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C2 offers a number of Go! Comfort Food Made Healthy Chef Shannon Rivera Foods menu items approved by the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute.


Comfort Food Made Healthy

Chef Shannon Rivera

As temperatures start to cool, ailment we settle into comfort food season – a time where we crave warm, discount hearty food reminiscent of home. Usually this cuisine carries a negative connotation when it comes to health, but C2 Restaurant in the InterContinental Suites Hotel Cleveland makes it possible to indulge in your favorite comfort foods without guilt.

C2 offers a number of Go! Foods menu items approved by the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute. Go! Foods contain less saturated and trans fats, sugar and sodium, which will leave you feeling great about what you’re eating. Plus, C2’s Mediterranean-inspired menu is made with fresh and healthy produce — some of which is picked from our very own vegetable and herb garden

For the fall and winter, we take hearty helpings of fresh carrot, onion, garlic, spinach, rosemary and cannellini beans and simmer into a warm, savory Tuscan White Bean Soup that is filling, yet surprisingly good for you. You can prepare this soup in larger batches at home, then freeze and store. When you’re ready to eat, just heat and top with fresh, shaved parmesan for a warm and welcoming weeknight meal.

Remember that there are tons of great cool-weather vegetables to incorporate into your fall diet including carrots, winter squash, greens and even cauliflower. They say comfort food is good for the soul; by using fresh produce and reducing additives like sugar and sodium – whether it’s here at C2 or in your own home – it’s also good for your health.

Shannon Rivera is the chef at C2 Restaurant at the InterContinental Suites Hotel in Cleveland. About C2: C2 is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offers complimentary valet parking. For reservations, contact C2 at 216-707-4054, or visit http://www.c2restaurant.com.

TUSCAN WHITE BEAN SOUP

From C2 Chef Shannon Rivera (recipe adapted for home use)

Yield: 4 Servings

Total time: 45 Minutes

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 cups finely chopped onion

5 garlic cloves, minced

1 cup water

2 cups vegetable broth

1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped

1 cup dried cannellini beans, soaked overnight

1-2 fresh thyme sprigs

8 cups fresh spinach, chopped

1 cup carrot, chopped

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Pinch of salt

1 teaspoon white wine vinegar

6 tablespoons fresh Parmesan cheese, shaved

 

Preparation

  • Heat a large stock pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add onion and sauté for 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds.
  • Add water, vegetable broth, rosemary, cannellini beans and thyme. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat. Simmer 8-10 minutes.
  • Stir in spinach and carrot; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until carrot is tender. Stir in red pepper, black pepper, salt and vinegar.
  • Ladle hot soup into bowls. Top with fresh, shaved Parmesan.

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Pittsburgh’s premiere healthy living store serves allergen-free, natural and organic audiences


Amy SoergelNaturally Soergel’s Celebrates Fifth Anniversary
Pittsburgh’s premiere healthy living store serves allergen-free, sale natural and organic audiences

Pittsburgh’s premiere healthy living store is celebrating it’s fifth anniversary, site continuing to grow and offering customers a broad range of allergen-free, natural and organic grocery and specialty products.

“Naturally Soergel’s is Pittsburgh’s premier source for gluten-free, allergen-free, natural and organic foods and grocery,” said Amy Soergel, who opened the store in 2009 in Wexford, Pa. “We carry more than 1,200 different gluten-free products, plus a wide selection of peanut-free, vegan and vegetarian options. But what really makes us stand out is the expertise our staff provides to our customers.”

Many of Naturally Soergel’s employees live the same lifestyles as their customers, either by choice or due to medical conditions. This first-hand experience provides the employees greater insight into the needs of Naturally Soergel’s customers and greater experience with products carried by Naturally Soergel’s.

“Our employees know our product line better than those in any other store I have visited,” said Soergel. “We don’t just bring in a new product because it’s available – we try the products we sell and only carry products we like and believe in.”

Soergel opened the store after several years of living with celiac disease and ulcerative colitis.  Seorgel studied public health at Johns Hopkins University and received her Masters degree in Public Health in epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh. After graduating, Soergel became a holistic health counselor through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City. She follows a strict gluten- and dairy-free diet and is happy to help customers find the foods and grocery items that fit their dietary and lifestyle needs.

Naturally Soergel’s is located 20 minutes North of Pittsburgh just of Route 79 in Wexford, Pa. For more information, visit www.Soergels.com

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