Calabazas con elote

Tomato, Corn, and Zucchini Galette

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A galette is basically a rough, rustic, often savory flavored pie. They make a great simple week night dinners and still offer up a beautiful presentation.  

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Warm French Lentils

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Not quite a soup or a stew, this bowl of warm lentils with sauteed vegetables will warm you up during these cold days and nights.  

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Practice Gratitude

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Studies have long shown that practicing gratitude has immediate benefits on your mood and overall outlook on life. But a recent study out of University of California at San Diego’s behavioral cardiac department found surprising links between intentional gratitude and physical symptoms of heart failure patients. The study followed 180 asymptomatic heart failure patients over […]

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Drinking Diet Soda Raises Heart Failure Risk

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No one is likely to be shocked to hear that diet soda is not good for you. The days of believing that no-calorie equals health food are long over. But current studies on the effects of regular diet drink consumption reveal even greater dangers than were previously discussed. This year, a major study in Sweden […]

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American Cancer Society Revises Mammogram Recommendations

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The American Cancer Society has revised their recommendations for women’s breast screenings, published in a recent JAMA article. These new guidelines are closer to the early detection suggestions made by the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force, a lesser-known government funded panel of women’s health experts. In earlier years marked by the steep rise in breast […]

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Text Neck

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It seems that for every leap forward in technology, there can be two steps back as we slowly adjust to our new tools. Where years ago the danger was “blackberry thumb” now we are facing ever-increasing occurrences of what is now being called “text neck”. You know what I’m referring to:  it’s that head-bent-far-forward posture […]

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Embracing Change

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I love this time of year, perhaps the best of all. There is something that encourages thoughtfulness in me; a tendency towards contemplation on foggy mornings, the need for quiet evenings and warm blankets; the magic of the daily newness of trees blushing and bragging in bright colors. And no matter how many years out […]

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Pumpkin Cheddar Cheese Soup

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This is a great thing to make once October rolls around every year. It’s simply the best fall-in-a-bowl you can get! This recipe comes from The Hopvine, a fantastic little pub in Seattle, and is the creation of chef Michael Congdon. This seasonal offering always goes quickly.    

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Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto

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Chicken Soup with Wild Rice

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