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NUTRITION – How to Make Healthy Homemade Meals in a Snap

By Tracy Owns In the past few years there has been a huge shift in eating habits with so many people expressing an interest in making healthier, homemade meals made from wholesome, locally-grown, organic ingredients. Often times, however, these healthy ...

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NUTRITION – Southwest Black Bean Soup

By Brandon McDearis This month’s recipe is an easy to prepare black bean soup with hints of spicy southwestern flavors. It is very filling, but is low in calories and fat, and high in protein and fiber. This can be ...

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NUTRITION – Fruit Juices: Buyer Beware

By Tracy Owens As we head into winter and you find it more difficult to find your favorite fruits in season, you may find it increasingly tempting to turn to the convenience of fruit juices to obtain your recommended daily ...

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NUTRITION – Sweet Potato Salad

By Brandon McDearis Sweet potatoes usually show up as the star of one of these recipes at least once or twice a year. They are not only very versatile for cooking (their uses and preparation methods are endless), but they ...

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NUTRITION -Stuffed Peppers

By Brandon McDearis This month’s recipe is a quick and easy meal that can be prepared with ingredients that you likely already have in your kitchen. Stuffed peppers are a filling and nutritious meal on their own when served with ...

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NUTRITION – Thai Curry Noodle Soup

By Brandon McDearis This month’s recipe is a classic Thai curry soup that is very quick and easy to prepare. I have been a big fan of Thai food since my teens, but my true love affair with it commenced ...

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NUTRITION – Rigatoni with Pesto and Roasted Vegetables

By Brandon McDearis Today, in our country, very few people eat the right amount of vegetables each day. Even for the most health-conscious person, eating the recommended minimum of 3-4 cups a day can be a great challenge. That challenge ...

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NUTRITION – Ratatouille

By Brandon McDearis This month’s recipe may sound familiar, yet many people do not know what ratatouille is other than a French culinary term, and a popular children’s movie. Ratatouille is really nothing more than a stewed vegetable dish that ...

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NUTRITION- Vegetarian Pho (Vietnamese Noodle Soup)

By Brandon McDearis Nearly every country has at least one national dish recognized worldwide. Just as Thailand has pad thai, India is known for curry, and Spain is renowned for its paella, Vietnam has pho noodle soup. Traditional pho is ...

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NUTRITION – Beet and Goat Cheese Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

By Brandon McDearis Recreating restaurant meals can be a challenge for anyone, even the seasoned cook. However salads, such as this one with beets and goat cheese, are a good place to start when trying to compete with the pros ...

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