Ever notice how all the scary movies premier in October? Creepy, frightening, scream-worthy movies and shows portending Halloween. Boo!
Why does the entire month need to be so terrifying?
My kids love the whole chiller genre, but I don’t “do scary.” I prefer to experience October in a kinder, gentler way. I like to call it the “Orange Month!” Think about it. Orange leaves drift to the ground, orange pumpkins decorate the front walk, and orange veggies can be found in abundance at my local store and farmers market. Even a harvest moon has an orange-red tint.
Orange vegetables are some of my favorites. Right now they are coming to harvest, and are at their peak of freshness. Roasted, baked, blended into soups and sauces, fries, pies, cheesecakes, mousse and snacks. Wow! Every course could include an orange vegetable. Wouldn’t that be a fun theme for your next dinner party?
Orange veggies are super nutritious, containing beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, flavonoids, lycopene, potassium and vitamin C. All these big words mean that orange veggies reduce age-related macular degeneration and the risk of prostate cancer, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, promote collagen formation and healthy joints, fight harmful free radicals, and repair damaged DNA. Basically, your body will feel wonderful, work better and stay healthier longer.
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