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Kohlrabi are mildly sweet, filling, and nutritious. Kohlrabi has about 35 calories to a cup and provides nearly 84 mg of vitamin C. Perhaps more important is the powerhouse of minerals in kohlrabi. One cup of raw kohlrabi provides about 14% of the RDA for potassium. It is also high   Read More ...

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Many, many times I am working on a recipe and need to add banana. Banana is a wonderful way to add sweetness to a recipe without cane sugar, or heaven forbid, high fructose corn syrup. Living out in the country I just cannot force myself to get in the car,   Read More ...

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The last time I went grocery shopping, okay, we went grocery shopping, I am sure I totally embarassed my husband but on a small scale! (That in itself is sad!) Honestly I have to admit this does really happen from time to time and I think ‘he’ should take it   Read More ...

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Kale is  an ultra nutritious green not many people use in their cooking, or are even familiar with.  You can easily grow it yourself, or check out the produce section of your market near the endive and spinnach and you will more than likely find kale. The tender leaves are   Read More ...

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Wanting to cut down on fast carbohydrates such as potatoes, pasta, and white rice, a substitute was needed.  Let’s face it, carbs do satisfy a person’s hunger (temporarily) and fill a void on a dinner plate.  Try red quinoa! Quinoa is known as the ‘mother grain’, along with corn and   Read More ...

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A fast, favorite food of ours is Mushroom Gravy and Rice.  When the kids were young this made its way to our table often.  I usually have cooked, brown rice in the refrigerator and use it frequently when putting a hasty meal together.  Mushroom Gravy and Rice is so simple,   Read More ...

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Vermouth has a serious place in  my kitchen.  Since I very rarely use butter when cooking,  some dishes lack a certain ‘richness’ in flavor. Whether cooking a sauce for chicken breasts, or a white sauce for pasta, a or simple gravy with pork tenderloin, a splash of vermouth will add   Read More ...

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