Tag: healthy eating

Acorn Squash with Quinoa Cranberry Stuffing

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Acorn Squash with Quinoa Cranberry Stuffing

Celebrate the harvest with this easy, but filling, entrée. If you are looking for an easy weeknight dinner, you can’t go wrong with stuffed vegetables. In the summer we often eat stuffed zucchini. In the winter I find stuffing eggplant o be a cozy but satisfying meal. And autumn brings stuffed winter squash. Acorn squash […]

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins

Filed in Real Food by on October 6, 2016 0 Comments
Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins

Are the kids tired of peanut butter sandwiches? Send them to school with muffins instead. Muffins have gained a bad reputation over the past few years. This reputation is well deserved – if you are talking about purchased muffins. Pick up a behemoth example from Costco for your breakfast and it’s likely to cost you […]

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Super Bowl Snacks from Your Kitchen

Filed in Real Food by on February 4, 2016 0 Comments
Super Bowl Snacks from Your Kitchen

Despite popular opinion, Super Bowl food doesn’t have to be junk food. The best Super Bowl snacks are made with items from your preservation pantry. Do you have jars of homemade jam stacked in the cupboard? Sourdough starter biding its time in the refrigerator? Dried veggies hanging out in canning jars? Then you have everything […]

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7 Steps to a Healthier Potato Soup

Filed in Real Food by on January 12, 2016 2 Comments
7 Steps to a Healthier Potato Soup

Even cream of potato soup can be a healthy dish. Follow these simple tips to make your recipe extra special. Potato soup is one of those dishes that sounds so healthy – until you look at the ingredients.  By the time you add cream, butter, and chicken broth a lowly potato has been turned  into […]

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Homemade Vegetarian Chicken Noodle Soup – National Soup Month

Filed in Real Food by on January 7, 2016 0 Comments
Homemade Vegetarian Chicken Noodle Soup – National Soup Month

Yes, we vegetarians can still get the intense flavor and healthy benefits of chicken noodle soup; even without the chicken. It’s National Soup Month! Do you love soup? I certainly do. Making and eating soup has always been one of my great pleasures. Strangely not everyone feels the same. My husband used to be one […]

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Best Gifts for Foodies

Filed in Real Food, Uncategorized by on November 27, 2015 0 Comments
Best Gifts for Foodies

Do you want to be known as the best gift-giver in the group? Purchase something from this list and your popularity will soar! This year’s Best Gifts List focuses on small businesses. Businesses where you will find unique, one-of-a-kind, practical and appreciated gifts for all the food lovers on your list. Foodies delight in artisan, […]

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Thanksgiving Planning – Get Ready Now

Filed in Real Food by on November 24, 2015 0 Comments
Thanksgiving Planning – Get Ready Now

Use today and tomorrow to get ready for the big day. You have made your plan, the menu is ready, the guests are invited and now it’s down to the cooking. Follow these last steps for a no-rush Thanksgiving you can enjoy. Time to thaw the turkey – in the refrigerator. Have you made your […]

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Planning Thanksgiving Dinner – The Actual Menu

Filed in Real Food, Uncategorized by on November 19, 2015 0 Comments
Planning Thanksgiving Dinner – The Actual Menu

Now that all the pre-planning is done, let’s choose an actual Thanksgiving menu! No matter which Thanksgiving dinner theme you have chosen, now is the time to decide exactly which items you will be serving. Meal Centerpiece: Due to tradition, and Norman Rockwell, this is usually a large golden baked turkey. However, there are other […]

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Quick Chicken and Noodles Recipe

Filed in Real Food by on October 26, 2015 0 Comments
Quick Chicken and Noodles Recipe

Easily adapt this recipe to make enough for one or two, or enough for a crowd. Or make some servings vegetarian and some servings for meat lovers. Cool, damp autumn weather makes us yearn for comfort food. This particular recipe must be one of the quickest, easiest, most adaptable recipes out there. Plus, you can […]

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Eggplant with Capers and Olives Recipe

Filed in Recipes From the Garden by on September 22, 2015 0 Comments
Eggplant with Capers and Olives Recipe

Enjoy the harvest with this easy, Mediterranean inspired, eggplant and pasta recipe. Long time readers know that I am a big advocate of the Mediterranean Diet and that I credit it with helping me to keep my genetically high cholesterol somewhat under control. Of course it helps that traditional Mediterranean fare is abundant with the […]

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