Zesty Quinoa Bean Salad

This salad takes Quinoa, a plant based complete protein, and pairs it with protein rich legumes and zesty Lime and Cayenne Pepper to create a tangy dish. Quinoa is one of those perfectly lovely foods created by nature. It has a pleasing texture and takes on the flavors of anything it is paired with. Even […]

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Kale Salad with Pumpkin Ginger Dressing

Kale has become one of my favorite vegetables over the past year. The health benefits are endless – Kale is high in Calcium, Antioxidants, Iron, Fiber, and Vitamins K, C and A, and is low in calories with anti-inflammatory properties. With all those benefits it is amazing how good it tastes. My food friends and […]

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The Great Vegan Bean Book Review and Tomato White Bean Soup

One of the great things about being a food writer is meeting other amazing people whose purpose and passion is centered around food. One of the people I’ve been lucky enough to become friends with during my food adventures is Kathy Hester, one of my favorite people in the world of food, blogger at Healthy […]

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Cucumber Tomato Salad with Miso Vinaigrette

Today I pulled up the last of my summer vegetable garden to make way for a Fall planting. As a result I had 32 tomatoes, some Cucumbers and other veggies in need a of a food home. This salad is a perfect use the Cucumbers and Tomatoes and I’ve been making it all Summer. I’ve […]

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Peach, Avocado and Bok Choy Salad

Bok Choy is one of my new favorite vegetables this year, and I always ensure to keep it stocked in my fridge. I do prefer Bok Choy fresh and crisp in salads and not cooked down into a slimy mush (as you may know it in some fast food style Asian restaurants). Combine this lovely, […]

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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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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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Pineapple Coleslaw

There is nothing like a little sweet and tangy to compliment the salty dishes at a cookout. Cool, classic salads are a must on warm days filled with the smoky haze of a barbecue grill. This dish takes an American classic and twists it up with the sweetness of pineapple. Not too much, but enough […]

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