Category Archives: Vegetable Recipes

Grilled Corn and Tomato Salad

It’s nearing the end of summer, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t enjoying summer food like grilled corn and tomato salad, especially when the corn comes from a friend’s farm and the tomatoes from my backyard. I added in an … Continue reading

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Eggplant Benedict with Tabasco Olive Oil Hollandaise, Paleo Friendly

This is the second recipe in the Tabasco 10 Ingredient Challenge. Each day this week, I will be posting a recipe, where I could only use any combination of just ten ingredients. See those ingredients and read more about the … Continue reading

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Red White and Blue Honey Baked Goat Cheese Salad with Blackberry Lemon Vinaigrette

Summer is the time for sweet, juicy, tangy food and, of course, salads. While this is a very simple salad, of honey baked goat cheese, greens, arugula, and summer fruit, there are nuances that must be noted. A good salad … Continue reading

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Buttermilk Fried Onion Rings

A friend gave me a bag of onions he picked on his farm and at first I honestly didn’t know what to do with them. I moved them from room to room, and then it dawned on me. Onion rings! … Continue reading

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Triple Crunch Cabbage Salad with Marcona Almonds and Caraway Vinaigrette

I often get my cooking inspiration from local chefs, local restaurants, local food events. That’s exactly what happened here when I ate a salad sample at Generous Helpings.  It’s hard to believe that of all the fabulous food, such as … Continue reading

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Seared Scallops with Braised Fennel: Fast, Easy, Tasty

Easter is over and all those hours in the kitchen were probably worth it, but let’s face it, you don’t always have that kind of time. If you are like me, you need an arsenal of good, fast food, like … Continue reading

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Easter Sides, Easter Desserts

You have that spiral ham, and now you have to think about  Easter sides and Easter desserts. Here are some ideas to help make Easter Dinner Special. Refresh with White Sangria or Strawberry Sangria with Lime and Basil Try pasta … Continue reading

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Tarragon Basil Pea Mash with Crispy Pan Fried Salmon (Paleo Friendly)

I often see people complain that the reason they don’t eat healthy is that it’s too much trouble, takes too much time, and it’s easier to grab something more convenient. I want to help to change that. I know the … Continue reading

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20 Oscar Night Party Food Recipes and a Word from Jennifer Lawrence

I almost forgot it’s Oscar weekend, which means basically putting my pajamas on earlier, and getting cozy on the couch. Don’t worry though, I’ll be wearing bling, as I’ve painted my nails a sparkly silver in honor of Jennifer’s Lawrence’s … Continue reading

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25 Beet Recipes and Are Red Beets an Aphrodisiac?

You are smiling aren’t you. Something about the word aphrodisiac gets us all smiling. Partly, we think it’s folk lore, and partly we’re like the idea and want it to be true. How does a food qualify as an aphrodisiac … Continue reading

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Rack of Lamb and Brussels Sprouts in Under 30 Minutes

The super bowl was about to start. You have to eat well on Super Bowl Sunday. Rack of lamb with roasted Brussels sprouts is a bit out of the ordinary for game day, but I had no choice. It’s a … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Approved Fried Cauliflower, Paleo, Gluten Free

The other day the boys asked me how I knew everything. Ha. If they only knew that while I’ve stored massive information into my brain, it’s often there to remind me of how little I know. When I was half … Continue reading

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Smashed Buttery Fingerling Potatoes with Shallots

Smashed, buttery fingerling potatoes set off by the sweet aroma of shallots is a humble dish that is simply intoxicating. This is the potato dish that will cause you to close your eyes, when taking that first bite. You know … Continue reading

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Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts Parmesan

When I was a child I didn’t eat any of these three ingredients. But, my palate is all grown up and I love garlic Brussels sprouts and parmesan cheese as long as the cheese is the real thing, freshly grated. … Continue reading

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Super Antioxidant Salad: Shaved Raw Brussels Sprouts with Raw Red Beet Pesto

In the old days, this was simply a healthy salad.  Now, when I write about it, I think what are the limitations to this super healthy salad with saved brussels sprouts, red beet pesto, and red quinoa and what are … Continue reading

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Raw Beet Pesto with Basil and Sun Flower Seeds

Red beets or beet root? However, you describe this deep purple red root vegetable, there is intensity. People love or hate this earthy vegetable. But, I believe there are only two kinds of people regarding the beet. Those who love … Continue reading

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Melted Collard Greens with Pancetta

I’m new to collard greens, which might seem surprising, but I intend to become quite familiar with this Southern staple now that I know it won’t take hours to make them. You can, in fact, cook collard greens in five … Continue reading

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Homemade Vegetable Beef Soup – Grain Free, Paleo Friendly

