Easy Minestrone Soup #BrownBag


Easy Minestrone Soup is one of my solutions to the problem of public school lunch. When I am  not blogging, I am teaching tenth-grade English. Lunch options are slim and rather dreadful. A 30-minute lunch doesn’t leave enough time to go out for lunch, so I bring a brown-bag lunch with soup to work. If your… 

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Health Benefits of Salmon

Healthiest Fish to Eat

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”–Hippocrates The health benefits of salmon are becoming well known. Brimming with heart-healthy Omega 3 fatty acids, salmon is essential to health, I believe. As an African-American woman with high blood pressure and a family history of heart disease, I realize the importance of salmon’s heart-healthy benefits. Since I lost… 

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Cooking Vegetables Perfectly

Cooking Vegetables Perfectly--Veggie Cheat Sheat

Cooking vegetables perfectly doesn’t have to be guesswork or an exercise in obsessive checking to prevent overcooking. With this Veggie Cooking Times Cheat Sheet from the kitchen company Lark & Larks, you can confidently cook a variety of vegetables in several ways. This awesome reference for cooking vegetables perfectly showed up in my e-mail inbox this week,… 

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Food & Wine Conference Basics

Food and Wine Conference 2014

A food & wine conference is the best value for bloggers looking to maximize their professional development and to hobnob with brands and other bloggers. For my money, the Food & Wine Conference produced by the Sunday Supper Movement and the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando is the conference to attend. Recently, I attended the Food… 

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Smoked Trout and Egg Salad

Smoked Trout and Egg Salad--Pescetarian Journal

Today’s offerings are a Smoked Trout and Egg Salad recipe–and a secret. I am an egg hoarder. Put me in a room with deviled eggs, egg salad, and, hell, even boiled eggs, and I struggle against an impulse to eat them all. This “eggxiety” first showed itself on Easter back in the day, when my natural affinity for boiled eggs grew… 

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