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delicate winter squash

Delicata Squash

Delicata Squash is my favorite because its:    creamy sweet rich a nutrient powerhouse easy to cut and seed quick to cook thin-skinned If you often avoid winter squashes like Butternut and Acorn because of their tough, thick skin and seeds that are hard to scoop out, try Delicata squash. Its super easy to prepare […]

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lunch spot in Greece

The Perfect Lunch

The perfect lunch would be served to me on a patio of a beach resort on Santorini. Sunny skies, ocean breeze, fabulous food and plenty of time to relax and enjoy it. That’s not happening for me today, and possibly not for you either. What to have for lunch when you have to make it […]

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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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bowl of Greek chicken and lemon soup

Greek Chicken and Lemon Soup

Cold and flu season has hit my house hard this year, and the one thing that will always make me feel better is this Greek Chicken and Lemon Soup (Avgolemono). It has a base of chicken broth (low sodium), and is made creamy and rich by adding some eggs and lemon juice. Sounds a bit […]

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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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picture of delicious bean soup

The Joy of Soup

During the hustle and bustle and stress of the holiday season, soup can really spread some joy.  Soup makes the house smell great, and when its cold and dark outside nothing is more comforting than a hot bowl of yummy goodness. You can start it in the morning in the slow cooker, make it at […]

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Clean Mondays Lentil Soup

Great Lent has started, which for us Greek Orthodox means we basically eat a vegan diet from now until Easter Sunday. Its one of the reasons the people of Greece live so long. The first day of Lent is called Clean Monday, and the traditional dish served for the evening meal is lentil soup. Believe […]

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bowl of Greek chicken and lemon soup

Super Chicken Soups

When the weather turns chilly and noses start running, nothing beats chicken soup to make us feel better. Just about every culture has a version of chicken soup made richer and heartier by adding eggs. It was an inexpensive and tasty way to stretch that Sunday chicken for another meal, and now with good quality […]

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Dem Bones

Osteoporosis is on the rise, and despite the tons of calcium supplements we’ve been taking, our bones are not getting significantly stronger. This is because it takes more than calcium to build bones, and all of them need to show up for the bone-building party to start. So, who’s on the invitation list? Well, calcium is […]

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