Cold Summer Veggie Chili

Our favorite Mexican restaurant serves scrumptious food in the most unassuming and unexpected, almost secret location. It’s a local favorite and is always busy. This restaurant is where I first tasted dishes prepared with a generous amount of Mexican Oregano, also known as Lippia Graveolens. It is an intriguing and subtle layer of flavor that […]

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Beautiful Whole Food

Lovely and edible nasturtiums were in bloom today. Nasturtium flowers and leaves have a mild peppery flavor. They are an excellent source of vitamin C, iron, manganese, and beta-carotene. (Read about Nasturtiums here) I was also able to pick a small bowl full of Jostaberries, which are a cross between gooseberry and currants. Once they […]

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Refreshed Cowboy Caviar

You may have heard of a salsa referred to as Cowboy Caviar. It’s a beautiful rainbow of diced onion, green pepper, jalapeno and serrano pepper, tomato, cilantro, along with cooked and drained corn and beans, the juice of one lime, a splash of red wine vinegar, and garlic salt to taste. Helen Corbitt first served […]

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8k Every Day

Eating well is only part of the formula for healthy living. We need to move every day. Do our best to remain strong and fit or become strong and fit and maintain it as best we can. My 86-year-old mother has risen from the ashes over and over again, undeterred by several cancer episodes involving […]

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Fiber Rich Whole Foods

When my children were young, I prepared the Standard American Diet comprised of large amounts of meat, dairy products including cheese, milk, and butter, and processed foods. Most of which has zero fiber. At that time, I had an annual visit with my doctor: Doctor, “We all need more fiber to our diet. If you […]

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Refreshed Entree Salad

Are you searching for the perfect meal to serve to your guests or family? The Refreshed Entree Salad is a sumptuous display of vibrant vegetables and is a consistent crowd pleaser. The Refreshed Entree Salad evolved from The Steak Supper Salad found in one of my best-loved cookbooks, The Junior League Centennial Cookbook. It is […]

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Microgreen Window Garden

Have you noticed the beautiful little microgreens garnishing your restaurant meals? Microgreens are nutrient rich when they have grown only two leaves. So tiny and beautiful, yet powerful. This small addition adds concentrated vitamins and carotenoids to your meal. See USDA research here. Microgreens are expensive to buy in the market but inexpensive to grow […]

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