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Laura Poe

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Chicken (or Turkey) & Wild Rice Soup with Homemade Broth

Posted by Laura Poe on Sat, Dec 26, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

There are few foods out there that invoke a feeling of tradition, family and home better than a good chicken soup – the most perfect winter food. Recipes are passed down through generations like folklore, providing nourishment and good health for the whole family. This particular recipe is

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Tags: DIY, soup, chicken, Broth

Slow Cooker Maple Apple Butter

Posted by Laura Poe on Tue, Sep 15, 2015 @ 04:00 PM

Apples are one of the quintessential autumn foods, and when that time of year rolls around I want to put them in and on just about everything. This apple butter is perfect for using up those less-than-perfect apples, which can come in handy after an afternoon at a local apple orchard. Most of the prep time here is in the slow cooker so it takes very little effort to make and can be left alone all day while you are at work or even overnight.

I love to serve this on sourdough toast with butter, on top of roasted butternut squash, or even on a nice organic pork chop! Be sure to use organic and local apples when possible!

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Tags: Apples

Roasted Spicy Baby Bok Choy

Posted by Laura Poe on Wed, Jun 17, 2015 @ 03:40 PM

We just found a fun way to eat our vegetables... With an easy recipe like this, just TRY to resist buying up all the adorable new baby bok choys in our produce department!

Roasted Spicy Baby Bok Choy

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Tags: Baby Bok Choy, Recipes, Fresh and Local!

Sautéed Parsnips with Honey & Thyme

Posted by Laura Poe on Tue, May 05, 2015 @ 06:28 PM

So delicious, nutritious, EASY+QUICK, why buy fast food french fries when you can make your own at home?! Try this recipe and you will be hardpressed to say you don't prefer these to all other store bought veggie matchsticks!

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Tags: Recipes, Parsnips

Grain-free Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Posted by Laura Poe on Sun, Mar 08, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Local carrots are still available, and what better way to celebrate them than with carrot cake! This is one of my favorite desserts and it is a total crowd-pleaser. Plus, it is perfect for those on gluten-free or grain-free diets, but everyone loves it of course.

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Tags: Carrots, cake, gluten-free