Cream of Fresh Tomato Soup

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons good olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped red onions (2 onions)
  • 2 carrots, unpeeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (3 cloves)
  • 4 pounds vine-ripened tomatoes, coarsely chopped (5 large)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup packed chopped fresh basil leaves, plus julienned basil leaves, for garnish
  • 3 cups chicken stock, preferably homemade
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • Croutons, for garnish

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Pizza Spaghetti Recipe

INGREDIENTS
• 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
• 1/2 pound Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
• 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
• 4 cans (8 ounces each) no-salt-added tomato sauce
• 3 ounces sliced turkey pepperoni
• 1 tablespoon sugar
• 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley or 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
• 2 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
• 9 ounces uncooked whole wheat spaghetti
• 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
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February 2016 Monthly Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

Guess what!  There is a pattern that proves love is good for more than just the soul!  Love is good for your health. Research suggests that people who are in love or in long-term relationships are more likely to have stronger immune systems, lower blood pressure, maintain greater resistance to the common cold, recover faster after illness and injury, and decrease anxiety and depression.

When we discover that extraordinary connection that is “love” with another person, positivity begins to flow and your nervous system is filled with positive hormones. Dopamine, one of the hormones generated when individuals are in love, evokes emotions of pleasure, optimism, energy and a sense of well-being. Continue reading “February 2016 Monthly Newsletter”