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Down-Home Roasted Chicken

My daughter has been way for a semester abroad and I’m formulating all the home cooked meals I think she might like upon her return. A delicious roast chicken dinner with garlic roasted new potato and corn is a winner that fills your belly and warms your heart.  Continue reading

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Wheat Berry, Kale and Cranberry Salad

Wheat berries are whole, unprocessed wheat kernels in their most natural form. Wheat berries resemble other hearty whole grains, such as barley. They are extremely nutritious and offer a crunchy texture. Wheat berries offer all of the nutrients of a whole grain as they contain the germ, endosperm and bran. Continue reading

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Yummy Gazpacho

3 cups tomato juice
2 tablespoons Olive oil or vegetable oil
3 large tomatoes, peeled and seeded
1 cucumber, peeled and seeded
1 small onion (Vidalia or sweet onion preferred)- cut up
1 small green pepper, cut up
1 ear fresh corn- cut off the stalk, strings removed
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon sugar
3/4 natural sea or kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1/3 cup ground whole wheat bread crumbs
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
In a covered blender at high speed, blend all the ingredients (minus the bread crumbs) in batches, so not to overfill your blender vessel (I personally like a bit of chunk in my gazpacho so I pull out 1/2 cup medium chunked cucumber, green pepper, corn and add after it has been blended. If you like your soup smooth, skip this step) until blended. Put into a large bowl. Fold bread crumbs into the soup, cover and chill.

Because this is a homemade recipe, I don’t have a calorie breakdown, but I think a 1 cup serving is probably around 140 calories, it is mostly vegetables and is a seasonal part of healthy eating!

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Super Kale Salads

Eating a variety of natural, unprocessed vegetables can improve your health, but choosing super-nutritious kale on a regular basis may provide significant health benefits, including cancer protection and lower cholesterol! Continue reading

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Is There Such A Thing As A Healthy Oil?

Healthy eating is attained through a blend of whole foods such as vegetables, whole fruits, low-fat dairy, lean protein, whole grains and healthy oils as part of your daily food plan. 

Different oils can work for different uses. Continue reading

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