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May 14 2015

5 Delicious Ways to Eat Local Strawberries

http://www.chieffamilyofficer.com/2007/04/easiest-chocolate-dipping-sauce-ever/As we get into the second month of the farmers’ markets in Western North Carolina, we are starting to see a beautiful red along with the familiar green. It’s strawberry season! I am so excited that these local berries have come in and I have been picking them for a few weeks in my little […]

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Apr 22 2015

Eat Local and Support Your Local Farmers!

I had a great afternoon at the West Asheville Tailgate Market yesterday! I made a tempeh lettuce wrap for a taste test and also had a book signing! It is always a lot of fun to make something with ingredients from local farmers that people can make with seasonal foods! I am including the recipe […]

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Mar 18 2015

Great Beginnings: Getting Back to Your Roots-Salad for Breakfast?

I never heard about salad for breakfast until I moved to Asheville about 8 1/2 years ago. I am fortunate to live near the Sunny Point Cafe http://sunnypointcafe.com/ and I didn’t even see the breakfast salad on the menu for several years. After a few people raved about the salad, I thought that I had […]

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Mar 18 2015

Great Beginnings: Getting Back to Our Roots! Potatoes

I am a day late to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day season with my potato post but I hope that you enjoy my potato and greens pancakes! This is a great time to plant your potatoes in your garden. They are a super fun thing to grow even in a large patio pot for kids. Potatoes […]

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Feb 18 2015

Great Beginnings: Getting Back to Your Roots-Breakfast Egg Tacos

Two of my favorite breakfast foods include Mexican food and eggs. A combination of the two is even better! I love breakfast burritos, tostadas, frittatas, huevos rancheros and egg tacos and make a quick healthy meal. All of these combinations have the flexibility of being vegetarian meal or not. I find that the biggest meat […]

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Jan 27 2015

The Power of Pesto

It’s nice to try out making new, delicious recipes at home, but, for when things get hectic during the week, it’s essential to have some clutch recipes on the menu. You know the ones: you could cook them blindfolded, with even a couple of ingredients missing. Clutch meals make it to the table fast and […]

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Jan 09 2015

Happy New Year! Eat More Local Food to Improve Your Health!

January is the time of year we set goals to help achieve weight loss, mange a better blood sugar, reach better blood lipid or high blood pressure levels. Healthy eating also lower the risk of cancer, reduce uncomfortable GI symptoms and much, much more. Most of us are not patient when it comes to lasting […]

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Jan 07 2015

Warm Your Heart! Soups On!

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As the temperatures begin to head towards zero degrees where I live and the fact that many of us are trying to eat healthier for new year, a bowl of soup is a tasty option! Canned soups are high in sodium and low and flavor. Many soups that are eaten out on the run are […]

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Nov 05 2014

Locavore Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving plans have been in the works, whether its traveling far or near to friends or  family, making dinner reservations or planning the menu at home. Thanksgiving was designed around the bounty of the season so it is easy to plan a meal based on what is grown where you live. Depending on the availability […]

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Jan 13 2014

Happy New Year: Find Your Inspiration!

2014, hit the ground running! In January, do you like to start off with a clean slate or at least get back from where you left off from the holidays? Many of us set New Year’s resolutions which include health goals to lose weight, lower blood pressure, manage blood sugar or just plain eat better […]

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