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Potato Soup for the Holidayed-Out Soul


I hope you had a wonderful holiday, full of family, friends, and fun. If it was also filled with food, and your belly is feeling the effects, why not try a light soup to cure what ails you?
Whether you feel sick for days after overindulging (like me, with my tender digestive system) or you’re fighting […]

Slow Cooking for Your Health


Fall is the perfect time to start cooking again. The kitchen isn’t as stuffy and you won’t break out in a sweat just thinking about turning on the stove. Plus you can easily cook with no oil and less salt in a slow cooker.
Tip: It’s also a great way to cook dried beans. Just store […]

Getting Out From Under the Weather


Whether it’s the now drizzly, chilly weather or a common malaise, chicken soup can cure what ails you.
I often whip up a batch whenever my husband catches the rare cold. It’s one of his favorite meals in general, one he made himself probably once a week when he was a bachelor living in Seattle.
My husband, […]

Tomato, Tomate


Summer may be drawing to a close, but it’s not too late to grab a little bit of sun-ripened deliciousness off the vine.

My grandma’s garden overflowed with plum tomatoes in varying stages of ripeness when I left for the west coast near the end of August. My mom had so many globes and cherries that […]

In season: Jerusalem Artichokes


Well, it’s coming towards the end of their season now, but they’re still worth mentioning - these fabulous little knobbly tubers with a distinctive flavor.
I love Jerusalem artichokes so much we planted some in our garden last year, and are just harvesting the results now. Not, perhaps, particularly successful, but then we are beginners […]

Warmth on a Cold Winter Day: Carrot Soup


As it is winter, we enjoy a warm soup. What better on a cold night than a carrot soup? It’s new to us, and we always have plenty of carrots on hand. Besides the sweet taste and fiber load, there are many other health benefits of carrots. Carrots are an excellent source of antioxidant compounds […]

Choosing the right carbs with the Glycemic Index


By now, it is common knowledge that complex carbohydrates such as whole grains are better for you than refined sugars and processed food. Choosing these types of carbs may reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, coronary artery disease, and certain types of cancer. Beyond processed foods and desserts, how do you […]

Potato and Leek Soup


By Ralph and Patti Villers
We enjoy homemade soups when the weather starts to begin its autumnal cool down. It has been several years since we made a leek soup, but have always enjoyed the results.
To keep the calories down, we worked with lower fat items, such as canned chicken broth with reduced fat and sodium, 2% […]

Healing Soup


Many people claim that they have found THE diet that keeps them free from colds for years. Well, we haven’t found that diet as of yet, as my husband seems to have caught a cold. But, we have swapped much of the meat in our diets for those healthy fruits and vegetables and […]

Living With GERD


Five years ago, I was diagnosed with GERD. At that time, I was more familiar with the term heartburn, but since I never had a burning sensation in my stomach, I never suspected that I might have a serious problem. Occasionally, after a heavy, fatty meal, I would taste something bitter in the back of […]