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Autumn Potluck: Hearty Harvest Butternut Lasagna

Autumn Potluck: Hearty Harvest Butternut Lasagna

Who doesn’t enjoy¬†a big soft, melty, belly warming, square of lasagna? We don’t have it often but I was invited to a lasagna potluck at work. I was assigned to come up with a fall themed, vegetarian version. And boy was this compilation a crowd pleaser! As I mentioned in my butternut bruschetta post, I [...]

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Wild Blackberry Lemon Zest Scones (& the Glycemic Index)

Wild Blackberry Lemon Zest Scones (& the Glycemic Index)

I am going to get a little scientific first and discuss the glycemic index. Every food is designated a certain rating on a scale called the Glycemic Index (GI). This number (scale 0-100) correlates to the propensity a food has to raise your blood sugar. The faster and higher your blood sugar (glucose level) rises, [...]

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Pre-Thanksgiving:  Cran-apple Cinnamon Smoothie

Pre-Thanksgiving: Cran-apple Cinnamon Smoothie

Although cranberries come to mind in the fall, I appreciate using the frozen and dried form year round. As well as known benefits for the urinary system, cranberries tout antioxidants and I appreciate the tarter profile as well as low glycemic index. Even natural sugars can cause glucose overload and make smoothies high calorie as [...]

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