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smoothie bowl

A Smoothie Bowl and A Hamilton Wave Action Blender

Right now we are smoothie bowl CRAZY over here in Jolly Tomato land. And our road to smoothie heaven has been much smoother (see what we did there?) thanks to our new Hamilton Beach Wave Action blender. Each day, we’ve enjoyed different combinations – and we’ve been thrilled with how well the blender smooth-ifies everything […]

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flame broiled fruit

Flame-Broiled Fruit on the Grill

OK, we’ll just go right ahead and admit that┬átechnically this is “grilled” fruit, but doesn’t “flame-broiled fruit” sound so much better?   Anyway, this week we are serving grilled fruit because 1) It’s summer and we have amazing fruits on hand; 2) We’ve already got the grill on anyway. In case you haven’t tried it […]

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breakfast banana split

Breakfast Banana Splits

Are you eating as many fruits and vegetables as you can? If you’re feeling like you need some inspiration, why not give Breakfast Banana Splits a try? We’re taking our inspiration from the Dole “Get Up And Grow” initiative. This initiative urges North Americans to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into their diets. Dole has […]

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Fruit and Veggie Facts

Should your family be eating more fresh fruits and vegetables in their diet? We think so – and so do our friends at Dole! In honor of Dole’s Get Up and Grow! North American tour, we want to share these Fruit and Veggie Facts. Thanks to the Dole Nutrition Institute and Dole Food Company’s Jenn […]

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date shakes

Coconut Date Shakes – Dairy-Free and Vegan

Can you make a shake… from a date? We had never even heard of date shakes before we moved to Southern California. But if you’re driving to or from the Southern California desert, you’re certain to pass at least one date shake stand. Date shakes are a smooth and creamy ice-cold treat made from the […]

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banana waldorf salad

Banana Waldorf Salad – And All About Bananas

Can you eat bananas in a salad? Sure, if it’s this Banana Waldorf Salad. This “salad” is really more like a fruit salad, with heartier components. Think walnuts, raisins, grapes, and Greek yogurt. But why bananas? Let’s take a look. All About Bananas First things first: Bananas are one of the first foods we eat […]

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