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Bay Leaves. These subtle-tasting leaves give any dish you put them in an aromatic quality not unlike tea. Your food certainly won’t suffer without a few dried bay leaves thrown in, but you will definitely notice a more complex smell and flavor with them. I put them in everything from pasta sauce, soups and stews, and, my absolute favorite, plain rice. Throw a couple of dried bay leaves in your rice cooker next time and you will see what I’m

This Italian comfort food pasta dish is big enough for the whole family. Easy and affordable to make, this recipe makes use of shelf-stable ingredients like dry pasta, canned chickpeas, and canned tomatoes. Did you know canned tomatoes contain just as many vitamins and nutrients as fresh tomatoes, but with the additional benefit of lycopene – a powerful antioxidant that protects the body against cell damage? Click here to download the recipe. Try it at home and click here to join

  Looking to add more veggies to your diet? Try this spring vegetable sauté as a side or a main dish. This is a super quick and easy recipe to get you familiar with seasonal vegetables. Click here to download the recipe. Try it at home and click here to join our Healthy St. Pete Facebook group for more healthy news and tips. Use #HealthyStPete on Instagram and follow @StPeteParksRec. Want to learn more about the Fresh Rec Stop program and our recipes?

Try these veggie fajitas for a tasty and easy meatless version of this Southwest classic. Get to know your seasonings and let the spices bring out the rich flavors of these vegetables. Click here to download the recipe. Try it at home and click here to join our Healthy St. Pete Facebook group for more healthy news and tips. Use #HealthyStPete on Instagram and follow @StPeteParksRec. Want to learn more about the Fresh Rec Stop program and our recipes? Click here to

Whether you’re a seasoned chef or moving into your first apartment, walking into a new kitchen for the first time can be intimidating. There are a few things every kitchen should have to get you started in making delicious healthy meals. A good chef’s knife. A chef’s knife blade is long, broad, pointed, and curved on the cutting edge, not serrated like a steak or bread knife. This makes chopping and slicing easier. It is very important to keep your knives

This healthy chicken wrap is the perfect quick lunch for the summer! Mangoes and lime juice give this California wrap a little Florida flavor. Easy enough to prepare, try making it with kids at home or at camp. Click here to download the recipe. Try it at home and click here to join our Healthy St. Pete Facebook group for more healthy news and tips. Use #HealthyStPete on Instagram and follow @StPeteParksRec. Want to learn more about the Fresh Rec Stop program

Have you ever wondered if you’re cleaning your kitchen correctly? Think about it: your kitchen sink and sponge do some of the dirtiest work in your house! You can prevent foodborne illnesses and germs from spreading by cleaning where you prepare and consume food regularly and taking proper food safety precautions. Here are some tips and tricks to keeping a clean kitchen: 1. Wash your hands before preparing any food, whether for yourself, your family, or guests. You should wash your