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Why Vegan – Part 1

By Lori Rodgers – I learned early on not to ask this question of my two teenagers. It happened the summer of 2016. My two teens and I were sitting down to dinner at an upscale Mexican restaurant in Vegas after three days of outdoors adventure in Zion National Park and the Grand Canyon. We …

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Why Vegan – Part 2, White Bean and Potato Soup

By Lori Rodgers – This hearty soup has quickly become a family favorite. It is satisfying and packed with plant-based protein. One of my biggest concerns when my children chose a Vegan lifestyle was ensuring they would get the nutrition that is so important during the teenage years. After researching and discussing the plant-based diet …

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Favorite Springtime Meals

By Lori Rodgers – Vegan spinach lasagna Garlic bread Green salad with vinaigrette   Vegan Spinach Lasagna  My family  recently moved into a home I remodeled and not all of the work was completed by moving day. Shocking, right? Wanting to cook a hot meal without the ability to boil water, I found no-boil lasagna noodles …

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Favorite Springtime Meals (Continued)

By Lori Rodgers – Southern Springtime Supper When I contemplated favorite springtime meals, I remembered being about 12 years old watching my mom stand at the stove, scraping corn on the cob into a pan that was simmering with the fragrant milky goodness of freshly picked corn. That’s what I love about food…it brings us …

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Tropical Strawberry Salad

By Lori Rodgers – Serves 4-6 Southwest Florida is a food lover’s paradise. In the springtime, it seems to me our tropical surroundings are even more vibrant. The sky is bluer, the palm fronds greener…and I begin to daydream about escaping to a desert island. Once I arrive I’ll be hungry and what better treat …

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Quintessential Quinoa Salad

By Lori Rodgers – Springtime is upon us and it’s a perfect time to enjoy some tasty salads. I have so many favorites it was difficult to choose just three. I decided upon a selection of savory, crunchy and fruity. First up is a longtime staple for my family, savory quinoa salad.  If you are not …

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RECIPES FROM THE HEART: GEORGIA BRUNSWICK STEW-A DEEP SOUTH ORIGINAL

There is a mystique about Brunswick Stew: Did it originate in Georgia or Virginia? Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings in her classic book, Cross Creek Cookery concluded that it’s German in origin. We’ll settle everything by proclaiming it to be very American with a Southern accent. The most authentic recipe I have came from Atlanta’s Jim Sanders, …

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Recipes from the Heart: LANE CAKE-An Alabama Original

Linda Rogers Weiss, chef and author, is a native of Alabama, now residing in Charleston, SC. She regularly shares recipes-all from the Deep South-with me and many others. I was introduced to Lane Cake during childhood days in Atlanta. My mother, an Alabama native, was one of those legendary cooks who performed culinary magic in …

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Recipes From The Heart

Our own Doc Lawrence shares his favorite recipes.  “Every recipe has a story. Many are priceless memories. They connect us like music and great literature.” Recipes From The Heart From the Doc Lawrence Collection Joshua Butler served as executive chef for three Florida governors, movie mogul Tyler Perry and the Zac Brown Band. A Florida …

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