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Eat more vegetables with soup!

Vegetable soup is a great way to get more vegetables into your diet without the hassle. When the weather gets colder, its harder to eat a salad than something hot and steamy. I also like to have a pot of vegetable soup in the fridge as a low-calorie and nutritious snack. In a large pot of water, add a variety of your favorite vegetables: I often use cabbage, carrots, peppers, garlic, fennel, squash, fresh herbs - whatever looks good and is on sale. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, and reduce to low until vegetables are soft. Now this is where you can get creative! Garnish with ingredients like salsa, avocado and crushed tortilla chips or parmesan cheese and croutons.

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Top Chef Richard Blais Holiday Recipe Series: Acorn Squash Soup!

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Top Chef Richard Blais Presents Acorn Squash Soup Recipe

Hungry for some seasonal food?

We bet you are!

We're so lucky to have Top Chef Richard Blais bringing us new and fabulously delicious recipes ALL HOLIDAY SEASON this year! Our stomachs might not be able to handle it all!

Ahhhh! So good!

Here's his wonderful recipe for Acorn Squash Soup!

Acorn Squash Soup
With Cranberry, Chorizo & Dannon Oikos Greek Nonfat Yogurt

Ingredients
1 whole acorn squash
1⁄4 white onion, chopped
1 bay leaf
4 cloves garlic
2 tbsp celery, chopped
1 1⁄2 quart chicken stock
1/2 cup Dannon Oikos plain Greek nonfat yogurt 1/2 cup whipped yogurt (page 2 for recipe) optional 1⁄4 cup chorizo, crumbled
2 tbsp cranberry canned jelly
3 leaves cilantro
1 tsp smoked paprika
Pomegranate seeds for garnish
Lime for garnish

Instructions
1. In a stockpot, cook the onion, bay leaf, garlic and celery in some olive oil until garlic releases aroma.
2. Add the chopped acorn squash and then the chicken stock and simmer. When the acorn squash is cooked, swirl in Dannon Oikos plain Greek nonfat yogurt and remove from the heat.
3. In a separate pan, cook the chorizo and paprika.
4. When the squash is cooked thoroughly, purée the soup and pass through a
sieve so it is smooth.
5. Garnish with the crumbled chorizo, the cilantro, pomegranate seeds, a squirt
of lime and cover with the whipped yogurt, or alternatively just add a dollop of Dannon Oikos plain Greek nonfat yogurt.

Yield
4-6 servings

YUM!

We can't wait to try this!

Happy Holidays, everyone — and make sure you're as healthy as you are full! LOLz!

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Pepsi Releases Fat-Blocking Soda??

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Umm… what??

Pepsi has released a new soda called Pepsi Special!

It literally claims to block fat!

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In The Kitch With Perez: Chickpea Cauliflower Stew!

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Chickpea Cauliflower Stew

Who says eating vegan has to be boring? This creamy dish is full of flavor and will please even a meat lover's belly. Serve it over quinoa with a crisp garden salad some crusty garlic bread.

Ingredients:
2 cups of quinoa, uncooked
4 cups of water
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, diced
1 head of cauliflower, washed, rinsed and broken into pieces
1 can of chickpeas
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. ginger powder
1 tsp. turmeric
1 can of crushed tomatoes (I used 6oz)
I can of coconut milk
1 cup of cashew

Directions:

Combine quinoa and water in pot. Bring to boil then cover and simmer on low flame until water is absorbed then remove from flame and fluff. While the quinoa is cooking, heat up olive oil in large pan. Add onions and saute until tender. Add cauliflower to pan and cook several minutes until slightly toasty. Add the chic peas and season with spices. Add the crushed tomatoes and mix well. Add the coconut milk and combine well. Simmer on low flame for 10 minutes. Serve over quinoa. Add cashews before serving.

Recipe from Kosher In The Kitch blogger, Nina Safar.

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In The Kitch With Perez: Chicken Cacciatore!

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In The Kitch With Perez: Chicken Cacciatore

Today is National Chicken Cacciatore Day! “Chicken Cacciatore” means chicken prepared “hunter style” with tomatoes, onions, herbs and bell peppers. Some people use red wine, some throw in white wine. Once prepared, it’s served with warm crusty bread and pasta. You can skip the carbs, though, if you want!

Ingredients:
1 whole chicken cut into pieces
1/4 cup flour
2 tsp. black pepper
2 tsp. salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion diced
3 garlic cloves diced
1 red bell pepper diced
Mushroom, sliced
1 large can of crushed tomatoes
1/2 cup of red wine
1 tsp. of freshly chopped oregano
1 bay leaf

Directions:
Rinse and pat dry chicken pieces. Combine 1/4 cup flour, 1 tsp black pepper, 1 tsp salt in large bowl. Dredge chicken in flour. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in large skillet. Brown chicken on all sides, about 5 minutes each side. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside. Add the onion, garlic, mushrooms and red bell pepper to the skillet and saute until tender. Then add the can of crushed tomatoes,red wine, chopped oregano and bay leaf. Season with remaining black pepper and salt. Stir and bring to a boil. Return chicken to sauce, lower flame and cook for about 45 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Remove bay leaf and serve over cooked pasta or rice.

- Recipe from Kosher In The Kitch blogger, Nina Safar

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Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout Is A Beer Flavored With Bull Testicles

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Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout Bull Testicles Beer

If you don't know what a Rocky Mountain oyster is, well, it's a bull testicle. Plain and simple.

Sounds delicious, right? Right. Well there ARE those out there that eat them and love them!

If you're one of those people, this beer is totally for you!

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Expired Meds: Are They Tossed Too Quickly??

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Okay so what's the deal with those expiration dates on medications??

Are they like milk — do they become bad for you once they hit the magic number??

Not necessarily… because a new laboratory analysis of eight prescription drugs that expired between 28 and 40 years ago has found that most have remained just as potent as they were back then!

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