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Quick and Easy Meal Idea: Farm Fresh Spaghetti Squash Boat Topped with Chili and Cheese

I’m experiencing my annual mixed feelings about the weather changing.  The darker mornings and early sunsets are a reminder that summer is gone and winter is approaching.  I despise being cold.  But the chillier temps calling for leggings, sweaters and … Continue reading

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Lentil Chili: Whole Foods Market Style

I just came across this recipe today for Lentil Chili from Whole Foods Market’s new Healthy Eating Handbook.  I knew it would be perfect to make for dinner tonight!  This handbook has some excellent ideas including: time-saving tips,  how-to cook … Continue reading

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A Few of the Many Uses of Almond Butter

I’ve been going somewhat crazy with the almond butter lately!  Peanut butter will probably always be one of my staple foods, but sometimes I like to switch up the usual with something slightly different. Just as peanuts can be ground … Continue reading

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus and Anything Goes Energy Balls

  I was driving home from work last night, not feeling particularly hungry or craving anything specific, but the usual thoughts of what to have for dinner were rolling around my head.  Without there being much of anything in the … Continue reading

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Basic Quinoa & Lentils, Diabetes & Diet Soda

  Cooking up quinoa to accompany vegetables has become a no-brainer in our household.  Sometimes I make an additional protein source and sometimes not.  Recently I was in the mood for some extra protein and was planning on making a … Continue reading

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2 Fun Post-Race Snacks

I love running and I particularly love racing.  Please don’t get the wrong idea when I say racing.  It’s not like I am up in the front sprinting it out with the 5-minute milers.   I even hesitate to call … Continue reading

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Red Lentils with Salsa Verde

Staring into my pantry the other day I realized  that lately I have been slacking off in the bean and lentil department.  Fresh fruits and veggies….oh yes, nuts and oats…frequently for breakfast and snacks, my staples of peanut butter and … Continue reading

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Magical Cookie Dough Dip– Amaze Your Guests!

You’ve got to trust me on this one.  It truly does taste like cookie dough yet the main ingredient is….chickpeas.  I have Chocolate Covered Katie to thank for this ingenious recipe.  I modified hers just a bit but all the … Continue reading

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Lentil-Quinoa-Walnut Loaf

Looking for a good lentil loaf recipe?  I came across this one awhile ago and had it stashed in a binder that holds my collection of favorite recipes.  I made it 2 or 3 times in the past and found … Continue reading

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Fudgy Black Bean Brownie Oatmeal

If you watched Dr. Oz yesterday you may have seen the healthy brownies made with black beans!  I have made bean brownies in the past but was never totally pleased with the results.  I happened to have some cooked adzuki … Continue reading

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