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Blogger Approved Meals for Special Dietary Needs

Posted by Justine Fritz on Wed, Oct 26, '16

Following a special diet can be a time-consuming challenge. Elimination diets like the Whole30 and Paleo have become popular for weight loss, while food allergies or intolerances call for eliminating certain foods for health reasons. Once you find a few good meals that adhere to your specific dietary restrictions, it is easy to fall into a meal rut, eating the same dinners week after week -- which isn’t fun!

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Topics: healthy meal delivery, dinner delivered, meal delivery kit, special diets, Food Allergies, Gluten Free, meal planning, fresh food delivery, weight loss, vegan, special dietary needs, dietary restrictions, paleo diet, low calorie

Turkey Meatballs 3 Ways

Posted by Terra's Kitchen on Thu, Oct 20, '16

Meatballs are a classic comfort food that deserves a place in your family’s dinner lineup because of their simplicity, versatility, and the fact that they are downright tasty. It’s easy to transform basic meatballs into exciting, healthy dinners. You can make your own from fresh ingredients in just a few minutes. Even better, once your meatballs are done, you can freeze the extra to use in another recipe, shaving off minutes from your prep work for another day, genius.

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Topics: meatballs, healthy dinners, simple recipes, fresh ingredients

Cold Pressed Juice from Suja

Posted by Terra's Kitchen on Wed, Oct 19, '16


Juicing is a popular way to add nutrients to your diet. Making fresh juice from raw ingredients at home requires constant shopping for ingredients, and can sometimes make a mess. It comes as no surprise that enthusiastic juicers often lose momentum, abandoning the expensive machines they bought for their juicing initiative. Unsatisfied with the juices they were finding in local health food stores in San Diego, the founders of Suja set out to create a convenient, high quality alternative to at home juicing.

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Topics: home delivery, organic, cold pressed juice, healthy snack

Choosing the Best Meal Delivery Service For Your Family

Posted by Terra's Kitchen on Wed, Oct 19, '16


The promise of more convenient meals made from fresh ingredients is persuading more and more families to try a healthy food delivery service. Time savings are a huge selling point, but the benefits don’t end there. If you are looking to eat healthier foods, lose weight or start a gluten-free or paleo diet, meal services are often a good place to get started. In addition to helping you make better food choices and avoid the grocery store, a meal kit service can help reduce food waste and minimize the stress often associated with dinnertime.

Regardless of your motivation, with so many options to choose from, deciding between the many brown box services, your local CSA, frozen pre-made meals, and high-end restaurant delivery options can be a challenge. Here are the top features to consider when deciding which meal delivery service is the best fit for you.

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Topics: meal delivery service, fresh meals, meal kit, Gluten Free, healthy food delivery, convenient meals

Pumpkin Seed Pesto and Bacon Pasta Recipe

Posted by Terra's Kitchen on Tue, Oct 18, '16

Recipe by Libbie Summers

While roasted pumpkin seeds are probably best known for their role as a Halloween treat, pumpkin seeds can be enjoyed throughout the year. Today we were inspired by pepitas, your carving pumpkin’s little green cousin. These raw, shelled pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of zinc, protein and healthy fats. In this recipe, they come together with smokey bacon and our whole wheat pasta to create a flavorful pesto that can be used year round.

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Topics: pumpkin, halloween, pasta recipe

Are Food Sensitivities Affecting You?

Posted by Terra's Kitchen on Mon, Oct 17, '16

Gluten-free and dairy free diets have become increasingly popular, with researchers estimating up to 15 million Americans with food allergies. Ninety percent of all allergic reactions come from milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish and, many of those reactions can be life threatening.

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Topics: Dairy Free, Food Sensitivities, Food Allergies, Gluten Free

What's In Season: Autumn Farmer’s Market Vegetables

Posted by Terra's Kitchen on Sat, Oct 15, '16

Heading to your local farmer’s market this weekend? Spending your Saturday or Sunday morning at one of these pop-up events is a great way to support local farmers, buy fresh local produce and discover other unique artisan offerings. Here are the four vegetables at the top of our shopping list this fall along with some of our favorite pro-tips.

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Topics: Farmer's Market, Vegetables

My Best Friend is a Great Cook

Posted by Terra's Kitchen on Fri, Oct 14, '16

By: Libbie Summers, Terra’s Kitchen Creative Culinary Director
Photography by Chia Chong

My dearest friend, Brenda, is a great cook. She’s also a lover of all things pink (from popsicles to pop stars), Richard Nixon biographies (I’m still trying to figure that one out) and karaoke bars. Brenda always keeps me laughing and on my toes. The day she opened a door in her home and showed me her immense and costly fabric collection, I came close to dying from laughter. You see, my friend Brenda doesn’t sew.

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Topics: cooking, memories

Shrimp Coconut Curry Soup Recipe

Posted by Terra's Kitchen on Thu, Oct 13, '16

Recipe by Terra's Kitchen Creative Culinary Director Libbie Summers
Photography by Chia Chong

Coconut and curry is a classic flavor combination in Thai cooking. Especially in colder months, you won’t regret having a recipe for this soup waiting for the perfect cold day. Full of flavor, this meal will not only warm you up, but if you use the suggested plating of a coconut shell, it just might transport you somewhere tropical too.

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Topics: soup recipe, fresh ingredients