Peach, Goat Cheese, and Prosciutto Bruschetta

Tasty appetizer or snack, easy and delicious. Serves 4 as an appetizer. 8 pieces of crostini – see recipe above 2 large or 4 small to medium ripe peaches 8 thin slices of prosciutto 4 oz goat cheese or feta, blue is also nice balsamic vinegar 2 tbs. fresh basil, chopped. Remove pits and chop […]

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Zucchini Tomato Bruschetta with Basil

2 small zucchinis, sliced sideways into discs Olive oil 2-3 cloves of Garlic – minced 1 small onion, diced 2 medium tomatoes, diced small, you could also use ¾ cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped ¼ cup diced olives, I like kalamata, but whatever you like is fine. Salt and pepper Feta, goat, or other cheese of […]

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Melon and Avocado Salad

Serving for 2 people. 3-4 cups arugula or baby greens 1 slice melon of choice, seeded and cut into strips ½ cup Fava beans, black beans, cannellini beans, or another bean of choice, drained and rinsed Pickled onions or thinly sliced red onions Small carrot cut into disks ½ avocado sliced Goat or feta cheese […]

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Panzanella – Italian Bread Salad

Delicious, light but satisfying, and a great way to use your old bread and fresh veggies. ½ loaf of Italian or rustic bread, somewhat stale is ok, rock hard isn’t. Cut into bite-size cubes and toast in the oven at 350 until crisp. 2 cups chopped tomatoes 1/3 cup chopped red onion 1/2 cup chopped […]

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Saltine Toffee

I first tried this at my Mom’s and was quite impressed when she told me she made it. I asked for the recipe and couldn’t believe how easy it was and how delicious! Health food it isn’t, but it sure is tasty! 4 ounces saltine crackers 1 cup butter 1 cup dark brown sugar 2 […]

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One-Pot Veggie Ravioli

One-Pot Veggie Ravioli

 2-3 generous servings 1 cup chopped, fresh mushrooms 1 small zucchini, cut into bite-size pieces ½ cup chopped onion ½ cup sliced bell pepper 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered 8 oz package organic frozen ravioli, cheese, veggie, mushroom, or butternut squash 2 – 3 cups packed fresh greens, arugula, spinach, super greens or […]

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Kale Chips

Kale Chips

I was never impressed with the taste of store-bought kale chips but I find these surprisingly addictive and quite tasty. 1 lb fresh kale, stems removed and torn into chip-size pieces 2 tbs olive oil 2 tbs tahini 2 tbs soy sauce Preheat oven to 325. Add the oil, tamari and soy sauce together in […]

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Immune Boosting Soup

Immune Boosting Soup

Did you get that nasty head cold/flu going around? Several members of my family have it. Remember to wash your hands and slap infected family members if they don’t cover their sneezes and coughs. A gentle slap, after all they’re sick. Here’s a great soup for winter bugs or just a nice, mild detox after […]

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Ginger Lemon Tea

Ginger Tea

Peel and thinly slice 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger root and add to 2 cups of water in a saucepan. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes, strain and drink with honey, if desired. Toss the strained ginger slices with sugar and dry on wax paper for candied ginger.  

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup 4-6 servings For a vegetarian version replace the chicken stock with vegetable stock and the chicken with black or pinto beans. 2 tbs olive oil 1 medium onion, diced 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 jalapenos or milder peppers of choice, seeded and minced 1 large can whole tomatoes, hand-squeezed to a pulp […]

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Spicy Chickpeas

Spicy Chickpeas

Spicy Chickpeas are a great snack. 1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed 1 tablespoon olive oil teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon cayenne or milder pepper of choice salt and pepper to taste Put chickpeas on a paper towel and let them dry out. I sometimes just leave them overnight. Preheat oven to […]

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Our Homemade Boursin is easy and delicious!

Homemade Boursin Cheese

Our Homemade Boursin Cheese is easy and delicious! 2 garlic cloves, finely minced 8 oz butter – room temp 16 oz cream cheese, room temp 4 tbs freshly grated Parmesan Salt and pepper to taste. Fresh or dried herbs of choice. If fresh they should be minced. I like chives, marjoram, thyme, basil, dill, red […]

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