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The Lean Green Smoothie Machine
June 3, 2010 • Posted by Rebecca Marber

In the early morning hours our metabolisms are just as sluggish as the rest of our bodies. So why make their jobs more difficult by feeding them complex carbs that are harder to digest? Before overloading your system with pancakes, waffles, and bagels, try drinking one of my Lean Green Smoothies to bring you energy that will get your day going in the right direction.

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Jam Session
April 30, 2010 • Posted by Jennifer Perillo

I’m crazy about rhubarb and you should be too. Since it appeared last week, I’ve been making muffins mostly. Now I’m moving onto jam and decided to kick off the 2010 canning season. I decided to add in some frozen wild blueberries left from last year’s harvest. The result was a not-too-sweet jam perfect for toasted bread or warmed and spooned over Sunday brunch pancakes.

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Springtime Brunch
April 23, 2010 • Posted by Jennifer Perillo

Each passing weekend, I find myself competing for parking at the local farmer’s market. As the weather grows warmer and spring crops appear, everyone is ready to head outdoors from a long winter of root vegetables. While it does mean I have to set my alarm on a Saturday, the early wake up call means I also get to the market before the crowds and can have first pick of spring’s new arrivals.

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Wok This Way
March 19, 2010 • Posted by Jennifer Perillo

Wok cooking is a tasty solution to beating the clock and enjoying more time for fun in the sun as the weather warms up. Here are some of time-tested tricks for making stir-fries.

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Young at Heart
March 15, 2010 • Posted by Jennifer Perillo

Nutella has become such a favorite I decided to recreate the recipe by looking at the ingredients listed on the jar— except mine is free of the palm oil found in the domestically produced ones.

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Easy Asian
February 11, 2010 • Posted by Jennifer Perillo

A well-stock cupboard—that includes sauces and seasonings, and veggies in the crisper make for an easy dinner solution. I had all I needed to make a peanuty noodle dish.

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A Well-Stocked Pantry
February 5, 2010 • Posted by Jennifer Perillo

What if I told you a handful of carrots, celery, onions and a few other easy-to-find ingredients could save you over $100 in grocery shopping?

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New Year, New You
January 10, 2010 • Posted by Jennifer Perillo

This granola and berry smoothie recipe is the perfect balance of fiber, calcium and fruit. It’s also a great on the go breakfast.

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Fiesta Time
December 17, 2009 • Posted by Jennifer Perillo

Nothing compares to refried beans made from scratch. All you need is a can of pinto beans, an onion, and some olive oil. My recipe also calls for bacon, which I use if I have some in the fridge or freezer. And if not, I don’t sweat it—they still taste pretty darn delicious and make for a vegetarian-friendly filling too.

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