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Jan 20 2014

Vegetable Lasagna

In ten minutes this recipe can by assembled and ready to cook. I use frozen vegetables because they require no preparation. Until the vegetables thaw, the dish will look lumpy and uneven—don’t worry; as it heats up, all the ingredients flatten out and the flavors combine. I often use a combination of vegetables that include [...]

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Oct 21 2013

Easy Fish Baked in Foil with Vegetables

  Make fast work of this dish by assembling it early in the day. Experiment with a variety of fresh or frozen ( defrosted) fillets, such as salmon, cod, haddock, Pollack, perch or halibut.     I teaspoon canola or olive oil 1 cup snow peas or snap peas 1 tomato, quartered 1/8 teaspoon dried [...]

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Sep 28 2013

Easy Hamburg Soup

Fall is the perfect time for soup. Here is a recipe from my mother’s recipe file. Do not skimp on the peppercorns or replace them with ground pepper, they impart the perfect amount of flavor . In  our house we say the one who bites into a whole peppercorn will have good luck. I have [...]

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Feb 01 2012

To Lose Weight Avoid Hunger

It might sound counterintuitive to avoid hunger when attempting to lose weight but hunger actually undermines your intentions. The desire to satisfy hunger is an uncontrollable force—your intellect and good intentions cannot suppress it. Hunger is the stimulus that causes us to eat; it keeps us alive.   When you get hungry you will eat [...]

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Jul 25 2011

A Refreshing Red Salad

I had a refrigerator full of red food and what a beautiful salad it made. Line a platter with crisp, clean greens and top with sliced radishes, red grapes, chopped red tomatoes and sliced red onion and sprinkle with a little olive oil, a splash of red balsamic vinegar and  salt and pepper to taste. You [...]

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