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Broccoli & Super Greens Detox Immune Boosting Soup

I am always looking for healthy recipes to help boost my immune system. I suffer from chronic allergies and asthma and seem prone to catching colds easier than I’d...

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Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

  When I was in grad school at the University of Washington, there was an Indian restaurant not far from campus and it was without a doubt one of...

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Summer Weekend Healthy Menu Ideas

 The holiday weekend is upon us and that typically means less structure and a lot of temptations as everyone enjoys the final”hurrah” of summer.  Try some of these delicious...

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Roasted Eggplant Dip

The eggplant is one vegetable that always grows well in our garden here in Umbria, no matter what the weather. Last summer we had one of the wettest summers...

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Summer Garden Gazpacho

My summer garden is overflowing with tomatoes and cucumbers and that means one thing … gazpacho!  Gazpacho is a raw vegetable soup most often with a tomato base and...

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Banana Maple Oat Muffins

It has been a long, hot summer here in Umbria so far this year, and although I have made some healthy recipes, I just haven’t had the time to...

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Grilled Asian Flank Steak With Mango Kale Slaw

  Grilling recipes are wonderful in the summer because most of the time there is little prep work involved.  With some advance planning for marinating, we often toss a...

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Hibiscus Iced Tea

I used to be addicted to diet iced tea made with artificial sweeteners and when I decided last summer to make some healthy changes, reducing artificial sweeteners was one...