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Susan Arthur
President, The ABCs of Everything, LLC
MA, Counseling Psychology

Asparagus And Dill Avgolemono Soup

Asparagus And Dill Avgolemono Soup
​ Ingredients: 1 1/3 cups of finely chopped leek (white part only) 3/4 cup of finally chopped onion 1 cup thinly sliced celery 2 Tbsp butter or olive oil 3 lbs asparagus trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces (reserve a few tips for garnish) 6 cups of chicken broth 3 large eggs 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 2 Tbsp minced fresh dill Directions: 1....
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Greek Yogurt Slaw

Greek Yogurt Slaw
Try subbing Greek yogurt for the traditional mayo in this light and refreshing summer coleslaw recipe. INGREDIENTS:   ​4 cups of shredded cabbage - use a mixture of green and purple for more color. 1 cup shredded carrots 1/2 cup thin sliced green onion 1/2 cup corn kernels 2/3 cup plain Greek yogurt 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar 2 Tbsp. warm hon...
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Summer Corn Salad

Summer Corn Salad
Ingredients: ​ 5 tsp. olive oil - divided ​ 1 t bsp. fresh lemon or lime juice ​ ¼ tsp. salt ​ 1 ½ cups of fresh corn off the cob ​ 1 ½ cups halved cherry tomatoes ​ ½ cup chopped cucumber ​ ¼ cup chopped onion ​ 2 tbsp. copped basil ​ 1 hot pepper diced ​ ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese Preparation: 1. In a small bowl whisk together 4 tsp. of olive oil...
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Herb Vinaigrette Potato Salad - Mayo Free

Herb Vinaigrette Potato Salad - Mayo Free
Ingredients: 5 lbs baby red potatoes ​ 3 hard boiled eggs - diced​ 1/4 cup minced red onion Herb Vinaigrette: 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tbsp diced fresh rosemary 1 tbsp diced fresh thyme 2 tbsp diced fresh flat leaf parsley ¼ cup diced fresh chives 2 tbsp stone ground mustard 1 tbsp honey ¼ cup red wine vinegar ¼ cup olive oil salt and pe...
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Healthy Green Eggs & Ham!

Healthy Green Eggs & Ham!
If you've ever wondered what the green stuff is in Dr. Suess's famous green eggs and ham, I'm about to tell you and guess what? No, it's not food coloring, it's healthy pesto sauce! Try this easy recipe with the kiddos that the whole family can enjoy. Let us know what you think in the comments section below. Ingredients: ​2 large eggs 2 large egg w...
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Healthy Eating Tips When Traveling

Healthy Eating Tips When Traveling
Getting yourself and kids ready for a trip or vacation takes a lot of planning. When I travel, one of the things on the top on my list (other than what shoes to bring) is what snacks to bring for the journey. When you're traveling you don't always have a lot of food options. This is always a challenge for me because I am conscious about what I eat ...
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Balsamic Blackberry Vinaigrette

Balsamic Blackberry Vinaigrette
​This dressing comes with a twist! Fresh blackberries add sweetness to this Dijon, Balsamic vinaigrette. Let us know if you like it in the comments section below! Ingredients: ​ 1 cup of ripe blackberries ​ 1 Tbsp. honey ​ 2 Tbsp. Balsamic vinegar ​ 2 Tbsp. olive oil ​ ¼ Tsp. salt ​ ½ Tsp. Dijon mustard Preparation: Combine all ingredients in blend...
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Snap Pea Salad With Buffalo Mozzarella

Snap Pea Salad With Buffalo Mozzarella
​ Ingredients ​ 8 ounces sugar snap peas, trimmed, strings removed ​ 4 cups arugula, thick stems trimmed ​ 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves plus more for serving ​ 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves plus more for serving ​ 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil ​ 2 tablespoons (or more) fresh lemon juice ​ Sea Salt ​ 1 pound fresh buffalo mozzarella Preparation 1. ...
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Fresh Marinated Garlic Tomatoes

Fresh Marinated Garlic Tomatoes
These fresh tomatoes are slightly roasted, then marinated in oil, garlic, honey and vinegar! Delicious served on a crostini with goat cheese and olives. Let us know what you think in the comments section below! Fresh Marinated Garlic Tomatoes Ingredients: ​ 4 cups of cherry tomatoes ​ 3 tbs olive oil divided ​ ¼ tsp salt ​ 1 tbs ...
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Roasted Asparagus with Dijon-Lemon Sauce

