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Adventures in Cuisine

Nana’s Green Beans

These green beans are sure to sooth your soul.  Nothing like a good comfort food side on these cold winter days... INGREDIENTS: 1 packet uncured cubed ham 2 bags frozen cut green beans 1 onion 2 tbsp minced garlic 1... Continue Reading →

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Butternut Squash Soup

2 cups vegetable stock 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 1 carrot, peeled and diced 1 Granny Smith apple, cored and diced 1 medium (uncooked) butternut squash*, peeled, seeded and diced 1 sprig fresh sage 1 white onion, diced 1/2 teaspoon... Continue Reading →

Pinterest Fails

"If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again."  William Hickson (quotivation.org) Sometimes recipes don't work out.  Case in point, the photo to the left.  I took a stab at soap making the other day, and needless to say... Continue Reading →

Sweet Potato Hash

I was trying to eliminate wheat from my morning routine, and in order to have a complex carb involved still I turned to sweet potatoes.  This hash recipe has been helpful in spicing up an otherwise boring plain sweet potato... Continue Reading →

Green Smoothie

Your new favorite green smoothie recipe for early mornings! 2 cups water 1 head Romaine lettuce 1 cup spinach 1 apple (cored & chopped) 1 pear (cored & chopped) 1 banana Juice 1/2 lemon 1 cup ice Combine all the... Continue Reading →

Garlic Onion Tomato Bruschetta

This is a great appetizer that is super easy to make, increase ingredients for larger parties - this recipes serves 3-4. INGREDIENTS: 2 Medium-Large Tomatoes 1 Tbsp Olive Oil 2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar 5 shakes Minced Dried Garlic 1/2 White... Continue Reading →

Beef Enchiladas!

Don't laugh at me, but I had never eaten an enchilada until I ate these.  I must admit, I have been missing out!  Will definitely keep this recipe in mind when we have ground beef in the fridge. Ingredients 1... Continue Reading →

Hoisin Pork Chops

Pork Chops and I have had a rough go of it. I've tried countless recipes in search of a go-to pork chop dish so I am happy to announce, I have finally found it! Alas the Hoisin Pork Chop is my new favorite. Found on bonappetit.com, this delicious combination is sure to help you with your pork chop blues (because that's a real condition right?)! Our only change to the original recipe was that we substituted olive oil for vegetable oil. Enjoy!

Eating ‘Clean’ – Food Scores Website

Yesertday I came across a website that provides valuable nutritional information on the food we eat.  You can see how it rates in terms of pesticides, etc.   I highly recommend familiarizing yourself with the site if you are trying to... Continue Reading →

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