Vegetables

Oodles of Zoodles (Zucchini Noodles)

Oodles of Zoodles (Zucchini Noodles)

If your garden is overflowing with zucchini, or neighbors are gifting you with bags of homegrown summer squash, enjoy your unexpected abundance by making zoodles, a.k.a. zucchini noodles. Because I have hypothyroidism and NCGS (Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity), I don’t...

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Easy Green Bean Goodness

Easy Green Bean Goodness

If you’ve ever tasted fresh green beans from a local farmers’ market, simply prepared—without processed foodstuffs mixed in—you’ll know what I mean. I will admit: I wasn’t a big fan of green beans, myself. They always seemed like the obligatory vegetable de rigeur at...

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Bacon and Cabbage 2.0

Bacon and Cabbage 2.0

The roots of Irish cooking hark back to the farm and garden, and the classic Irish dish Bacon and Cabbage is a tribute to both. Many families grew their own vegetables and raised their own pigs. Traditional Irish fare is homey, unpretentious and based on ingredients...

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Braised Lacinato Kale Chiffonade

Braised Lacinato Kale Chiffonade

This time of year, cooked kale is easier on the digestive system—and on my low thyroid. And, by “cooked”, I mean “braised”. I favor lacinato kale—also known as Italian kale, Tuscan kale, Dinosaur kale and black kale—the refined cousin of the coarser, more fibrous...

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Bigger is not better—at least not when it comes to Brussels sprouts. At farmers’ markets, I purposefully seek out the smaller-sized ones, which are more tender when cooked. The bigger ones tend to be older, tougher—and stinkier. Although I’m not a fan of the common...

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Enjoying Good Weed

Enjoying Good Weed

This summer, I started getting high on weed.  I was curious—and wanted to try it.  Now, it’s a weekly habit.  And I’m totally hooked… ...on lamb’s quarters and purslane! Had you going there for a second, right?! Yep.  Lamb’s quarters and purslane are weeds.  I never...

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Raw Lacinato Kale Salad

Raw Lacinato Kale Salad

At a little Italian osteria and enoteca upstate that my husband and I occasionally frequent, one of the most popular staples on its ever-changing seasonal menu is a raw lacianto kale salad. I’ve eaten plenty of cooked kale.  But raw kale had never appealed to me. ...

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Hi, I’m Kathryn Matthews. As a Board Certified Functional Health Coach, I help clients reclaim their energy, vitality and well-being. I want you to feel empowered about taking charge of YOUR health! To learn more, see About Kathryn.

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