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SouthPark Magazine : Delicious Do’s & Don’ts

I’m proud to be a cancer survivor. Six years and counting! I was diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma when I first moved to Charlotte. The cancer was too advanced to do anything but remove my kidney and, fortunately, the doctors successfully removed all the cancer too. After a period of recovery I’ve been able to […]

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How to Make: Homemade Butter

Making your own butter? Didn’t that go out with gingham skirts and milking cows? Not at all! This is a fun way to make your own creamy butter from scratch. It’s really quite simple, takes just a few minutes andit’s a great way to get your kids involved too. In the short Time Warner video […]

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Grilled Lamb Skewers with Fig & Aubergine

This recipe exemplifies the Mediterranean diet at its most delicious; featuring a tasty, extremely satisfying dish that provides many of the nutrients necessary to maintain good health. Ingredients Skewers 1 lb lamb, cut into 1 1/2 inch chunks 1 lb fresh figs 1 Pint cherry tomatoes 1 medium-to-large aubergine (eggplant) 1 medium Spanish onion, quartered […]

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Honeyed Polenta Cakes with Fresh Tomato Chutney

My honeyed polenta cakes with fresh tomato chutney are a great way to help incorporate a healthy Mediterranean flair to your diet which can be a keystone in the fight to prevent cancers as well as illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease, doctors say. Filled with the great flavors and ingredients of the area, […]

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Lemon Herb Chicken and Couscous with Dried Apricots & Cranberries

I created this wonderfully aromatic and herbacious Mediterranean-style lemon chicken dish today, and I was able to share it as a “Compassion Team” meal for our church, Mecklenburg Community. Every once in a while someone experiencing difficult times will request assistance from the church.Through a meal coordinator program at “Take Them A Meal“, they are […]

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Warm Brie en Croute

Rich and oozing with flavor, this simple to make yet elegant appetizer is just the thing to start off your next holiday gathering. This recipe is featured in this month’s Charlotte Parent Magazine available at your local grocery store and on-line. Ingredients 1 7-10 inch wheel of Brie Cheese. 1 Box of prepared puff pastry […]

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Chicken Tacos

These chicken tacos are one of the first things my mom taught me to make when I was a little girl begging to help in the kitchen. Mom introduced us to “healthier than beef” chicken tacos before it was a popular notion to do so and this became my favorite meal for my birthday and […]

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Greek Stuffed Chicken Breast

My Greek Stuffed Chicken Breast is an easy gourmet dish that dresses up everyday chicken with a cheesy spinach stuffing….and it’s healthy and nutritious and tasty too! Native to Southeast Asia, spinach is rich in folate, fiber and iron along with cancer-fighting carotenoids. The spinach and cheese combination provides a creamy stuffing and ensures that […]

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Hatteras Style Shrimp Gazpacho

We visit our local Farmer’s Market often searching for fresh fruits, vegetables and inspiration. We bought a few tomatoes…some cucumbers…an onion…a red bell pepper and, suddenly, gazpacho! I couldn’t make just any gazpacho, of course so we made a stop at the fish market to pick up a couple pounds of childhood memories and headed […]

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