broccolipestopasta

Farfalle Pasta With Broccoli Pesto

When one sees the word “pesto” in a recipe, the usual assumption to make is that it is a basil pesto, or Pesto Genovese. In reality there are so...

roastedpepper

Roasted Pepper Soup

This pretty soup is made with colored, roasted or grilled peppers which intensifies the flavor. Choose your own garnishes, or use those suggested below. Use the best quality extra...

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Blue Suede Shoes Smoothie

January is the month of Elvis Presley’s Birthday, which took place on the 8th. It is well known that his favorite sandwich contains peanut butter, bananas, honey, and bacon,...

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Calcium Conundrum

Dear Christy, At a recent doctor’s appointment my doctor asked me about the kinds of foods I eat and felt that my calcium intake was on the low side....

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Lemon Israeli Couscous with Radicchio

I have a small crush on Israeli couscous. It must be the texture or the way it reminds me of my grandmother’s comforting “ball soup” growing up. Israeli couscous...

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Pasta e Fagiole

A traditional peasant recipe that is a great, stick to your ribs dish, Pasta e fagioli or pasta fagioli, simply means “pasta and beans”, referring to the two main...

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Creamy Tomato Bisque

One of my favorite treats growing up was a bowl of creamy tomato soup that my Mom would serve with  gooey grilled cheese sandwiches. I have made a number...

lentilsoup

Lentil Soup

This is a simple soup to make, but is hearty enough to be the main course when a green salad, and crusty whole grain bread are added. Without the...