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Deconstructed Poached Pear

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 29th, 2020| Appetizers, Desserts, Recipes, Vegetarian

The perfect beginning or ending to a meal






Deconstructed Poached Pear



The perfect beginning or ending to a meal.



  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 bosc pear
  • 1 cup white wine (I used an unoaked Chardonnay)
  • 2 ounces goat cheese (at room temperature)
  • 1 tablespoon milk


  1. Combine almonds and

Healthy Poached Pears with Cinnamon Cream

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 27th, 2020| Desserts, Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Vegetarian

They look indulgent, but they really aren't.






Healthy Poached Pears with Cinnamon Cream



They look indulgent, but they really aren't



  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 seckel pears
  • 3/4 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Bring cranberry juice and water to a

4 Delicious Recipes for Sweet Potatoes

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 24th, 2020| Breads, Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipe Collection, Recipes, Salads, Side Dishes





We are three-fourths of the way through January, which means you may be ready to splurge on a dish that's not 100% healthy. You also may be happy with your new healthful eating regimen and not want to stray. I'm

Marinated Tofu

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 22nd, 2020| Main Dishes, Recipes, Vegetarian




Marinated Tofu



Make tofu your new, favorite protein



  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 14-ounce package firm tofu
  • olive oil


  1. Cut tofu block in half, so that you have 2 thinner blocks the same size as the package.
  2. Wrap the

Vegetarian Thai Curry Bowl

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 20th, 2020| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes, Vegetarian







Vegetarian Thai Curry Bowl



A warm & filling meal that's healthy as well



  • 1-1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup red curry paste
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 14-ounce package extra firm tofu (pressed to remove moisture)
  • 2 sweet potatoes (peeled)
  • 1

4 Healthier Dessert Options

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 17th, 2020| Desserts, Healthy Cooking, Recipe Collection, Recipes





Just because it's "Eat Healthfully" January doesn't mean that you stop craving sweets. Today, let me introduce you to four different desserts that are nicely sweet and also are nice to your diet!





Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 15th, 2020| Desserts, Recipes

All the flavors of strawberry cheesecake with almost none of the work.






Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait



All the flavors of strawberry cheesecake with almost none of the work.



  • 2 cups diced strawberries
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1-1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 6 whole sheets)
  • 4 ounces

Healthy & Sweet Blackberry Parfait

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 13th, 2020| Desserts, Healthy Cooking, Recipes

Healthy & sweet can go together






Healthy & Sweet Blackberry Parfait



Healthy & sweet can go together



  • 6 ounces blackberries
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 graham cracker sheets
  • 1-1/3 cups vanilla yogurt


  1. Place blackberries in a small bowl, and sprinkle with sugar.
  2. Using a muddler
5 Delicious Recipes to Jumpstart Your Healthy Eating

5 Delicious Recipes to Jumpstart Your Healthy Eating

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 10th, 2020| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipe Collection, Side Dishes, Soups & Stews





Hey there, January! You know what you're all about- healthy eating. That doesn't mean that you're a less attractive month of eating. Nope. With some simple planning, January can be a month of incredible eating that still sticks to a

Warm Asparagus Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 8th, 2020| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Salads, Vegetarian




Warm Asparagus Salad



Who says side salads are only for summer?



  • 1/2 pound asparagus spears
  • 10 ounces sliced button mushrooms
  • 1/4 large red onion (diced)
  • Olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons artisanal balsamic vinegar
  • Salt & pepper


  1. Rinse asparagus, and break or cut off tough ends.
  2. Cover the bottom of a large frying pan with water. Top

Warm Sweet Potato Salad with Spinach & Cranberries

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 6th, 2020| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes, Salads, Vegetarian

It's a big bowl full of healthy comfort food!






Warm Sweet Potato Salad with Spinach & Cranberries



It's a big bowl full of healthy comfort food.



  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1/3 cup diced red

French Onion Mushrooms

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 1st, 2020| Appetizers, Main Dishes, Recipes, Vegetarian

Fork and knife are required for this stuffed mushroom.




 



French Onion Mushrooms



Fork and knife are required for this stuffed mushroom.



  • 4 portobello mushrooms
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 large sweet onions (sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
  • 1/4 cup fino sherry
  • 4 ounces swiss cheese (shredded)


  1. Preheat oven to