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Crazy for Pumpkin! -- Holiday Recipes

My friends call me the Pumpkin Lady. I love cooking with all kinds of pumpkin and squash, especially in the fall. Lots of people eat pumpkin in the form of pie at Thanksgiving, but this vegetable is so good for you and delicious and versatile that it’s worth including as a regular part of your diet. Read More

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What I learned on my 7-day silent meditation retreat

I am back from a 7-day meditation retreat outside Baltimore. This retreat, and the meditation retreat I did in the spring have been two of the richest experiences I’ve had, and really helped to deepen my practice. The best way I can describe it is that it was like hitting the reset button and restoring myself to factory settings. Here are the insights I gained from being in silence for two weeks. Read More

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Butternut Squash with Black Rice and Mushroom Stuffing

Butternut squash is one of the easiest squashes to prepare and it is so versatile. From fall through winter, I love making Butternut Squash Soup, roasted squash, butternut and black bean burritos, and stuffed butternuts or acorn squash. Including naturally sweet foods in your diet is a great way to satisfy your body's sweet tooth without sugar and added sweeteners. I use all kinds of squash and pumpkins, onions, root vegetables like beets and rutabagas, plus sweet and pungent spices like cinnamon and clove to add some natural sweetness to my meals. Read More

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