Monthly Archive: March 2011

How Optimistic Are You?

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I read an interesting article that struck a cord with me and I though it would be worthy of sharing. It is in the April 2011 issue of O magazine about Optimism and feeling good. Dr Seligman, PhD. an expert in the field of positive psychology said, “When it comes to our health there are …

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Hearty Lentil – Barley Soup with Kale and Sweet Potatoes

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So enjoyable is the nutty chew of the barley, tender lentils, the sweetness of the sweet potato and the earthy flavor of the cooked kale. I was happy with it at this point but I knew if I tried to serve it to hubby Tom as is, the first thing he would ask would be,¬†where’s …

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Hearty Lentil-Barley Soup with Kale and Sweet Potatoes

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There was some kale in my refrigerator and some dried lentils in the pantry that needed to be used up so Saturday I decided to make a big pot of soup. It started with the usual trinity of; carrots, celery and onion sauteed in a little olive oil in my big dutch oven. Garlic makes …

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Steamed Peel and Eat Shrimp

Steamed Peel and Eat Shrimp

Enjoy as a main dish or an appetizer. There isn’t much to this recipe but the results are the perfect peel and eat shrimp. Just add a simple salad and some sourdough bread for a casual meal. I keep frozen shrimp in stock as it thaws out quickly and I can do so many different …

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Spicy Pumpkin Butter

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Cooks in the microwave oven in just minutes. You can do so many things with this. Enjoy some on your toast, pancakes or waffles. Make a spread by mixing with a little low-fat cream cheese. Stir into your yogurt or oatmeal.   SPICY PUMPKIN BUTTER 1/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed (you could substitute Sucanat …

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