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Quick & healthy weeknight meal: Mama Steph’s black bean soup & oven baked fish sticks

I am trying to become one of those responsible adults who make certain to eat two servings of fish a week to get the health benefits of the Omega-3 fatty acids that fish contain.    Now, I grew up in the beautiful Northwest Florida area, and the types of fish I grew up with were… Continue reading Quick & healthy weeknight meal: Mama Steph’s black bean soup & oven baked fish sticks

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Savory Stuffed Tomatoes

I have been having a fantastic time in the past year just walking through doors that are opening for me in “foodie” circles.  It has shown me several things.  For instance, if you love people, many of them will love you back.   Also, if you do what you love doing, even if you are doing… Continue reading Savory Stuffed Tomatoes

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Raw Veggies on the Sly (aka Fight Free Rads and Be Happy About It, Kids)

My three sons are fairly healthy eaters, believe it or not.  I buy oranges, and they’ll eat them. I’ll buy apples, they’ll crunch them.  I bring home grapes, they’ll devour them within a half hour. However, I have yet to see them really enjoy snacking on celery sticks, let’s say, or raw carrots, or any… Continue reading Raw Veggies on the Sly (aka Fight Free Rads and Be Happy About It, Kids)

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Geaux Get a Snack: Cajun-Spiced Toasted Garbanzo Beans

Everyone is snacking like crazy today for the Super Bowl, and it’s so much fun to think of something new to try to add to the usual line-up of nachos, chili, and buffalo wings.  I found something that would be appreciated for healthier eaters, or for any vegetarians at your gathering: Spicy Baked Chickpeas (also… Continue reading Geaux Get a Snack: Cajun-Spiced Toasted Garbanzo Beans

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Curried lentil soup

“Soup puts the heart at ease, calms down the violence of hunger, eliminates the tension of the day, and awakens and refines the appetite.” ~Auguste Escoffier “An old-fashioned vegetable soup, without any enhancement, is a more powerful anticarcinogen than any known medicine.”~James Duke M.D. (U.S.D.A.) I love soup.  I was raised by a dad who,… Continue reading Curried lentil soup