Category Archives: Low fat

Garbanzo Bean and Assorted Olive Salad (Vegan)

Looking for a salad that’s just as good in the fall and winter as it is in the warmer months of the year? Then try this easy-to-make and hearty garbanzo bean and assorted olive salad, which is great as a … Continue reading

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Food of the Month, August 2012: Peaches

One of the best things about living in the North Carolina is all of the wonderful fresh fruits and vegetables that are available from spring to late fall. One of my favorites is peaches – I get so excited when … Continue reading

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Chilled Cucumber Melon Soup with Radish Celery Salsa

I love chilled soups, especially in the heat of the summer. Usually, gazpachos come immediately to mind and that’s what I tend to order or make at home (click here for a tasty recipe I posted last summer.) However, several years … Continue reading

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Food of the Month, June 2012: Rainbow Fruit Kabobs with Cream Cheese Dipping Sauce

June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, so to celebrate I decided to make these festive fruit kabobs with a low-fat cream cheese dipping sauce. These are so easy to make and they’re good for you as well. The … Continue reading

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Peppery Pickled Okra

I made some okra pickles the same day I made my Quick and Easy Refrigerator Bread and Butter Pickles (click here for the recipe) since the okra was fresh and abundant at the Farmer’s Market. While the bread and butter … Continue reading

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

I first tried hummus in 1995 during an Outward Bound Leadership program. There were 12 of us from various parts of the U.S. who spent five days sailing (should I say rowing) a 26-foot wooden boat, hopping from island to island in … Continue reading

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Got Gazpacho?

One of the best bowls of gazpacho I ever tasted was at a restaurant (can’t remember its name, unfortunately) in 2002 in St. Helena, California. Brad and I were on our honeymoon and decided after leaving Hawaii to spend a … Continue reading

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