The Scoop

November 13, 2017

Need a great idea for a yummy meal that you can make ahead and just warm up when you get home? These savory "cakes" or veggie burgers cook up quickly and can easily be frozen and reheated as needed.   My recommendation is that you make small ones as described below so that the outside becomes c [...]

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August 25, 2017

Farmers markets and produce aisles are brimming with zucchini. But what to do with Mother Nature's bounty? This may be the best time of year to skip the pasta and "get spiralized!" You can create ribbons of delicious tendrils of zucchini that are low in calories but packed with nutrition.  The [...]

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July 30, 2017

A Farmers Market Treasure! My Saturday morning escape took me to the local Farmers Market where I picked out my “go to” faves---just picked Tomatoes, my latest obsession- Radishes, and of course a regular staple-Mixed Greens.  Drawn to the heaping table of beets, I knew they were c [...]

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June 28, 2017

You want your summer dessert to not only taste delicious but to be beautiful as well.  This scrumptious tart lets your creative side emerge---and everyone will enjoy adding their unique take on how the fruit should be arranged.  In fact, in my home we often make two at a time and have a de [...]

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May 19, 2017

"What's for dinner?"With the weather brightening, we want to spend more time outdoors. This often means less time devoted to cooking. Fear not, my colleague Rebecca Katz is sharing her tried and true solutions for answering the age old question--"WHAT'S FOR DINNER?" Visit her website for great recip [...]

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March 23, 2017

Dare I say that they are Mother Nature's "gift of candy" especially when roasted gently. In case you need more reasons to eat some today, here are three facts that you may not have known about these gems!  1) They are chock full of the soluble fiber inulin. Inulin helps the good bacteria in yo [...]

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March 20, 2017

A basic mirepoix combined with fresh herbs and a bit of pancetta starts this delicious soup.  Add in tomatoes-canned are fine and some white beans for protein and creaminess.  You can puree the mix using a immersion blender or a standard blender.  Both work equally well.  Adding [...]

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February 11, 2017

Still struggling to get into your cruise wear? With winter stoking your appetite and get-togethers boasting hearty dinner spreads and delicious desserts, it’s challenging not to opt for the most scrumptious — and often unhealthy — offerings. (For us Waggers, this usually means [...]

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December 15, 2016

Salty-Sweet-Crunchy and Spicy ---- Insanely Delicious Sweet Potatoes The sweet potatoes can be cut in to wedges or they can be cubed and put in a salad or in a grain bowl. First off, I'm not quite sure if these best qualify as a salad ingredient, side dish or if they should be served as a tas [...]

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November 1, 2016

An ancient grain from the Mediterranean, farro lends itself to many hearty main dish salads. Rich in fiber, protein, iron, magnesium, zinc, B vitamins and antioxidants which make it one of the most heart-healthy grains, Build this salad with the following ingredients to maximize taste and [...]

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