Warm Up: Great Fall Recipes

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Harvest Minestrone With Quinoa & Kale Minestrone is a thick vegetable/bean soup, usually with the addition of pasta. It has a long history dating back to pre-Roman days, and it used to be made primarily with leftovers by poor families looking to stretch their food resources. It’s considered a part of la cucina povera, or […]

Great Snacking: Nutty Naturopath Kale Chips

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Ingredients: • 6-8 bunches of organic kale • 1 C cashews (Brazil nuts) • 1/2 C nutritional yeast • 2 Tblsp lemon juice • 1 1/2 – 2 tsp crushed garlic • 1-2 tsp salt • 1 C olive oil • 4-6 chopped tomatoes, or 1/2 C organic tomato sauce • 2 Tblsp turmeric (optional) […]

Create The Perfect Holiday Dinner with The Cultured Cook!

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One-Pot Green & Red Pasta Penne Alfredo with Kale & Broccoli What to do with hearty garden greens? Make pasta! Now that the weather is cooler, kale and chard and beet greens and turnip greens are enjoying a growth spurt. Luckily, they’re so versatile that you can use them in everything from soups to stir-frys. […]

This Week’s Recipes: Kale & Winter Squash… Perfect for Cold Weather!

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The Many Colors of Squash Some of the more varied vegetables of fall all go by the same name: squash. But as Martha Rose Shulman explains in this week’s Recipes for Health, you can discover new flavors by cooking with a squash of a different color. This week it’s hard not to think about pumpkins, […]

Recipes of the Week: Fabulous Tastes of Fall

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Fall in Love Smoothie “The chill in the fall air means it’s time to focus,” says Jennifer Kass. “Harvest your crops (aka dreams, goals, intentions, plans) right now with clarity-boosting superfoods—all whipped into a delicious mason jar.” We’re not going to lie: this smoothie is as comforting as a freshly baked pie—only without firing up […]

“50 Shades of Kale” is Bound to Excite Your Taste Buds

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Some lovers get cold feet. When the frost touches Kale, she gets sweeter, her sugar concentrated. She has been known to last all winter long, perpetual satiation. Baby, do you like to eat seasonal? She is almost always ready for a few leaves to be plucked. Eating kale just got hotter. The very-good-for-you green is […]

Two Healthy Snacks: Kale Chips & Apple-Peanut Butter Sandwiches

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I wanted to share with you a clever recipe I saw on the Whole Foods Market website for a creative snack or even lunch: 1 large apple (granny smith or red of your choice) sliced in solid l/2″ thick circles like a disc; 2 Tablespoons of peanut or almond butter, divided;  dried cranberries or low […]

Greener By The Minute: “Green” Superfoods!

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This week in “Greener By The Minute”, we are bringing you “green” superfoods. Organic goodies that are good for you – and green themselves! First of all though, here is a quick list from The Daily Green of things to remember when you are thinking about what you should eat: 1. Eat Food. Not too […]