Recipes

Tomato Basil Soup

I’ve been growing tomatoes for the past eight years.  They are my all-time favorite vegetable (although they are a fruit). I also grow basil and thyme.  So, you can imagine how easy this recipe is for me to make when there are more tomatoes than I know what to do with. This soup is by far one …

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Salmon Pan Fried

Let’s face it; I love all fish, yes, all fish!  So naturally, I spend time trying to figure out new ways to prepare it.  This pan-fried version is simple, easy, and so darn good. Print Recipe Salmon Pan Fried This is one of the easiest ways to prepare salmon. It’s a hit at my house! A nutrient …

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Beef Bone Broth

Bone broth dates back to prehistoric times when hunter-gatherers turned otherwise inedible animal parts like bones, hooves, and knuckles into a brew they could drink. Bone broth is rich in minerals that help build and strengthen your bones. It also contains many other healthy nutrients, including vitamins, amino acids, and essential fatty acids. When selecting …

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Watermelon with Mint Salad

Watermelon and mint are so refreshing and I look forward to this time of year just for my love of watermelon. This is simple to throw together and will be a fan favorite at your family gatherings. Print Recipe Watermelon & Mint Salad Course salad Cuisine American Prep Time 10 Minutes Servings Servings Ingredients 1 …

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Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh (also spelled tabouli) is basically parsley salad. It’s a salad made up of parsley, tomatoes, cucumber, red onions, and mint – all finely chopped and tossed with lemon juice! Tabbouleh salad is probably the most popular Mediterranean salad and is becoming mainstream in American grocery stores all over the country and the world, which …

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Basil Lemon Vinaigrette

This is a clean refreshing vinaigrette, and it goes well over any salad but especially arugula. The flavor profile is pretty amazing! Note: This recipe is from Wendy Amstad’s Super Food Summer Reset book. Print Recipe Basil Lemon Vinaigrette This is a clean refreshing vinaigrette, and it goes well over any salad but especially arugula. …

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Hummus

The Origins of Hummus The truth is that no one knows for sure. That being said, though, based on historical information, hummus likely originated from ancient Egypt. According to several historical sources, the earliest mention of hummus dates back to Egypt in the 13th century. Chickpeas were and are abundant in the Middle East and …

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Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri is a condiment or marinade similar to pesto, but it’s parsley and vinegar based. It’s a typical dish that you’ll find in South American and Central American countries such as Argentina and Mexico. I took elements of several chimichurri recipes, as well as input from my friend Chef Digger, to come up with this …

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Avocado Cucumber Salad

This avocado cucumber salad is my friend Dixie’s signature salad. She makes this when company comes over for a BBQ or large potlucks such as MotoFit Group events. It’s the first salad to disappear, and it still leaves us wanting more! Print Recipe Avocado Cucumber Salad An easy and flavorful Avocado Cucumber Salad in about …

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Post-menopausal SHAKEdown

Proper nutrition changes somewhat after menopause because a woman tends to lose bone, connective tissue and muscle mass. The post-menopausal period may be accompanied by joint and muscle changes and some loss of strength, as well as cognition. After menopause, the decreased hormone levels associated with aging may affect a woman’s cognition, as well as …

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