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Delicata Squash with Kale and Potatoes

    Happy New Year! This is my first post of 2012! As much as I love the holidays, I am excited to take a break from excessive celebrating and get back to some healthy eating! I have dubbed this week the week of kale. Since kale is one of my favorite veggies and an incredibly versatile ingredient, I wanted to show you some unique ways to prepare and enjoy it. Personally, I usually like it raw, but it’s a bit of an acquired taste. So I decided to kick off a healthy 2012 with some new and interesting kale recipes. This dish is a hodgepodge of incredibly vitamin rich [...]

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Spring Pea and Leek Risotto

After a very fruitful trip to the farmer’s market this afternoon, I decided to use some of the amazing produce I got to make a fresh spring risotto. Once again, I used barley because, like traditional arborio rice, it becomes soft and creamy when cooked slowly and stirred often. It’s both lower in calories and higher in protein and fiber. It also adds a nutty taste and slightly chewy texture to the dish. Yummy fresh peas take a few minutes to shell, but their crisp texture and fresh flavor are essential to this dish. Serve with a light sprinkle of fresh parmesan and some black pepper. Read more for the [...]

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