Eat This: Asparagus

Eat This: Asparagus

Spring is TRYING to arrive, despite the white stuff in all of our yards still...  Be sure to grab this gem early! Eat What: -In ancient times, Asparagus was lauded as a highly medicinal plant -Schwetzingen, Germany claims to be the "Asparagus Capital of the World"...

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Eat This: Moosewood’s Texas BBQ Bean Soup

Eat This: Moosewood’s Texas BBQ Bean Soup

Another Meatless Monday in the Layer household strikes again. The hubby and I recently went to Ithaca and while there dined at the famous vegetarian restaurant, Moosewood. (Read more about it here.) I promptly ordered their cookbook once I arrived home and have been...

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Eat This: Luscious Leftovers

Eat This: Luscious Leftovers

It's a corny title, I know. With only two of us in the house, leftovers can become a problem.  A good problem, that is.  I find it's more palatable to save the rest for another time, rather than have a serving or two left in the fridge that has to be eaten within a...

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Eat This: SUPER Salads

Eat This: SUPER Salads

What have I been eating lately, you ask?  Salads! Despite the cold temps (not to mention out-of-season produce), I've been eating all sorts of salads.  Cold salads, green salads, fruit salads... And just because it's winter doesn't mean you can't indulge in fruits and...

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Eat This: Easy Tomato Sauce

Friday nights, to me, are pizza nights.  Invariably, we end up ordering Pasquale's and staying in with a movie on the couch, or enjoying our slices with my in-laws at their house as part of a family dinner.  I decided to change it up last week and made my own pizza at...

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Eat This: Chicken and Dumplings

We may not be in sub-zero temps like we were last week, but--baby--it's still cold outside! About two months ago, I came across a recipe for Chicken and Dumplings in an issue of Cooking Light.  Now, Andrew and I spent six years living in Ohio, and I'm not exaggerating...

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Eat This: Tuscan Vegetable Soup

I'm still trying my best to adhere to 'Meatless Mondays,' if only because it's a thing and I like that it gives me an excuse to force-feed my husband beans, but lately many of the recipes I've been coming across are too 'summery.'  A cold lentil salad here, fried...

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Eat This: African Stew, two ways

Eat This: African Stew, two ways

I'm continuing this year with my effort to practice 'Meatless Mondays,' mostly because I think it sounds cute.  And really, why not?  Going meatless once a week is a nice way to explore new foods and flavors, keep food costs down, reduce our carbon footprint (at least...

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Eat This: Pomegranate Seeds

Pomegranate seeds, or 'arils,' are considered superfoods for good reason.  One pomegranate packs 50% of your daily recommended amount of Vitamin C, and the juice in the seeds is high in antioxidants and pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5).  Consuming pomegranates can help...

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Eat This: Apple Crisp (in minutes!)

Eat This: Apple Crisp (in minutes!)

You heard that right folks, you really CAN make a comforting, yummy, pseudo-healthy dessert in just MINUTES!  I did it last night, and you can read about it here. Long story short, my sweet hubby asked (randomly) for apple crisp, probably not expecting I'd actually...

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Eat This: Brazilian Feijoada

Eat This: Brazilian Feijoada

I made my first crock-pot meal of the season last night: Cooking Light's Brazilian Feijoada.  It's basically a meat and bean stew with a side of orange.  Don't forget the orange.  It's relatively easy to prep; for maximum flavor don't skip the browning step.  This...

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Eat This! Kale

Eat This! Kale

We'll keep this short, people. Eat kale.  And more kale. Seriously. Kale is a cold-weather crop--as in, it's about to be in abundance again--and it's packed with nutrients.  It's loaded with Vitamins K, A and C and has been shown to lower cholesterol, lower your...

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