Grain free vegetable beef soup just might be the quintessential one pot Spinach Tiger dish. It’s full of all the super foods including my ever loving kale, and it has plenty of beef. I will never ever be a vegetarian … Continue reading

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Legends from Europe: Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad with Toasted Red Quinoa, Parmigiano Reggiano

Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Red Quinoa is a dish one cannot stop eating after the first bite. There is a lot going on with the varying textures from toasted quinoa, smoked almonds and raw Brussels sprouts, but it’s the powerful … Continue reading

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Boozy Spicy Autumn Risotto with Butternut Squash

I’m on an Autumn Roll. If I was a magazine, I would probably be preparing for Valentine’s Day, but I’m a blog, and I’m in real time making boozy, spicy, Autumn Risotto with Butternut Squash. You may remember Autumn Salad, … Continue reading

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Perfect Autumn Potluck Salad: Sweet Potatoes, Kale, Pumpkin Seeds, Cranberries, Warm Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

This Autumn Salad of kale and warm honey mustard vinaigrette with sweet potatoes, dried cranberries and toasted pumpkin seeds is the perfect salad for parties and potlucks. This is a perfect potluck salad because you  can have everything ready within … Continue reading

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Chicken Stuffed Poblano Pepper with Avocado Sauce

A chicken stuffed poblano pepper made with peaches, almonds, apples and cilantro is a bit unique in texture, flavor, sweet juiciness, creaminess and bold heat. This is the best healthy recipe combining chicken and poblano peppers that I have ever … Continue reading

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Blue Cheese Cole Slaw with Green Apple and 7 Tips for Making Cole Slaw

Blue cheese cole slaw with a touch of green apple made with dijon mustard is delight to all the senses. Before you taste, your nose can smell tang of the blue cheese and mustard. The green apple brings a tart … Continue reading

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Corn Avocado Salad, Tomato, Black Eyed Peas and Four-Minute Corn on the Cob

Husking fresh corn for corn salad says summer is here, the crops are in, and the food we wait all year for is ready to go. While we here  in the Nashville area don’t grow our own avocados, we do … Continue reading

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Beet Greens and Candy Striped and Golden Beet Salad

Did you know that you can eat the beet greens that are attached to the beets? All too often, the beet greens are cut off and beets are purchased loose, but  look for beets with fresh looking greens because this … Continue reading

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Melted Tuscan Kale

Do you like used book stores? I am a double winner when it comes to finding cookbooks at this very cool used book store, BookManBookWoman.in Hillsboro Village in Nashville.  One recent Sunday I took a friend there and we both … Continue reading

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Kale and Apple Salad with Golden Raisins, Maple Pecans, and a Cider Maple Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

I doubt there is any bigger pressure to bring a great dish to a potluck than when the Nashville Food Bloggers are getting together. Yes, we are organized thanks to Lindsay Taylor of Love and Olive Oil. She organized a … Continue reading

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Roasted Broccolini Wrapped in Prosciutto

Roasted Broccolini wrapped in prosciutto is so tasty that I will confess here and now that when I made these, I ate them all at once. Enough said. But, wait, there’s so much more to know. Broccolini is related to … Continue reading

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Roasted Salad of Spring Greens, Hazelnuts, Pecorino

Did you ever get into something late in the game like a television show in its last season? I’m a big Monk fan, but way behind the trends, I only became a fan during the second to the last season. … Continue reading

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Roasted Turnips, a Lower Carb, Lower Calorie Alternative to the Potato

What do you do when someone gives you a bushel of turnips? You thank them and turn on the oven. I  just happen to be lucky enough to be connected with a local farmer, and a bushel of turnips ended … Continue reading

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Raw Beet Salad with Shallot, Honey, Orange Vinaigrette

If you’re anything like me, you love appetizer parties, but as you’re scoping the table, looking for meatballs, puff pastries and triple cream cheese, you look for that bite of healthy to clean the palate and balance the heavy meats … Continue reading

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Grilled Cauliflower Steak with Roasted Tomatoes

Happiness to me if finding ways to prepare food in five minutes or less and still eat like a queen.  Grilled cauliflower steak with roasted tomatoes is double happiness. It requires very little prep time, and yields almost zero waste.  … Continue reading

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Kale Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Pecorino Cheese

I had a conversation with a girlfriend recently. She decided to give a man a chance that maybe in another season in her life wouldn’t have been considered. As she talked about his qualities, she realized that nice matters more, … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Side: Butternut Squash with Brussels Sprouts and a Secret Ingredient

Yesterday a friend asked me for something different as a Thanksgiving side dish.  I tend to cling to traditional recipes with one hand, while twisting them and turning them a bit modern with another. The Thanksgiving table has to have … Continue reading

