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2 days ago · Recipes, Food Tips, Healthy Eating & More in Just Want to Talk

Sounds mighty good — and caloric.

2 days ago · Recipes, Food Tips, Healthy Eating & More in Just Want to Talk

So glad you liked it! For a meal, you could add some pasta or tiny tortellini.

4 days ago · Recipes, Food Tips, Healthy Eating & More in Just Want to Talk

Thanks. I'm going to need many positive thoughts before surgery.

4 days ago · Recipes, Food Tips, Healthy Eating & More in Just Want to Talk

I'm posting my soup recipe again.

Tomato-Basil Soup

2 tablespoons olive oil (I use extra light.)
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 carton (32 ounces) unsalted chicken broth
1 can (28 ounces) tomato puree
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt (may be reduced or omitted)
1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil

Pour olive oil into soup pot. Add chopped onion and saute over medium heat for 5 min. Add remaining ingredients. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Ladle into bowls and garnish with shaved Parmesan if desired. Makes 8 servings. This recipe is from my book, The Family Caregiver's Cookbook.

4 days ago · Recipes, Food Tips, Healthy Eating & More in Just Want to Talk

Your beef stew sounds marvelous. I have a beef stew recipe with lots of veggies and orange zest, which makes up for the lack of salt.

4 days ago · Recipes, Food Tips, Healthy Eating & More in Just Want to Talk

The surgery will repair one valve.

4 days ago · Recipes, Food Tips, Healthy Eating & More in Just Want to Talk

Thanks for your post Mary. I have three leaking heart valves and am getting ready for surgery. So far, I've lost about nine pounds and have another 10 to go. Cooking from scratch has helped me monitor my salt intake and lose some weight. Besides, I think homemade meals taste better.