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New Cooking feeds your body, mind, and soul. It allows you to control the food you put into your body, connect with your family and friends over a home-cooked meal, and save the money you might otherwise spend in restaurants or on processed, prepackaged foods. Believe it or not, making simple and satisfying meals from scratch doesn’t have to be hard. Here are some of my favorite easy, healthy recipes. You’ll find that eating well can also be delicious!


Please Note: Images for each of the samples of similar type recipes just to give you an idea of what they may look like and not an actual image of each listed recipe.

Shrimp Jambalaya

By Karen | August 5, 2019 |

Jambalaya is a popular Louisiana-origin dish of Spanish, French (especially Provençal cuisine), and West African influence, consisting mainly of meat and vegetables mixed with rice. Traditionally, the meat always includes sausage of some sort, often smoked meat such as andouille, along with pork or chicken and seafood, such as crawfish…

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Savory Bean Spinach Soup

By Karen | July 29, 2019 |

This is another great soup that hits the spot no matter what time of the year it is! However, a full bowl of this Savory Bean Spinach Soup in the wintertime hits the spot wonderfully! The longer I let this cook, the better it seems to taste!

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Curry Scallops & Cilantro Rice

By Karen | July 22, 2019 |

This recipe pairs curry-coated scallops and brown rice seasoned with cilantro, scallions, and lemon. For this recipe, you’ll need 3 cups cooked brown rice. Serve with roasted carrots tossed with cumin and coriander. This recipe pairs curry-coated scallops and brown rice seasoned with cilantro, scallions and lemon. For this recipe,…

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Skillet Wild Rice, Walnut and Broccoli Salad

By Karen | July 15, 2019 |

Broccoli flowers catch the nutty, lemony dressing in this winter salad and make it a dish that the entire family will enjoy. Broccoli flowers catch the nutty, lemony dressing in this winter salad.

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Delicata Squash & Tofu Curry

By Karen | July 8, 2019 |

This easy tofu curry, made with pretty delicata squash and hearty greens, cooks up in one skillet. To speed up the prep, use bagged chopped kale. Delicata squash’s thin skin is tender when it’s cooked, so there’s no need to peel—another time saver. Serve with quinoa or brown rice. This…

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Green Smoothie (aka Karen’s Cocktail)

By Karen | July 1, 2019 |

A smoothie is usually a thick and creamy beverage made from pureed raw fruit, vegetables, and sometimes dairy products (e.g. milk, yogurt, ice-cream or cottage cheese), typically using a blender. I recommend using a Vitamix since it is a powerhouse when it comes to blending, mixing, and pureeing. With products…

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Avocado Hummus

By Karen | June 24, 2019 |

I love avocado and I love hummus! What could be better? Mixing them together! This Avocado Hummus recipe is the smoothest and creamiest hummus recipe I’ve ever made! And the flavor unbelievably delicious! This recipie is great for veggies, or as spread on a sandwich you make.

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Southwestern Pinto Bean Soup

By Karen | June 17, 2019 |

This is one of my favorite soups. If you do not eat all 6 servings (for example, if you have a small family), the leftovers are better the next day! The beans just seem to soak up all the flavors overnight.  

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