Roasted Asparagus with Dijon-Lemon Sauce
A simple side dish that's bursting with lemon flavor. Perfect for a spring dinner, lunch or even breakfast! ​ Roasted Asparagus With Dijon-Lemon Sauce Ingredients: ​ 1-2 lbs of asparagus trimmed ​ 4 tsp of olive oil, divided ​ ½ tsp of salt ​ 2 garlic cloves minced ​ 1 tsp grated lemon zest ​ 2 tbs fresh lemon juice ​ ½ tsp...
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Berry Kale Salad With Strawberry Dressing

Berry Kale Salad With Strawberry Dressing
The sweetness from the berries and strawberry dressing coat this kale salad in creamy goodness and mask any bitterness! Berry Kale Salad With Strawberry Dressing Ingredients: ​ 2 cups chopped kale ​ 1½ cups of chopped strawberries divided ​ 1 cup of blueberries ​ 1 cup of blackberries ​ ¼ cup of sliced almonds ​ ¼ cup of crumbled feta ​ 1/3 cup of ...
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French Green Bean Salad With Pears

French Green Bean Salad With Pears
This is a refreshing spring salad with matchstick pears and tons of fresh herbs! Let us know what you think in the comments below. French Green Bean Salad With Pears Ingredients: ​ 3lbs Haricot Verts green beans ​ 1/2 cup of olive oil ​ 3 TBS of Sherry wine vinegar ​ 6 TBS chopped fresh chives ​ 6 TBS chopped fresh parsley ​ 6 TBS minced fresh...
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Chicken Monaco Pasta Salad

Chicken Monaco Pasta Salad
Pasta salad has always been a staple inspiring and summer time dish 1, because it is so easy to whip together for a large crowd and 2, because it is so darn delicious! This pasta salad combines the fresh flavors of western Europe to create a beautiful, healthy and tasty dish! ​ Chicken Monaco Pasta Salad Ingredients: ​ 1 lb boneless, skinless ...
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Fajita Chicken Stuffed Bell Peppers

Fajita Chicken Stuffed Bell Peppers
Bell peppers make the perfect "shell" for this fajita chicken! They are a lower carbohydrate, gluten-free alternative when you are craving Mexican food but don't want the heavy, greasy stuff. We hope you all enjoy! Fajita Chicken Stuffed Bell Peppers Ingredients: ​ 1 lb diced skinless boneless chicken (thighs or breast) ​ 2 TBS olive oil ...
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Deciphering Food Labels - What's Really Good For You Part 1

Deciphering Food Labels - What's Really Good For You Part 1
The other day I bought a bag of potato chips. I know, not the best snack choice but the bag had multiple labels on the front indicating that they were probably a healthy choice. The label included, made with olive oil, vegan, non-GMO, gluten free, only 140 calories per serving . Wow – with those kinds of credentials they must be good for you –...
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Crispy Roasted Mushrooms

Crispy Roasted Mushrooms
​These Crispy Roasted Mushrooms are so much better than the soggy sauteed ones! Try these out as a side dish alone or add to another salad for a crispy crunch and earthy taste. Let us know what you think in the comments section below! ​ Crispy Roasted Mushrooms Ingredients: ​ 1 LB of assorted m ushrooms  (such as Oyster, Shiitake, Cremini...
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Minted Beets

Minted Beets
Roasted, Minted Beets are a delicious way to enjoy the lovely root vegetable that is beets! This simple recipe is super easy to throw together and is sure to impress the entire table. Let us know what you think in the comments section below! Minted Beets Ingredients: ​ 2 LBS of beets trimmed ​ 1 head of red leaf lettuce for lining platter ​ 1 TBS o...
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Krispy Kale

Krispy Kale
​Kale is a great super-food, however, it can be a bit bitter if not cooked properly. These Krispy (Crispy) Kale chips are simple and delicious. Feel free to add other spices such as cumin, or chili powder for more of a kick! Attached is a printer friendly PDF version. Krispy Kale ​ 4 Cups of fresh Kale leaves torn into edible pieces (don't mak...
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