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screen-shot-2016-03-11-at-11-17-33-pm-2953467 From Gusto TV, by The Food Gays As recipe developers, working with beautiful, fresh herbs and microgreens just makes our job easier. And with spring just around the corner, you’ll want to step up your own gardening game — especially if you want to add extra fresh greens to your own food. So get the most out of your homegrown herbs and other microgreens by following these must-know tips and facts.

sauteed-spring-vegetable-recipe-5-3563546 Seasonality of what you consume is more important than ever. Not only are restaurants adopting the practice of creating dishes that use ingredients that are in season, but many grocery stores are also beginning to do the same. One of the most important things you can do is to arm yourself with the knowledge of what's in season during certain months so you can make the most out of the produce. In-season produce not only tastes better, but you're also supporting the local farmers and eliminating your carbon footprint by minimizing orders for items that aren't available in your area, but are grown across the world and have to be shipped. Here's what's in season during Spring 2017.

valentines-day-dinners-specials-boston-2016-8794763 Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and as history has proven, getting a reservation at you and your significant other's favorite restaurant can be a bit of a struggle. So why not stay in this year? Not only is making a meal from start to finish a great way to show that you care, but you can also ensure what goes into your dishes. Featuring fresh herbs and vegetables, here are recipes to a multiple-course dinner—and even a cocktail—that will leave you and your date feeling good. Happy Valentine's Day!

l_10604_l-2906-teff-grano-senza-glutine1-5167840 Earlier this week, the New York Times revealed their list of food prediction trends for 2017. Along with sorghum, spirulina, and whey, the publication also names teff as one of 2017's next big food. So, what is teff anyway? Originating from Ethiopia, teff (or Eragrostis tef) is a tiny ancient grain that's high in protein and important minerals like iron. Evidently, it's been around for some time, but it didn't catch on in North America until about two years ago, when sales soared after there was a renewed interest in ancient grains.

plentyofcolour_confetti5-2744665 It's a new year, a fresh start, a clean state. There's no better time than now to create some new resolutions to help you have a better 2017. Resolutions are hard to keep, though. It's easy to be disillusioned when you don't have the proper steps to achieve your goal. One of the hardest ones to keep is eating better. In an effort to help everyone live better in the new year, we've set out some tips to help you eat better in 2017. No, it's not going to make your life miserable, and no, you will not only be eating grapefruits. Here are 10 ways to help you eat better, without sacrificing all the good flavours that fresh food has to offer.

beets-1024x681-1613645 Seasonality of what you consume is more important than ever. Not only are restaurants adopting the practice of creating dishes that use ingredients that are in season, but many grocery stores are also beginning to do the same. One of the most important things you can do is to arm yourself with the knowledge of what's in season during certain months so you can make the most out of the produce. In-season produce not only tastes better, but you're also supporting the local farmers and eliminating your carbon footprint by minimizing orders for items that aren't available in your area, but are grown across the world and have to be shipped. Here's what's in season during Winter 2016.

11032852814_6476121a67_b-1623070 The winter can be frustrating for some. There's fewer hours of daylight, the weather can be bone-chillingly cold, and you find yourself rotating between squash, brussels sprouts, and bread. It can get dull and repetitive. But just because it’s colder, doesn’t mean you have to give up on your herb garden. Growing fresh food should be a thing you can do 365 days a year. So, here are some herbs that do a little better in chilly weather—the perfect winter herbs to grow and eat.