My Story

The last two years brought major life changes, including a divorce.  Since then, I have been reexamining and reinventing nearly every aspect of myself. After the initial shock and depression from the divorce passed, I realized I had not been living well and had not been happy for a long time.  My health and energy …

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Vegetable Barley Soup Italiano with Cremini Mushrooms

Ingredients 2 tsp olive oil, extra-virgin 1 large carrot, diced 1 small onion, chopped 3/4 cup diced celery 4 tsp minced garlic 4 cups reduced-sodium vegetable broth 1 cup water 14 1/2 oz canned diced tomatoes, undrained 1/2 cup uncooked pearl barley 8 oz fresh mushrooms, cremini, thinly sliced (about 3 cups) 1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground 1 small zucchini, diced 1/2 cup basil, chopped Top with shredded Daiya mozzarella-style shreds Instructions Heat …

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