Monthly Archives April 2014

Garlic Soup – Vampire Beware!


Garlic might not be your first thought when it comes to soup, but it is one that once you try it you will keep it in your recipe box. The thought of a soup made almost entirely of garlic may seem overwhelming, but this soup has a really mellow warming effect. Garlic soup is the perfect recipe for when you’re feeling under the weather. When you’re sick this soup provides a warming soothing effect that is almost like its hugging your body from the inside out. Once you’ve tried this soup you’ll say good bye to chicken soup when you’re down and hello to garlic. The recipe is quite simple and is sure to become one of your favorites.


  • 25-30 unpeeled garlic cloves
  • 2 table spoons of olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of freshly chopped thyme
  • 2 table spoons of butter (1/4 stick)
  • 20 peeled garlic...
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Starting my Organic Garden

Urban Garden

In a world full of processed foods full of pesticides and chemicals, many people have health problems. One way to improve health of your family is by making a change to a diet containing more organic foods. Organic foods are better for your family’s health and also better for the environment. Although organic foods might be a little more expensive in the grocery store, the health benefits well exceed the extra monetary costs. With this being said, you do not always have to spend more on organic fruits and vegetables if you turn up your sleeves and begin a organic garden of your own. So my goal for this year is to start my very own urban garden!

When beginning an organic garden, you do not have to plant lots of plants. Instead, you can start with just a couple plants...

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My favorite Green Smoothie for Spring


Why have a green smoothie? It packs a powerful, healthy punch. Even the healthiest person may not get enough green vegetables every day. That’s why this green smoothie is awesome! You get your daily intake of veggies in a great tasting way. This green smoothie can substitute for an on the go meal.

It is great for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even for a well needed energy drink. This green smoothie includes all the fruits, vegetables and grains you need all in one drink – almond milk and the almonds give it the smooth creamy texture. So give yourself a boost of power with this green smoothie treat.


  • 1 large banana
  • 1 cup of canned or fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup of plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup of water
  • 1 Cup Almond Milk
  • 1 Cup fresh spinach
  • 1 cup of Broccoli
  • 1 Cup canned or fresh Peache...
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Easy Zucchini Casserole


This easy casserole is delicious, and even people who claim they do not like zucchini often go back for second helpings. This dish does not taste like zucchini. The dominant taste is that of the Parmesan cheese. It is a good way to use up some of the excess zucchini that summer harvests can bring. Although some zucchini recipes call for small or medium zucchini, this recipe will do fine with larger ones, as long as any big seeds are removed before shredding or slicing it.

An easy way to remove the seeds is to wash the zucchini, remove the ends, slice it in half lengthwise, and scoop out the seeds with a big spoon or cut them out with a knife. Peel the zucchini if desired, although it is not necessary...

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Pumpkin Ginger Soup – A fountain of youth


Creamy and warm, pumpkin-ginger soup turns one of autumn’s premier staples into a zesty, tasty and very health treat.

Pumpkin is highly regarded as a “superfood”, having high amounts of beta carotene, which is the plants-source version of Vitamin A, and Vitamin K, both of which are known to boost immune function and reduce the risk of disease. Pumpkin is a great source of fiber, complex carbohydrates and a fairly significant source of protein. Pumpkin is one of the few plant-source foods which will hold almost all of its nutritional value after cooking, so canned pumpkin has almost the identical nutritional value as fresh pumpkin, without all the hassle of cooking raw pumpkin.

Ginger has long been used in Eastern medicine to treat many common disorders, such as dizziness and intestin...

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