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Crockpot Southwest Chicken

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 4th, 2017| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes, Tapas Monday
Our first Monday in our new home was a bit busier than usual. I was wearing the dual hats of my work life, as always. Added to that I was still settling myself into our home. With our daughter just home from college, I wanted to be available to help
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Hotel Veggie Soup

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 2nd, 2016| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Soups & Stews, Vegetarian
As I learned at the beginning of our hotel stay, I need to keep others' appetites in mind when cooking. This concept doesn't just apply to hotel cooking, so I'm not sure why I spaced it when making that first hotel meal of loaded sweet potatoes. Either way,
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Loaded Sweet Potatoes- Hotel Style

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 30th, 2016| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes, Side Dishes, Vegetarian
As I mentioned in Monday's post, I'm currently living in a hotel. It's a nice hotel with a decent gym, reasonable breakfast options, and indoor pool and jacuuzi- so no complaints about the hotel. But I don't have a kitchen. I do have a fairly large refrigerator, considering
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Butternut Squash Chili

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 11th, 2016| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes, Soups & Stews, Vegetarian
I will admit it takes a special palate and an open mind to consider this recipe. In fact, when I named this recipe I considered calling it Vegetarian Chili. I probably could have convinced more people to continue reading if I hadn't mentioned that butternut squash has a prominent role
hummus

Homemade Hummus- So Simple

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 14th, 2016| Appetizers, Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Spreads & Sauces, Vegetarian
Everyone in my house likes hummus, even the kids who really aren't kids anymore. However, they've liked it since they were kids and often requested it for their lunches. On busy weeks I have been known to buy hummus at the grocery, but when I take the 10 minutes to
pineapple gazpacho

Recipe: Pineapple Gazpacho

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 10th, 2016| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Soups & Stews, Vegetarian
When the day's weather forecast is temps in the 80s and 90s with lots of humidity, I am not apt to want a hot dinner. Focusing on simple, chilled meals I make salads, sandwiches, and soup. Yes, I wrote soup. Although the word soup conjures images of pots simmering on
chunky avocado sauce

Recipe: Quick Avocado Sauce for Pasta

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 27th, 2016| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes, Simple Solutions, Spreads & Sauces, Vegetarian
In our house, we are pretty one-dimensional in our use of avocado. It is either used on its own to top a sandwich or burger or turned into guacamole. I know there are plenty of other uses for avocado: hidden in brownie recipes, added to smoothies, and more. When I

6 Soups to Ward Off the Winter Chill

by TT Editors January 18th, 2016| Healthy Cooking, Recipes






Get rid of the winter chill with a steaming bowl of homemade soup. Looking for a healthy recipe? How about Savory Butternut Squash & Spinach Soup? Get the recipe here.



Here’s another healthy soup recipe that you make the night
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Recipe: Charred Corn Salad with Basil and Tomatoes

by BnB Finder January 15th, 2016| Best BnB Bites, Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Salads
Health is wealth! Since it's now 2016, everyone wants to try and start the new year off right by keeping their resolutions on track and eating better. It is not as hard as you might think when you indulge in recipes that feature ingredients that taste good and are good
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Recipe: Kiwi Salad

by Jane Wangersky January 14th, 2016| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Simple Solutions
If you made any New Year’s resolutions about cutting out sweets altogether -- read this anyway. Easing into it is better than going from a holiday season of candy and cookies to a sugar-free existence overnight. This simple dish is sweet, tart, and mostly good for you.

In fact, even if
beet tartare

Recipe: Beet Tartare

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 13th, 2016| Appetizers, Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Tapas Monday
The new year is quite often a time for renewed efforts at exercising and better eating. After all of the excess of the holidays, many strive to start the year with a clean slate. In my household, my husband has made that resolution, which is one I am glad to

6 Recipes to Kickstart Healthy Eating

by TT Editors January 11th, 2016| Healthy Cooking, Recipes






Using summer squash in place of lasagna noodles lightens up this entree and adds more veggies to your diet. Get the recipe here



To fight the chill of winter, try this carrot soup recipe. Although creamy in texture, it’s low