Deep Dish Blueberry Pie Recipe

January 24th, 2011

Try this blueberry pie recipe in the winter, using the surprisingly tasty imported blueberries that turn up  – often on sale.

blueberry pie

blueberry pie

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Top 5 Vegetables According to Healthy Mom

November 11th, 2010

The new wave of processed food companies touting how their sauces and canned pastas now contain a full day’s allotment of vegetables — but Healthy Mom author Iva Young thinks that’s deceptive.

Young believes that we need to eat actual vegetables if we want to have a real healthy diet, and there are five key veggies that top her list as the healthiest.

They include:

Spinach – Spinach is an excellent source of Vitamin K, Vitamin A, manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, calcium, potassium and Vitamin B6. It’s also a good source of fiber, copper, protein, phosphorous, zinc, Vitamin E, omega 3 fatty acids, niacin and anti-oxidants.

Lettuce (greenleaf, red leaf, romaine) –  Lettuce is a low calorie fiber food that is also a great place to find Vitamin A, folic acid, lactucarium (which helps enhance calmness and pain relief), as well as the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin. Lettuce also contains a good amount of anti-cancer properties.

Broccoli –  Besides having great flavor and texture, Broccoli contains copious amounts of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, beta carotene and Vitamin K. The minerals in broccoli include calcium, potassium, iron and folate. A great source of fiber, broccoli also provides lots of bioflavonoids, which is an antioxidant that helps protect against cancer and heart disease.

Brussels Sprouts – A staple in the diets of Asian cultures, who are among the longest lived people in the world, the crunchy garnish contains lots of potassium, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, beta carotene and Vitamin K. This is another great anti-cancer vegetable.

Cabbage – Although best known as the partner of corned beef on St. Patrick’s Day, cabbage is a great low calorie food that contains a good amount of fiber, calcium and Vitamin C. Cabbage is incredibly packed with substantial anti-cancer agents.

Stokely Pumpkin Pie Recipe

May 26th, 2010

This is a slight variation on the wonderful, show-stopping recipe included on the Stokely can. It turns out it’s even more delicious in a graham cracker crust…

pumpkin pie

pumpkin pie

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Pao de Queijo or Cheese Puff Recipe – Party Food

May 24th, 2010

Pao de Queijo (simply put – a cheese puff) is a delicious Brazilian treat – a tiny cheese puff or cheese bun, light as air.  The best. party. food. ever. Brazilians buy them from special shops where they are often made with many different types of cheese. This recipe uses Parmesan.

pao de queijo

pao de queijo

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Easy French Onion Soup Recipe

May 22nd, 2010

This easy French onion soup recipe is a breeze to make – and the ingredients are a bit surprising. Using chicken stock instead of bouillon is a gives a rich tasting, soup with a lighter touch and a bit more zing than those made with beef bouillon. This recipe serves four.

Easy French Onion Soup

Easy French Onion Soup

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Cake Recipes From Scratch – Lemon Cake

May 12th, 2010

A simple cake recipe made from scratch with healthy, wholesome ingredients. Be sure to use fresh lemons and real butter to make this simple loaf cake with a sweet lemon glaze.

Homemade Lemon Cake

Cake Recipes From Scratch - Homemade Lemon Cake

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Tomato Reduction Sauce with Garlic and Broccoli

May 4th, 2010

This sauce is really a “reduction” — made by cooking much of the water out of your tomatoes and resulting in a thick, sticky sauce. It is great on any type of pasta, is a nice topping on freshly grilled fish and is also good with rice. The more garlic the better.

This recipe was taught to me by an Italian girlfriend in university and I have been making it for 25 years!

Tomato Reduction with Broccoli

Fresh Tomato Reduction with Broccoli

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Grilled Fresh Fish with Tomato Basil Relish Topping

April 28th, 2010

Fresh Grilled Fish

Fresh Grilled Fish

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