Valarie Russell on March 29th, 2016

This easy slow cooker soup is loaded with veggies, beans, and whole wheat pasta! It is the perfect meal for “Meatless Monday!  1 small red or yellow onion, diced  2 small carrots, diced  2 celery stalks, diced  4 cloves garlic, minced  1 1/2 cups fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces  1 (28 […]

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Valarie Russell on October 7th, 2014

A good way to use up your “Basket of the Week”, or clean out the refrigerator. This recipe could easily be vegetarian by using vegetable broth in place of chicken broth. Makes a lot and freezes well. 1 T olive oil 1 c chopped onion (candy onion) 1 c sliced carrot 3/4 c sliced celery 3 […]

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Valarie Russell on January 16th, 2011

This recipe makes the most of local farm-fresh ingredients such as cherry tomatoes and corn.  Roasting the corn and tomatoes enhances their flavor, and the little ear-shaped pieces of pasta serve as perfect nests for the sauce.  Serve with a salad for a quick, easy and light meal. Ingredients: 2 ears corn, husked 2 tablespoons […]

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Valarie Russell on September 4th, 2010

Pasta Fagioli This is a wonderful healthy soup.  Several years ago my mother and I started taking cooking classes at the Floyd County Hospital and this was a soup that Sally Nehoff (Hospital Nutritionist) fixed for her family and shared with her class.  Since then, I  fix this at least once a month all winter . I modify the […]

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