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Entries for April 2014

Barbacoa is a cooking method that tenderizes less expensive cuts, making lamb more affordable for those wishing to try this Latin American celebration dish. Check out these recipes for easy and delicious ways to prepare lamb barbaco!

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Fresh peppers and sausage cooked in red sauce just might be one of the homiest dishes known to man (or woman). But then, so is Penne Alla Norma; chock full of fried eggplant, basil and ricotta cheese. Pair these two up and you have a dinner sent from Italian heaven.

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When the winter days are upon us, there are certain chores that I don’t tackle. Windows, for example. Those can wait. The lawn, obviously, is also neglected under the cover of the typical Ohio winter. I think we can all identify with the slow-down feeling that comes along with winter, when all we want to do is hibernate with a good book.

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The story of Inca Tea begins with three adventurous friends: Ryan, Zach and Phil, a winding Peruvian mountain trail, 16 thousand feet, 10 days, 28 degree weather, determination and a little magic.

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When was the last time you have thought about your iodine intake? Most people have probably never given iodine much thought.  Although we don’t hear about this health-promoting trace element regularly does not mean that it is not an important part of our diets. Our bodies need iodine because it is absorbed by the thyroid gland to make and release hormones into our blood. These hormones are what help to regulate the way our metabolism functions.

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The Superfood kale has been cultivated for over 2,000 years. A native to the Mediterranean area, the Brassica oleracea spread to other parts of Europe where it was widely consumed until the Middle Ages. Kale was an extremely important crop in Scotland because of its hardiness to the cooler climate. Kale was used as a generic term for dinner in Scotland and if you looked ill, you were told that you were "off of your kale". Kale remained an important crop until the potato became the top product grown.

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Since spring has finally arrived, we can turn our thoughts to things of summer: beaches, picnics and the great outdoors! The spring weather offers some wonderful opportunities for meeting our weekly exercise requirements unavailable during the cold winter months. The current recommendation for adults is two and a half hours a week of moderate cardiovascular exercise, and an hour of strength-building exercises.

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Take advantage of this great wine at a great value! Because of the relationships we have with our winery and distribution partners, we're able to give you this incredible value. While supplies last, 2011 Unsung Hero Malbec is just $12.99 – a $30 savings off the $42.99 list price!

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These sweet Baby Pineapples are a unique twist on a tropical favorite. The Baby Pineapple has an edible core and is fun to eat – we like to remove the skin, use the leaves as a handle and eat them like a lollipop.

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Dinner will never arrive faster or easier than when serving this Asian inspired protein and vegetable packed meal. Flavorful teriyaki chicken is just made to pair up with this colorful, healthful salad turned into a warm sauté. If you like this salad raw for lunch, you’re going to love eating it warm for dinner.

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Here at Heinen's we love introducing you to new items, and we're excited to introduce two brand-new Asian vegetables from Melissa's in select Heinen's stores: Gai Lan and Choy Sum. These exceptional veggies are grown in California and are exclusive to Heinen's.

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Meet Gino, Seafood aficionado of Brecksville and see what's always stocked in his kitchen.

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