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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...

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Raspberry Lemon Loaf

Although I do not enjoy baking in general, I don’t mind throwing together a batch of muffins or a quick bread each week. It is always nice to have...

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Baked Granola Energy Bites

Grab and go healthy snacks are a staple in our house for between practices and games.  We have a few raw Recipe Rebuild energy bite recipes and while I...

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Sweet Potato Quinoa Patties With Creamy Avocado Sauce

Ever since we started our goal to incorporate more plant-based meals into our weekly menu, I have been buying more and more sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are so healthy...