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My New Jersey + An Elegant but Simple Butternut Squash & Spiced Lentil Salad

If you saw my post from last week, thanks for sticking with me through my ranting and raving.  I’m passionate...

Chili-Roasted Sweet Potato and Pearl Couscous Salad

When I’m creating a new recipe, I have a few criteria that I like to meet before I’m actually happy...

Tomato and White Bean Soup with Rosemary Croutons

The cool weather is coming and soup season will soon be here!  I love soup for so many reasons. It’s...

Early Autumn Fig and Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl

I’ve never been happier to sit at my computer and type then I am today! You see, I’ve never actually...

Mediterranean Inspired Heirloom Tomato Salad

If there is one thing that cures the end of summer blues, it’s the heirloom tomato!  Perfectly in season, juicy...

Quick Weeknight Meal: Tortellini Salad with Kale Pesto & Cherry Tomatoes

Lately, I feel like it’s a race against the clock to enjoy every bit of summer that’s left before the...

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It’s so warm here in NJ that it literally feels like summer.  But, that hasn’t stopped our family from being in full “Fall” mode.  My daughter is well into Nutcracker ballet rehearsals, Halloween costumes have been bought (so damn expensive!!) and I’ve been rummaging through farmers markets picking through all the precious fall vegetables. I had an amazing opportunity to take a personal tour of Twin Ponds Farm in Howell last week, where I used the gorgeous landscape to brush…

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If you saw my post from last week, thanks for sticking with me through my ranting and raving.  I’m passionate about real food, and feel like screaming it from the roof tops.  This week I’m back with a delicious fall recipe that just might wind up on your holiday table. It’s easy to find inspiration from food this time of year.  For this post, I didn’t have to look further than my favorite Italian restaurant here in Rumson, NJ… UNDICI.  …

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So many people, far too many people, still don’t get it… WHAT YOU EAT MATTERS. It matters to your health, it matters to the environment and our planet it matters to the future of our country. Enter FOOD DAY- a nationwide celebration (created by the Center for Science in the Public Interest) that brings attention to all that matters about the food we eat. Despite what we know about the relationship between food and disease, rates of obesity and diet-related…

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When I’m creating a new recipe, I have a few criteria that I like to meet before I’m actually happy with it.   It has to be seasonal, have beautiful color, tons of flavor and I want the recipe to showcase the beauty that is real food.  I think this recipe hits all of those right on the nail!  It turns out those criteria are your link to a healthy diet as well! Speaking of color, isn’t it strange how…

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The cool weather is coming and soup season will soon be here!  I love soup for so many reasons. It’s not only good for the soul but research actually shows that eating a small bowl of healthy vegetable soup like this one, will actually make you feel fuller and help you eat less overall.  That’s good news for many who are trying to slim down and take control of their calorie intake. Making croutons for soup instead of serving bread…

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