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If your family loves steak but is a little light on the vegetables, try serving them cauliflower steak one night for dinner! Cauliflower is one of the few vegetables that works very well as an all natural veggie steak without all the additives, fillers and MSG of store bought versions. It is easily sliced into …

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I made this graham cracker pie crust you see pictured above for the very first time to use with a no bake cheesecake recipe that my husband loves. A family friend developed it and generously shared it with me. She lives in Australia and uses Granita biscuits (cookies) to make the crust instead. Graham crackers …

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One of my favorite hot drinks especially in the morning is dandelion coffee. Spring is a wonderful time to enjoy this rich, delicious beverage as dandelions are springing up everywhere. You probably picked at least one as a child, blew on the feathery white seed head with all your might, and perhaps made a wish! …

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A favorite fermented beverage in our home is homemade root beer. Root beer is a healthful and very traditional North American beverage brewed with sassafras bark (Sassafras albidium) or sarsaparilla (Smilax ornata). If you like hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains, you will find sassafras trees growing wild nearly everywhere you go. A handful of sassafras …

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Fish fingers are generally considered junk food by parents seeking to feed their children a healthy diet. A little investigation of the commercial brands available at the supermarket quickly reveals why. Typically fried in cheap, rancid, genetically modified (GMO) vegetable oils like soy or canola with a long, eyebrow raising list of ingredients filled with …

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I’ve written before about how I used to eat packaged ramen soup in college several times a week. They were easy to prepare, filling, and cheap at only about 10 cents per serving. Little did I know that my ramen noodle soup habit likely contributed to the 20 pounds I gained my first year away from …

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White hot chocolate is the perfect beverage for those who love regular hot chocolate but wish to avoid the caffeine hit. Containing no cocoa solids, white chocolate is the primary ingredient of this hot beverage, making it naturally caffeine free unlike more commonly enjoyed versions made with milk chocolate or dark chocolate. The only part of …