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Beat The Heat With Chilled Soups

With summer quickly approaching, individuals may find that those little red lines on their thermometers are climbing with each passing day. As soon as the weather becomes a bit too balmy, people living in senior communities could be less inclined to take to their kitchens and fire up their stoves or ovens. That being said, even if you can't take the heat, you don't have to get out the kitchen. You can cool things down and enjoy a delicious summer meal by whipping up a batch or two of these refreshingly satisfying chilled soups.

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Sunday Mineste from Brighton Gardens of Florham Park, NJ

This delicious (and high in fiber!) soup brings back fond childhood memories at grandma’s house for the Dining Services coordinator at Brighton Gardens of Florham Park, NJ.

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Chicken and Roasted Vermicelli Soup From Sunrise of Willowbrook, IL

The chef at Sunrise of Willowbrook, IL, was inspired by his great aunt to create this recipe. As a child, his aunt prepared a version of this soup whenever she visited and filled their home, and hearts, with warmth. The chef continues to prepare his version of this favorite for all of his family gatherings.

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Fennel and Leek Bisque With Meyer Lemon From Sunrise at Holladay, UT

Enjoy this comforting soup on a cold day and you’ll know why it’s a chef’s favorite from Sunrise at Holladay, UT! This recipe was originally developed by our chef during his previous career at the Grand America hotel.

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Preparing Healthy Meals With Fish

If you've been following dietary trends over the past few years, you've probably heard a lot of buzz about the Mediterranean diet, which focuses on fresh produce, grains and healthy fats. One of the main recommendations of the nutritional plan is consuming at least two or three servings of fish and poultry every week. Many people may be under the impression that they're not into eating fish, either due to its flavor or because they don't know how to prepare it.

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Get Out Your Bowls And Spoons: It's National Soup Month

Nothing beats the cold like the coziness that comes from eating a warm bowl of soup or stew. Perhaps the founders of National Soup Month had this in mind when they created the holiday and marked one of the chilliest months of the year - the ideal time for celebrating a food that warms both body and soul.

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Explore The World From Your Kitchen: Indian Curry

What's the secret to low-fat cooking that still packs a punch? Meals can be flavorful, filling and easy on your waistline when cooked with an emphasis on spices rather than fat, sugar and salt. Indian cuisine perfectly exemplifies this principle, as you'll notice in the recipes below that incorporate aromatic ingredients like turmeric, ginger and garlic to create a delicious array of scents as well as flavors. According to BBC News, although the word "curry" has become an all-encompassing term for Indian food, the various dishes actually indicate different regions of the country and their unique culinary traditions.

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Freeze! This Meal Will Still Be Good Next Month

It's nice to come home and cook up something delicious for dinner, but we all have days when we're starving, or are running off somewhere, when we just wish we could have a tasty, home-cooked meal that is ready to eat.

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