How to Make a Salt-Baked Sweet Potato a Complete Meal!

I love baked potatoes. I love stuffed baked potatoes. Using a sweet potato for my potato choice and then stuffing it? Well now you’re on to something! The only problem with eating a stuffed baked sweet or white potato is that it can become a meal in itself, so if you pair it with a steak and another vegetable or salad, you are seriously overeating. … Read more How to Make a Salt-Baked Sweet Potato a Complete Meal!

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For the most Tender, Succulent Chicken, cook it in Coconut Milk!

I have had so much fun cooking from the Half Baked Harvest blog lately. It was my choice for cookbook club as we were taking a departure from books and trying out some of our favorite blogs. I have been thoroughly inspired by their photographs as well as the some of the food combinations in their recipes. Today I lightly adapted a recipe for Thai … Read more For the most Tender, Succulent Chicken, cook it in Coconut Milk!

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Calling all Talley Farms Fresh Harvest CSA members – Have I got Something for You!!

If you are a Talley Farms Fresh Harvest CSA member, then I’m guessing you might have a few sweet potatoes sitting in your vegetable bin. Am I right? Well, I have something great for you today! If you follow me at all, you probably know that I seldom post anything twice. I usually refrain from re-visiting recipes or menus because… well because, there are just so many new … Read more Calling all Talley Farms Fresh Harvest CSA members – Have I got Something for You!!

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My Favorite Dinner of the Week!

I have to admit, the carnivore in me craves a piece of roasted meat now and again. And since I don’t indulge that often, when I do, it requires a high quality piece of meat. To satisfy this craving, I opted for a Lemon-Basil Rack of Lamb. And of course, I also needed something worthy of pairing with my lamb, so I created a Shaved Brussels Sprouts and … Read more My Favorite Dinner of the Week!

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Two Soups are Better than One!

I wanted to make some soup today and was wondering what I should do. I decided to use one of my favorite vegetables as the base; celery root (celeriac), and pair it with apple. But when making soup, I am a proponent of garnishing it with something to add some excitement such as fried pancetta or croutons and cheese, etc. Due to the diet restrictions I am … Read more Two Soups are Better than One!

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3 Tips to a Perfect Kale Salad

Kale, kale, kale…is it losing it’s wonder? Kale has been one of the most “talked-about” vegetables of the last few years. Are people getting tired of it? I submit that the nutritional benefits that it holds, should keep you in the kale fan club for years to come. Some of the more apparent benefits of kale are it’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. It is a … Read more 3 Tips to a Perfect Kale Salad

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Fearful of Making Bread? Wait till you See This!

It’s 2017. I’m committed to creating a healthier me. If you want to jump on the bandwagon with me, you won’t be disappointed and I’m happy to bring you along on the journey. For the month of January, my plan is to cut out sugar, alcohol and yeast. You don’t have to follow the same strategy, but in any case, you will be receiving some of the … Read more Fearful of Making Bread? Wait till you See This!

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You’re Missing Out if you’re not Eating one of the World’s Healthiest Foods!

Kimchi is one of the world’s healthiest foods. Koreans eat so much of this super-spicy condiment (40 pounds of it per person each year) that natives say “kimchi” instead of “cheese” when getting their pictures taken! The reddish fermented cabbage (and sometimes radish) dish—made with a mix of garlic, salt, vinegar, chile peppers, and other spices—is served at every meal, either alone or mixed with … Read more You’re Missing Out if you’re not Eating one of the World’s Healthiest Foods!

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The Wonders of Watercress!

This little leafy green food that is often overlooked actually has some great qualities. It is a very versatile green that can be used as an addition to salads, sandwiches, or soups or can be eaten as a steamed vegetable. Modern science has identified more than 15 essential vitamins and minerals contained in this one herb – more iron than spinach, more calcium than milk, and … Read more The Wonders of Watercress!

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Start Your Year off with a Delicious AND Nutritious Meal!

I am starting out the new year on a regimen of healthy eating. Not that I don’t eat healthy all of the time, because I would consider my diet pretty nutritious. However, over the holidays, I do indulge way more than normal. I have found that adding sugar to your diet can be quite addicting! I am usually an occasional dessert or sweet eater, but after the … Read more Start Your Year off with a Delicious AND Nutritious Meal!

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