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Cauliflower Rice with Basil

Cauliflower “Rice” Taste Test

Bags of fresh and frozen cauliflower “rice,” cauliflower cut into rice-sized nuggets, are flying off the shelves at Trader Joe’s across the country. Some stores have a 2-bag per customer limit. For a vegetable! Be still my heart. Cauliflower comes in at about 25 calories per serving, versus white rice at 150. A big savings, […]

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huge avocados and mango in a bowl

Avocados that don’t turn brown and other Farmer’s Market finds

Did you know there are avocados that do not turn brown when you cut them? They are also as big as a baby’s head and full of buttery deliciousness. They are called Reed avocados and I’ve never seen them before. That is a salad serving bowl, and three avocados and a mango are overflowing the […]

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A Perfect Summer Salad

Whenever I go to a potluck or picnic, it is expected that I bring a healthy salad.  I almost dread walking in with my dish, because some people are skeptical that anything healthy can taste good. They and are wondering how much they have to take to be polite, and they can be pretty vocal about it. […]

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Cauliflower soup with spinach

Cauliflower Soup!

I saw the original recipe for this soup on America’s Test Kitchen, tried it, and it was fabulous. Rich, nutty, creamy and fresh all at the same time. Except for the entire stick of butter required – yes, an entire stick of butter for six bowls of soup – it was a perfect recipe. So […]

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Butternut Squash and Greens Gratin Made Easy

You can still have fabulous dishes like butternut squash and greens gratin while keeping your blood sugar under control. This fabulous dish and many, many others are part of the Control Your Blood Sugar Naturally program starting up this Friday. Yes, this Friday! I can’t wait to get everyone started. Please join us, it will be even […]

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Delicious Swiss Chard in 10 Minutes

Your family will be begging for more of this Swiss Chard You can make this addictively delicious Swiss Chard side dish in 10 minutes, start to finish. Swiss chard cooks up quickly and has none of that bitterness that makes some greens a tough sell. And the color is so gorgeous on your plate, like […]

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How to Get Fewer Colds this Winter

If you are wondering how to get fewer colds this winter, or even no colds at all, this is for you. Just by eating two foods rich in Vitamin C each day, you can cut your chance of catching a cold in half. Vitamin C pills don’t have the same effect, it is the synergy […]

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Frittata Saves Dinner!

A quick frittata is a great way to save dinner when its been a busy week and the takeout menus are calling your name. A frittata is like an open-faced omelet, with a lot less fuss, and is usually served for dinner or lunch. Its great with almost any combination of vegetables and some cheese, […]

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So Easy Salad Dressing

It is really easy to make a quick homemade salad dressing, and it tastes so much better than most of the bottled stuff out there. This version, with fresh lemon juice, makes greens and vegetables sing. If you are taking the time to prepare a salad, you want it to taste fabulous!   Here’s the […]

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Healthy Pasta Fast!

Here’s my favorite technique for making a fast, healthy pasta dish that will also give you plenty of leftovers. Yes, I said healthy pasta! Pasta is actually in the middle on the Glycemic Load; adding lots of vegetables keeps the calorie count reasonable and prevents a spike in blood sugar. The magic is in the […]

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