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How to make the most delicious Mango Jalapeno Dressing

Mango Jalapeno Dressing takes salad dressing to the tropics. Add a jalapeño and you have a best-dressed chicken breast with this mango sauce! Don’t you love it when you make something delicious out of seemingly throw away food? I bought a mango last week to use in a salad. That dinner fell by the wayside and when I got back to the mango, it was overripe. The mushy fruit still had great flavor, so I repurposed it into a sauce. How …

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Rhubarb Sorbet is a cool easy scoop to make at home

This homemade rhubarb sorbet is made without milk, cream, or eggs, so has fewer calories than ice cream. Rhubarb recipes Rhubarb season has kept me busy. I’ve made chutney, a cake, compote, salsa and jam. And now a sorbet. I like rhubarb season because its; the first plant of spring and it’s delicious! I love a scoop of good sorbet or ice cream. It’s my favorite dessert. Really. But there’s one thing I never do to …

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How to make delicious Rhubarb Chutney

Rhubarb Chutney is a blend of spices, fruit and vinegar. Serve rhubarb recipe with grilled meat, fish and poultry or with cheese. Rhubarb season With spring in the Rocky Mountains, about the only thing consistent is that rhubarb is one of the first plants harvested. The plant starts pushing through the ground and unfurling leaves regardless of snow, rain, or sun. Thank goodness we have something to eat in spring! How to choose rhubarb The color …

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How to make Sesame Noodles

Breakfast, lunch or dinner, Peanut Sesame Noodles are so good, you’ll never think of them as leftovers! Toss in what you have on hand to make this cold noodle bowl in less than 30-minutes. Leftovers or something out of nothing I love to make something out of nothing. You know, bestovers. Leftover cooked pasta seems to be open to possibility. I mean, why is it we have trouble judging how much pasta to cook? Hmmm…do I …

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how to make a deliciously healthy asparagus walnut salad [top 10 kitchen tools]

Asparagus walnut salad with lemon vinaigrette packs spring flavor into every teeny, tiny bite. One of my best asparagus recipes + top 10 tools in my kitchen. My kitchen is valuable real estate. I limit my collection of gadgets because I don’t have much storage space. Multitasking equipment is what I want. I surveyed fellow dietitians who know their way around the kitchen and found some great ideas on how the use a handful of tools. …

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How to make Spinach Artichoke Mushroom Strata

Spinach, artichokes, mushrooms and cheese = Spinach Artichoke Mushroom Strata! A make-ahead breakfast casserole. Are you like me? You buy bread and then don’t quite finish it? It’s not soft and sandwichable? A strata is a great way to repurpose it. What’s strata? Strata means layers. This is layers of bread cubes, vegetables, cheese all mixed up with an egg mixture. It’s like a savory bread pudding. Similar to a frittata. Spinach Artichoke Mushroom Strata, …

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How to repurpose meatloaf into panini and egg muffins

Crumble last night’s meatloaf into egg custard for a quick, easy protein-packed breakfast. Meatloaf egg muffin cups, reduces food waste deliciously! My grandma’s pantry and fridge had lots of small bowls. She saved every leftover. I think I inherited that. I hate to throw away food. Do you take food for granted? Food conservation is part of our history. During World Wars I and II Americans were encouraged to reduce food waste by buying it …

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Years ago I was a dental hygienist. I traded in my dental tools and suction tips for a chef’s knife and a grocery cart. It was a good move. A friend once asked me, which is easier: getting someone to floss her teeth or improve her diet? I still don’t have an answer. More of the good stuff But I am delighted with the growing interest in food, cooking, and nourishment. People are eating better …

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The top 5 plants to grow this year to boost your health [Roasted Carrots recipe]

Top 5 health boosting plants that are easy to grow and a great “salad bowl” of ingredients. Best of all, these will grow in the ground, raised beds, and containers. Scroll down for Roasted Carrots: a 3-ingredient recipe that is super easy and delicious! As winter marches on, I’m thinking of spring. I’m happy the first day of spring arrives in March. I’m on the hunt to maximize the ROI on what I eat. So …

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How to make deliciously easy red sauce that’s good for you

Fast, flavorful, homemade marinara sauce recipe tops pasta, pizza and bruschetta. Secret ingredients? Anchovies and tomatoes deliver flavor and healthy dividends! Fast and flavorful, this is a super easy recipe that is ready in 20 minutes. Tomatoes and anchovies provide lots of flavor and healthy dividends. Now, don’t turn up your nose to the idea of anchovies! They are… Anchovies are a cook’s secret weapon The tiny, salty fish are a cook’s secret weapon because of the …