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    Country Bean Soup


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    A typical country bean soup. We have found versions of this classic soup in each country we visited. Our favorite is the traditional soup prepared in Galicia, Spain, with their local ham (lacon), green vegetables (grelos) and potatoes (cachelos), ask for "Caldo Gallego" or "Pote Gallego" if you visit the region.

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    A typical country bean soup. We have found versions of this classic soup in each country we visited. Our favorite is the traditional soup prepared in Galicia, Spain, with their local ham (lacon), green vegetables (grelos) and potatoes (cachelos), ask for "Caldo Gallego" or "Pote Gallego" if you visit the region.

    1 cup dried beans
    1/2 lb country style ham, scrubbed and soaked if required
    1 tbsp olive oil
    4 cups raw cabbage, chopped

    3 medium potatoes, peeled and diced ... Continue reading Country Bean Soup.


    Fruit Kabobs


    One of the best ways to get kids to eat enough fruit is to make fruit fun. These kabobs are sure to do just that.

    Prep time: 15 minutes

    Ingredients:
    * 1 apple
    * 1 banana
    * 1/3 c. red seedless grapes
    * 1/3 c. green seedless grapes
    * 2/3 c. pineapple chunks
    * 1 c. nonfat yogurt
    * 1/4 c. dried coconut, shredded

    One of the best ways to get kids to eat enough fruit is to make fruit fun. These kabobs are sure to do just that.

    Prep time: 15 minutes

    Ingredients:

    * 1 apple
    * 1 banana
    * 1/3 c. red seedless grapes
    * 1/3 c. green seedless grapes
    * 2/3 c. pineapple chunks
    * 1 c. nonfat yogurt
    * 1/4 c. dried coconut, shredded
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    ... Continue reading Fruit Kabobs.

    Baby-It's-Cold-Outside Chili


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    When the temperature is dropping, nothing warms up the family like a simmering pot of chili. You can use beef or substitute turkey for a lower-fat version. Or even skip the meat altogether. And don't forget to accompany your chili with grated cheese, chopped onion, and sour cream.

    chilicropped.jpgWhen the temperature is dropping, nothing warms up the family like a simmering pot of chili. You can use beef or substitute turkey for a lower-fat version. Or even skip the meat altogether. And don't forget to accompany your chili with grated cheese, chopped onion, and sour cream.

    Prep time: 90 minutes

    Ingredients:
    • 1 can red kidney beans (drain and rinse beans well to remove salt)
    • 1 can black beans (drain and rinse beans well to remove salt)
    • 2 cans crushed ... Continue reading Baby-It's-Cold-Outside Chili.


    Lemon Chicken Salad


    Prep time: 20 minutes

    Ingredients:

    * 1 small head of green leaf lettuce
    * 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    * juice of 1 lemon
    * 1 tbsp. oil
    * 1 tbsp. freshly chopped tarragon
    * salt and pepper to taste
    * vinaigrette salad dressing to taste

    Prep time: 20 minutes

    Ingredients:

    * 1 small head of green leaf lettuce
    * 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    * juice of 1 lemon
    * 1 tbsp. oil
    * 1 tbsp. freshly chopped tarragon
    * salt and pepper to taste
    * vinaigrette salad dressing to taste
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    ... Continue reading Lemon Chicken Salad.

    Sunburst Muffins


    sunburstmuffins.jpgFinally, the days are growing longer. Soon our longing for warmer weather and sunny days will be satisfied. But for a bright fix now, stir up a batch of sun-kissed muffins. Sprinkled with flecks of orange and lemon peel, these muffins burst with flavor and splendor.

    Let the kids help with grating, mixing, and filling the muffin cups.

    sunburstmuffins.jpgBy Elizabeth Wells

    Finally, the days are growing longer. Soon our longing for warmer weather and sunny days will be satisfied. But for a bright fix now, stir up a batch of sun-kissed muffins. Sprinkled with flecks of orange and lemon peel, these muffins burst with flavor and splendor.

    Let the kids help with grating, mixing, and filling the muffin cups.

    What You Need:

    * 1 orange
    * 1 lemon
    * 1/2 cup of margarine or butter
    * 1 cup of ... Continue reading Sunburst Muffins.


    Men Want Steak; Women, Cake


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    By Karen Barrow

    What's your ultimate comfort food? A huge ice cream sundae dripping with hot fudge or a juicy, tender T-bone steak?

    A new study, published in Physiology and Behavior, confirms the old stereotype: women tend to comfort themselves with sweet-tasting foods when they are feeling down. But it also reveals that men prefer meat as their comfort food. And unlike women, they eat mostly when they are feeling at their best.

    "In the past, comfort food was considered primarily as a strategy to alleviate stress, sadness and other negative emotions," said Dr. Jordan LeBel, associate professor at Cornell Univ ... Continue reading Men Want Steak; Women, Cake.


    Banana Bread


    If your kitchen is like most, there is probably a half-bunch of bananas slowly turning deep brown on the counter. This recipe saves you from tossing the bananas, not to mention providing a treat for everyone.

    Prep time: about 90 minutes

    If your kitchen is like most, there is probably a half-bunch of bananas slowly turning deep brown on the counter. This recipe saves you from tossing the bananas, not to mention providing a treat for everyone.

    Prep time: about 90 minutes

    Ingredients:

    * 2 eggs
    * 1 3/4 c. sifted flour
    * 2 tsp. baking powder
    * 1/4 tsp. baking soda
    * 1/2 tsp. salt
    * 1/3 c. vegetable shortening
    * 2/3 c. sugar
    * 1 c. mashed bananas (about 3 bananas)
    * nonstick spray

    Directions:

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees C ... Continue reading Banana Bread.