Food + Drink

Keeping It Simple: Cucumber Ricotta Sandwiches

We Americans complicate our food. We are busy and stressed.  We stare into our pantries endlessly. We overwhelm ourselves in the kitchen with good intentions, and then throw in the towel, and head to a restaurant or worse, we make our way through a drive thru to pick up a tasteless bag of sodium, fat,

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Savoring the Season

Tomatoes With Creamy Feta

Hands down one of my favorite new recipes. The sharp salty flavor of feta cheese combined with the rich texture of Greek yogurt make a perfect base for the layer of summer tomatoes, lemon juice and mint. If you thought it ends there, it doesn’t- let’s warm up olive oil, and add smoked paprika (A

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Savoring the Season

Creamy Carrot Soup with Warm Spices

Spring carrots steal the show here in this beautiful easy to prepare soup with loads of warm spices like cinnamon, fennel, coriander, and ginger. You can prepare this soup in an Instant Pot or it can be easily adjusted to make on your stove top. I love serving healthy simple soups as the main entree,

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Food + Drink

Scenes from My Pantry: Turkey Lentil Sloppy Joes

Loved “sloppy Joes” as a kid.  Messy by design and delicious.  These days the aim is still delicious but, lighter more healthy choices. Using lean ground turkey and the hearty lentil beans, is a great alternative to preparing this traditional meat-centric meal that still feels substantial and comforting without sacrificing the flavor. This recipe makes

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Food + Drink

Mediterranean Style Three-Bean Salad

Beans are under appreciated in the American diet.  A budget friendly staple packed with fiber and plant based protein, not to mention a list of vitamins and minerals (Vitamin B6, Potassium, folate, magnesium etc…).  It’s recommended we consume 25 mg of fiber each day.  A half-cup of cooked beans delivers a whopping 10 mg! So,

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Food + Drink

Fresh Buttermilk Dressing with Herbs

Never underestimate the power of a dressing to transform the most simplistic of salads into something memorable.  I have been unwavering with my family and friends to throw away bottled salad dressings.  Take a few minutes and make something real.  So, if you are willing to step-out and make a great salad dressing, here is

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