Category Archives for Recipes

Maple Syrup Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are a cute vegetable!  They look like small cabbages.  They may be small in size, but they are large in nutrition.  They are excellent sources of a number of nutrients, including vitamins C and K and also are very good sources of fiber, vitamin A, as well as a number of the B […]

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Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing

Quinoa is a high-protein seed from South America.  It is much less allergenic than wheat or corn and has a good amount of protein plus is a good source of the minerals manganese, magnesium and iron. I cook it and use as a rice substitute or hot breakfast cereal.   It also  makes a great […]

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Strawberries (and a Recipe, too)

     Strawberries are my favorite fruit. They are also George Mateljan’s favorite fruit.      Who?? George Mateljan, the author of The World’s Healthiest Foods and the website www.whfoods.org, rated strawberries as the most nutrient-rich fruit. In this book he rates 100 commonly eaten whole foods according to how many nutrients each type of […]

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Chocolate Truffles

Any of you who know me well are aware that I am a chocoholic.  Chocolate has many good nutrition properties, including the fact that it is full of antioxidants.  This recipe only has a very small amount of added natural sweetener (maple syrup).  It gets most of its sweetness from dates.  It also includes Maca […]

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I Love Fresh South Carolina Peaches!

I am so excited that peach season has arrived! I have eaten a huge amount of fresh South Carolina peaches over the years. For most of those years I ate non-organic peaches. Some relatives were peach farmers, so I knew that peaches were a heavily sprayed crop, but I was not aware that those chemicals […]

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I Love Asparagus!

     I love asparagus! It is the quintessential spring vegetable. I know that spring has really come to Aiken when I see bunches of local asparagus in the grocery stores. I prefer to buy the young stalks that are less than 1/2 inch in diameter, if possible, so that I can eat the whole […]

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Yummy Cool Cucumbers

     Cucumbers are coming in to season now and I love them! Because of imports, it is possible to purchase fresh cucumbers at the grocery store year round. However, when they are out of season the price is much higher due to extra shipping costs. In addition, they have much less flavor and have […]

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