It’s Up in the Cloud…

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Given all the latest research and interest in the Mediterranean Diet, we’re hurrying to give you a look at our first ebook –

Our favorite Mediterranean Diet Recipes, complete with a grains cooking chart AND a bonus one week meal plan and shopping list.

I promise — you’ll be the first to see it, download it and preview it on any device you have.





 Sunday is the Day

Meanwhile, St. Patrick’s Day IS Sunday. I’m an O’Levy for the day — married to a McDowell Kennedy (beat that if you can!). With cabbage on sale in our grocery store for 28 cents a pound, how can everyone not be Irish for a day, at least – especially when you stop and consider the healthy goodness of this hard working veggie.


I’ve been thinking about what is my favorite part of the dinner. Beginning with the cabbage, there are the carrots, onions, and new potatoes. These hearty root veggies will be in the center of our bowls and that will please the vegetarians. But as you know, it doesn’t stop there.  However,this year we’re thinking about substituting something healthier for the traditional corned beef. You know, corned is a euphemism for salt cured — not exactly our best friend. I couldn’t even find the sodium content of a serving of corned beef. Trust me, you don’t even want to know. Okay, we could close our eyes for one night, but don’t you just love a challenge –


What to substitute? 

My research indicates that the traditional Irish dinner did not involve much beef at all. They lived close to the land ate more lamb, pork, chicken, fish or shell fish. In fact, the corned beef dinner is more Irish American than anything. Don’t you love this lore?  The facts really open up new possibilities. We will definitely make the veggie portion of this dinner the center of the bowl. This is the night we can have Mac’s Hearty Beef Stew  (just add cabbage wedges the last 10 − 15 minutes) or Pork Tenderloin with added mixed veggies using the ones above.


Yes, I think we’ll switch out the corned beef calories for what else — a dark rich beer or even, just maybe– green beer!


   To the luck of the Irish!


Remember, if I can do it, you can too!

                                                        Susan Levy
                                                 Publisher, Well-Fed Heart

This week’s featured recipe:

  Braised Pork Chops with Cabbage and Apples 


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