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Grain-free Zucchini Pie

Super Simple Zucchini Pie

As a child of the Midwest I have memories of eating zucchini almost daily during late summer.  It found its way into breads, soups, skillets, and casseroles.  So ubiquitous was this vegetable that when I was in my early teens I spent a productive chunk of time writing a book with my cousin Julie called […]

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Slow Cooker Curried Tomato Soup

Slow Cooker Curried Tomato Soup

Fall doesn’t officially start until the end of the month, but our garden is already making the transition.  The cucumbers stopped producing after a cold snap last week, and the tomatoes are soon going to be good only for green tomato chutney.  Last week I cleared some beds and planted garlic, kale, and shallots to […]

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Fresh Herb Soup

Fresh Herb Soup

Every summer my tarragon plant gets quickly out of control, growing to at least four feet tall and taking over a good third of our large herb bed.  I do a lot of things to try to keep it in check–pesto, tarragon salt, tarragon chicken, etc.–but sooner or later it has to be somewhat aggressively […]

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Carrot Cake Smoothie

Carrot Cake Smoothie

I don’t go in for smoothies as a rule–too much pulverized fructose, and I prefer to chew my food rather than drink it.  I make an exception to that with this smoothie, but I still treat it as a dessert or I pair it with some protein like a hard boiled egg if I want […]

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60 Produce-Packed Recipes to Launch Your Healthy New Year

My personal experiences with shifting to a healthier diet have been that I am much more successful when I focus on behaviors that I should add or increase, rather than those I should eliminate.  I’m just more successful with the carrot than the stick (pun intended).  I’m convinced that everyone could improve their health pretty […]

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Crispy Noodle Pancake

Crispy Noodle Pancake

Noodles are probably the thing I miss most after giving up grains, and noodle pancakes were a personal favorite.  They make a great base for just about anything–a quick stir fry, a fried egg, or just a spoonful of chile sauce.  This version, made with spaghetti squash, is a pretty tasty substitute for the original.  […]

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