Garlic Scapes Pesto

You know those strange looking scapes that are on your hardneck garlic around mid May.  They are edible and have a really flavorful garlic flavor.  Use them in stir fry, pesto or really any dish that you would typically add garlic to. Try this recipe for making pesto with the scapes.  They don’t have a …

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Super Healthy Sauteed Shiitakes

Shiitake Mushrooms are delicious and super healthy for you. Shiitake mushrooms are very versatile and can be used with many savory dishes.  This simple mushroom recipe takes just minutes to make and will add valuable nutrients and flavor to your meal. Did you know that shiitakes are: Famous for their rich smoky flavor, shiitake mushrooms …

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Smashed Kale Salad

Yummy, another great kale recipe!  If you have ever asked me my favorite way to prepare kale I probably have recommended Massaged Kale Salad or Sauteed Kale with Apples.  This is another Kale Salad recipe that I will be recommending. It’s similar to the other but uses avocado which gives a creamier flavor. Give it …

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Cooking Mixed Greens with Apples

If you’re like me you are always needing a quick healthy meal.  This is one of my go to’s that is actually more steps than a recipe.  You can use it with any tender greens.  The apples are added to give a little compliment to the greens, a little sweet.  It can be used as …

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Zuppa Toscano Soup

Soup Ingredients 1 pound Italian Sausage 2 large russet baking potatoes, sliced in half and then in 1/4″ slices 1 large onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 cups spigariello, roughly chopped  (can also use kale, swiss chard, spinach or other greens) 48 ounces chicken broth 1 cup heavy cream Optional additions that are tasty:  …

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Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Sweet Potatoes, yummy! Baked, casseroles, potato chips, you name it they are good and good for you.  Sweet Potatoes have a lower glycemic index than your usual white potatoes meaning that they don’t raise your blood sugar as fast.  Just another reason to add more sweet potatoes to your diet!  The purple sweet potatoes add …

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