Author Archives: Vicki

  • Thanksgiving is here! Cranberry Relish

    Posted on November 25, 2014 by in Uncategorized

      Cranberries are a healthy choice to any occasion and are so popular during the holiday season. Cranberries are loaded in manganese, vitamin C and fiber. Containing five types of              phytonutrients, they have both anti oxidant and anti inflammatory properties. 2 cans whole cranberry 2 cans jellied cranberry 1 […]

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    Posted on June 2, 2014 by in Uncategorized

    Summer time means fresh, juicy tomatoes in many different varieties. Did you know that tomatoes have outstanding antioxidant benefits, are heart healthy and also contribute to bone health? Enjoy this delicious tomato pasta salad with your favorite variety ! This recipe is wonderful served room temperature or even hot as a main dish ! ingredients […]

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  • March is National Nutrition Month

    Posted on March 7, 2014 by in Uncategorized

      March is here and it’s National Nutrition Month! This years theme is ” Enjoy the taste of eating right!” I hope you enjoy the following recipes and that they encourage you to begin or continue your journey to eating right! The following recipes are full of anti inflammatory and anti oxidant properties.   Pasta […]

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  • Holiday Time !!

    Posted on November 9, 2013 by in Uncategorized

     The holidays are just around the bend and it’s time to start planning your menu ! Ever want to know how to make the perfect turkey? A sweet and savory brisket? A delicious side dish? I hope you, your family and friends enjoy the following recipes !          Perfect Turkey Turkey is […]

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  • Grilled Skirt Steak

    Posted on October 3, 2013 by in Uncategorized

    Want to get you red meat fix in an inexpensive and flavorful way? Try skirt steak for a tender change. Lower in total calories and saturated fat than other cuts of beef, it is full of iron and tastes so delicious. I like to grill it but feel free to pan sear in a skillet. […]

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  • Summer Ravioli

    Posted on August 17, 2013 by in Uncategorized

    Summer is not quite over- there is plenty of time to enjoy fresh tomatoes in many varieties. Did you know that tomatoes are rich in antioxidants such as lycopene? This antioxidant has been linked to bone health. Other health benefits of tomatoes include heart health as tomatoes have been shown to lower cholesterol, LDL levels […]

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  • 4th of July Strawberry Salsa

    Posted on July 2, 2013 by in Uncategorized

    Strawberries are loaded in antioxidants and phytonutrients including anthocyanins and flavonols. Also to be high in fiber, strwberries have also been linked to better blood sugar control and have an anti- inflammatory response in the body. This is a wonderful, versatile recipe for 4th of July Strawberry Salsa created by my dear cousin Amy. 2 […]

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  • Summer Time Smoothies

    Posted on May 22, 2013 by in Uncategorized

    Summer is finally here and it is a wonderful time to enjoy a fruit smoothie. The twist in these smoothie recipes is that they are made with almond milk. Perfect for those who are lactose intolerant. They can also be made with rice or soy milk as well. Full of protein, fiber and antioxidants, they […]

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  • Sunchokes Made Easy !

    Posted on April 10, 2013 by in Uncategorized

       Sunchokes are plentiful this time of year. They look alot like ginger root- you can peel them if you   like, but that is a little difficult to do ! I keep the skin on, which is actually very thin and edible. Sunchokes are a great source of inulin, a polysaccharide that is like a […]

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  • Spring Time Means Asparagus!

    Posted on April 5, 2013 by in Uncategorized

    Yes, it is finally spring and what better time to enjoy asparagus! Asparagus is one of the most nutrient- rich vegetables on the planet. This low calorie vegetable is loaded with folacin, which is necessary for blood cell formation. It also contains vitamin B6, thiamin, potassium, fiber and rutin, which strengthens capillary walls. Enjoy this […]

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