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Mouthwatering Uses for Homegrown Tomatoes

It's that time of summer when my first home-grown tomatoes are starting to ripen. Cue the marching band. I eat those first few tomatoes like candy. My Sweet 100 cherries don't even make it to the k…

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9 Great Ways To Hide Vegetables In A Meal

When it comes to the food I serve my family, I lie through my teeth. My husband won't eat onions, which he loves but fears will make his breath stink. I, on the other hand, can't cook (or …

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Grilled Eggplant Stacks With Tomato, Feta & Basil

I found this simple yet ingenious recipe in an old Gourmet magazine (August 2005) and was drawn to the Leaning Tower of Pisa aspect of these stacks. I was also thrilled by the way they taste. Tomat…

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Lemony Kale Salad With Avocado Coconut Dressing

This salad has so many wonderful things going for it - it's a trifecta of superfoods. There's the kale - so fresh and packed full of vitamins (C,A, and K, especially) and nutrients. I actually think t…

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Roasted Butternut Salad

This is a simple salad but very tasty and colorful. Adding squash is a fun way to jazz up a salad! Salad: 5 cups butternut squash, peeled and cubed 2 teaspoons sugar of choice (we use coconut s…

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10 Amazing Asparagus Recipes

Here are ten tasty ways to enjoy the heck out of those tender green spears while they're at their most delicious. Asparagus season is a glorious but all-too-brief affair so make some of these while yo…

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Black Bean Jewel Salad

Going to a summer’s end picnic or BBQ? Here’s a great salad to bring -- colorful and full of flavor! White corn adds a touch of natural sweetness and complements the Mexican Vinaigrette. Delicious!!! …

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10 Creative Food Substitutions

Sick of the same ol' same ol'? Want to eat healthier but don't want to give up your favorite meals? No need to radically alter your diet or spend tons of cash. Indeed, there are several small steps  y…

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Stir-Fried Garlic Spinach

This spinach has earned a permanent place in my kitchen repertoire. It's so tasty, so fast and so easy that I just can't quit it. Not that I'd ever want to quit it... It comes by way of Grace Young…

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10+ Tasty Uses for Tahini (Besides Hummus)

Tahini has to be my favorite seed butter because it gives any dish or sauce an excellent creamy, nutty and earthy flavor, making it surprisingly delicious in desserts and scrumptious in sautés. If you…

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I was recently diagnosed with kidney stones and passing another one is something I never want to exp…

Cherries. Yum.

Wow! These sound just delicious and without the fat! I'm going to put these on my refrigerator too.

I am so happy that they were not killed or put to sleep. Word has it that many if not all will be ad…