PUMPKIN CHILI

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I know pumpkin in your chili might be a leap, especially when other odd ingredients are involved, including bulgur wheat and cocoa. Who really thinks to put these things together? You’ll have to trust me on this one! Chocolate, squash, bean, and grains were all treasured in the  Aztec culture! If it was good enough … Read More

WILD RICE PILAF WITH CRANBERRIES AND PECANS

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When I think about the quintessential fall food, it includes wild rice, earthy nut flavors, sweet and tart cranberries, and all things sausage! I don’t even eat sausage, but it seems to go with stuffing, hearty breakfasts, and yes, even rice dishes. I’m unwilling to compromise adding sausage to my amazingly healthful dishes, however! Queue … Read More

HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW BEANS?

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I was determined to know beans.” —Henry David Thoreau, The Bean-Field How about you? How well do you know beans? Creamy cannellinis, meaty garbanzos, sweet adzuki, tender pintos, and so many more—beans are one of the most powerful, nutrient-dense plant foods around. Consider this: Beans are packed with tons of fiber, as well as plenty … Read More

HEALTHY TACOS

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I’m at it again…Respinning healthy choices from everyone’s all-time favorite recipes! Today’s is one of my favorites: Mexican Food and TACOS! Typically laden with saturated fat, I’ve respun this popular dish into something that is both healthy, easy to prepare, fun and flavorful for the whole family! Even my children raved about how great these … Read More

BROCCOLI SALAD WITH TAHINI DRESSING

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Summer is perfect for salads, especially easy ones that can be thrown together in a matter of minutes to make ahead of time and to enjoy poolside or at barbecues. And, when you know it’s loaded with nutritional goodness, there’s really nothing more satisfying. Today’s star is broccoli. It’s loaded with all the vitamins, minerals, … Read More

LEMON PESTO WRAPS

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It’s most definitely Summer Time. My recent visit to the local Farmer’s Market reminded me of this season with its bounty of fresh, vibrant fruits and veggies that are readily available and perfect for nourishing my body for looking my best and feeling energetic all day long. Today’s recipe screams “SUMMERTIME!” Here’s what I love about … Read More