4. Carrots: healthy and delicious

Carrots are a perfect source of beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body. Plus, these orange veggies offer a healthy amount of fiber, but rank low on the glycemic index scale – meaning they can lower blood sugar levels and promote a healthy gut.

Best of all, carrots can be cooked a delightful number of ways; crunchy, caramelized, creamy or just perfectly cooked, carrots are a simple but tasty meal addition.

3. Plant Siberian chives

Siberian Chives are much like the chives you sprinkle on your baked potato any other day, but these have a buttery, onion flavor and the round, mauve flowers attract bees and flowers to your garden.

2. Camping Pizza? Heck, yes!

Outdoor cooking and camping meals just became delightfully delicious for everyone with the BakerStone Pizza Oven Box. This gift from the pizza gods converts most three-burner and larger gas grills into a gourmet pizza oven, though it can also cook a variety of other foods. The company just launched an indoor version for the gas-top stove in your kitchen. Visit bakerstonebox.com to learn more.


1. Make your own egg rolls

Egg rolls are a classic addition to any Asian dish at your favorite restaurant. But have you tried to make them at home? Here’s a super-easy recipe, with easily changed ingredients to make your dish vegetarian, southwestern, cheesy or sweet.


  • 1 package egg roll wraps
  • 1 small head raw cabbage, shredded
  • 1 roll favored breakfast sausage
  • 1 1/2 cups raw bean sprouts
  • 1 cup shredded, raw carrots
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce


  1. Cook sausage in frying pan until thoroughly done; drain.
  2. Mix shredded cabbage, carrots, sausage and bean sprouts together.
  3. Add soy sauce to taste. Don’t let the filling get too juicy.
  4. Place about 1/4 cup of filling inside egg roll wrapper, fold both ends over, then roll. Use a dab of water to seal the edges.
  5. Deep fry until golden brown.
  6. Drain on paper towels, and serve fresh and hot.
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