Roasted Tomato Soup | WholeLifestyleNutrition.com

Garden Fresh This is what was for lunch…grilled cheese with an organic roasted tomato soup recipe!  Oh my goodness, let me just tell you, with the exception of the olive oil, 100% of the ingredients for the soup came out of my garden.  Yep, 100%!!!   About this time of year (end of summer), I have so many tomatoes coming out of my garden that I just don’t know what to do with them all. If you are in the same…

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How To Grow Micro Greens | WholeLifestyleNutrition.com

When Gardening Space is Limited or Non Existent   The warm summer air has got me yearning to plant, seed, sprout, and grow something.  But city dwelling doesn’t always lend itself well to this task.  Without outdoor space or even a balcony (and the community garden down the street has a five-year wait list) the options are limited.  That just means you need to get extra creative.  Fear not, there are plants that you can grow indoors.  That leads me…

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Quinoa Salad | WholeLifestyleNutrition.com

What is Quinoa   Almost 4 years ago, I was introduced to quinoa.  I had absolutely no idea what it was, how to pronounce it and if I could even find it in my local grocery store!  It did not take me long to absolutely fall in love with this wonderful food!  It is versatile and can be used in so many ways.  So, what exactly is quinoa (pronounced keen wah)?  Most think it is a grain but it is actually…

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  Sweet and Tangy Vinaigrette Dresses Up Summer’s Bounty   Bright, crisp, and full of character, this creamy vinaigrette salad dressing is a refreshing addition to this summer’s fresh garden bounty! Originally known as “Colonel’s Lady Salad Dressing” this organic parsley herb vinaigrette dressing recipe was my favorite growing up. I’m not sure where my mom found the recipe, and I have no idea what the name has to do with anything, but I just couldn’t get enough of the…

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Washington DC Farmers' Market and A Delicious Salad | WholeLifestyleNutrition.com

Welcome to Washington, D.C.    The farmers’ markets in D.C. are springing to life.  Come May, there is a farmers’ market on almost everyday of the week, which means fewer visits to the grocery store.  Sometimes, I go to the farmers’ market with a specific idea in mind; other times,  I just go to see what’s there and create meals from what I find.   Why Shop at a Farmers’ Market?   I love going to a farmers’ market and…

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A delicious asparagus soup recipe and learn why your urine might smell after eating asparagus! | WholeLifestyleNutrition.com

Oh How I Love Asparagus   Are you like me and absolutely LOVE asparagus? When it comes in season in early spring, I have it at least twice a week! The other night I was roasting some asparagus in the oven.  To be honest with you, I totally forgot that I had it in the oven (I even turned the oven off).  When I finally remembered that there was asparagus in the oven, the asparagus was quite overcooked and soggy…yuck!…

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How To Make An Early Spring Au Pistou | WholeLifestyleNutrition.com

What is Soupe Au Pistou?    It’s officially spring.  So let me first start by saying ‘happy spring’.  Aren’t we all ready for spring come this time of the year?  After a bit of contemplation, what came to mind is an early spring Soupe Au Pistou, a fancy French phrase for vegetable soup with basil paste.  Intuitively, summer or fall — with its corresponding bounty of vegetables — may seem ideal for this soup; however, soupe au pistou is truly…

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Lamb Stew | WholeLifestyleNutrition.com

Spring Is Right Around The Corner!   March is right around the corner and there are a few foods that sing spring to me!  Lamb, kale, and cilantro are just a few of my favorite foods to eat in the spring.   I am super excited to dig out of this snow (I only have about a foot on the ground at this time)  and getting a glimpse of fresh tasting fruits and vegetables is enough to send me into…

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Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing | WholeLifestyleNutrition.com

I have a new obsession with winter fruits!  I usually wait until summer fruits are in season, but this year I decided to embrace winter fruits.  Oh my goodness, what have I been missing out on?  These winter fruits are sweet and amazing! The other day I was doing a photography post on How To Apply The Rule of Thirds To Your Photography, and I needed a good example for this post.  So I pulled out my fruit and whipped…

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Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich

Tasty Tuesdays Crockpot Recipes Second Edition    Welcome to our second edition of Tasty Tuesdays Crockpot Recipes!  If you are interested in more crockpot recipes you can view them here:  Recipe tab (at top of website)/Crockpot Recipe tab.   Every Tuesday we post a new crockpot recipe!  Who doesn’t love a quick and easy dinner to throw together on a busy day!  These are your goto recipes!  If you want to receive these recipes in your inbox for free, you…

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