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A Sign of Health is Knowing When to Seek Help

By Jackie Block, LMFT, LCSW, St. Agnes Hospital  “A sign of health is knowing when to seek help.” It’s true you know when things are not going well, those who recognize a problem and seek solutions are much better off than those who chose to avoid and deny whatever the problem is. It can be [...]

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Lemon Pepper Orzo

2 1/2 c. chicken stock (I used low sodium, fat-free chicken broth) 1 c. orzo 2 lemons, juiced 1/4 c. cream (I omitted) 1/4 c. grated Parmesan (I used about 1/3 c. freshly grated Parmesan cheese) 2 Tbsp. Mascarpone cheese (I used 2 Tbsp. soft cream cheese) 2 Tbsp. butter 2 Tbsp. fresh chives 1 [...]

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Grilled Shrimp

Ingredients: 1 lb jumbo shell-on shrimp (16 to 20), deveined 2 Tbs. olive oil Kosher salt Rinse the shrimp under cold running .  Dry the shrimp with paper towels and toss them in the oil to coat.  Season with 11/2 tsp salt. Prepare a medium-high gas or charcoal grill fire.  When the grill is ready, [...]

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Pasta Wheels in a Sweet and Sour Salad

Ingredients: 2 cups pasta wheels (rotelle) ½ purple onion, chopped fine ¼ cup finely chopped green or red bell pepper 1 stalk celery including the leaves, chopped fine 1 small carrot, diced 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley ¼ cup olive oil 1 tsp, sugar 1 tablespoon white wine [...]

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Chili Powder

Lime and Chili Rubbed Chicken

(Source: Betty Crocker) 2 tsp. chili powder 2 tsp. packed brown sugar 2 tsp. grated lime peel 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. garlic powder 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1 1/4 lb.) 2 tsp. olive OR canola oil Heat gas or charcoal grill. In small bowl, mix chili powder, [...]

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The Heart Healthy Garden

Lacey Bruce, our Healing Hearts Cardiac support group leader, recently shared this with her group.   It is such a great table, that we thought we should share it with the whole world!  For more information on this support group, or any of our support groups, click here.  

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Dance your way to good health

Here is a list of some of the tremendous mind, body, and soul benefits dancing will bring to your life: Dancing is an excellent cardiovascular exercise that will use all your major muscle groups. It encourages good posture and body alignment, and will strengthen your body’s core abdominal muscles. You will become more flexible, more [...]

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