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Fall Entertaining: Cheese Tortellini Soup Recipe – Sausage or Vegetarian

The calendar says it’s fall, so why are the sprinklers still running? And sandals and shorts are still in the forefront of my closet. But I’m not complaining, having a slower descent into the rain and dreary season here in Seattle is fine with me. But it does confuse my mind when I see the colors of fall everywhere in stores, but nature has fallen behind.

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Vegetarian Chicken Noodle Soup in 5 Minutes Featuring Massel Stock Cubes

You’ll love this vegetarian chicken noodle soup so much you’ll never eat canned again!

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Smoked Salmon Chowder with Halibut Recipe

A fast and easy recipe made with smoked halibut and salmon a rich and hearty soup with potatoes, carrots, and celery.

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Ham, Sweet Corn, and Potato Chowder Recipe

A new royal baby is on the way! As a fan of all things royal, I thought this recipe which uses Colman’s English Mustard, which was honored in 1866 by Queen Victoria’s seal of approval, was the perfect one.

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Spinach Salad: Strawberry and Feta with Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe

This is an insanely light and delicious salad that features the beautiful taste of strawberries set off against the sweet homemade poppy seed dressing. Make the dressing several hours before you’ll be serving it, or even the day before, so it has time for the flavors to develop.

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30-Minute Chicken and Rice Soup Recipe

It’s the new year and with it comes the chance to turn over a new leaf; to make changes to better ourselves. This year my husband has decided it’s time to eat healthier. The thing is, “healthy” means different things, to different people. For my physically fit husband, it means eating less red meat and lowering his salt intake.

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Recipes for Leftover Ham: Slow Cooker Lentil Soup

This is one of those recipes that can be changed easily to accommodate your family’s favorite flavors. Don’t like ham? Substitute bacon and cook it with the onions and garlic before adding it to the pot. Or try shredded chicken. You really can’t go wrong. It’s a great way to use up leftover holiday ham and is great with honey ham or regular. Just watch the salt content and use low salt chicken stock. The ham can be heavy on the salt.

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Potato Salad Recipe – Zesty Dill – Light @guidingstars

Potato Salad Recipe It’s a toss up between my mother and my mother-in-law as to who makes the best potato salad. They’re very...

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Fresh and Easy Watermelon Feta Recipe

SELF magazine and Smartfood recently named the top 10 “SMARTest” Cities in the US. I wasn’t surprised at all to see my own city, Seattle, at the top. But what makes a city SMART? Savvy, Motivated, Accomplished, Responsible and Thoughtful. They combined the five criteria to determine which cities live and eat well.

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Recipes for Black Beans: Quick and Easy Mexican Salad

For some reason I only discovered the beauty of black beans in the last year or so. I don’t know why I’d never had them...

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Recipes for Beets: Maria’s Easy Beet Salad

Beets.  Ick. They’re the yucky vegetable my mom loved and us kids hated. I vividly remember being told to sit at the table until...

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Kale Recipes: Chorizo Stew from the Morrisons M Kitchen

If you haven’t added kale and spinach to your diet, you’re missing out on some amazing superfoods. Both lend themselves to...

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