Author: Valerie Cogswell

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I grew up on American Chop Suey, but my mom made it with tons of white pasta, which I tend to avoid these days because it bloats me.  This version is just as easy as my mom’s only it’s loaded in protein rich lean beef...

Remember 10 EASY Ways to a Healthy 2018, Part 1; the blog I promised to follow up with a Part 2 just weeks later? Yup, well…just now getting to Part 2.   So, I’m going to call this blog Easy Ways to a Healthy 2019 (ha!)...

A light and pretty salad is the perfect way to round out a meal (I love serving this salad with Beef Bolognese).  This one also happens to be incredibly easy to make and really delicious. You can make the vinaigrette ahead of time (just don’t dress...

I’m freezing. Literally, I’m shivering as I write this.   Boston is COLD in the winter.  And there’s nothing quite like warming up on a cold winter night with a bowl of cozy, satisfying Lasagna Soup.  I was first introduced to Lasagna Soup by my best...

A salad can be just as delicious and satisfying as a traditional entree IF it's full of beautiful colors, different textures and obviously tons of flavor.  This Greek Chop Chop Salad fits the bill! You can make this simple yet really interesting salad the night...

So clearly this mouth-watering salad is easy on the eyes. But it’s also really good for you too. Raw baby kale is full of fiber and vitamins A and K. Butternut squash is high in Vitamin A along with Vitamin C, potassium and fiber. Look...

When I was in my twenties, I would wake up at 5 am sharp for a resistance training circuit workout at my gym before the grind of my 9 to 5.  By 5:30 pm I was fighting traffic to get to my home office for...

I was at a friend’s house for Sunday brunch and we had a gluten free version of Poutine, a dish I’ve never tried before. I loved it! Poutine is fries or tater tots smothered in brown gravy and traditionally served with cheese curds (but they’re...

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