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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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Updated Waldorf Salad

Apples in season are one of the most perfect foods, and in October I usually eat at least one per day.  Locally we have a wide variety of types available from the farmers’ market and from u-pick orchards, and many are only available for this brief, wondrous season.  If you have never tried some of […]

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Carrot Salad with Citrus and Pecans

While many area farms suffered serious damage from the recent flooding, Aspen Moon Farm sustained relatively minimal damage and they are continuing to produce beautiful stuff for the C.S.A. shares. One of my favorite things has been the red, yellow, and orange carrots, and last week they included a 2-pound bag in the share.  The […]

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