Food Matters | Detox Salad

With the approach of spring and warmer temperatures, my eating habits transform.  I go from warm, comfort foods to dishes featuring crisp, fresh salads.  This Detox Salad is my favorite and is often included on my weekly meal plan.  The prep time is quick considering I use my food processor to chop all the ingredients […]

Food Matters | Lentil and Cauliflower Rice Tacos

I cook vegetarian meals several times a week.  It’s one way I am able to keep my grocery budget expense manageable so I can purchase high quality, pasture-raised meats from Harmon Creek Farms.    As I determine my weekly vegetarian meals, I’m mindful to include alternative protein sources from foods such as beans, legumes, quinoa and […]

Winter Comfort Food

Hosting friends for dinner this week inspired me to serve a comfort food meal that was easy to prepare and delicious.  My day was filled with appointments so I decided to go with a crock pot recipe for the main dish, accompanied by two side dishes that could be made in the oven.   I substituted […]

Weekly Shopping Steals!

I’m having a lot of fun grocery shopping right now to discover what great sales I can walk away with.   It’s a fun thrill, especially for this time of the year when fresh local produce isn’t available. My steals again came from Beiler’s Penn Dutch Market.  How much did I spend this week?  $17.98.  I […]

Food Matters | Broccoli Cashew Stir Fry

Asian cuisine ranks near the top of my favorite dishes, however I made a conscious decision years ago to eliminate soy and soy products out of my diet.   Soy is a common food allergen and there are copious amounts in our processed foods today. Soy sauce usually contains gluten, is very high in sodium, may […]

Food Matters | Zucchini Noodles

It’s about this time of the year is when I find myself thinking “just what am I going to do with ANOTHER zucchini squash?”   More zucchini bread or muffins? Ugh…no! Let me introduce you to one of my favorite inexpensive, easy-to-use kitchen tools that will take a mundane vegetable and transform it for a delicious main […]


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