Tzatziki – Cooling Cucumber Dip

Summer is in full swing and we got cucumbers in the garden. Time to make this delicious cucumber dip or Tzatziki sauce. Tzatziki is a very refreshing Greek appetizer consumed with pita chips or, in my case, blue corn tortilla chips. Ingredients: 1 cup Greek or regular plain yogurt (remember “plain”) 1/2 of big cucumber

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A Refreshing Summer Dessert: Raspberry Mousse

The other day I realized my sweet tooth was asking for something fruity, but not just plain fruit…something refreshing and different. So I remembered I had some extra raspberries in the fridge and how my Grandma use to make this delicious mouse (we called if “foam”) out of raspberries or strawberries. So here you go!

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Wonderful Sauteed Mushrooms

Mushroom are not only very tasty and versatile, but they are also packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Researchers point to this vegetable (actually a fungus…) as a great source of antioxidants (especially selenium). Antioxidants protect the body from damaging free radicals that can cause conditions like heart disease and cancer. Mushrooms also help boost

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Stuffed Poblano Peppers

I got this recipe from my student Jan, and she probably got it from her friend Chris, so not really sure who to give credit here. I adapted it just a bit, I really think you will enjoy it. Poblano peppers are mild and have thin skin. They can be substituted by green bell peppers.

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Cheese and Pear?

I have heard about the French paring up the most diverse cheeses with pear, but I honestly didn’t quite trust that combination. Until I tried it as part of a salad. What a yummy “pearing”! This salad is so delicious, I had to share it with you! Check it out! Ingredients: 2 cups mix greens/

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All-Powerful Kale

We hear about kale all the time, how it is a super food, chock-full of nutrients and antioxidants, having more iron per ounce than beef, being an excellent source of magnesium, vitamin C and vitamin A. But did you know that kale is an incredible source of often-overlooked vitamin K, with more than 10 times

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Mediterranean Scramble

Easy to make, this scrambled eggs dish has plenty of veggies and aside from being delicious, it looks so colorful! This will help you start your day with about 12g of protein, but no worries, you can try this for lunch or dinner. 2 eggs, organic or free range 5 grape tomatoes, halved 5 olives,

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No Sugar, No Guilt Treat

As we are getting ready for the big Thanksgiving feast and we count our blessings, let’s try to be mindful about other people that are partaking in the delicious meal and have some dietary restrictions. Maybe you will have guests that can not have gluten or dairy or processed foods or simply want to decrease

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Gnarly Barley

Did you know that barley is an excellent source of molybdenum, manganese, selenium and magnesium and helps lower cholesterol and control blood sugar? Why “Gnarly Barley”? Because my kid decided it sounds funny! Here is a delicious recipe that I presented at the National Czech and Slovak Museum. Be aware: your kitchen will smell really good,

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Savory Squash Soup

Here is one of my favorite fall recipes, using in season ingredients to help warm up your soul. 1 medium butternut squash or 2 smaller acorn squash 1 carrot 1 medium onion 1 stalk celery 1 zucchini (peeled) 2 tbs butter or olive oil (vegan option) Salt, pepper to taste ½ tsp cumin ½ tsp

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