Creamy Chicken and Vegetable Soup

This soup is a lower calorie version of other cream soups, but it is still super delicious!  It has added flavor with bacon and cheese, but high nutrition value with all of the vegetables and protein from the chicken.  It is a fabulous main dish for any chilly day, and it smells amazing when you prepare it! Serves 4 2 chicken breasts, cubed (about 3/4 pound or 1/3 kg) 4 strips bacon or ham, chopped 2 cups fresh or frozen green beans 1 red pepper, chopped 1/2 medium onion, minced…

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Fish with a Pesto Twist

To all of my friends who think they don’t like fish… This recipe is so easy (about 30 minutes start to finish) and so delicious, it will make anyone (even your kiddos) fish lovers! 1 pound (about .45-.5 Kg) white fish, sole, flounder, or other white fish 1/2 cup pesto sauce 1 large carrot, shredded 1 Tbsp butter, melted 1/3 cup panko bread crumbs 2 tsp grated lemon peel 2 cups cooked spaghetti 1 Tbsp lemon juice Directions: It is best to buy the fish fresh and then cook it…

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So really…why aren’t French women Fat?

Does anyone remember the book “French Women Don’t Get Fat” by Mirielle Guiliano? Well I have some of my own insights from living in Europe for 1 month now. I am not in France, but I am sure there are some similarities. First, in Ireland, gas costs about $10 per gallon, this encourages people to walk more or ride their bikes to get places. Even taking the bus requires more energy to walk to and from the stops. It is also easier to take public transportation here. Second, most of…

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