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Chicken and Egg Drop Stew with Escarole

Chicken and Egg Drop Stew with Escarole

Chicken and Egg Drop Stew with Escarole - - extra virgin olive oil, onion (chopped extra fine), chicken broth, chopped left over chicken or turkey, head escarole (cleaned and torn into bite-sized pieces), eggs (poached), hot chili sauce...

Mango Spinach Persimmon Smoothie

Mango Spinach Persimmon Smoothie

   Mango Spinach Persimmon Smoothie - - mangos (peeled and chopped), banana (peeled and broken into chunks), persimmon (peeled), firmly-packed spinach leaves, protein powder (or serving size suggested on the container), , In a...

Roast Turkey Carcass Soup

Roast Turkey Carcass Soup

Hands up  if you plan to have a turkey in the oven at some point over the next couple of days. I know you’re probably not thinking about what to do with that leftover turkey yet, but I want to catch you before you toss out that beautiful turkey carcass in the trash....

Back to Basics

Back to Basics: Clean Up Your Spices

Back to Basics: Clean Up Your Spices

New month, new season and it’s time to get back to basics! One of the places where we all need a good look-see on the basics is your spices. I am going to bet you that some of those spices in your cabinet have lasted longer than some of your marriages! Those old icky...

School Night Supper Shortcuts

School Night Supper Shortcuts

During the summer, meals tend to be a lot more relaxed than they are during the school year. That just tends to be the nature of the beast. With autumn comes routine, as those school days tend to add a lot of activities to the family calendar. Not only do you have to...

7 Tips For Grilling Produce

7 Tips For Grilling Produce

I shared some tips with you a couple weeks ago about grilling but there’s more to barbecue season than burgers and steaks! Why turn on the stove to cook your veggies when you have a perfectly good hot grill already prepped? Never mind the fact that grilled veggies and...

Nutrition

Beat Winter Dehydration

Beat Winter Dehydration

Is it just me or is it easier to remember to drink your water in the summer? Just because the temperatures have dropped, doesn't mean your water intake can take a dip, too. Our hydration needs don't change much in the winter months--our body functions still need water...

How to Eat to Beat the Blues

How to Eat to Beat the Blues

The holidays are bearing down on us, and while this is a wonderful time of year for a good segment of the population, there are a lot of folks who find it difficult to cope with the hustle and bustle. During the month of December, many people run around trying to do...

Fun with Fall Fruit

Fun with Fall Fruit

Can you feel the crispness in the fall air? The leaves are changing. The nights are colder. It’s sweater weather. It’s harvest time. I love this time of year. It’s finally cool enough to do some serious cooking without worrying about heating up your kitchen and the...

Weight Loss

Weight Loss Plans Succeed With Community Support

Weight Loss Plans Succeed With Community Support

Dieting is easy. Well, let’s reword that; dieting is simple--just follow a plan. And therein lies the challenge--the following part. Because to be successful, as in success that lasts, that’s harder. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Leanne’s Favorite Food Swaps

Leanne’s Favorite Food Swaps

In life, it’s the little things that count. Not the great big momentous occasions, but the daily moments that all strung together, make up your own personal circle of life. We cannot measure the quality of our lives by the big events like birthday celebrations,...

Snacking keeps you FAT!

Snacking keeps you FAT!

One of things I used to promote was eating 5-6 small meals a day--that's right, you just kept that jaw chewing and your body in digestive mode pretty much all day. Well guess what? It doesn't work! As a matter of fact, it's ruinous to your health and will keep your...

Dinner Diva

Guilt-Free Winter Sips

Guilt-Free Winter Sips

Winter is here, and baby, it’s cold outside! Everyone enjoys a cup of something warm but you know the drill--most of the time, these things are calorie bombs in a cup! So how do we navigate this desire for warm beverages vs. the stuff out there that will pack on the...

Beat Winter Dehydration

Beat Winter Dehydration

Is it just me or is it easier to remember to drink your water in the summer? Just because the temperatures have dropped, doesn't mean your water intake can take a dip, too. Our hydration needs don't change much in the winter months--our body functions still need water...

Four Free-Range Holiday Decorations

Four Free-Range Holiday Decorations

Today we’re not talking about food. Don’t worry— as we approach the holidays, there’s going to be plenty of food talk. But, there’s more to the holidays than food . . . like the decorations! And I don’t know about you, but factory-made plastic doesn’t really say...

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