Category Archives: Main Course

Italian Vegetable Soup (No Stock or Broth Needed)

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist September 5, 2013

Italian Veggie SoupLet’s face it.  Despite the best planning and organization, sometimes the freezer can be (gasp) completely empty of the most basic of traditional cooking items:  homemade bone broth, also sometimes referred to as stock.

It happens to me, and I’m sure it has happened to you too!

And, true to Murphy’s Law for Traditional Cooks, the very same day you are out of homemade stock, the family will clamor for soup for dinner.

Virtually guaranteed.

Am I right people?

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Hearty and Nourishing German Lentil Soup

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist May 5, 2013

German Lentil SoupLentil soup is a regular feature on the menu in our home.  The reason?  All 3 kids like it, along with Mom and Dad!

With many of my other soups, only one or two of the children like it but the third does not.  It’s so nice to have a go to soup made with nourishing, homemade broth that no one is going to complain about and everyone will eat up with smiles on their faces!

As a bonus, lentils are also perhaps the most nutritious of all legumes.

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3 Southern Style Dinners To Warm Your Winter

by Fitness Editor Paula Jager, CSCS Owner of Crossfit Jaguar March 18, 2013

beef brisket

By Fitness Editor Paula Jager, CSCS Owner of Crossfit Jaguar

Winters in Florida may be milder than the rest of the country but that’s not to say our culinary habits don’t go through seasonal changes. On cold days–especially busy weekends at home nothing takes the chill off better than smelling something delightful that’s been simmering in the oven all day.

Our winter is definitely winding down but I’d like to share some of my favorite dishes I’ve been enjoying the past few months.

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Bone Marrow Omelette w/ Tarragon & Sheep’s Milk Cheese

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist March 2, 2013

By NYC Chef Emily Duff of Family2Table

Editor’s Note:  If bone marrow is not a food you’ve had the pleasure of trying before (it’s insanely delicious), take a quick peak at this video lesson on bone marrow which will show you how to easily obtain and cook this nutrient dense Sacred Food that is a huge boost to the immune system!

Sometimes, creating a great meal is as easy as putting your favorite ingredients together.  It doesn’t always work out but when it does, my goodness the return on time invested is worth it’s weight in gold. That is exactly what happened with this divine dish I have been happily making for my family.

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Pastured Pork Meatballs

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist October 26, 2012

pastured pork meatballsMy kids are in love with the meatballs I make from pastured pork.  I get this tasty, nutrient dense meat courtesy of a local farm where the pigs are free to run around outside in sunlight that is rich in UVB rays which pigs use to produce Vitamin D.

These happy hogs compare with the unfortunate and miserable animals from huge hog confinement operations known as CAFOs (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations). Believe it or not, a single CAFO building housing confined pigs might hold 1,000 or more sows or 10,000 or more market hogs!  These poor animals don’t even have enough room to turn around in most cases!

Do you want your pork to come from these animals?  I sure don’t!  There’s no way I want one red cent of my food dollars to go to the companies that treat animals this way not to mention that this type of industrialized farm is detrimental to the environment and the food produced from it will not compare with the nutrition from hogs living outside in the fresh air and sunlight.

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