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5 reasons to eat Pumpkin if you're expecting or want to expect!

Our Moms famous but simple pumpkin recipe below: READY IN:  25mins SERVES:  4 UNITS:  US INGREDIENTS Nutrition 1⁄4pumpkin (calabaza) or 1⁄4 cuban squash(calabaza) 1⁄2onion sauteed with any of the 2 peas Havanna spice's  2garlic cloves 1⁄2cup olive oil (or less) or 1⁄2 cup vegetable oil (or less) DIRECTIONS Take off the seeds but leave on the shell and cut into extra large cubes. The shell will be easier to remove once it's cooked, or it can be left on as well, since it becomes as soft as the pumpkin. Steam or boil the pumpkin until cooked. As a variation, if you're steaming carrots as part of the menu, you might want to reuse that same water to boil the pumpkin for an added touch of sweetness. Chop the onions...

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African stew using (Exotic Tunisia)

  1 16 oz can garbanzo beans 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained 2 zucchini, sliced thin 2 parsnips, slice thin 1 onion, chopped 1 sweet potato, peeled and diced 1 teaspoon diced jalapeno pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoon golden raisins 1/2 teaspoon Coriander Seed Powder 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric Powder 1/4 teaspoon Ginger Powder 1/4 teaspoon Korintje Cinnamon Powder 1/8 teaspoon Ground Cumin 1/8 teaspoon Garlic Powder 1 cup water Pinch of Exotic Tunisia Directions: Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven and sauté zucchini, parsnips, onion, sweet potato and jalapeno until fragrant. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Simmer for 30-35 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Serve over cooked rice or couscous. 

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What is life but a whole bunch of guided and misguided steps

Winter a time to pause and reflect Winter a time to reflect and renew all the steps taken and not taken Preparing to (SPRING) forth In the act of metamorphosis you realize that all the steps should be taken one day at a time If you live a life where you take more than one step at a time, you rush the process The journey is more than a thousand miles, as you start to reflect you will see that they are not in order but scattered In hindsight you see the chaos that got us here to begin with Take the scattered path and realize the path is no path at all When we realize that we die daily We realize...

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We made it into the Oakland Museum of California!

Our Spices from the California Collection will be featured in the museum store and will be part of Take Root Oakland grows food. It is an exhibition exploring aspects of growing food in Oakland. This will be a hands-on exhibition for the entire family to understand what factors determine where, how, why, and what is grown throughout the city. Farmers and growers within the community will be sharing their stories. This is an event to show what motivation Oaklanders have for growing food—including access to healthy and delicious ingredients, environmental and social justice values, or simply the joy of tending a garden.  The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history and natural sciences under one roof to tell the...

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Vegan Thai Curry soup (30 minute meals) Loads of everyday vegetables, curry paste, and coconut milk makes this a healthy, flavorful entree served over rice or quinoa.

One of our favorites and extremely easy to make in just 30 minutes! Ingredients Vegan, Gluten free ∙ Serves 7 Produce 1 cup Carrots 1 cup Cauliflower 1 15oz can Chickpeas 4 cloves Garlic 2 Green onions 2 cups Kale, fresh 1 cup Mushrooms 1 cup Peas, Frozen 1 15oz can Tomatoes Canned Goods 1 15 oz can Coconut milk 3 tbsp Curry paste Baking & Spices 1/2 tsp Kosher salt (or no salt still as good) Oils & Vinegars 2 tbsp Coconut oil HERE ARE THE EASY STEPS TO GET THIS RECIPE FROM ONE TO DONE (ONE POT MEAL):  chop vegetables (or use pre-cut) sauté vegetables fold in pantry ingredients ( canned goods) simmer add one more fresh ingredient (kale) eat!  

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