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Acorn Squash Bisque


This recipe is part of FitFare’s Week of Soup.

When the Europeans first happened upon a squash upon arriving in the Americas, they thought it was a melon. When I first happened upon a squash on my plate, I thought it was gross. As it turns out, we were all wrong.
Acorn squash, categorized as […]

Chipotle Black Bean Soup


This recipe is part of FitFare’s Week of Soup.

Upon becoming a vegetarian, one becomes more cognizant of eating sufficient protein and, if you are female, getting sufficient iron. Beans can satisfy both requirements.
But there are also good reasons for everyone to eat more beans. When a spectrum of bean types was […]

Broccoli Rabe and Meatball Soup


This recipe is part of FitFare’s Week of Soup.

Jimmy Buffett sings in “I don’t know and I don’t care” that he has ‘a PBS mind in an MTV world’. I often feel the same way. You will never catch me watching a sitcom, and very rarely a TV drama, but Food TV I […]

Sporting Events and Junk Food


It’s difficult to think of going to a sporting event without there being an abundance of junk food available. This month, I experienced some March Madness of my own at the first and second rounds of the NCAA Men’s College Basketball tournament in Philadelphia. I was lucky enough to get these highly coveted […]

The Date That Pays


I can’t remember why I first discovered them, except that I was feeling the need for change. It was autumn and I was in Trader Joe’s when I spied the plastic container of plump, brown, organic Medjool dates. The price seemed reasonable for something exotic - $4.99 for a pound - so I took them […]

Hearty Bean Soup


This recipe is part of FitFare’s Week of Soup.

“Beans, beans the musical fruit…” That’s not exactly how we sang the song when I was a kid, in fact, I believe the song had a phrase about “down yer leg and in yer boot”, but I grew up in Atlantic Canada and we had lots of […]

Of Cabbages and Kings


Editor’s Note - As a final nod to the cold weather and the end of winter, FitFare is pleased to offer up a week’s worth of hearty, healthy soup recipes - perfect for these early spring nights when there’s still a chill in the air and roses in your cheeks.

Cabbage is one of those vegetables […]

Putting On the Ritz


Ritz is putting us on. Just when you think its safe to open a box of your favorite old school crackers and not be assaulted by trans fats, think again.
While the helpful little nutritional “facts” box tells us that Ritz crackers contain 0 g of trans fat, this is not entirely […]

Slow Cookers


You probably have one in your kitchen; it might have been an obligatory wedding shower present from Great-Aunt Sara, or a hand me down when you got your first place. But do you use it? You may know it by several other names; Crock-Pot (r) is a registered trademark of the Rival Company, […]

What’s In YOUR Pantry? Fats - Part 2


Editor’s note - This piece is the second in a series by Jade Ledger on Fats. The first article in the series can be found here.
I almost hesitate to broach this topic. I’d hate to spawn a collective of spidery souls who shudder at the sight of a plastic bottle of nondescript vegetable oil. […]