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A la Carte – Veg out with ripe summer produce!

Written on May 24, 2011

As the warm weather quickly approaches, summer produce is now season, and it’s the perfect time for eating fresh and healthy as the temperatures rise!

Use this Peak-Season Map from Epicurious all year long to find out when and where the freshest produce is! Once you pick the product, you will find recipes, tips and even shopping guides.

Here’s a guide from Chow that visualizes the serving amount of fruits and vegetables, and what is recommended each day. On average, we are supposed to consume 2 cups of fruit and 2 1/2 cups of vegetables each day. And 90 percent of us do not hit that goal…including myself.

In the spirit of fresh vegetables, check out this article from Food & Wine on grilling, filled with vegan recipes! Ranging from side dishes to entrees, this article provides everyone with a recipe they will enjoy!

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