Soul Food — Slow Cooker Summer Ratatouille

First—Foraging Squirrel’s TOP TEN Tips To Stay Healthy: O.k. you may have seen my little joke yesterday. In case you missed it, it went something like this: How do you eliminate Catholic Belly Fat? Go to Mass and genuflect (I hear it’s the earliest form of Pilates), fast, eat bread and wine and read Foraging […]

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The Feast of Corpus Christi Around The World

Today is the Feast of Corpus Christi (also known as the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ). If you didn’t guess from the name, it is the day that Catholics celebrate the transfiguration of the holy Eucharist. Traditionally it is held (in America) on the Sunday following Trinity Sunday and is one of […]

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Don’t Eat Meat Eat: Tomato, Basil and Mozzerella Salad with Crisped Polenta

I am a big believer in keeping it simple! Between work, kids and foraging, I don’t have time to mess with loads of gourmet ingredients. This recipe looks fancy but is super easy and delicious… and vegetarian… and good for you! It whips together in just a few minutes (unlike my husband). Enjoy! Tomato, Basil […]

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Don’t Eat Meat. Eat Japanese Eggplant and Lebanese Lentils

I had an “I seriously didn’t know that” moment about three years ago when I read the book  The China Study. Since then, though I’ve tried, It’s been hard to ignore the book’s findings: “People who ate the most animal-based foods got the most chronic disease … People who ate the most plant-based foods were […]

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Parker’s Split Pea Soup Recipe

Because I am a designer, I think in colors quite a bit. I didn’t really realize until now that I actually based my recipe choices on them. Well, maybe that’s not entirely true, I’ve never been happy eating white pasta with white sauce on a white plate… horrid. In honor of Spring and bringing a […]

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Recipes for Health – Spicy Quinoa, Cucumber and Tomato Salad – NYTimes.com

Photo by Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times Recipe: By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN Thank you Pinterest for giving me a gold mine of healthy recipes to choose from! My friend posted this one for Spicy Quinoa, Cucumber and Tomato Salad from the New York Times. (I’m just realizing how fabulous the New York Time’s […]

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