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WELCOME FALL!

WELCOME FALL!

BRINGING IN THE FALL SEASON WITH HEALTHY DELICIOUS, SATISFYING MEALS, STARTING WITH PUMPKIN SOUP! It’s time to usher in the fall and I get so excited when I start to see pumpkins and pomegranates everywhere I go shopping for food. It signals the start of the holidays,...

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 BUCATTINI CACIO E PEPE

 BUCATTINI CACIO E PEPE

 BUCATTINI CACIO E PEPE This is a simple, quick, delicious pasta dish. All you need is pasta, olive oil, Parmesan, Romano Pecorino cheese and plenty of cracked black pepper. Of course, I have to embellish the presentation a bit because I think eye appeal is so...

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From Market to Table! Garden Chopped  Salad

From Market to Table! Garden Chopped Salad

GARDEN CHOPPED SALAD! From Market to Table I love Farmers open market, especially in the summer! I can’t get enough of all the fresh fruits and vegetables that are available especially the tomatoes, corn, strawberries, and peaches. Fresh herbs are available in...

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New Twist on the Wedge Salad!

New Twist on the Wedge Salad!

NEW TWIST ON THE WEDGE SALAD WITH CREAMY BLUE CHEESE DRESSING INGREDIENTS Serves 4 2/3-cup buttermilk 1-cup low-fat sour cream 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 6 ounces of really good blue cheese 1/8-teaspoon cayenne pepper ¼ teaspoon...

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STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE!

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE!

Strawberry Shortcake Makes 6 shortcakes Now is the time for sweet summer strawberries! The past few weeks I have been making a beeline to the Open Farmers Market to purchase organic strawberries! I hope you take the time to make the shortcakes, believe me, once you’ve...

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CHILLED AVOCADO SOUP WITH GRILLED SPICY SHRIMP

CHILLED AVOCADO SOUP WITH GRILLED SPICY SHRIMP

Day two of a week featuring cold summer soups! Today a delicious creamy Avocado soup to cool you down in this summer heat! I eat an avocado every day, I have avocado toast for breakfast at least 3 times a week,  I toss them in salads, make wicked guacamole, smoothies,...

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GAZPACHO WITH HABANERA PINEAPPLE SALSA

GAZPACHO WITH HABANERA PINEAPPLE SALSA

This week I will be showcasing, COOL SUMMER SOUPS! Today is a perfect blend of veggies to make a cool and creamy Gazpacho! I am topping it with a habanera pineapple salsa! In the hot, humid sweet summer months of July and August, vine-ripened tomatoes are at their...

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AMAZEBALLS!

AMAZEBALLS!

PEANUT BUTTER AMAZEBALLS! I am an insane lover of peanut butter and chocolate. The ratio of chocolate to peanut butter in these bite-size morsels is perfect. It has pure natural ingredients and the right portion size. They are simply amazing, so I named them...

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EGG WHITE PROTEIN WRAP WITH TOMATO SALSA!

EGG WHITE PROTEIN WRAP WITH TOMATO SALSA!

Start your day with a healthy breakfast every morning! The most common mistake we make is not to eat enough protein at breakfast. Your body needs 20 to 30 grams of protein, especially in the morning. Most breakfast foods are great sources of important nutrients such...

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Poppi’s Meatballs!

Poppi’s Meatballs!

      My dad would always make his famous (in our family anyway) meatballs every Sunday while listening to Tony Bennett songs. The house would fill with the sounds of music and the aroma of the meatballs cooking making everyone excited about the meal to come. I...

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Peanut Butter & Chocolate “SOOTHIE”!

Peanut Butter & Chocolate “SOOTHIE”!

PEANUT BUTTER AND CHOCOLATE SOOTHIE! Serves 4-4 ounce servings My one guilty pleasure all my life is eating Peanut Butter Cups. My problem was, (still is) I wouldn’t eat just one package. No, I ate at least 3 with each sitting, if you do the math it’s 6 cups. I loved...

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Chicken Salad Sandwich

Chicken Salad Sandwich

Super healthy, super delicious! I start my meal with a small bowl of soup followed by this outstanding chicken salad sandwich. Full of protein, vitamins and minerals that are heart and brain healthy! Enjoy!

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Artichoke Flowers

Artichoke Flowers

I have a love hate relationship with these little orbs because they always manages to prick me with their tiny thorns not once but several times while I'm cleaning them! The needles are so fine that I have difficulty finding and pulling them out. Ouch! I do it though...

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BREAKFAST! START YOUR DAY WITH COLOR!

BREAKFAST! START YOUR DAY WITH COLOR!

  Breakfast is an important meal because it breaks the overnight fasting period, replenishes your supply of glucose, and will also provide other important essential nutrients to keep your energy levels up throughout the day. Helps you to stay focused at work, and...

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Chicken Piccata with White Beans!

Chicken Piccata with White Beans!

As promised here is the recipe for Chicken Piccata with Cannellini beans. This is always my go-to dish any night of the week and especially when company comes over. It’s impressive, really delicious, takes literally 20 minutes to prepare and really super simple to...

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PASTA FAGOLI!

PASTA FAGOLI!

FROM "FOOD FOR THOUGHT" Beans are “heart healthy” and contain an abundance of soluble fiber, which can lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels. They are loaded with nutrients our bodies crave, such as vitamin B, calcium, potassium, and folate. They are also low in...

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ENGLISH GARDEN SPRING PEA SOUP!

ENGLISH GARDEN SPRING PEA SOUP!

CHILLED ENGLISH PEA SOUP! Who knew that this teeny tiny little green orb is considered one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Green peas are filled with most of the daily nutrients the body requires on a daily basis to stay healthy. They are a rich source of...

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