Roasted Banana + Berry Whole-Wheat Bread

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Happy Memorial Day weekend! First of all, I must apologize for my long, unannounced absence. I'm blessed that my spring schedule became packed with neat opportunities and fun events (teaching a new fitness class, helping with charity events, writing more freelance stories), and my poor little blog sat quiet as a result. But I'm back and have a delicious holiday recipe to share as a mea culpa! OK, that doesn't look ...continue reading

Homemade Vanilla + Vanilla Stevia

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I may have found a new signature cocktail. You see, I'm very much a red wine girl (if I drink at all), but sometimes the situation isn't quite right to say, "Pinot, please!" (See: Most sports bars, a dance club, etc.) My old M.O. was to order some variation of vodka and club soda, until I was recently introduced to the awesomeness that is the Moscow Mule. The classy cocktail uses the same mild-flavored alcohol, but mixes it with lime ...continue reading

Homemade Hearty Honey Wheat Bread

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I’m not typically the type to make my own bread. With row upon row of options at the grocery store, it’s tough to talk myself into spending an afternoon in the kitchen when I can grab a loaf for less than $4. I was reminded of what I was missing during our family Christmas celebration, when my uncle brought a couple of his homemade loaves to enjoy alongside our soup. It was a delicious change of pace from the slices I find on the ...continue reading

Your Healthful Hints (Holidays!)

I hope you all are enjoying your holiday season so far—I know that I am! Here are three quick info bits to keep you thinking healthy, even when traveling, baking or busy: 1. Lighten up your holiday cookies. Baking up some cheer in the kitchen? Tanya Zuckerbrot shares her tips to slim down your recipes without losing the taste on That’s Fit. Classic sugar cookies or snickerdoodles are made more healthful using part whole-wheat ...continue reading

Tiny Kitchen Tour

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONlRfDFgk-4 For today’s Good for you Eats, I turned the spotlight on my kitchen—literally. After requests from a few readers, I whipped out my camera for a brief tour of my humble cooking area! (Apologies in advance for the potentially dizzying camera work.) As you can see, among other things, my fridge is a happy home to plenty of Laughing Cow, Egg Beaters, salad mix, onion, apple slices, ...continue reading

Twisted Treats

Are you ready for some football? As we speak, the Pro Bowl is commencing and in one week, the Colts and the Saints will face-off for the National Championship! So what does that have to do with health, you ask? Well, with Super Bowl parties galore, the snacking landscape can be a minefield for diet disasters. Pizza bagel bites, cocktail weenies or chips and dip anyone? It’s certainly OK to splurge every so often, as we discussed ...continue reading