Italian Wedding Soup


Homemade recipe by Maria Theresa Post, a healthy Berks County citizen who hails from Italy! The term “wedding soup” comes from the Italian language phrase “minestra maritata” (“married soup”), which is a reference to the flavor produced by the combination/”marriage” of greens and the meat Ingredients Soup: 12cups low sodium broth 1 pound of curly … Continue reading Italian Wedding Soup

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies


Source: www.foodfanatic.com Submitted by Erica Wennell Ingredients 3 1/2 cups Almond Flour 1 teaspoon Baking Soda 1 teaspoon Salt 1/2 cup Coconut Oil, Melted and cooled 1/2 cup Honey 2 Eggs 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract 2 cups Dark Chocolate Chips, Paleo-friendly, like enjoy life semisweet chocolate mini chips Directions Preheat oven to 375°F. Line … Continue reading Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Seared Grouper with Black-Eyed Pea Relish


What is American Heart Month? American Heart Association February is American Heart Month, a federally designated event, is an ideal time to remind Americans to focus on their hearts and encourage them to get their families, friends and communities involved. Chances are, we all know someone affected by heart disease and stroke, because about 2,300 … Continue reading Seared Grouper with Black-Eyed Pea Relish

Minestrone Soup with Collard Greens and Cannellini


Source: Everyday Food, Oct 2007 Warm up your winter with this gut healthy soup that is loaded with fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants. Bonus, it’s all vegetarian too and a great way to add to your daily vegetable intake! Ingredients 1tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp tomato paste ½ tsp dried thyme 1 medium onion, chopped Coarse … Continue reading Minestrone Soup with Collard Greens and Cannellini

Staying on Track Over the Holidays


By Kathleen Jones, MSACN, CNS Nutritionist at The Vitamin Shoppe in Wyomissing The most wonderful time of year can leave a lot of us feeling defeated, and not ready to take on the New Year. But it doesn’t have to be this way.  By following a few simple steps, you will be able to successfully … Continue reading Staying on Track Over the Holidays

Pistachio Raisin Holiday Biscotti


Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2004 INGREDIENTS 2 1/4cup all purpose flour, plus more for work surface ¾ shelled unsalted pistachios 1.5 tsp baking powder 3 large eggs ¾ cup sugar ¾ cup golden raisins ¼ tsp salt 1tsp vanilla extract DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, mix flour, sugar, pistachios, raisins, … Continue reading Pistachio Raisin Holiday Biscotti

Rice Rice Baby


by: Allison Witmer, B.S. in Nutritional Sciences from The Pennsylvania State University Submitted by: Redner’s Markets Checking out at only 10¢ a serving, rice is a budget friendly alternative to potatoes and pasta. Coming in many varieties, rice pairs well with other healthy foods including beans, seafood, chicken, vegetables and even fruit. You may have … Continue reading Rice Rice Baby

Let’s Guac About It


By: Allison Witmer, B.S. in Nutritional Sciences from The Pennsylvania State University Submitted by Redner’s Markets Keeping with the trend, avocados popularity continues to grow. They can be seen anywhere: toast, salads, sandwich toppings, dressings, smoothies, mousses – the list goes on and on! Even as culinary creations continue to evolve, the time-tested favorite way … Continue reading Let’s Guac About It