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Zesty Zucchini Chili – No Oil!

by: Dr. Elizabeth George

Cooking Together is Great “Team Building” Last week a team of our Penn National 2018 Healthy Eating Adventurers gathered in Patti’s kitchen to make 15 gallons of this delicious, fresh, veggie filled Zesty Zucchini Chili. On the aprons (sing as you read it) “I’m all about the Beans, ’bout the… continue reading »


No-Egg Buckwheat Waffles

by: Dr. Elizabeth George

Happy Holidays, Joyful New Year!  It’s Christmas day and I’m sitting by the fire and smiling about the yummy buckwheat waffles we (mostly Bob) made this morning.  I’m thinking about the uniqueness of Buckwheat and the fun of flax seed “eggs”. Buckwheat flour actually comes from a flower seed; Contrary… continue reading »


Make Food, Not Meals!

by: Christine Mayer

Great Advice for Easy Meals Early on in my Healthy Eating Adventure experience, Patti Nitterhouse shared a piece of advice that really helped me get my head around this idea of whole food,  plant-based eating.  Patti said, “Make food, not meals.”  Simple, right? In fact, this logic rocked my world… continue reading »


Brussesl Sprouts Roasted

by: Ingrid Ashley

Brussels Sprouts Roasted       I came home on a Sunday evening in the beginning of January after a busy weekend of repairing and organizing a broken closet system, enjoying my children, exciting football games, and Birthday celebrations.  My son would turn 9(!) the next day and the family… continue reading »


Veggie Stock Made Affordable

by: Ingrid Ashley

Vegetable Scraps in Saucepan

Cooking without Oil Have you ever thought, “how on earth do I keep food from sticking to my pan without oil??”  The trick I learned during the Fall 2015 session of the Mercersburg Area Council for Wellness(MACWell) Everyday Chef class has saved me from ever having to worry or think… continue reading »

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Plant-Based Recipes

Creamy Leafy Greens Soup


  • 4 cups water
  • 8 cups de-stalked leafy greens (mix your favorite…kale, watercress, beet greens, mustard greens,spinach, etc.)
  • 2 golden potatoes, cubed
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1 apple with skin, cored
  • 1 parsnip, sliced
  • 1 medium leek, sliced white and green
  • 2 tablespoons parsley flakes
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon dried savory
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups almond milk


Prepare ingredients, then place all but almond milk into pressure cooker. Bring pressure to medium heat and pressure cook for 4 minutes. Take the cooker off the hot burner... continue reading »
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Our Current Adventure is Creating Great Food at Penn National Golf Community

Our current Healthy Eating Adventure kicked off on January 16th. Last week Adventurers had great questions for BJ’s Kitchen MakeOver and an HEA team created our Zesty Zucchini Chili for the Chambersburg Icefest Chili Cook- off.  Adventurers have been sharing tips from their shopping trips with Roshni and Larry.  This… continue reading »

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