friend Andi Davis, aka “The Salad Queen,” generously shared her top tips for getting kids excited about fresh fruit and vegetables as well as a great recipe …

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Everything you need to know about fermenting your own vegetables

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Fermented veggies are hip, healthy, and single-handedly made Mason jars cool again. We love fermentation because it’s a great way to preserve our produce all winter …

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Tips for making better brown rice

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We’re super excited about having brown rice in Imperfect boxes so it’s about time to talk about how to cook it better! Sadly, brown rice has …

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How to cook with these lesser-known fruits & vegetables

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Cooking with a seasonal produce box is a lot of fun because every week is different. While this keeps you on your toes as a cook …

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5 tips for waste-free meal planning

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Sometimes food waste starts before we even pick up a carrot or set foot in the store. A lot of times, we waste food simply because …

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How to turn all your food scraps into delicious broth

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In “Kitchen Confidential,” Anthony Bourdain famously said that stock is one of the biggest differences between restaurant cooking and home cooking. It’s the secret ingredient that …

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Everything you need to know about buying the perfect kitchen knife

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A knife might be the best gift to give someone in your knife that cooks– from the total amateur to the professional chef. A good knife …

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4 fantastic cook books for people who are hard to shop for

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Buying a cookbook as a gift for the food nerd in your life can be intimidating. It seems there are now 5011 cookbooks for every niche …

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The life-changing art of tidying up your fridge

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Spring is just around the corner, which means now is an ideal time to deep clean your refrigerator. But first, let’s answer the obvious question:  Why …

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Turn your citrus peels into a non-toxic kitchen cleaner

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We all love citrus fruits, but how often do you use all of the peels? In the spirit of #NewYearNoWaste, we wanted to share one of …

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Learn to compost in 6 easy steps

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Eating “ugly” produce is only part of the battle when it comes to reducing waste in our lives. What we do with our vegetable peels, scraps, …

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How to turn leftovers into ‘bestovers’

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How many times have you reached into your fridge and found some sad, stale, forgotten ingredient or a Tupperware full of a mystery meal from yesteryear? …

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12 easy ways to get your family to eat more vegetables

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Want your family to eat more vegetables and not complain about it? Our friend Pam Farley of the Brown Thumb Mama is sharing her tricks on how she …

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How to fall in love with bok choy

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There’s nothing more fun than learning to love a new vegetable. Sometimes all we need to incorporate a new veggie into our kitchen rotation is some …

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3 tips for making the best artichokes

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Let’s face it, they don’t teach us how to cook with artichokes in school, which is a real shame since these fancy flowers from the Mediterranean …

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Here’s how (and why) you should freeze your onions

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Ever have too many onions on hand? It happens to all of us, but the good news is that there’s an easy way around it. Did …

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How to fall in love with kale all over again

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If you’ve tried making a kale salad, you’ve probably been told to “massage” it by some well-meaning relative or BuzzFeed article. You probably wondered: why does …

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4 reasons you should always make your own salad dressing (and tips for how to do it)

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Making your own salad dressing can be revolutionary for your palate and the planet. Here are 4 reasons that you should always make your own at …

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How to dry your lemon peels for zero waste

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Lemons have so much to give – much more than just their delightful juice! Our friend Pam Farley of Brown Thumb Mama shared some awesome tips about how …

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4 ways to make delicious cooked radishes

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There are some people that don’t need recipes for radishes and just snack on them raw like apples. For many of us, however, they can be …

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4 tips for cooking excellent eggplant

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Eggplant is delicious cooked properly but can also be a handful to deal with. We’ve all had good eggplant in a restaurant and then faced tough …

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Everything you need to know about making jam at home

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Making jam is a simple way to use up big hauls of summer produce, and a great use of bruised items that might otherwise go to …

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Broiling & brûléeing: How to burn your food with style

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When the weather cools down, our ovens heat up. High-heat techniques start sounding a lot more appealing when the AC isn’t on full blast. Baking and …

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How to make the most out of soup season

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Soup is a little like the perfect partner –  low maintenance, flexible, and accommodating. Jokes aside, soup really can be the busy cooks best friend. Once …

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How to hone your kitchen knife skills

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There’s a reason why chefs-in-training start with knife skills. Having a handle on how to use a knife safely and efficiently is one of the best …

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Everything you ever wanted to know about kitchen knife care

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Your knife is the tool you use most in the kitchen and when you give a little to your knives, they give a lot back! A …