Spiced Tortilla Strips w/Hummus

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Ingredients 4 8-inch flour tortillas, cut into 2-inch strips 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzling 1 teaspoon sesame seeds 1 teaspoon dried thyme ½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon dried oregano kosher salt and black pepper hummus and paprika, for serving Directions: Heat oven to 425° F. On 2 rimmed baking sheets, … [Read more...]

Superbowl Sidekick Cocktail

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Apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, applejack, maple syrup, club soda, and hefeweizen beer are mixed together in large quantities to make a very special batch of game-time beer cocktails. Garnish with sliced apples and sliced lemons, and adjust the amount of maple syrup to control the sweetness. … [Read more...]

Mini Lemon Spinach Bites

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Bocconcini are just bite-size morsels of fresh mozzarella. Look for them at specialty food stores and Italian markets, as well as many supermarkets; they're usually packaged in water or whey for freshness. Choose part-skim ricotta instead of regular; it has comparable creaminess, with fewer calories and less fat. Whole-wheat pitas are fiber-rich -- … [Read more...]

Lemons and Garlic for Health

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Lemon and garlic are a wonderfully aromatic pairing – perfect for salad dressings, marinades and sauces where the tartness of lemon adds zest to the rich flavor of garlic. But, even aside from their obvious gastronomic appeal, the pairing makes a lot of sense health-wise too – especially during cold and flu season. Lemons are loaded with … [Read more...]

Limoneira, A Ventura County Treasure of Lemon Everything

BY BARBARA BARRIELLE Limoneira is one of the largest producers of citrus in North America and it is headquartered in charming Santa Paula. Limoneira lemons, other citrus and avocados appear in so much of what we eat, drink and use in our daily lives. Limoneira photo 1I knew little about this publicly-traded company that has over 3500 acres of … [Read more...]

Lemons: the Link to Healthy Aging

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A recent study completed by researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston has found a significant correlation between the consumption of flavonoids – present in lemons along with many fruits and vegetables and certain other foods like tea – and aging healthy. The study was published the online version … [Read more...]

Lemon Sweet Pea Crostini

Ingredients 1cup of fresh sweet peas 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon garlic salt ½ cup of fresh chopped cilantro 1 bag of baguettes Salt and Pepper to taste Toasted chia seeds and shredded Pecorino cheese to garnish Directions In a bowl, mix peas with fresh lemon juice, cumin, garlic salt, salt and pepper … [Read more...]

Simple Healthy Hot Wings

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http://limoneira.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/jan-21-chicken-wings.jpg Ingredients 2 lbs. chicken wings 1/4 cup of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce (or cayenne pepper) 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 3 tablespoons low-sodium chicken broth Directions Preheat broiler to high. Place chicken wings (split at the joint) in a large pot and fill … [Read more...]

Add More Lemons to your Diet

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We’ve been hearing for several years now about the undeniable health benefits of eating more lemons and citrus fruit in general. From exciting cancer treatment studies to weight loss and stroke prevention, lemons are loaded with vitamins, antioxidants and phytonutrients that can keep you healthier. But – just how do you eat all those … [Read more...]

Lemons, Flavanones and Blood Vessel Health

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A study from the U.K. suggests that there is a correlation between consumption of citrus fruits and a lowered risk of strokes in women. The large study followed 69,622 women for 14 years. Participants reported their food in detail every four years. Researchers focused on six different subclasses of flavonoids and by isolating them were able to … [Read more...]