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Vegetable Beef Soup

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 13th, 2009| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Soups & Stews
This winter has felt very long, and we're not even a month into it, officially.  We have had a major ice storm, multiple snowstorms, and many days of cold and blustery weather.  Winter has begun with much excitement.

With nasty weather such as this, I am prone to staying inside

Butternut and Broccoli Soup

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 26th, 2008| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Soups & Stews
I have a very dear friend that I have known for almost 20 years.  We worked together for about half of that time, so we had the luxury of seeing other daily and eating lunch together.  However, in the spring I decided to change careers, which has been great, but

Banana-Berry Smoothie

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 18th, 2008| Breakfast Dishes, Drinks, Healthy Cooking, Recipes
I have to confess that I have a slight bit of an addiction to. . . smoothies.  If you had told me a few years ago that my daily breakfast would be a smoothie, I would have laughed.  Not that I ate big breakfasts, but a bowl of cereal usually

Need a Spoon Apple Salsa

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 22nd, 2008| Appetizers, Healthy Cooking, Recipes
It's fall in New England, so what are you going to do on a blustery weekend afternoon besides go apple picking?  That is exactly what my husband and I did this past Saturday with two of our children.  The apple picking was a little confusing, as the orchard we chose

Very Flat Zucchini Flatbread

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 12th, 2008| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes
Working from home, I have the benefit of making lunch in my kitchen.  I don't have to decide either the night before or early that morning what I will want for lunch.

With plans to go to dinner with friends at an Italian restaurant tonight, I wanted a lunch that would

Turkey Meatball Soup

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 11th, 2008| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Soups & Stews
With the arrival of September in New Hampshire, the feel of fall is omnipresent.  Although the days can be warm, the nights are cold, with temperatures dipping into the 40s.  Thus, our menu begins its transformation from salads and fresh produce to soups and homemade bread.

Earlier in the week, the

Parmesan Crisps

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 7th, 2008| Appetizers, Healthy Cooking, Recipes
In my last post, I described the Hawaiian-inspired dinner for two that I created.  As I was visualizing the two dishes (a pineapple and soy sauce marinated pork tenderloin and cinnamon-sugar grilled pineapple) and the accompanying drink (a coconut and pineapple combination), it seemed that the meal might be

Hawaiian Pork and Grilled Pineapple

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 6th, 2008| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes
With a live animal show at our local library, the kids needed to have an early dinner last night.  However, with a work meeting scheduled for 6:30, the adults needed a late dinner.  So, in the interest of making dinners that pleased everyone, the kids had hot dogs while I

Blueberry Salsa-Topped Chicken

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 10th, 2008| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes
Looking for an interesting Saturday night dinner, we decided to try a dish that had fruit included.  Although native blueberries weren't quite ready, we knew we would be shopping at Whole Foods and decided that we would be able to find some decent produce there.

So, this past Saturday, with just
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Wilted Spinach

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 8th, 2008| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Side Dishes
Thursday was a busy afternoon in our house. With both of the adults having appointments in the afternoon, we knew that dinner would need to be an easy to prepare meal. Trying to eat healthier meals, we didn't want to go the fast food route.

Having 2 of the 4 kids
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Brussels Sprouts with Lemon

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 21st, 2007| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Side Dishes
Brussels sprouts.  Just the name alone can make people say, "No, thank you," to a dinner invitation.  Probably one of the least liked veggies for kids, it is a tasty side dish for many meals.  I learned just how unpopular this vegetable is at the grocery store the other day. 

Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 11th, 2007| Breakfast Dishes, Drinks, Healthy Cooking, Recipes
With the holiday season upon us, many of us let our good eating habits fall by the wayside. There are temptations everywhere you cookies, eggnog, fried latkes.

To balance these tasty munchies, I try to make meals using more healthy recipes. Quite often I do that by having a high