Edamame, Corn and Bok Choy Salad

If you haven’t had Edamame or Bok Choy you’re missing out on some tasty, Asian inspired eats. Edamame are young, green soybeans and Bok Choy is a variety of Asian Cabbage (related to varieties of Western Cabbage and, oddly enough, Turnips). Both are light and uniquely flavorful veggies with a rich texture. Combined with Sweet […]

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Vignole – Italian Spring Vegetable Soup

Vignole, loosely translated, means a “celebration of spring” and this lovely light and savory soup is just that. Filled with young, tender, green vegetables, herbs and simple white beans, you can’t help but think of the lightness of spring. This is the perfect, healthy soup, with just a little Prosciutto di Parma for texture and […]

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Kentucky Derby Recipes: Mint Julep Fruit Salad

Being a Louisville native, I absolutely love and adore the first Saturday in May, The Kentucky Derby. This year the weather happens to be a little gloomy and rainy, but I can assure you it hasn’t dampened the spirits of all of us Kentucky Proud folks. I’m hopping around to a couple of Derby parties […]

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Apple Brussels Sprout Slaw

I’ve been on a bit of a slaw kick lately, and I’ve been experimenting with various cruciferous veggies. A couple of weeks ago I made a Sweet and Spicy Broccoli Slaw, and this week it is Brussels Sprouts. This Brussels Sprout and Apple combination was a bit of a last minute concoction, and the tart, […]

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Trail Mix Chocolate Oatmeal Energy Cookies

Ever thought to yourself, It would be so awesome right now to be eating a homemade cookie on this hike instead of trail mix and power bars? Well, if not, I’ve just planted the seed. These energy-loaded cookies are perfect for any activity, place or time. Hikes, bike rides, runs, walks, adventurous picnics, anytime is […]

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Sweet and Spicy Broccoli Slaw

My dear friend Joyce from Friends Drift Inn gave me a jar of Bread and Butter Pickles. She is the canning Queen and anything she gives you in a Ball jar is delicious (I won’t get into specifics). Her pantry would rightfully garner envy from any canning connoisseur. When I needed to whip up a […]

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Healing Superfood Soup to Speed Recovery from a Common Cold

In the cold of winter it is quite common to catch a little sniffle or two. However, eating the right foods can help boost immunity, lead you down a path of wellness, and speed recovery from common ailments. This tasty soup is just such a dish. Ginger, Garlic, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Roasted Chicken and Kale […]

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Kale, Quinoa and Couscous Salad

I am madly in love with Kale. It is true. I just can’t help it. I have kept large bags of kale in my refrigerator for months now and I add it to everything imaginable. It is just that good. The nutritional benefits are an extra added boost and benefit. Given my recent holiday eating, […]

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Garlic Sautéed Spinach with Roasted Garbanzo Beans

The textures of soft spinach and chewy, roasted garbanzo beans come together perfectly in this simple dish. This is a quick side to cook and share with your family and friends that packs a healthy kick. Note: This recipe is designated “ME” for Mindful Eating and is generally lower in fat and calories than some […]

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Wilted Beet Green Salad

Growing up I often ate dinners of warm spinach salads my step father would cook in his cast iron skillet with salty bacon and a few eggs. It became one of my favorites. This salad is very similar in its flavors and textures with a few twists based on the goodies I have in my […]

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