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    Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup

    Cream of mushroom soup is a common ingredient in recipes this time of year as warm dishes like slow-cooker meals, soups and casseroles (like my favorite Green Bean Casserole) become more popular with the cooler weather approaching. Cream of Mushroom Soup Problems Unfortunately, store bought Cream of Mushroom soup has a variety of problematic ingredients, including: Vegetable Oil: chemically […] More

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    How to Roast Winter Squash Seeds

    Winter squash is a wonderfully versatile food that is easy to grow, easy to store and easy to cook. The whole squash can be used, including the seeds, and often winter squashes are available at great prices, making them an amazing budget friendly food. In the Fall, I’ll often plan our family’s meals for the […] More

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    Green Bean Casserole

    Green Bean Casserole is probably my favorite Thanksgiving dish of all time. Unfortunately, cream-of-mystery-franken-foods-soup is not healthy, nor are the deep fried onions that typically grace the top of this casserole. (Note: real onions do not turn crispy when fried by themselves… I tried… they burn) This was one of my most requested recipes, and […] More

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    Fish Tacos in Cabbage Leaves

    Many of my recipes are my healthy interpretations of restaurant favorites. I love making healthier versions of recipes at home, but this is not a recipe that I ever expected to be on this list. Fish Tacos? As a child, we rarely ate out and our small town had very few options for restaurants. Very […] More

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    Cucumber Salad

    Now that summer is finally in full swing and cucumbers are growing in the garden and available at the farmers market, this is a great simple “salad” recipes. With only a few ingredients, cucumber and onion salad makes a great side dish to bring to an event or to whip up for dinner in a hurry. I also […] More

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    Sweet and Sour Chicken

    In my college days, I loved eating Chinese food. Once I switched to a wellness lifestyleand realized what was in most restaurant foods, I stopped eating regular Chinese food, but wanted to recreate some of the same flavors with real food ingredients. This quest led me to create my Parsnip Noodle Lo Mein and Cauliflower […] More

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    Sausage & Sweet Potato Hash

    I have a confession, I’m not a food blogger- just a mom who loves to cook. When I started out, my recipes were good, but my pictures were bad. Really bad. Since then, I’ve learned a little about photography and improved some (I hope) but I’m still just a mom who cooks and sometimes, I […] More

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    Herbal Nursing Mom Tea Recipe

    I had a slight panic moment the other day when I realized (while drinking my pregnancy tea) that I will have a newborn in a month or so (nesting is now in hyperdrive). With a precious new little one comes baby coos and tiny clothes and breastfeeding. I love the newborn phase but the early […] More

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    Gingerbread Cookies Recipe With Dates & Molasses

    Gingerbread cookies are one of the classic Christmas desserts and even the scent of them often evokes memories of childhood gingerbread house making and tree decorating. Healthy Gingerbread Cookies? I’ve never been much of a cookie-maker, but this year, the kids requested gingerbread cookies after visiting friends and making gingerbread houses. Since I was trying […] More

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    How to Make Butter

    As a child, I didn’t have much of an awareness of where my food came from beyond the grocery store. I was an adult the first time I made butter and I was so amazed that you could do it yourself. There is a certain satisfaction that comes with making something yourself that you previously […] More

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    Soy Sauce Alternative

    I absolutely love soy sauce…it has a delicious flavor and it is often used in stir frys and marinades. It is also a source of gluten and soy, so I’ve been experimenting with alternatives for years. After much trial and error, and many dishes tasting like vinegar or the wrong blend of spices, I’ve finally […] More

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    Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

    I love chia seeds and use them all the time. Chia seeds are mini powerhouses packing more calcium than milk, more antioxidants than blueberries and more Omega-3 than Salmon. Their texture can take a little getting used to, but they are so versatile and are a great protein-packed addition to many recipes because of their […] More

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