calcium

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...

grilledasparagus

Grilled Asparagus

I love almost any vegetable cooked on the grill, and if we are grilling meat or seafood I usually try and grill my vegetable sides as well. Asparagus is...

healthyitalian

Healthy Italian Options When Dining Out

Was eating healthier one of your New Year’s resolutions once again this year? If so, then consider adding more Italian meals to your diet. It is well known that...

maplesalmon

Maple Glazed Salmon

Our family loves this recipe.   The light coating of maple syrup provides a delicate sweetness against the zip of the ginger and garlic.  It is a great weeknight meal...