Go Coconut! 12 Ways To Eat Coconut Oil (Coconut Oil Is A MUST!)

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Organic Coconut Oil is a must for a multitude of reasons. I don’t go a single day without using or eating this natural powerhouse. Read: Coconut Oil Continues To Be THE Healthy Choice, written by our Natural Nutrition Advisor, Linda Wolschlager. Enjoy your day!  Always love & healthy choices, Allison Coconut oil is a versatile foodstuff and […]

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 […]

Recipes of the Week: Warm Winter Favorites

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Upgrading the Classic Tuna Salad Want a tastier, healthier substitute for commercial mayo? Try using plain whole-milk Greek yogurt whenever you’d normally reach for the mayo. If you want to give it even more of that mayo-like tang, just stir a squirt of fresh lemon juice and a small spoonful of mustard into the yogurt. […]

Recipes of the Week: Breakfast Brownies, Healthy Dressing & More!

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An Omelet for Any Meal Our favorite foods are all about contrasts: sweet flavors make savory flavors more savory, soft textures emphasize crunchiness, and the visual appeal of different shapes adds to the “yum!” factor. In this omelet, the umami-rich, savory bacon is the perfect foil for the slightly sweet peas, just as the creamy […]

Simple & Savory Ideas for Holiday Turkey Leftovers

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Should you find yourself with leftover turkey this holiday season, rejoice! There’s no end to what you can do with leftover turkey. (Or chicken, for that matter. In fact, just about any leftover meat can be put to a myriad of culinary uses.) This easy-to-make soup includes a host of holiday ingredients: carrots, green onions, […]

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. […]

Feed Your Goddess With Delicious Soups!

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Roasted Winter Squash & Apple Soup Description I think this rich soup is a showstopper. See if conversation doesn’t come to a halt when people taste it at your table. Roasting brings out a striking depth of flavor in the squash, and the combination with apples and onions is irresistible. The Cilantro Walnut Pesto puts […]

This Week’s Recipes: Delicious Soups, Milkshakes and More!

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Roasted Vegetable Soup This delicious, vegetable-filled broth can be served by itself or used as a base for other soups. This recipe oven-roasts the vegetables before adding to the soup liquid, enhancing their flavor. The aroma of the roasted vegetables will evoke memories of old-fashioned, home-style meals. It’s comfort food at its finest. Food as […]

Fall Harvests = Fresh Soups

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Many people assume that summertime brings the most fruits and veggies to the table, but early fall is actually the prime time for both home gardeners and farmers: in September, corn is the sweetest, tomatoes are bursting at the stems, herbs are going gangbusters. And then there are the furiously growing zucchinis and pumpkins and […]

From the Pantry to the Soup Bowl

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What do Brussels sprouts, potatoes, carrots, and mushrooms have in common? They were all in my pantry begging to be made into soup. The lentils looked lonely, too, so I threw them into the mix. Hearty soups are best made in the winter, after all, even if the term “winter” doesn’t seem to currently imply […]