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 Jun 15 - 21, 2006 
Calabacitas are pretty and palatable

Viva La Calabacita!

By Samara Alpern

These days, eating New Mexican cuisine and eating healthfully seem like mutually exclusive endeavors. But many traditional New Mexican foods are, in fact, good for you. Take, for example, calabacitas--blossoming into season right now. These native vegetables have been a mainstay of the New Mexican diet since prehistory and are savory, nutritious and versatile.

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