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Beef Braised in Wine – Hearty Comfort Food

Braising is a French method of cooking that involves searing the meat first at high temperature for flavor, then cooking it slowly at a lower temperature.  It is similar to pot roast but with less ingredients.  When buying beef, the best beef cut for braising is chuck.  The slow cooking breaks it down and infuse it with the flavors of…

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Yakisoba with Chicken and Vegetables

Yakisoba is the Japanese version of the Chinese Lo Mein or Chow Mein.  The chuka soba noodles are stir fried with chicken, vegetables and sauce.  You can use many different kinds of vegetables like mushrooms, snow peas, green beans or baby bok choy.  Beef, pork or tofu can also be used for the protein.  

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Easy Rocky Road Bars

These easy rocky road bars are the perfect quick, easy dessert if you are craving for something gooey, chocolatey, crunchy, nutty and sweet. Toasted marshmallow and chocolate swirled together gives out the rocky road flavor.   Crunchy toasted almonds on top compliments the flavors.  Good for any day!

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Game Day Three- Bean Turkey Chili

On Game Day you can create a chili bar featuring this hearty, meaty turkey chili combined with a tri-bean blend of pinto, red and black beans.  Serve the trimmings on separate bowls or bake a delicious corn bread to go with it. For the ingredients, I simply used 93% lean ground turkey, onion, garlic, olive oil, green bell pepper, canned…

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Touchdown Black Bean Salsa

Superbowl is a fun time when Americans consume a lot of snacks or finger foods. While watching the game, we enjoy munching on chips and salsa, guacamole, hamburgers, hotdogs, chicken fingers, drinking cocktails, etc……  Here’s one of the salsa dips that I make for tortilla chips.  I add black beans for a protein boost.

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Zucchini Saute

 Zucchini simply sautéed in olive oil with garlic but packed with flavor.  A super easy and super fast recipe I make as a quick side dish for chicken, beef, pork or fish. It highlights the sweet, natural flavor of zucchini.

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Sweet Strawberry Nutella Crepes

This sweet, delicate crepes are stuffed with nutella and fresh strawberries.  It is perfect for dessert, breakfast or brunch.  If you are entertaining, you can make this into a crepe bar with all different kinds of fillings like chopped bananas, raspberries,toasted coconut, nuts, sweetened cream cheese, ganache, etc….  

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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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