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  • Think Like a Vegetarian

    I have a love/hate relationship with meat. I love how it keeps me satisfied and sustains my husband, a competitive cyclist. To be honest, it has just been easier to eat animal protein because I grew up...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Butternut “Rice” Pilaf

    Unlike the past, today’s butternut squash flesh is sweet and tender, palatable to both kids and adults alike. But many folks don’t realize how much nutritional benefit butternut squash imparts. It contains very high levels of vitamins...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Simple Choices for a Healthy Winter Season

    As summer is behind us and autumn arrives, we tend to spend more time inside, both mentally and physically. All seasons are a time of transition and with that comes some shedding of old and beginning again....

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • How to Thrive During the Holidays

    Do you have mixed feelings about the impending holiday season? Many of our clients seem more stressed than excited. The holidays can bring up mixed feelings for many. It is exciting yet challenging. You may be doing...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • The Colorful Side of Collards

    Unless you grew up in the south, collard greens may be at best mysterious and at worst misunderstood. Most people think of them as a southern specialty that involves hours of cooking with a fatty smoked meat....

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Eating Healthy & Saving Money with Less Time

    With back to school creeping up on us, so is the reality of putting the grill away, eating light meals and having plenty of time to cook. Soon it will be driving the kids around to practice,...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Food is Fuel

    A balanced diet. A raw diet. A fad diet. Avoid gluten. Avoid sugar. Go vegetarian. Don’t eat carbs and you’ll get skinny. Remember when the big nutrition debate was as simple as whether or not butter vs....

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • When Cucumbers Become Common

    It is always exciting when the cucumber harvest starts, but within a few weeks of the season we are often overrun with their abundance. My solution to this dilemma is to adopt the old motto, “variety is...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Creating A Healing Herb Garden

    I fell in love with gardening while growing up in the small town of South Paris, Maine, home to the McLaughlin Garden and Homestead. As a young woman I would quietly enter the gate to Bernard McLaughlin’s...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Organic Duck Breast with Ginger Carrot Puree, Ginger Orange Sauce and Sautéed Apples and Sweet Potatoes

    Ingredients: Organic Duck Breast 2-3 organic apples 2-3 sweet potatoes Salt, pepper   Ginger Orange Sauce: 1.5 large shallots 2 cloves garlic 2 organic oranges 1/3 gal orange juice 1/8 cup brown sugar   Ginger Carrot Puree...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Papacelle’s Grilled Romaine Salad

    When I was first approached about providing recipes for Natural Nutmeg I was excited. My passion for food has always been something I love sharing. To me there is no better place to share that with than...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Calling All Locavores! It’s 100% Local at Vinland Restaurant

    In a cozy little spot right on Congress Street in Portland, you’ll find an amazing new restaurant forging a distinctly Maine cuisine. Vinland… the first restaurant in the United States to serve 100% local, organic food. And...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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