Posts by Audrey Humaciu

No Sugar Added Plum Sauce – A Healthier Version

No Sugar Added Plum Sauce

No Sugar Added Plum Sauce is a healthier version of the traditional Asian sauce. It is delicious as a glaze on poultry and as a dipping sauce. This recipe is an excellent use of overripe plums. Plums contain powerful antioxidants polyphenols such as anthocyanins (responsible for the purple color) that contain anti-inflammatory properties and may…

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Sausage and Pepper Hash – An Easy Sheet Pan Dinner

Sausage and Pepper Hash

Sausage and Pepper Hash is a healthy one-pan dish that cooks up in under 30 minutes. This Sausage and Pepper Hash is perfect for hot summer nights when bell peppers are at their best. Bell peppers are loaded with vitamin C, with 159% of the RDI in one serving. They also contain different amounts of…

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5 Lessons Research Teaches us about Preparing Tomatoes

Preparing Tomatoes

Preparing Tomatoes is a common occurrence, and they are a good source of vitamin C, potassium, folic acid, and carotenoids, such as lycopene. Many studies have shown their benefits for cardiovascular health, and current studies are investigating their benefit for the prevention of cancers, depression and other health issues. Scientific studies have also shown several…

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Apple and Quinoa Stuffed Squash – Made with Your Squash

Apple and Quinoa Stuffed Squash

This Apple and Quinoa Stuffed Squash can be made with your favorite summer or winter squash. For winter squashes, you will need to prebake the squash for about 20-30 minutes before stuffing it. I used round summer squash to make this Apple and Quinoa Stuffed Squash and since they are small I only sliced off…

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Arugula Pomegranate Salad with Pineapple Vinaigrette

Arugula Pomegranate Salad

Colorful Arugula Pomegranate Salad is a bright and flavorful salad loaded with healthy fats and antioxidants. Pomegranates are loaded with antioxidants like vitamin C and polyphenols, which do wondrous things for your health, such as protecting you from cancer and heart disease as well as acting as an anti-inflammatory to help with arthritis. Eating the…

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Peach and Arugula Salad – Perfect For Summer

Peach and Arugula Salad

This simple Peach and Arugula salad is loaded with flavors from the peppery arugula, sweet peaches, and slightly salty feta cheese. Perfect for summer when peaches are at their peak. Peach and Arugula Salad Ingredients 1 bunch arugula 2 medium peaches 1/2 cup feta cheese 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup red wine vinegar Directions…

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Ginger Pear Butternut Squash Soup – A Twist On Traditional

Ginger Pear Butternut Squash Soup

Ginger Pear Butternut Squash Soup gives a slightly sweet and spicy twist to traditional butternut squash soup. The beautiful yellow color of butternut squash is due to the beta carotene, which gives this soup a potent dose of antioxidants. Ginger is also an antioxidant as well as containing anti-inflammatory properties. The pears add a little…

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The Powerful Pomegranate – Known Since Ancient Times

powerful pomegranate

The powerful Pomegranate has been known for its health benefits since ancient times. The bright red fruit is considered a superfood today because of its powerful antioxidants and nutrition. Personally, I just love the sweet and tangy taste and look forward to them every Fall. The Legend of the 4 Pomegranate Seeds In Greek mythology,…

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Pico De Gallo – Loaded with Healthy Antioxidants

pico de gallo

Pico de Gallo is a simple raw salsa made with tomatoes, onions, peppers, and cilantro. It is delicious with chips or alongside your favorite Mexican dishes. This salsa is loaded with healthy antioxidants like vitamin A and C as well as the specific flavonoids from the tomato (lycopene), peppers (capsaicin) and onions (quercitin). The amounts…

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Strawberry Rosemary Wine Slushies – Beat The Heat

Strawberry Rosemary Wine Slushies

Strawberry Rosemary Wine Slushies are a delightful way to beat the heat during summer. And they are so simple to make. Strawberries are loaded with heart-healthy antioxidants, especially vitamin C. The polyphenol compounds including the flavonoids that give them their red color as well as tannins and phenolic acids not only help the heart but…

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