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A Silent Cure in my Back Yard

Plant-based Nutrition, Wellness and Recipes

Classic Basil Pesto

Pesto is quite possibly one of my all time favorite foods. It’s so versatile, especially in late summer when your[...]

Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

With hot weather upon us and summer camp in full swing, staying hydrated is important for both children and adults[...]

Winter Bruschetta

Fresh Bruchetta is delicious in the summer, but when the snow comes along and those red, ripe tomatoes disappear, you’ll[...]

Feel Better Together! Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

What I love most about writing the recipe column for the Reading Eagle is that the entire Berks Country magazine[...]

Get Motivated and Transform your Health!

Get motivated with this recipe for a super healthy, super delicious Fall Harvest Slaw!! Our society has unfortunately experienced a[...]

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Veggie a-la-king

SIP 3-22-17 Veggie a-la-king Reinventing vegetable cooking can be challenging, especially for vegetarian families that grow tired of preparing them[...]

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California Eggplant Sandwich

I love watching the food network because it provides a way to wander the globe in search of interesting customs[...]

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Spinach and Artichoke Dip

There really aren’t many ways to entice children to eat kale and swiss chard, so I decided to follow some[...]

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Coconut Cupcakes with Unconventional Beet Frosting

Quite possibly, an entire book could be written about sweeteners. If the dangers of artificial sweeteners are not already blatantly[...]

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Shepard’s Pie

Today marks my 100th recipe contribution to the Reading Eagle. I’ve been writing for Berks Country since it’s inception in[...]

Polenta Fries

Today I’m writing about one of Italy’s most popular and inexpensive comfort foods, polenta (otherwise knows as ground cornmeal). In[...]

Cranberry Smoothie

In “What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast” Laura Vanderkam writes that people with a high-achievement attitude often wake[...]

JoAnn’s Famous Artichoke Squares

This recipe definitely stands the test of time. We’ve been making it for holiday dinners since at least 1985, although[...]

A Salute to Old Reading – Mushroom Soup

Realizing that my recipe articles broach topics of health and wellness more often than just being a recipe, I thought[...]

Gorgonzola Tomato Pasta

It seems like the conversations about what we eat and the connections between nutrition and disease are getting a little[...]