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Roasted Zucchini with Pecorino and Toasted Almonds Inspired by Basi Italia

People often ask me how I learned to cook or how do I stay so creative in the kitchen? It’s easy. I eat out a lot. I am greatly inspired and motivated by restaurants and their talented chefs. I knew … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Tacos Three Ways

My kitchen cooking often gets its inspiration from eating out.  I often tell people, “if you want to learn to cook, eat out, taste food, get exposure to flavor, textures and good dining experiences.” I recently ate at fantastic new … Continue reading

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How to Love a Radish

Can you remember something from childhood that you refused to eat and just clamor for now? I need to learn how to love a radish. I did not like radishes. I picked them out of salads and didn’t understand why … Continue reading

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Savory Sweet Potato Grits

It’s a twist and a turn to bring two southern staples together in one dish. Southern food has evolved, as all cuisine should.  A lot of southern kitchens serve grits for breakfast with butter and sugar. I gravitate to the … Continue reading

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Grilled Corn on the Cob with a little Husk

It’s the South. It’s summer. It’s time for corn. Corn on the Grill. Corn in the Husk. Corn slathered with butter, herbs, spices, maybe even mayonnaise. Corn so sweet and good, it may simply stand alone. A fresh ear of … Continue reading

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Kale and Farm Fresh Poached Eggs

This is an ordinary post showing my ordinary breakfast. Every Saturday I go to the Franklin Farmer’s Market. I look for the seasonal items, but I almost always return home with kale and eggs, which are staples for me. I … Continue reading

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Roasted Zucchini, First Fruits from our Garden

This is our 4th year growing a small garden.  We still don’t know what we’re doing, but we seem to have green thumbs.  This year we decided to have organic soil delivered, and we can already see the difference. Organics … Continue reading

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Cauliflower Pizza Crust Topped with Arugula Salad

Last week, I had a health scare and for a minute (a day, actually) I awaited to hear test results.  It could have been the kind of news that tells me I won’t see a walker or failing eye sight … Continue reading

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Bacon Roasted Cauliflower.

Today in the parking lot of Trader Joe’s a woman drove up to me and stopped her car to tell me something. She rolled down her window and said, “you have beautiful hair, everything about it, even the color.”I was … Continue reading

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Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad with Baby Peas, Toasted Almonds and Lemon

I’m here with a ten kisses recipe to get you healthy new year started, no matter what your food needs are. Scratch everything you think you know about Brussels Sprouts,  how and when to serve them, and think bright green … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Dutch Pork and Sauerkraut, A Lighter Version

I grew up in Pennsylvania where food traditions are embedded in a serious and delicious way. I wrote more about it here. The Pennsylvania Dutch food influence is so strong that you can guarantee that every single household in the … Continue reading

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Purple Potatoes with Blue Cheese

Purple Potatoes meet Roquefort Cheese. How do you do South America? How do you do France? When purple foods from far off lands find each other,it can indeed be a love affair. Both foods are sexy and have a story. … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Dutch Baked Corn Pudding

This is a long post for a simple dish, and I hope you stick with it and discover a special piece of culinary Americana you may not know about. I grew up in Amish country in a fabulous and diverse … Continue reading

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No Lump Mashed Potatoes for a Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner

I know that you eat mashed potatoes beyond the Thanksgiving table, but, I dare you to find a more important day for this perfect no-lump recipe. Most days of the year, I like red potatoes, smashed with skins on for … Continue reading

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Roasted Golden Beet Carpaccio with Orange Walnut Vinaigrette

The single most popular post here at Spinach Tiger is one that only took five minutes of preparation and was merely a side to a more exciting main course. But, every single day, tons of people google roasted golden beets, … Continue reading

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with, Almonds, Dried Cherries, Blood Orange Olive Oil

How did brussels sprouts become the major green star of Thanksgiving dinner? Possibly, because the season for them starts in the Fall, but did you know it goes all the way to Spring? However this came to be, I’m glad … Continue reading

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Chopped Kale Salad with Toasted Almonds

I have a confession to make. I just started eating kale. I tell you this because you might be uncomfortable with certain vegetables and think you are the only one. You might be under the false impression that  “those foodies … Continue reading

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Roasted Okra, Eggplant and Cherry Tomatoes

This is a story about chance meetings. I stumbled upon a beautiful market stand in front of the  Franklin Whole Foods on Sunday night.  I love Whole Foods for allowing various farmers to bring their products and set up a … Continue reading

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White Asparagus Debuts as Pasta Ribbons

hosted by 5 Star Foodie & Lazaro Cooks! White Asparagus has such a short season that you probably are a true foodie if you have ever had it, but especially if you have ever cooked it. In fact, the season … Continue reading

