Hearty Vegetable Beef and Barley Soup

Veg Beef and Barley Soup

Happy New Year!   I made this Vegetable Beef and Barley Soup today because the weather has been really cold here in San Diego county. It’s an easy soup with lots of flavor and healthy vegetables.   I’ve been craving the rich beefy flavor of  my mother’s homemade soup as we were growing up in Vermont.

This isn’t my mother’s recipe exactly, because I made it up as I went along, but it’s really good! Continue reading

Mashed White Sweet Potatoes: A New Comfort Food for Mimi Avocado

mashedwhitesweetpotatoWhen I think of sweet potato, I think of orange.  Sweet potatoes are orange, right?   Surprise!   Sweet potatoes come in a variety of colors: yellow, orange, pink, purple, cream, or white.  White!

I’ve been challenging myself to try different varieties of vegetables lately, hoping to find healthier foods to add to our meals.  Not just healthier and unusual, but comfort foods we can enjoy without guilt and actually look forward to serving.  Mashed  white-skinned sweet potatoes have achieved that status. Continue reading

Avocados May Be the Ultimate Unprocessed Food! | October #Unprocessed Challenge Guest Post

October Unprocessed contributor

Two years ago the idea of eating unprocessed foods for an entire month seemed like an insurmountable challenge to me and my family. Now it isn’t nearly as daunting because we realized that avocados may be the ultimate unprocessed food. When I build recipes around avocados, it isn’t difficult to meet the challenge of eating unprocessed foods for a day, a week or even a month. In fact, it’s easier all year round to eat healthier when avocados are in the picture!

Today I am thrilled to be a guest blogger at Eating Rules, sharing my story and an easy recipe for a hearty avocado salad that makes a great snack or meal. Are you thinking about trying the October Unprocessed Challenge…even for one day? Run right over to Eating Rules’ October Unprocessed 2012 on October 14, 2012. http://www.eatingrules.com/2012/10/black-bean-quinoa-avocado-salad/

]healthy quinoa salad with avocados Find the recipe for this avocado salad over at Eating Rules on October 14th!

Have You Taken The October Unprocessed Challenge?

20120929-213523.jpgWant to learn more about healthy food? Want to have fun while you make some simple changes toward more healthy eating habits? Check out the October Unprocessed Challenge for 2012! Meet my friend, Andrew Wilder…he has some fascinating information and terrific friends too…run on over to EatingRules.com and sign up for this year’s challenge!

Stay tuned…I’ll be a guest blogger for Eating Rules during the month of October!

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