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Italian Herb Pizza Crust

February 28, 2020

Ingredients: 1-3/4 to 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 (2-1/4 tsp.) envelope yeast 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar 3/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 teaspoon Italian herb sage, thyme, oregano 2/3 cup very warm water (120 to 130°F)* 2 teaspoons garlic minced 3 tablespoons oil 1/2 to 1 cup pizza sauce Other toppings as desired 1 to 2 cups (4 to 8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese Directions: Preheat oven to 425°F. Combine 1 cup flour, undissolved yeast, sugar, salt and Italian herbs in a large bowl. Combine very warm water, garlic and oil. Add to flour mixture and mix until well blended, about 1 minute.…


Houseplants for Health

February 20, 2020

Winter can be a difficult season on us both physically and mentally, but studies have shown that keeping plants around you is good for your health! Plants help purify indoor air by absorbing toxins and producing oxygen. This can help you feel less stress and even increase your creativity! Through transpiration, plants increase humidity levels, which helps boost your immune system in the dry winter months. Houseplants can also help curb winter blues with their calming abilities. One study by Kansas State University found that plants could even lower blood pressure and decrease pain, anxiety, and fatigue in patients recovering…


Soup of Tuscany

February 15, 2020

This yummy soup utilizes many of your garden veggies and adds the delicious herbs of the Tuscan region to make a hearty supper to be topped off with crusty toasted bread. Ingredients: Red onions Celery Potatoes Beans Savoy cabbage or kale Leek Zucchini Beans Tomato sauce Thyme Tri-color sage Rosemary Parsley Directions: Soak beans overnight (any kind you choose will be high in fiber) Cook over low heat, chop onions, carrots, leek, and celery and saute in olive oil. Add the zucchini and the potatoes. Add the cooked beans, some whole, and mash some together with the water they were…


Kale and Spinach Salad with Cranberries and Apples

February 1, 2020

This recipe combines the leafy dark greens of spinach with kale. These dark greens hold the most nutrients, like iron, magnesium, vitamin A C and K. Great salad to make as a meal itself, or as a side dish. Ingredients: 2 cups chopped kale leaves (massaged in 2 T olive oil) 2 cups spinach 2 medium ripe tomatoes ½ of a large cucumber diced in ¼” chunks ½ cup chopped raw broccoli or cauliflower ½ cup dried cranberries 1 medium apple chopped (granny smith is tangy and yummy) 1 cup walnuts or pecans Directions: Massage the chopped kale in olive…