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Fresh From the Forge

Make April the month of cooking in-season. Check out the local Farmers' Markets and the fresh produce sections of your favorite grocery store to pick up healthy ingredients. Fresh, in-season produce is a gateway into the world of delicious, flavorful meals that keep mealtime exciting.

In the Bay Area, look around for these foods in April:

  • Broccoli & Cauliflower
  • Beets
  • Turnips
  • Fennel
  • String Beans
  • Carrots
  • Leeks & Spring Onions
  • Bok Choy
  • Cabbage
  • Sweet Peas
  • Kale, Chard & Lettuce
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Kohlrabi
  • Asparagus
  • Celery

Need a plan for all this delightful produce?

  • Here’s a vegetarian recipe marrying Cauliflower & Chickpeas to create a dish both adults & kids will enjoy.
  • Take the monotony out of the desk lunch with this Beet, Fennel & Citrus salad. A triple-whammy in the seasonality category!
  • Make this Creamy Carrot & Ginger soup to soothe the tummy. Add on some caramelized leeks for extra flare.
  • Pair Miso-glazed cod with sauteed Bok Choy. Serve over green tea infused rice
  • For a great side dish to a burger (vegetarian or meat!), get to chopping up the cabbage for this classic American coleslaw.
  • Take brussel sprouts & asparagus from the "avoided vegetables" to the most sought-after side dish with this balsamic roasted twist!
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