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Creamy, Comfortable Tomato Soup

It’s officially “Soup Season” and as the temperatures drop and the seasons change our palates change too. We yearn for the comfortable, familiar warmth of home-made soups…the aromas from the kitchen are enough to evoke thoughts of childhood. And the taste! Oh, the wonderful melding of flavors. Try my Creamy, Comfortable Tomato Soup. When you […]

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Lexington Style North Carolina BBQ

Lexington, North Carolina is just a few short miles North of Charlotte and calls itself the “Barbecue Capital of the World”. Lexington Style North Carolina Barbecue is made with pork shoulder typically cooked slowly over a hardwood fire. In my case I’m doing it indoors and cooking it overnight on the stove! Either way works […]

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Mediterranean Turkey Burgers

Trying to maintain a healthier diet can be challenging at times because, face it, many of the healthy alternatives to delicious meals just aren’t as good as the real thing. However, there are some, like my Mediterranean Turkey Burgers, that are just as delicious as a burger made from beef. Most people love a good […]

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Breakfast Spinach & Bacon Quesadilla

Good healthy food shouldn’t be limited to dinner. Spinach is one of the cancer fighting foods you should eat regularly to help prevent this disease. In the 1920′s people disliked spinach so much that the popular cartoon, Popeye the Sailor Man  was actually created to boost its appeal to children. In each episode, Popeye was beaten […]

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Grilled Swordfish with Thai Style Fruit Salsa

This beautiful, bright dish gives you the perfect reason to dust off your grill this Spring! It’s not only delicious but extremely healthy as well. We’re trying to eat healthier at my house…but who says healthy eating can’t be fabulous? The salsa takes a little preparation, but it’s not hard to do. Just get your […]

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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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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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“Mahsi” / Savory Stuffed Bell Peppers with a Mediterranean flare

Peppers are easy to grow in your garden or even as a potted plant in a sunny window or on a deck and they contain many of the healthy nutrients that a Mediterranean diet is noted for. They are also plentiful at your local farmer’s market (you do support your local growers…don’t you?)so go and […]

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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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