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Melissa's Produce Review and Giveaway

Melissa's is a company that sells all sorts of fresh, cooked, and dried produce. They also sell different grains, beans, etc.  A year or so ago, I was sent Melissa's cookbook called Everyday Cooking with Organic Produce. It is a fantastic cookbook filled with tons and tons of recipes using different fruits and vegetables.  When it come to cooking, typically I am pretty creative but sometimes, you just don't know what to do with an odd vegetable. This book has recipes for everything that sound great!

This time, I was sent some different grains, beets, potatoes, and lentils. I am a huge fan of beets but of course one of the major negatives is that it dyes your hands reddish and can be messy. These beets from Melissa's come pre-peeled, precooked, and ready to eat.  To make the salad below, I just opened the package, took out the beet, and sliced it up. Easy! It tasted just like when I make them fresh.

Salad with romaine lettuce, tomato, Melissa's beets, and green pepper

I have not used the grains yet but am excited to come up with a fun summer salad with them.  I used the yellow potatoes in a BBQ ranch potato salad that was a big hit. My favorite thing about this company is that you can search for all types of unique and unusual produce and learn all about the uses for them, when they grow, and their nutrition.  I found a few items that I really want to try that I have not before but they are not in season yet.  Check out Melissa's for all different types of produce.

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28 comments:

  1. ooo - Favorite vegetable? Lightly steamed asparagus, or frozen peas popped into my mouth like candy while they are still froze, or bell peppers cut into strips and eaten raw... so many to chose from!

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  2. My favorite vegetables are artichokes lightly steamed and dipped in butter or carrots fresh from the ground and eaten raw or a salad of fresh tomatos and mozzerella cheese dressed with balsamic vinegar

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  3. with zucchinis i just steam them. very simple
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  4. I like carrots and I just like to steam them in butter

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  5. Let me know what your favorite vegetable is and how you like to prepare it.

    carrot..whats up doc?

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  6. Asparagus grilled... yummy!

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  7. I love grilled eggplant. Or stuffed eggplant. Or stir-fried eggplant. I really like eggplant.

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  8. Bell peppers! I love them stir-fried!!

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  9. I love all vegetables, but roasted broccoli with chili powder and garlic is AMAZING.

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  10. I love zucchini, but I'm not sure I could choose a single *favorite* way I prepare it. I love it steamed with other veg, or in pasta, like a zucchini lasagna, but I think my very favorite just might be a zucchini scramble (sliced zucchini and onions sauteed in a pan, then add a couple of eggs over the mixture and scrambled, then topped with parmesan cheese...YUM!).

    Thanks!
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  11. osullivanrobin1@gmail.com
    My favorite veggie is steamed broccoli!

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  12. My favorite fruit is the Avocado, but favorite veggie.... humm, tomatoes. I like them grilled.... it just taste the best that way.

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  13. My favorite veggie is Yellow squash and I love it fried. I want to thank you for this awesome sweep and hope to win :) Thanks !!! corrysue@yahoo.com

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  14. I love artichokes and I love them steamed

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  15. I love kale and eat it either in raw salads or make kale chips.

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  16. Lately I have eaten lots of green/yellow squash roasted with lawry's seasoned salt and pepper.

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  17. I love steamed broccoli.
    BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

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  18. My favorite is steamed artichokes! Deana C

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  19. I like to grill asparagus :)

    -rachelm59@yahoo.com

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  20. I like having cooked broccoli covered in cheese.

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  21. My fave is Brussel Sprouts and I like Baking them with a little Sea Salt!Yummm!
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  22. we LOVE carrots in our house and usually eat them steamed :)

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  23. cauliflower and like it with cheese
    on it
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  24. I love most all veggies so I'm not sure I can pick one favorite, squash, kale, sweet potatoes, artichokes etc. I like them cooked pretty much any way too, steamed, in a stir fry, whatever

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  25. I like to roast squash..


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  26. Roasted brussel sprouts with lemon & salt is my fave

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  27. I love making broccoli with garlic

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