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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

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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Loaded Sweet Potato Bisque

Potato soup is something that I always find appealing in concept, but in general I am never that excited about the actual product.  Most of it seems bland and a little gluey.  I’m sure there are some excellent versions out there that I have yet to try, but right now I am excited about this […]

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Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Grapefruit Salad

If your only experience with Brussels sprouts is with the overcooked and mushy version, you really should try them in this raw salad.  The slight bitterness of the sprouts is offset by the sweet citrus, and the texture is wonderful.  The key is to slice them pretty thin (thus the “shaved” part of the title–I […]

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January Comfort Food: Lemon-Garlic Soup

This has been an unusually dreary Colorado winter, and I am really missing the typical sunny days.  This is the first winter here that I have experienced some seasonal affective disorder (it happened every winter when I lived in the U.P.), so I am looking forward to longer days and more sunshine.  Today I had […]

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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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