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Chef Jeff’s Sweet Potato Soup

By Fit Staff - March 12th, 2012

Recipe By Chef Jeff Henderson
We may be looking forward to Spring vegetables, but it’s not quite here yet. Time for the last of the winter staples, though.


Wild Mushroom Soup

By Fit Staff - March 11th, 2012

Recipe By American Diabetes Association
Looking for an elegant dish that doesn’t blow your calorie budget? Here’s your dish. If you want to skip the white wine, just add a splash of lemon juice instead.


Lamb Stew

By Fit Staff - March 3rd, 2012

Recipe by Chef Jim Coleman
Make this early in the day and allow the fat to rise to the top and skim off. Like most stews, this is even better the second day.


The Quickest Tomato Soup

By Fit Staff - February 13th, 2012

Recipe By Christina Pirello
In this quick version, the soup has a chunky texture that is incredibly satisfying, cooks in just minutes, and is loaded with vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber.


Tomato Lentil Soup

By Fit Staff - February 7th, 2012

Recipe By Cathy Marschean-Spivak
This up-to-date version has all the taste of mom, but is healthier and easier. Use vegetarian broth and you also have Meatless Monday covered.


Nasoya “Garlic & Onion” Tofu with Corn, Tortilla Soup

By Fit Staff - January 19th, 2012

Recipe By Chef Jim Coleman
This recipe is thoughtful in several ways… the tofu is already seasoned for you so it’s easy as well as vegetarian, vegan and heart healthy.


Creamy Cauliflower Soup Sans Cream

By Fit Staff - January 1st, 2012

Recipe by Dorie Greenspan
Hard to believe, but puréed cauliflower makes a perfect stand-in for cream. Frozen cauliflower can be substituted, just make sure it is well drained.


Turkey Chili (From “Seinfield” Soup Nazi)

By Fit Staff - December 27th, 2011

Recipe By Chef Jim Coleman
If you are going to a potluck party, this dish is best made a day ahead to let the flavors blend. It also doubles easily if your party is a hungry lot.


Spinach, Shiitake and Tofu Soup

By Fit Staff - December 26th, 2011

Recipe By Chef Jim Coleman
Change this recipe up for more flavor by using five spice baked tofu or make it heartier with the addition of buckwheat noodles.



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Vital Signs Ep. 1 – Part 4

September 19th, 2011

Noelle Dames looks to extending the Greensgrow LIFE program. While, Joseph Mitsouras and his family preserve their share.



Vital Signs Ep. 1 – Part 3

September 12th, 2011

Joseph Mitsouras shares how his family includes children in meal planning.




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Move Over, Kale Chips! Kale Buds Are Here

By Lari Robling - April 18th, 2012

High Tunnel farming caught my eye because its extended growing season adds to the amount of local produce we get. While farm manager Aviva Asher was tidying up the winter crop to make way for spring, I discovered another benefit of local growing: use what you’ve got.

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