Ginger Cookies

March 8, 2014
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It’s this  time of year that bugs abound and I’m not talking about the summertime squashable ones! Everywhere people are sneezing and feeling peeky so I created this ginger cookie to tempt even the dodgiest  of tummies. It is full of protein, vitamins,  minerals, some antibacterial properties, and is low in sugar too with no […]

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Chocolate Good For you Truffles

February 17, 2014
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It’s Valentines Day and choccie heaven day too! The problem with showering your loved one and yourself with choccies is that most of them are filled with all kinds of little nasties that may taste good but not be so good for you. No need to despair there is a delicious choccie solution here! This […]

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January 26, 2014

Proceeds from the sales of Starting Fresh! will benefit the Boston Childrens Hospital surgical unit where my son has been treated the past 2 years.

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Tomato Soup – Roasted and Five Minute

January 26, 2014
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Soup is such a comfort food when you are cold, sick, or just in need of a warm soothing blanket to wrap around your stomach and  soul! Lately I have needed such a soup and this is one of my favorites! When I was growing  up, tomato soup meant a can of  condensed cream of […]

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Sweet Potato Slice

November 26, 2013
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This is the time of year for sweet potatoes!  Sweet potatoes are incredibly good for you containing beta carotene which is a boon to your skin, 65% of your daily dose of vitamin C, and potassium which is often depleted during stress.  Among root vegetables they offer the lowest glycemic index so they keep your […]

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Gangster Crackers

November 11, 2013
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Now there are crackers and there are crackers!  Why Gangster crackers?  Thanks to Ramona Holloway (cohost of Charlotte Today) as she was munching these during my recent demo she said, “These are just too gangsterish!” She went on to say, “Making your own crackers is like making your own panties!” Normally, in the interest of […]

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Sweet Potato Slammers

October 21, 2013
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Autumn is here along with beautiful fall foliage, football games, Halloween, bonfires, Thanksgiving and, family dishes that appear only once a year.  For us right now it also means college applications.  This has been a time of reminiscing, recalling all my son’s adventures, and in pulling out old photos.  It really makes one feel the […]

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Granola

September 10, 2013
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Granola is such an easy thing to make and yet so many of us buy it at the store!Home made is just so delicious; portable, economical, and really a doddle. Once you make it you will never want to go back to purchased batches again!The uses are endless! Breakfast cereal is an obvious choice, but […]

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Roasted Tomato and Pesto Tart

August 16, 2013
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August to me means outdoors and to go with that, food that is portable, “easy peasy lemon squeezy”, and of course delicious and nutritious! This tart fits all those criteria plus a great way to showcase those gorgeous summer tomatoes! Slow cooking the tomatoes before assembling not only concentrates the flavor, but also increases the […]

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Breakfast Egg Cup

July 30, 2013
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The first advance copy of my cookbook Starting Fresh! has arrived, and it’s like Father Christmas visiting in July! Ever since, I have been cooking non stop from it. I took the book with me this morning when I visited my mum. The Breakfast Egg Cup caught her eye and it’s one of my favorites […]

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