Best Ever Granola

Oats are nourishing, calming and fortifying. Oats contain iron, vitamin B complex, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and vitamins A and C. High in fiber and protein, a steaming bowl of steel cut oats makes the perfect warming winter breakfast. Ingredients 1/3 cup honey or agave nectar 1/4 cup brown sugar you can moderate this to whatever […]

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Beet, Feta and Blood Orange Salad

Beet, Feta and Blood Orange Salad 4 small to medium beets roasted, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces 4 blood oranges regular oranges will also work. 3 ounces crumbled feta or goat cheese Cilantro garnish optional Salt and pepper to taste. Dressing 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 tablespoon champagne or rice vinegar 1/2 […]

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Butternut Squash and Veggies Mac n Cheese

Butternut Squash and Veggies Mac n Cheese No comparison to the boxed variety, creamy and delicious and you can hide the veggies from the kids. Ingredients 8 ounces elbow macaroni 3 tablespoons butter Olive or avocado oil 1 cups coarse breadcrumbs you can use panko breadcrumbs for this 1 cup grated parmesan cheese ½ cup […]

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Upstate Minestrone Soup

Upstate Minestrone Soup One of my favorite winter soups. Hearty, warming and tasty! Ingredients 1 lb Italian Kielbasa or sausage of choice, sliced sideways into ½” pieces Olive or avocado oil 1 cup diced onion 4 cloves garlic minced 1/2 cup sliced carrots 1 bell pepper diced 2 small zucchini sliced 1 can 16oz can […]

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Pesto

Pesto ¼ cup pine nuts or walnuts 1/2 cup olive oil, if you need more, use it, you want a thick sauce texture. 2 cups fresh basil ½ cup grated Parmesan or Asiago cheese 2-3 cloves of fresh garlic Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Use on pastas, […]

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Garden Herb Blend

Garden Herb Blend A great all purpose blend for soups, stews, casseroles, meats and veggies. A part can be anything from a teaspoon to a cup depending on how much you want to make. Ingredients 1 part garlic granules 1 part dried parsley 1 part dried dill 1 part dried marjoram 1 part onion granules […]

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Best Ever Banana Bread

Best Ever Banana Bread Ingredients 2 ripe bananas mashed 2 eggs 1 3/4 cups unsifted all purpose flour 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup plus1 tbsp. buttermilk 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. vanilla 1/2 tsp. salt Instructions Preheat oven to 325. Grease and flour 9×5 loaf […]

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Ricotta, Gorgonzola and Honey Spread

Ricotta, Gorgonzola and Honey Spread Tasty, easy and great for parties. Ingredients 1-15 oz container ricotta cheese 6 oz gorgonzola cheese crumbled ½ tsp dried thyme ½ tsp dried rosemary ½ tsp cracked black pepper 1 tbs honey Crackers or baguette slices Sliced apples or pears or thinly sliced dried apricots Walnuts optional Instructions Beat […]

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Chai Warming Winter Blend

  Chai Warming Winter Blend – serves 3-4 1 cinnamon stick 1 2” piece fresh ginger root, chopped 1 tsp. cardamom seeds ½ tsp. black peppercorns ½ tsp. cloves 1 tsp. coriander seeds 4 cups water 1 cup milk 3-4 teabags black or green tea honey or sugar Bring water and spices to a boil, […]

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