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Light Chicken Soup

What could be better than a bowl of steaming hot soup on a cold winter day?  Chicken soup is one of my favorite comfort foods.  I like to make this soothing, light chicken soup with lots of fresh vegetables and ginger.  I like to add fresh ginger because of its medicinal attributes.  It fights cancer, inflammation, heartburn, sore throat, cough,…

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Healthy Snack

This season we have an abundance of mandarins.  This is one of my favorite snacks. They are a good source of vitamin C, folate, betacarotein, fiber, potassium, magnesium, vitamins B1, B2, B3, and the compounds lutein and zeaxanthin.  They have a very thin skin and are commonly seedless so it’s easy to eat them by hand.  The peel or zest is…

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Easy Apple Tart

I like to use apples from my apple tree for apple pie, muffins, tarts, spiced apple cake, crisps and smoothies.  If I don’t have a lot of time to bake I make an easy apple tart using puff pastry.  It’s great with vanilla ice cream, or drizzle it with caramel sauce or just by itself.

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Guacamole Dip

This is a delicious guacamole dip for tortilla chips.  I like using avocados that are just a little soft ripe.  I find that they have more creamy flavor.  If they are too ripe they get bitter.

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