Herbed Drop Dumplings

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Dumplings are reminiscent of Sunday dinners with grandma.  But they are incredibly easy, usually fat free and dress up your favorite soup in a matter of minutes.  Why don’t we make dumplings any more?   You can add your favorite herb blend to complement the type of soup you are making.  Fresh chopped chives are a favorite option.  Make some today.  Your grandmother will be […]

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Chicken Stew with Dumplings

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Nothing says home like a simmering pot of chicken stew. Fluffy herbed dumplings soak up a scrumptious broth that draws its flavor from a classic mirepoix. Use your food processor to make the fine dicing go faster. Tender chicken, perfect potatoes and sweet peas give this stew a luscious appeal that will make it a […]

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Roasted Red Pepper & Green Bean Salad

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Most of the salty flavor in this recipe comes from good olives, so be sure to pick something you love when you’re shopping for ingredients. The green beans continue to soak up the brine, melding with the sweetness of the red peppers and the tart, oily olive–if you have the option, make this recipe a […]

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Pork and Pumpkin Chili with Greens

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Love chili but bored of the same old, same old? Feeling adventuresome? Pair this chili up with cornbread and enjoy the discovery that healthy eating doesn’t need to be bland. Tip: If you can’t find mustard greens, and sturdy, dark green will work. Try collards or chard or spinach instead.

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Curried Squash and Apple Bisque with Leek

Curried Squash and Apple Bisque with Leek Soup
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This recipe yields approximately 1 ½ quarts of soup, and it’s very flexible. If you don’t have squash, carrots make an excellent substitute. Apple is optional.  The refined version below calls for straining the soup and finishing it with heavy cream, though for day-to-day use, I recommend skipping both, upping the fiber content, lowering the […]

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Fruit Salsa

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Developed to work with the resources available to a public school lunch program and specially designed to appeal to kids, this fruit salsa is a healthy and tasty snack ideal for serving to any group of kids. Serve it up at your next classroom party or send it with your kids as a mid-day snack: […]

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Homemade Snack Bars

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Kids will love this homemade snack bar and you can send it with them to school, confident that the fiber, protein and heart-healthy fat will keep them full and energized to help them focus on learning and playing all day long.

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Oat Milk

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Oat milk is a dairy-free, nut-free alternative to regular milk. It’s easy to make from scratch and inexpensive. Store for up to 4-5 days in the fridge, and keep in mind that it may need to be shaken before use. Pro Tip from Expert Chef Erin Dow: if this recipe isn’t sweet enough for you, […]

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