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Franky's Peanut Butter Cups

Franky's Peanut Butter Cups

Growing up and still to this day, peanut butter and chocolate is one of my favorite combinations. Reese's peanut butter cups were one of my favorite sweet treats that I could eat every day. Unfortunately, they are filled with mostly refined products that likely cause many cavities as a young child. This weekend, I was feeling creative and thought I'd whip up my own version.

Dirty Rice

Dirty Rice

Dirty Rice is a staple dish in our home. It's full of flavor, adapts to a wide variety of seasonal vegetables and spice blends, and is satiating without being overly filling. While the ingredients may change every time I make this recipe, one thing's for certain, I never make this simple one pot meal with brown rice.

Wild Salmon Handrolls

Wild Salmon Handrolls

Since I was a young boy, I have always enjoyed fresh fish! Growing up along the southern coastline of Connecticut, I remember spending numerous days out at the docks hoping to land a big striped bass. Warm summer days brought us to the tidal rivers to fill our buckers with blue crabs.

Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut plays a vital role in the health of myself and my family. Chock full of health benefits, sauerkraut has a long history of use that dates back 2000 years! Loaded with vitamins, and numerous “healthy bacteria”, ‘kraut and other fermented vegetables are extremely nourishing to the digestive and immune system.

Red Lentil & Coconut Curry

Red Lentil & Coconut Curry

The following recipe has wound up being one of my most beloved soups. Thick, flavorful, and always a healthy option, it's perfect for both meat eaters and vegetarians. This is one of those "stick to your ribs" kind of soups that keeps you filled up for hours. Sometimes, I'll use this soup as a base for roasted chicken or grilled seafood like scallops or shrimp.

Supreme Immunity w/ Chicken Stock

Supreme Immunity w/ Chicken Stock

There’s something about sipping a hot bowl of freshly made chicken soup that really does nourish the soul. Chicken stock is a simple technique that does not require a lot of hands on work. Simply add all the ingredients into a pot, bring it to a boil, then allow the veggies and liquid to simmer for a few hours. Store bought stocks and broths are not optimal because most of added salt and sometimes, even sugar.