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By Joy Manning

most folk take a lunch hour, yet few take complete benefit of their noon holiday. rather than enjoyable over an excellent, healthy meal, there's a frantic rush to the force via, a slice of greasy pizza, or a tragic peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Worse but, there are these days while issues are too nerve-racking to get lunch in any respect, which leads to low blood sugar, a foul temper, and reduced productivity.

It doesn't have to be that manner. making plans ahead—for instance, surroundings apart an hour or over the weekend to made make anything you'll truly are looking to consume for lunch—can suggest you will have nourishing and scrumptious foodstuff at your fingertips if you desire it such a lot. a number of inventive recipes can suggest the variation among a lunch holiday that restores you, and one who leaves you feeling gradual. The Grown Up Lunch field sequence will arm you with principles and cooking tasks that may remodel your workday. It's a quality-of-life improve that's worth the effort.

the 1st selection of 5 recipes, "A French Picnic," is galvanized via the French, who supply constituents, mealtime, and cooking the honor they deserve.

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Pour half the peaches, the orange juice, and honey into the container of a blender. Process on high, stopping to stir i f neces­ sary, until the peaches are a smooth puree. Add the remaining his delicious soup is perfect for the end of a hot and hurried day. It's pineapple or tropical blend juices instead of orange juice. O r garnish with any small fresh or frozen fruit in place o f the blueberries. This makes a filling summer meal served with muffins smeared with peanut butter or assorted crackers and mild cheese.

But whether I'm shopping, caring for sick children, or just trying to get through a allows for an all-day simmer. Yet when I need the heal­ ing effect o f Maw-Maw's stew, I need it now. Could the rejuvenat­ ing stews and chilies of my childhood be re-created to fit my current level of desperation? 26 re Stews Although we all made it through that dreary night suc­ cessfully, though stewless, it made me realize I needed to include these comfort foods in my routine. 1 was reminded that there's something inherently healing about a steaming bowl o f thick, rich stew or chili.

6. Ladle 11/2 cups of soup into each bowl and sprinkle with 1/2 cup croutons. Place1/2slice of cheese over the croutons, then • If not planning to serve six at the outset, note that Fast French Onion Soup makes wonderful leftovers if you refrigerate it after step 5. sprinkle each cheese slice with 1 tablespoon of Parmesan. Place 1 baking sheet at a time under the broiler for 1 minute or until the cheese melts. Serve at once. Serves 6 (see Box) SPEEDY BEAN BLACK SOUP Every trendy restaurant seems to have black bean soup on the menu these days, and we've sam­ pled every one we've come across.

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