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Parmesan Crusted Oven Baked Green and Red Tomatoes

More tomato recipes? Yes, and what is so great about these are all the places these crispy tomatoes can show up. Not only are they a side dish, they are the great secret crunch inside of a sandwich. I started … Continue reading

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End of Summer Corn and Yellow Zucchini Stir-Fried in Cast Iron

Corn and zucchini are our good summer friends. Is there room for one more idea? I don’t pretend to run a gourmet kitchen, although at times, it might appear that way. Four out of seven nights this is how we … Continue reading

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Pretty Red Corn You Can Actually Eat, AKA Red Posole

What does the color red mean to you? When I’m feeling confident, I want to wear red. And, I love a splash of red around my house, like an unexpected red teapot or pair of red chairs. The whole reason … Continue reading

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Magda Zucchini Bake, When Chubby is Better than Slender

Do you like surprises? I do, especially when I go to the farmer’s market and see something I’ve never seen before. And, this happens frequently. I ask myself, “where have I been?” Eating on the moon, or just too comfortable … Continue reading

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Modern Succotash: Corn, Edamame, Tomato, Avocado

The most enchanting part of cooking is taking the flavors and traditions of one heritage and blending them with another. Succotash is a dish with corn and lima beans, but it can have tomatoes and other vegetables. Sometimes it’s green … Continue reading

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La Fritteda and the Fava Bean: Food Worth Fighting For

This is not the most beautiful looking pot of food. All the work that went into this dish, and I still ended up with the ugly step sister, but delicious enough for the princess. My baby artichokes could look better. … Continue reading

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Roasted Asparagus is My Kind of Fast Food

If it takes five minutes, is it still cooking? That’s the question of the decade, isn’t it? Jamie Oliver is doing everything he can to rid the schools of five-minute cooking and I’m trying to bring it back. Only I’m … Continue reading

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Crispy Sweet Potato Chips

When your eyes land on these crispy beauties, don’t they lure you in? Don’t you want to just munch away biting into every bit of salt and olive oil and crunch? Well go ahead. They are not deep fried, but … Continue reading

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Cooking Italy: Savory Leek and Carrot Tart and Will the Real Parmigiano-Regianno Please Stand Up?

Tortine alle Carote e Porri. One look at this beautiful savory tart of pureed carrot and sauteed leeks over pastry, and I was captivated by the magazine picture. For many months I thought my Cooking Italy group should be treated … Continue reading

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Apples and Cashew

You can’t go wrong with Brussels Sprouts as long as you follow one piece of advice. Ready… Roast, do not boil. That’s it. That is my secret and I promise you that they will be one of the favorite holiday … Continue reading

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Purple Cauliflower Parties On

This is part of my purple food series, I began last week, where I wrote about why purple food should be on your plate frequently. If it was only JUST good for you, I would not talk about it. If … Continue reading

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Purple Lime-Roasted Sweet Potato Fries

How pretty are these purple fries? And, the best news aside from being on one of those healthy purple foods I talked about here, they are roasted, not fried and they are smacking good. Usually, when your health is at … Continue reading

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Cooking Italy – Spaghetti and Pesto, Green Beans, Potatoes

GENOVA or Genoa, located in the region of Liguria, is the home of pesto, a combination of basil, pine nuts, olive oil, garlic, parmigiano-reggiano and pecorino cheeses. Pesto has a deep meaning for us as we make it for every … Continue reading

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Squash Blossoms Crispy Fried

Post Edit:  I’ve made some more squash blossoms (from my own garden)  stuffed with goat cheese, here. I love when a recipe for something unusual catches my eye and then my local farmer’s market features the ingredient. Last week, as … Continue reading

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Fresh Baby Limas Cooked Two Ways

Sitting in front of the menu not in the mood for a pear endive salad, passing over pumpkin gnocchi appetizer to make room for my main course pasta dish, but, still wanting some kind of starter, I do what I’ve … Continue reading

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Roasted Golden Beets

When most people think of beets, they think of red beets. The expression,”she turned beet red makes perfect sense.” You never hear anyone say, “beet gold when describing something yellow.” Golden beets are not as common as red beets, and, … Continue reading

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Dijon Garlic Roasted Potatoes

A celebration is in store today. My new camera arrived. Two weeks ago, I dropped it and, for me that’s like losing oxygen. The last two weeks I’ve been using my husband’s SLR camera and well, he tried to be … Continue reading

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Fennel and Orange Salad

If you are like me, at this time of year, you are coming out of a sugar coma, and your body is craving fresh, whole food. The combination of fennel and oranges is refreshing and a good choice for weaning … Continue reading

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