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Okra is Back in Season

This southern delicacy reaches its peak during the hot summer months of Houston. It can be sliced or chopped, stir fried with other veggies, such as zucchini, onions and red or green bell peppers. It is a staple in gumbo. And it can be frozen…

Roasted Carrots Offer Mealtime Diversity

Thanks to Bugs Bunny and mom’s hand-packed school lunches, generations of kids have grown up enjoying one of nature’s most healthy vegetables. Carrots are rich in vitamin A and K, plus the anti-oxidant nutrient beta-carotene. Various…

Bacon-wrapped Stuffed Shrimp

Ingredients 2 teaspoons garlic powder 2 teaspoons paprika 2 teaspoons freshly-ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 pounds large shrimp, peeled, deveined and rinsed (Available at the market from Lil Emma's Seafood) 2…

Butternut Squash and Kale

(Recipe courtesy of The Pioneer Woman) Ingredients 1/2 whole butternut squash; peeled, seeded and cubed 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt  Black pepper to taste 1/4 teaspoon chili powder…

Surprising Benefits from One Delicious Nut

Behold, the Pecan! The second most popular nut in America has been eaten and enjoyed by Native Americans for eons. Pecan nuts come from large deciduous trees related to the hickory family. The trees are native to the central and southern…

Spicy Szechuan Eggplant

(Recipe courtesy of Westchase District Farmers Market customer) Ingredients 1 1/2 pound eggplant 1/2 pound grass fed beef 1/3 pound fresh gulf shrimp 2 Tablespoons olive oil 4 large green onions, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic…