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What to serve for dinner on a cold, dark night

March 11, 2016

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What to serve for dinner on a cold, dark night by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Soup can be an easy answer to that “what-to-serve” problem on a cold, dark night. After you have put on your heaviest sweater and hunkered down to prepare a meal that is simple, filling and will warm your heart and […]

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Delightful side dishes for your dinner meals

January 5, 2016

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Delightful side dishes for your dinner meals by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  You have decided on your entrée for dinner, but you want something different to serve with it — not the usual vegetables and rice or mashed potatoes. Today, many choices abound. Go to your local farmers’ markets and look around at all the […]

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Enjoy happy hour appetizers at home

October 13, 2015

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Enjoy happy hour appetizers at home by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Happy hour appetizers can be fun and easy to serve at home. Also, they can be quick to prepare when you want a light meal. Just add some crusty bread or crackers and a tray of assorted cheeses with some of the recipes below. […]

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The Ice Dream Cookbook: Dairy-Free Ice Dream Alternatives with Gluten-Free Cookies, Compotes and Sauces

August 12, 2015

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The Ice Dream Cookbook: Dairy-Free Ice Dream Alternatives with Gluten-Free Cookies, Compotes and Sauces  by Rachel Albert-Matesz — Albert-Matesz has compiled the first cookbook to feature delicious, naturally sweetened, dairy-free frozen desserts made from coconut milk along with wheat- and gluten-free, naturally sweetened cookies, fruit compotes and sauces. She provides information about the health benefits […]

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Local Bounty: Seasonal Vegan Recipes

July 6, 2015

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Local Bounty: Seasonal Vegan Recipes by Devra Gartenstein —  The marriage of vegan foods and seasonal produce is a natural one: plant-based foods follow annual cycles and both are healthy and environmentally sustainable. Ripe local produce has the most flavor and nutritional value, uses fewer resources to store and deliver, and is more economical to […]

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Teff Love: Adventures in Vegan Ethiopian Cooking

June 22, 2015

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Teff Love: Adventures in Vegan Ethiopian Cooking by Kittee Berns —  Why wait for a trip to your favorite Ethiopian restaurant when you can import the delicious flavors of Ethiopia right to your own kitchen? Berns has demystified this cuisine so you can savor authentic Ethiopian food without ever leaving home. Discover how to source […]

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Summer grilling time is here

June 8, 2015

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Summer grilling time is here by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Summer is here, and with the increasing temperatures, we may wonder what foods to prepare for our families and friends. If you do not want to heat up the house when cooking, relax. It is a great time to light the grill and cook outdoors. […]

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Matcha — a superfood

April 30, 2015

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Matcha — a superfood by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Earthy and green, matcha is a finely milled or fine-powder green tea that offers major health benefits. It is made from shade-grown tea leaves and boosts metabolism, burns calories and is packed with antioxidants. In fact, matcha boasts nearly 10 times the antioxidants of regular green […]

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Homemade muesli for breakfast

April 13, 2015

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Homemade muesli for breakfast by Susanne Myers —  I grew up in Germany eating my fair share of muesli. When I first came to the U.S., it was hard to find here, so I started making my own. While plenty of different kinds of muesli are available now, I still prefer to make my own. […]

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Homemade juice for better health

March 12, 2015

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Homemade juice for better health by Joanne Henning Tedesco — If you have been overwhelmed by trying to eat your “five-a-day” servings of fruits and vegetables, the government has some news for you — forget five a day, more is even better. The good news is that there is a quick and easy way — […]

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Warming foods for chilly days

March 6, 2015

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Warming foods for chilly days by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  February and March are months with constantly changing weather and, as we are looking forward to spring, we often experience a craving for hot, steaming foods to warm our bodies. Just imagine waking up to creamy oatmeal that has cooked all night in the Crock-Pot® […]

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Fresh greens and vegetables — the key to health

November 22, 2014

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Fresh greens and vegetables — the key to health by Stan Kalson — Spring brings an abundance of fresh vegetables at local stores and farmers’ markets, making it easier for the health-conscious to choose lighter meals to satisfy nutritional requirements. Many people overcook the majority of their food and neglect the important raw greens and […]

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Edible flowers add beauty to meals

April 7, 2014

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Edible flowers add beauty to meals by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  We most often think of using flowers as the centerpiece on the dinner table. Today, edible flowers can be added as a garnish to make any dish the highlight of your meals. However, use flowers sparingly in your recipes, particularly if you are not […]

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